Brexit and the Queen: Lessons in Goodness

 

As Brexit and Trump dominate media attention, it is easy to feel dazed by stories ranging from ominous risk to a glorious new world to come. What can we believe?

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The Prophecy of the Two Suns

In recent weeks, certain scientists talked of the possibility of there being two suns influencing Earth. The flurry of interest in the evidence-based idea soon died – for now.

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Pearl Harbour: its Karma is our Future

 

Reminders of significant military milestones are strong at the moment. One hundred years ago a first, cruel, world war was raging, and seventy five years ago yesterday Japan bombed Pearl Harbour in the middle of, and escalating, a second terrible world war. How many people remember? What have we learned?

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A Time for Magic

 

In the very earliest time

When both people and animals lived on earth,

A person could become an animal if he wanted to

And an animal could become a human being…..

All spoke the same language.

That was the time when words were like magic.*

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Space Debris Equals Human Debris

Researchers are highlighting the impact of space debris on Earth in an important reminder of a serious hidden danger.

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The Meaning of November

November can be a melancholy time, particularly for those of us in the northern hemisphere who watch the dying of summer and feel the imminence of winter. It is the dying of the year, wherever we are.

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The Future of Humanity

Last night, on the evening news, I saw a large driverless lorry filmed in America speeding along a major highway transporting beer from one city to another. It made me think – hard.

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Emerging from the Shadows

 

In my world, copper leaves are falling soundlessly across my window as a fresh, clear October day takes shape, as it has done here in the Cambrian mountains for thousands of years. Great beauty and wildness surround me.

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