May 16, 2020

Being confined by The Virus, I’ve been reading a lot as well as the usual writing. One fascinating book I found ages ago and have just re-read is “Adventures by Sea of Edward Coxere”.  It about the life of a seaman from Kent, England in the 1600’s. Coxere both wrote and illustrated the book, so this is not the work of a studied academic, but rather the simple and touching record of someone who endured enormous hardship and wondrous adventures in a long life at sea. I was amazed at the number of times he was made a prisoner of the various countries then at war with one another – Spain, Holland, England, Turkey and others – and yet managed to come through it all a stronger person with a fascinating spiritual insight.

May 13, 2020

John Bowman crunched across the paddock of wheat stubble until he got to the first of the stooking sheaves. If someone had told him ten years ago he’d be employed in an agricultural process long since abandoned he’d have questioned their sanity. But that was before The Changes. And come to think of it, was…

February 12, 2020

Apologies to those who have been on my email list for some time with no contact until now. I had a few health issues to sort out and have now hit the ground running in 2020. So here’s to a year of successful endeavours for all of us. For me, that will be focused around…