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The Queen’s Nectar Cup.

Bombus lapidarius, the red-tailed bumblebee, photo by me. “Quality is never an accident. It is always the result of intelligent effort. There must be the will to produce a superior thing.” ― John Ruskin The banks of the river fell … Continue reading

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The Manukau Light ~ a little (true) story.

There once was a time when I was out of my head on benzodiazepines, and as sleepless as the City That Never Sleeps. Delivered by pumpkin-mice-magic (I can’t remember the car journey), I had found myself at the Cardinal Clinic, Windsor, … Continue reading

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Abstract ~ Love and ecology as an integrative force for good and as resistance to the commodification of nature and planetary harms: Introducing Fluminism.

Shiro of Hyphae, by me. ABSTRACT Key planetary boundaries are being exceeded by anthropogenic impacts, and at some pace (Rockstrom, et al). Climate change and biodiversity decline, consequences of hu- man/nature discordance, are impacting all aspects of human and non-human … Continue reading

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Eco-Feminist? Notes.

Female mallard, by me. UK nature, animal and conservation charities ~ some founded and inspired by courageous Victorian women such as Octavia Hill, Beatrix Potter, Anna Sewell, Alice Drakoules, Emily Williamson, Eliza Phillips ~ have been increasingly dominated by a … Continue reading

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Poem for Buzzard

  We played the common land this evening, dipped the bumps: the hawthorn pits, while a buzzard observed our sport from a noble branch of sloe. Buzzard reserved her verdict as the aviary ceiling closed above us, swallowing the stars. … Continue reading

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But a tiny grain of protoplasm…

Woodland Edge, photo by me. “As our mother earth is a mere speck in the sunbeam in the illimitable universe, so man himself is but a tiny grain of protoplasm in the perishable framework of organic nature. [This] clearly indicates … Continue reading

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Fluminism: Summary of its place in epistemology of environmental ethics.

In correspondence with my tutor… “The big point I am making, is that unlike holism, deep ecology, Naess, I am suggesting it is the interconnections/processes, the doing, the perpetuation of life, love as a doing word, not the overall ecosystem … Continue reading

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Mental wellbeing, capitalism and fluminism. Notes.

Photo by me On social media, I read of a woman who recently experienced rejection from mental health services during a crisis of severe distress and suicidal thoughts. Seemingly, nurses judged she had been ill for so long and survived … Continue reading

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The Transilience Gap

Photo by me.       Some scientists are already saying ~ the longer we leave change, the more radical it will need to be in order to avoid unmitigated disaster. — Ginny (@ginbat) December 29, 2017     Strong … Continue reading

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Introducing Spring Theory.

Photo by me. A few words on words. Two particular yet simple words, love and ecology, are my inspiration in the creation of my own neologisms ~ fluminism, and then sanguimund and praximund, the latter two as constituent parts of … Continue reading

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