Category Archives: Inspiration


Look and listen for the welfare of the whole people and have always in view not only the present but also the coming generations. – The Great Law of Peace, Constitution of the Haudenosaunee (Iriquois) Nation Advertisements

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A dragon in the garden

It is on evenings like this that I am reminded one of the reasons that I love being in our garden. While picking raspberries I disturbed a dragon fly that was drying and stretching it’s wings, presumably it has recently … Continue reading

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Therefore, when we build, let us think that we build for ever

I came across John Ruskin’s “therefore, when we build, let us think that we build for ever” quote recently and, having been taught that if something starts with a “therefore” there must be something that comes before and I should … Continue reading

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Inspirational guerilla gardener

I’ve just received a link to a TED talk by the inspirational Ron Finley, a guerilla gardener in South Central Los Angeles. And I love the t-shirt that says that he wants to “unf#*ck the world” You can find it … Continue reading

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Dave Brubeck RIP

One of my greatest music heroes died earlier today. Just one day short of his 92nd birthday. Dave Brubeck’s music was introduced to me by my late father when I was very young, I still have an EP in vinyl … Continue reading

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Think of the poorest

Dom Helder Camara, the Brazilian Archbishop and poet, apparently used to say at meetings: Think of the poorest, most persecuted person you know, and think about how each decision we make will affect their lives. I’ve just been catching up … Continue reading

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Windmill in Leeds – Satish Kumar

Last night we were privileged to be able to attend a Windmill meeting organised by David Midgeley of Schumacher North at which Satish Kumar shared with us his thoughts on “True Wealth”. Satish is the editor of Resurgence magazine and … Continue reading

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