This is one for the lesson & memory books. Yesterday we were crawling on missed bits of glass shards and gravel as we painted heavy-weight stainless steel playground equipment that’s nearly double my age. Instead of whining, we heard laughter. Instead of complaining, we heard stories and ideas and hopes. Residents, of all ages, cameContinue reading “Bit by bit, we will re-build things with colour, hope & togetherness.”
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The Year Ahead of Bromine: Blurring of time and re-focusing
I’ve made it to another cycle around the sun. No small feat after this past year, and now starting the new year with blood tests showing loads of abnormalities. For as long as I can remember, even before i started having ill-health… I’ve always felt like I wasn’t going to live that long. Ask anyContinue reading “The Year Ahead of Bromine: Blurring of time and re-focusing”
My Councillor year WRAPPED: 2022
I love Spotify Wrapped (Here’s mine from this year FYI OFC Yungblud is #1, cuz DONX REPRESENT!), so I always try and do it for my year as an elected councillor. I’ve been trying to reflect as I go along, being a councillor, so I can keep critically reflecting on my actions/systems/processes/what i’ll do better/differentContinue reading “My Councillor year WRAPPED: 2022”
10 Years This Summer: Still Getting To Chase Life
This is my first trip of this size in a long time: 3 years to be exact. I was so nervous. Things felt almost new. So many things had changed, and yet there were some constants. I had to get to see all of my special USA friends (or at least a good chunk ofContinue reading “10 Years This Summer: Still Getting To Chase Life”
JOY! Observations about Play & Coming Together
This past weekend has been one brilliant ride. I write this post with a face that is red & a bit sore from the winds we endured for hours in setting up, playing, and then clearing up. Despite the volatile weather – over 350 people turned up. People laughed, screeched, ran around for hours, hadContinue reading “JOY! Observations about Play & Coming Together”
All About Hope! 1 Year of Being a Local Councillor.
In 1 week’s time, I’ll have been officially a councillor for 1 whole year. WILD. I still can’t quite believe it. The time has gone so fast and yet slow at the same time. SO much has happened and achieved, and so little at the same time. These juxtapositions are normal, I think? Adjusting toContinue reading “All About Hope! 1 Year of Being a Local Councillor.”
Making PLAY for EVERYONE!
Life is a serious business. But to get the most out of it, you gotta play! Be more dog! We should all be getting out there and having some fun! Regardless of your age, where you live, what you do for work, or not, if you’re rich or poor, and beyond! It shouldn’t be a luxuryContinue reading “Making PLAY for EVERYONE!”
Somethings Take Time To See
It was around the end of 2011 when my super good friend, and great artist & writer, Paul Harrison and I got together in a Cafe Nero in Doncaster (The only place to get a decent chai-tea latte in the area at the time… maybe it still is) and we talked about how we thoughtContinue reading “Somethings Take Time To See”
How COVID-19 might be able to help make us more aware of how illness changes how we are in the world.
I’ve been thinking about this Guardian article for a while — https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/may/15/weird-hell-professor-advent-calendar-covid-19-symptoms-paul-garner?CMP=fb_gu&utm_medium=Social&utm_source=Facebook&fbclid=IwAR10MKbX-9nheBZ-TebSVq3sTiS6hUltw8O96k6f2_onhqgNLYIytZNwomM#Echobox=1589621668 We’re often led to believe that only a very small percentage of people get after-effects from viruses and the like. Such conditions like Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, ME, & the triggering of other issues such as IBS or Migraines. Mono can cause post-viralContinue reading “How COVID-19 might be able to help make us more aware of how illness changes how we are in the world.”
Looking For The Helpers
When we look across the world, we see a scenario that I don’t think we ever really thought we’d see. The world is shutting its doors to keep out an enemy it cannot see, smell or hear. Now, some of us have waited our whole lives for state sanctioned introversion. One of my favourite booksContinue reading “Looking For The Helpers”