The other day at work I stumbled across a couple of titles I thought would make good reads for the Gaia/nature challenge, so far I have read one of those titles, and I have to say, what a fantastic, serendipitous find it was! So what was my happy find? Well, it is a title I … Continue reading “…the homicidal sun.”
It is hard to ignore the horror that is the Ukraine, at the moment and on that unhappy subject, I thought I would share Brona's reading and blogging event: Understanding Ukraine. https://bronasbooks.com/2022/04/13/i-stand-for-peace-reading-event-may-sept-2022/ I must confess to watching the reporting of the war with horror and wanting to try to understand why this brutal invasion is … Continue reading Understanding Ukraine – reading and blogging event.
On her third dive, her mind begins to relax. She tunes in to the thrum that connects her to the earth, to those she's lost, to love. The way the blood pounds in her head makes her feel alive. When she's in the sea, she's in the womb of the world. - Lisa See Island … Continue reading Women and the sea
2022 has become my year of community. I am by nature an introvert who thrives on solitude, so becoming more involved in my local community is a bit of a challenge for me. One thing I have realised in light of government failures to deal with social issues , climate and environmental issues, is, that … Continue reading Community: Street libraries and seed swaps
Who uses podcasts when they travel, drive long distances or just while doing menial tasks? I have to admit I am a big fan of being able to kill boredom with access to never ending fantastic content, so I thought I would occasionally share a link to a great podcast. Recently I caught a Earth … Continue reading Eco fiction podcast
I have been a bit missing in action again but just doing a quick catch up post on March reading and the Gaia challenge. Firstly May at Brizzy May's Books and Bruschetta post on another wonderful children's read for the challenge; The Adventures of Euca, May wrote about the great idea of giving books instead … Continue reading A March catch up
Do you ever wonder what the future will think of us and our actions today? G has been reading, American author K.B Wagers, action, sci-fi NeoG series, and was a bit surprised to read a reference to Australia's Black summer of 2019 -2020 in the second book, Hold Fast Through the Fire. He shared with … Continue reading Do you ever wonder what the future will think of us and our actions today?
Just a quick post to share the story and current plight of Peggy, Molly, Ruby and their human family. Peggy is a little staffy who formed an unlikely bond with an abandoned magpie chick who came to be called Molly, it turns out Molly is actually a male magpie but at the time that was … Continue reading Help Peggy and Molly.
Those of us who have barnacled ourselves to inhospitable places may be trying to avoid people not because we do not like people, but because we love the things that people destroyed. Wild things. Horizons. Trolls. - Catherine Raven, Fox and I: An Uncommon Friendship. Catherine Raven's reflective Fox and I: An Uncommon Friendship was … Continue reading Friendship and Devotion
The first two months of 2022 are gone, one-sixth of the year, history already. Time for an update on the Gaia/nature reading challenge and to properly introduce The Lighthouse a new literacy and creativity centre in Toowoomba. I promised to donate a nature-related book to The Lighthouse for every post on the Gaia challenge in … Continue reading The Lighthouse, kids, creativity and nature books.