But it is worse than that.

Credit for this post goes to, and the author of the main article is, Marc Doll. I'm putting Marc's post here because it is, to date, the best all encompassing précis of the situation we find ourselves in. It is terrifying, awesome and inspiring in equal measure. It may not change your life or your... Continue Reading →

Blessings and Bloodies

Solstice approaches. The darkness is full, and with a little bit of luck and some funky early morning dancing, the Sun will be reborn unto us. As indeed it always is; it's science after all, not magic. The magic is in what you do with the year that comes with new light. It's going to... Continue Reading →

Leave only footprints…

I came away from Druid Camp knowing the site was in use again the following week for Super Spirit. As we left, we made sure we left the site in good order. That's a part of finding relationship with a place. Now that Super Spirit too has ended, I've come across a photograph of the... Continue Reading →

Bellway Homes in Charfield

If you've been reading anything from me recently you'll know my village of Charfield has been selected as sacrificial dumping ground - sorry, a strategic development location - for another 1200 homes. And you'll know I feel strongly that this cannot be made a sustainable choice because of the road network in the area being... Continue Reading →

Druidry during the Madness

There's a thread on The Druid Network's members' message board "social_dot" which asks how Druids should react, should behave, should respond to Brexit, Trump, xenophobia and other world issues. I'm afraid my fingers hit the keyboard and I couldn't stop them. And then it felt worth pushing it out from behind the safety net of a... Continue Reading →

Not a party animal

I'm not good with political parties. I think I'm fairly politically aware and I think I'm wakeful of the issues with a pragmatic viewpoint. Possibly because of this I don't do well with actually political parties. For years I refused to engage beyond the matter of voting, which I have always believed is a social responsibility... Continue Reading →

Where do we go from here…

A short anecdote from a grumpy old man. This evening as we walked around the village we came upon a couple of kids, perhaps twelve years old, chucking an opened drinks can between each other. They laughed as they showered each other with sticky mess, and we were quite glad to be on the other... Continue Reading →

Council Madness

It's not easy being a Councillor and sometimes we get it wrong. There've been some recent examples where, in my personal opinion, inappropriate decisions have been made. Remember earlier this year, a parish council near me became the first in the world to assert a charge for a Park Run being held on their playing... Continue Reading →

Virgin is screwed.

Back in February Janet and I went off to Milan for a week, and before I left I made sure I set all my iPhone and VirginMobile settings for global roaming. On arrival I texted an order for local broadband, and got a text back saying I was all good to go. It wouldn't be... Continue Reading →

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