A better kind of strength

A better kind of strength

  I am setting out again to write a letter to you about a moment in a story. What we should really call an incident. I’m trying to write as myself, not leaking into styles such as Henry Miller’s, Laurence Ferlinghetti or Milan Kundera. Nor the way everyone talks...

Lead on the cheeks

This story is about what it takes to get what we truly long for. The hero needs all her ingenuity and courage to pass beyond watchful eyes to find her beloved in Scotland. I’ll share the story, and unpack the images within it as they speak to me, then hand it to...
Becoming Mythic

Becoming Mythic

In oral nature-connected cultures, myth used to be an indispensable part of daily life serving as a way to remind us of our identity, to make meaning of our surroundings, and to pass on vital knowledge. This weekend invites you to listen deeply to myth and land so can...
Dreamtime / Myths of wisdom and deep imagination

Dreamtime / Myths of wisdom and deep imagination

— It was our world, but turned over. Like it was turned over with a spade — Traveller folk tale The Dreamtime sits behind and largely creates the world we experience each day. By getting in touch with it, and learning of it through story, we can discover...
Dreamtime / Myths of wisdom and deep imagination

Dreamtime / Myths of wisdom and deep imagination

— It was our world, but turned over. Like it was turned over with a spade — Traveller folk tale The Dreamtime sits behind and largely creates the world we experience each day. By getting in touch with it, and learning of it through story, we can discover...