Symbiontic food provision – the cause of a de-mechanized bounty

symbiontic approach

Laying this argument down I consciously avoid the usage of “agriculture” and refuse applying it to what I propose, as something inadequate in circumscribing all those vast interconnections and multidimensional overlays humanity’s forthcoming food provision is going to consist of. Agriculture, from the so-called green revolution and through the industrial devolution onward to our present […]

I wonder about the role of desire in evolution

the role of desire

It has just occurred to me that potentially there could be more to evolution than the automatisms of plain selection… I mean think about it: how many times (even if the number is in billions over millions of years) does it take for a leaf insect to land and climb on certain leaves before it […]

I need less! A wee collection of simplicity poems…

less than you think cut

  The poetry of simplicity. I need less!! Words and images curated by Cheryl Magyar

Know to feel

feel

In a recent issue of The Times I came across an account, a not so positive, yet glamorous one about Google, the company that has grown up so huge by its present adolescent age of 16. In front of our own eyes, under the intimate touches of our fingertips, Google has become more than just […]

Buy Nothing Weekends

Buy Nothing Weekends

The fervor of the wintery season is being whipped up before our very eyes. Plans are being made for get-togethers, for gathering around the dinner table, and for some of us shopping and getting ready to receive presents. In the next month and some days over-consumption has the opportunity to take center stage. If you […]

morning quiet

morning quiet

what do you hear in the morning quiet before the birds wake at dawn a dripping faucet gas powering coffee stir, stir the morning has begun silent sipping lots of thinking loads of work to be done what do you hear before a child wakes your own thoughts on overdrive in the silence silently sipping […]

Simple Everyday Things Come in Time

looking forward to the beach

Each and every day we embrace simplicity, we must choose it consciously. For what should be simple everyday things are sometimes a stretch of our imagination – or time. And we all know that it is hard to beat time, you either have it or you don’t. When you have your morning coffee are you […]

Not so miserable like home

there is a way back up

In the moments of writing this post, there is a vicious wind blowing with the intermittent fast drumming of rain drops on the roof. The caravan (or camping house, as we refer to), on “stilts”, shakes from the bigger gusts and the rain sounds like falling on a very thin, almost precarious separation between us […]

Spinning without a wheel or spindle

the art of spinning with your hands

Don’t let the lack of tools inhibit you from creating. It doesn’t take a spindle or a spinning wheel to make yarn, but the knowledge of handspinning will certainly help. If your fingers know how to twist and the prepared fiber is at hand, a length of yarn can be truly hand spun. Recently I sold […]

To be inspired by nature…

lichen on hawthorn

… you have to get out in it. Immerse yourself in unique sun risings and large luminous moonscapes. Invest in the future and plant saplings native to your landscape. Walk every day (as often as possible) no matter what the weather. Get to know the flora and fauna and appreciate the many and varied uses […]