RichardWrites

My Place

At the recent Seahaven Poets workshop, we talked about all of us needing the healing of natural spaces. We talked about alot, to be fair, but that was one topic we spent some time on: those neverwhere, neverwhen places. To sit and look, feel far away, to find that gap between the hassle and the humdrum and just occupy that place. There’s a place, in Wales, up in the hills,

Mayhem Beach

Recently, I returned from a seaside holiday with my family. The holiday was one of those magical times where everything came together. We were truly blessed with weather, location, excitement and an amazing sense of togetherness, which we all now miss. We’d never been to this particular beach before, and we got there at peak time – people everywhere, cars parked randomly all over the place and everyone was so

Squabbling War

Frustratingly, our leaders, the powers that be, never seem able to actually change anything. Our world is little changed, in many ways, from the world I observed as a child. Yes, there’s lots of noise about different initiatives. There’s lots of noise about flagship campaigns affecting our infrastructure and services. But nothing, in reality, really changes in our society – except for the usual story of cuts and resignations. Despite

Crime

Speaking your mind – or rather writing it – is daunting, as you are letting part of you loose upon the world. Framing a feeling or a thought can also be tricky, as there are limited ways you can convey that concept. However, there’s little point avoiding writing something that’s fair enough because it’s mildly contraversial, or may run contrary to the opinions or sensibilities of others. Absolutely, don’t write

Woops

Recently, awareness has grown of the damage we’re doing to the world that surrounds us. All of us, really, know that something should change. I agree, and as a culture, we can achieve great things, once we’re aware that action must be taken. Making changes can be frightening, and does require commitment from all of us. None of want to – and none of us should – have to suffer

One Chance

An expert once told me it’s too late to save the primates, the mega fauna, the ecosystems in Africa. They’d know. Their life had been spent studying and trying to protect what they saw as Earth’s treasure. Personally, I agree. This was twenty years ago. Nothing has changed, nothing has been done to change anything. Our climate is broken, rainforests are still being denuded. Wild areas are still being explored,

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