Everything is political

Originally posted on Druid Life:
I notice a lot of people saying we shouldn’t politicise the virus, or that making a political point in a crisis isn’t the right response. This assumes it is possible for something not to be political. Just because we don’t see the political dimension of something, we imagine it isn’t…

Working with Fear

Originally posted on Druid Life:
Fear is a difficult emotion to experience, and is harder to work with. All too often, what we do with fear is to take it out on someone else in the form of anger. When you do this, you get a brief sense of having power and being in control.…

Working from Home Part 3: Whoops! Was I supposed to be working?

The main problem that comes with working from home is that you’re at home. Being at home means you’ve got time to just shove this load of laundry on, right? Done. Now you can start that spreadsheet and … urgh, the dog stinks! Better just give them a wash so you can concentrate properly. Perfect, … More Working from Home Part 3: Whoops! Was I supposed to be working?

Working from Home Part 1: For Those Who Don’t Normally Do It

This post owes its existence to Atlin Merrick, acquisitions editor of Improbable Press. She made a plea via twitter last week asking for tips about working from home, in light of the action all of us need to take to limit the reach and damage of the Coronavirus pandemic. I had already had a few rough … More Working from Home Part 1: For Those Who Don’t Normally Do It

Book Review: The Boy, the mole, the fox and the horse by Charlie Mackesy

My rating: 5 stars Book blurb from Goodreads: A book of hope for uncertain times. Enter the world of Charlie’s four unlikely friends, discover their story and their most important life lessons. The conversations of the boy, the mole, the fox and the horse have been shared thousands of times online, recreated in school art … More Book Review: The Boy, the mole, the fox and the horse by Charlie Mackesy