I see your true colours shining through

I see your true colours shining through

I’m still watching Big Brother. It’s nearly finished, which is no bad thing. But now I’ve come this far, I can’t look away. The fascination won’t budge. This week the housemates are being made to fight for the prize money amongst themselves – in all kinds of demeaning ways. And understandably, they’re all getting snarky … Continue reading

The quiet defiance of love

The quiet defiance of love

In the fearful days after the attacks of 9/11 I read this article by Ian McKewan. In the simplest terms it spoke about love as an act of defiance. How, as the attacks in New York happened, expressions of love were everywhere, even in the midst of life altering tragedy. How those who knew they … Continue reading

What kids get that we’ve forgotten

What kids get that we’ve forgotten

As I sat in my garden this afternoon one of my kids ran past, brandishing a sword, shirtless, and completely lost in an imaginative game. The sword was being wielded, he was making swooshing noises, and he was completely embodying whoever it was he was ‘being’. A familiar sight in this house. And in that … Continue reading

David Cameron: I’m expecting miracles

David Cameron: I’m expecting miracles

Recently, I’ve discovered all sorts of new thinkers, teachers and writers. People who I had no idea existed until I started looking. I think its something to do with that old adage, that when the student is ready the teacher will appear. Apparently I’m ready for some new learning, because the teachers keep emerging all … Continue reading

90 seconds is all it takes

90 seconds is all it takes

When I hear the same message twice from separate sources in the same week, I figure it’s a message I probably need to hear. And if its a message I need to hear, it’s probably a message worth sharing. And it’s this: It takes just 90 seconds for an emotion to pass through us. 90 … Continue reading

How to grow like a tree

How to grow like a tree

Once in a while, the realisation hits me that where I am right now in my life is perfect. Is absolutely right. Is completely where I need to be. And not because where I am is fully formed, or makes perfect sense, or because I’ve suddenly achieved everything I want to achieve. Nothing of the … Continue reading

What if this need not be?

What if this need not be?

Occasionally I read something that smacks me round the face in its power and its simplicity. That happened to me this week. I read four words that made me stop in my tracks. The message wasn’t new. But as I read these four words I was hit by the absolute truth and the absolute clarity … Continue reading