Category Archives: Europe

Autumn Equinox, Iona…

The morning opened – a new story, crisp and smelling of promise. The pancakes at Staffa House B&B were not like those at home – three dainty, fluffy things served with a lovely compote of field berries and, mercifully, none … Continue reading

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Heeding the Call…

I have had no idea why I was called here -I just knew I was to be on the island of Iona tomorrow for the Autumn Equinox. It still barely feels real, but I have felt the energies rising for a … Continue reading

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Arriving…

Freshford, Ireland                                                                             … Continue reading

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DEEP RESISTANCE…TENDING PEACE (on Gian & Charlie)

” You claim an anticlerical tradition, but but feign ignorance of how it differs fundamentally from Islamophobia: the first was built during a hard, long and bitter fight against a Catholic clergy of formidable power, which had – and still … Continue reading

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Brittany, October, 2014: Awakening Beauty

A young deer appeared out of the mist yesterday morning, grazing on the sparkle of the dew-laden field – it felt like a farewell gift from the land of Brittany. Or Breizh…the rumblings of identity and self-determination are found here, … Continue reading

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Remembering….

I’m in Bourgogne for Remembrance Day this year. Everyone here has been touched by the wars, although few will talk about it. Perhaps this is why the French have erected the ubiquitous monuments and plaques commemorating the violence of the … Continue reading

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PARIS…reprise….

‘It is a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma’, Churchill said of Russia in 1939. Paris, on the other hand, seems to me an oxymoron carved out of a paradox, draped in a conundrum…. Duality in its most … Continue reading

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