bye bye birdie

Once again I am recrafting the space where I write. The Necessary Game has been fun to play and it worked for me at the time I set it up, only just over a year ago. But there’s a bit more water under the bridge now (2015 was quite a year) and necessity has lately … More bye bye birdie

on clarity

Over the past week there has been a word recurring in my mind, at random moments. I don’t know what to do with it and so I bat it away and try to ignore it. But this word is persistent; it sneaks up on me when I don’t expect it, and announces itself with determination: … More on clarity

free space

It’s been several years now since I read David Marquand’s Decline of the Public, but it seems more relevant than ever. Marquand argues the case for three interconnected propositions. The first is that the public domain has its own distinctive culture and decision rules…. The second proposition is that the public domain is both priceless … More free space

crazy wisdom

A few weeks ago I had the pleasure of hearing a talk given by Matthew Fox, a liberal Christian theologian from the USA. Fox subscribes to what he calls Creation Spirituality which is “based in ancient Judeo-Christian tradition, supported by leading-edge science, bearing witness for social, environmental, and gender justice.” He’s based in California, by … More crazy wisdom


The leaf of every tree brings a message from the unseen world. Look, every falling leaf is a blessing. – Rumi There is a lovely large tree across the street which I see from my window. Its leaves have started to turn to their deep rich red. Soon they will fall and scatter the pavement. … More blessings