To what extent should the human world be modeled on nature? Should we bring the outside in? Or shut it out? It depends on the weather. Ecosystems are things which evolved to a point of balance over very long periods of time. They are systems that work, with the ability to remain sustainable as long … Continue reading To stop having cruel leaders, does Russia just need to get more hyyge?
Some pop-psychology for happiness that I think aggressive autocrats and those affected by them would benefit from knowing
Since the start of lockdown in March, there’s been a recurring theme in the game-playing I’ve engaged in with my two young daughters. It started with Salmon in a Rockpool. This was a fish Bolognese dish I’d often make at lunchtime, where the sauce – tinned fish with tinned tomatoes, oregano, garlic, olive oil, olives … Continue reading Storied Food: the Marketplace of the Old Normal and the Circle of Grace
Thick, soft tresses of maidenly blossom cascade – scented surf in a heavenly flood, Pure white dress of the Hawthorn will one day become berry necklaces scarlet as bloodAt the sight off a-gathering filling my basket I’ll go for a plentiful storeOf the berry that brews to a tea with the power to soothe and relax … Continue reading Ode to Hawthorn Berry Tea