The Year of the Goat: Greece & Palestine

A couple of weeks ago it was my birthday. According to the Chinese zodiac, I was born in the year of the goat. I'd never paid much attention to this but the last couple of years I've spent a bit of time in Greece and have become a little captivated by the goats which, depending … Continue reading The Year of the Goat: Greece & Palestine

Advertisements

Writing haikus: an exercise in simplicity and observation

Melissani Cave, Kefalonia A few weeks ago I referred to a recorded talk¬†which I'd found very inspiring. It was by John Paul Lederach who has many years' experience in the area of conflict resolution. It was an easy, although compelling, listen, full of examples and stories that resonated with me deeply. One of these was … Continue reading Writing haikus: an exercise in simplicity and observation

The Place of Generosity: acts and words of kindness on leaving and arriving

A couple of days ago I left the UK for the beginning of a trip of several weeks. It is a trip that I expect to be filled with new places, sounds and sights as well as with yoga, meditation and voluntary work. Time for a taxi Arriving at Gatwick Airport late on Tuesday evening … Continue reading The Place of Generosity: acts and words of kindness on leaving and arriving