Monthly Archives: December 2015

Happy Christmas

Christmas The alchemy of myth – the stars and angels, the earth’s return to light, green ivy, the quickening sap in the tree’s deep heart, the cattle kneeling in frosty fields, the robin’s song at midnight – all refined to the bare particular fact of a birth – that night, that inn, that boy.

This is the Territory of Rain

It is king here and it is showing us who’s boss. Fortunately yesterday was dry, and the tide was shallow. But there’s more rain to come. For the moment at least, all living is by negotiation with flows and falls of water. Not to mention, moving about. I hope you are all dry, warm and… Read More »

Laudato Si

  Laudato Si is the most recent encyclical issued by Pope Francis this year, which deals with the environment. Its theme is set by the subtitle “On Care for Our Common Home”, and it has been widely praised for its absolute commitment to the duty of taking responsibility for the damage humans are doing to… Read More »