Monthly Archives: October 2013

Food Matters

Yesterday we held the final meeting (at least in this incarnation) of the Food Matters group that has been running for the past few months, with monthly gatherings of interested people to explore food and the food system together. We … Continue reading

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Nothing Twice

Wislawa Szymborska (pictured above) was a Polish poet who won the Nobel Prize in 1996. She died last year at 89, and wrote lovely, direct poems about all sorts of things. I like this one for the reminder that every … Continue reading

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Cleaning out the Office 1 – Kintsugi

I have been cleaning out my old office, taking too long and not throwing enough away. There are many reminders of work done long ago, ideas that have shaped me and people I have known and loved over the years. … Continue reading

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Personal change and community change

Part of my job is counselling people. It is easy to think that this is separate from community building, but it need not be I hope and think. In the counselling room people ideally get time to think about their … Continue reading

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Remembering Marty

Last week I had a phone call from Pam, very upset. She had just found out that her friend and former neighbour Marty had died. She was sad because she cared about him, but also because he had no one … Continue reading

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More on the challenges of the unknown (by Sarah)

[Sarah sent this fantastic photo to accompany the comment she made to last week’s post (the knitting one) (thanks Sarah), but we couldn’t work out how to add it there, so thought the whole story could go up as a … Continue reading

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