Cachopo, the windmill, wild flowers, the earthstar and the stones
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Cachopo, the windmill, wild flowers, the earthstar and the stones

Some days I just want to bottle moments of joy. That not being possible, on International Women’s Day 2024, I decided to start recording the events of a magical day from earlier in the week. Four women had a mission, an electric car, which I drove and the sun on our backs. You could call…

Pete Seeger – Community activist, musician, and inspiration for peace
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Pete Seeger – Community activist, musician, and inspiration for peace

I don’t want to focus my thoughts on war right now or the arguments about who is right or wrong. What I need is hope. So with that purpose in mind I have edited and updated this article first written in 2014. Maybe it will resonate with your desire for peace and hope too. Image…

Literary and Philosophical Cafe Friday 9 November
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Literary and Philosophical Cafe Friday 9 November

It is that time of year again, a time of celebration in Tavira when events and workshops mark a birthday. It is when artists and creative people come together to recall the work of Fernando Pessoa and his heteronym Álvaro de Campos. This year the birthday party takes place without the financial support of Algarve…

Leading from the future as it emerges – U-lab course
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Leading from the future as it emerges – U-lab course

Jim and I have recently become interested in taking a course called U-lab and fortunately the course is going to happen in Tavira.How cool is that? The U-lab course created by MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) is being rolled out across Portugal beginning in April 2018 and Tavira is on the list for it to…

Cambodia: the circus and plastic – Eco-tourism
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Cambodia: the circus and plastic – Eco-tourism

I have fallen in love with Cambodia. We have been here for over two weeks, and I feel rejuvenated in a way that I find difficult to understand or articulate. I am trying to work out why Cambodia has enlivened my spirit. The intense oranges and greens of the landscape and the solid temples, mixed…