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  • Arms Trade: regulation is a lie
    This post continues on from the last one, which would have been far too long. It just contains information I have researched and collated. I haven’t painted anything this time……More
  • Liverpool against the arms fair. DEMONSTRATE SATURDAY the 11th SEPTEMBER, 12.30 at the Liverpool Catholic Cathedral.
    This post has been taking me so long because I was not sure if it was about the Arms Fair, the nature of protesting, or my whole relationship to learning…More
  • Wild camping in the Northern Isles
    We drive back in a pale grey sky that dribbles onto the rest of the world. My daughter is angrily hunched in her corner of the car. Her nemesis is…More
  • Me & Social Movements
    I have been thinking about revolutions created by words, by ordinary people, using the same social media where we can chose to post our lives up as advertising boards, in…More
  • My life of sitting
    This is the complete non-abridged and therefore far too long story of the activity I call sitting (as in zen meditation) but which sometimes happens lying on the trampoline, or…More
  • The Neapolitan Quartet
    I am reading the Neapolitan Quartet, possibly an autobiography by Elena Ferrante, who writes under a pseudonym. It is a long time since I have been so obsessed with a…More
  • Small Hands
    I feel into myself and realise that I am scared and overwhelmed. My brain has too many tabs open; I feel the weight of the world that I cannot carry…More
  • To be seen or to fade away
    “Run from what is comfortable. Forget safety. Live where you fear to live. Destroy your reputation. Be notorious.” Rumi Last week I shared my blog link on my Facebook page,…More
  • Hairy Legs
    from the Girl who speaks Bear, by Sophie Anderson. “I sit up and slide my legs out of bed. Several of Mamochka’s herb compresses fall to the floor and a…More
  • The Body Speaks: an inner map
    I just read a book called Hunger, by Roxanne Gay. It was incredibly hard to read. She suffered a gang rape when she was just twelve years old, (my daughter…More

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