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Green Man

Graham is a green man, he isn’t pink or blue. He really loves the planet and we should do so too. He recycles all his rubbish in different coloured bins and sorts it into plastics, paper, bottles and tins. His … Continue reading

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The Up-Culture

“Does the road wind uphill all the way?” You’ll never reach the top, The peaks are endless. Going upstream, against the grain, Uptight and restless, upstaging Sisyphus (He’d be lost without rolling his boulder), Keeping up with all the latest … Continue reading

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Memorial Meeting

A silence hangs. Lull. Calm. Wait the wind, the moment of gathering. Love, warm, gusting wind, fill sails, full billow, to loose the deep anchor that, riding grief swells, holds a soul here. The trusted force that comforts those behind … Continue reading

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Retreat

The campus becomes a monastery. We eat our austere vegan meal in silence, broken only by the reading of the five contemplations as each table fills. Rising early we flock to the dharma hall, bowing greetings to one another. Thay … Continue reading

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Quaker Graveyard, Lake District

The steps were greened with moss curved by countless feet; wind-fed trees quietly groaned though no birds flew. The door of close-grained oak and dark uncertain years seemed ready to repel all those who came that way. I turned the … Continue reading

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