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Lessons in breast feeding & non-racism – Laeaurra Flamehawk

Lessons in breast feeding and a lack of racism go together in my memory. It might seem an odd pairing in an era where wet nurses are rare. But it was once a common sight in the South to see … Continue reading

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Winter’s Cloak – Joyce Rupp

Winter’s Cloak This year I do not want The dark to leave me. I need its wrap Of silent stillness, Its cloak Of long lasting embrace. Too much light Has pulled me away from the chamber of gestation. Let the … Continue reading

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Apsley Street, Glasgow, 2008 – Kei Miller

I know you do not like the way I write moments, how they grow into some kind of magic you do not always recognise. I know you think things are simpler and it is enough to simply say how things … Continue reading

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Too right it’s Black Friday: our relentless consumption is trashing the planet George Monbiot

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/nov/22/black-friday-consumption-killing-planet-growth? Click on the above link to visit the Guardian for this article by George Monbiot, to mark last week’s ‘Black Friday’. ‘When you hear that something makes economic sense, this means it makes the opposite of common sense. Those … Continue reading

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Rachel Naomi Remen on our need to grieve

“Every great loss demands that we choose life again. We need to grieve in order to do this. The pain we have not grieved over will always stand between us and life. When we don’t grieve, a part of us … Continue reading

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David Whyte on Joy (again)

This piece is briefer than our previous post of David on Joy (which he posted when his daughter went to college). And these few words brought up an intense ‘Yes’ in the writer – who has come to feel the … Continue reading

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Ram Dass on getting free & acknowledging interdependence

“I would say that the thrust of my life has been initially about getting free, and then realizing that my freedom is not independent of everybody else. Then I am arriving at that circle where one works on oneself as … Continue reading

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