An unexpected way to meet a Goddess

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It was a feeling of immediate recognition. When I spoke to the river in my heart through my internal image of Tamesis, I had a sense that I was talking to the River I knew. [Read more...]

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Exploring Place Through Fiction

Image of a building on the Clyde River

A story about a magic event may be true, or it may be True. Perhaps a boy did turn into a rabbit and then a fish and then a bird. Or perhaps the Truth in the story isn’t in the question of whether he did those magical acts, but in the metaphor underlying the acts. [Read more...]

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The People Around Here…

Last week I was sitting with a group of people at lunch time listening to one of our number explain to the rest how she and her family were planning to move to Australia. “You can’t do anything new here,” She told us, “People just won’t let you. They are all so pessimistic and down [Read More...]

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The Fox in the Park

City Fox in Glasgow

As we passed an open park, I watched a fox walk across the grass without hurry or concern, looking like a small, red, bushy tailed version of the all the other commuters heading to their homes, the shops, or their favorite pub. [Read more...]

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Cultural Boundary Spaces

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All spaces have boundary crossing spaces within them, because all spaces hold conflicting aspects of culture across their history. The previous culture rarely disappears completely. It may be subsumed or marginalized, but it is still there. [Read more...]

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Questioning Fences

Chain Link Fence

Last week I moved about 25 miles from Berkeley to Union City. I’ll be here for the next week until I head back to the UK for another 2 week visit. Over the weekend I decided that I wanted to take a hike around the area where I’m staying. Unfortunately, when I set out to [Read More...]

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Meeting the wild

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I mentioned last week how disconnected I was from the cycles of nature as a child. But the more I interact with nature and see myself as a part of nature rather than outside of it, the more I notice and understand the cycles around me. [Read more...]

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