Grenfell Reflected in Nature

Overnight the weather has changed. The calm, balmy days of a perfect June have been replaced by strong winds and lowering skies; heavy rain has flattened plants and darkened the ground, while leaves and petals billow through the air like hailstones in winter. Despite the sighs and sounds of a summer storm, the air is quiet and the mood is somber.

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Syria’s Waiting Game

Every person who was born a Syrian, who has lived or died a Syrian in current times, chose a hard path for this lifetime, a path that for some is noble, for others ignoble, for many one of unimaginable suffering and pain. In all likelihood, as they struggle to survive, few of them know of their enormous significance for the future of the world.

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A Simple World, without Desire

 

Because my life is, comparatively, uncomplicated, the complexities of the world beyond can seem extraordinary.

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HiQuakes, and Treading Lightly

 

For me to talk about the HiQuake Database sounds boringly dry, but its focus is something of such importance to the survival of Earth  that everyone should know of it. It is a catalogue of harm.

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Mexico, and the Power of the Gods

 

The human tragedy of the latest earthquake to shake Mexico reminds us of planetary secrets and the power of the Gods, if we choose to see.

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Irma, Part of a Perfect Storm

 

Heavy winds pounded my home last night, and its cedar frame rocked like a ship on rough seas as wood outside and inside crackled and  the great River Wye roared her power.

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A very Feminine September Full Moon

 

As I await the coming of the September Full Moon on Wednesday, I will be glad when the dominant presence of the Moon Priestess retreats and her mood changes, hopefully though improbably to be softer and kinder.

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The Future of Life on Earth

 

Sir David Attenborough said yesterday, at the Edinburgh International Television Festival, “I feel better than ever about life on Earth.”

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A Solar Eclipse to Remember

Monday’s Solar Eclipse makes August one of the most important months of the year. Even though it will be visible, remarkably, across most of the United States, we all will be affected by it, wherever we are in the world. We will sense it, too.

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