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An Act of Faith

December 31, 2016

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Here we are, on our calendars it’s another year end, 2016, mighty and full and intense, in my memory. Last year, at this very time, the town I live in and surrounding villages and towns were only just beginning to surface from the most severe flood catastrophe in a long time. Both the magnitude of this […]

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The Sound of Hope

December 31, 2015

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It’s that time of year again. I am sat watching the sea, through this beautifully wide window,  from a place special to me and to my companion, feeling blessed to be able to be here. Only an hour ago the horizon had disappeared into a myst of sea spray, clouds and wind, the waves beating hard against […]

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Bridges & Fires

December 31, 2013

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Well, what  a ride this year has been… As I typed the title in the banner it occurred to me that for the past seven years I have been living in a town full of bridges, including the one in its name, and it then just felt clear to me that this year has been, […]

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‘Filomena balla…’

June 13, 2013

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I have wished to write this post in Italian first, in honour of its theme and my roots. If you would like to read it in English, please scroll all the way down where I have added a translated version.    Ho un rispetto immenso per la tradizione, quando questa non comporta l’oppressione della dignita’ […]

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Returnings – In Honour of Life

December 31, 2012

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Only a few hours left to the end of the year on this calendar we have all learned to go by, that we have printed and digitalized and to which all clocks in the known world are  officially synchronised. It feels important to return to this page, to gather and share some thoughts, a sense […]

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Nomads & The Evicted ‘Teacher’

October 3, 2011

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Lately there have been more news from the world about nomadic populations being evicted, oppressed, scape-goated, used as human shields in conflicted territories. This has struck a chord with me as just in these past weeks, I have been shown some beautiful teachings by a nomadic tribe I crossed paths with, in an unexpected way, […]

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