Category Archives: Opinion

An Open Letter to Paul Kingsnorth

Dear Mr. Kingsnorth I came across a reference to you in the online magazine “UnHerd”. A few clicks later and there was “Dark Ecology”. It made a deep impression on me because it drew together, in a way that moved … Continue reading

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The Joy of Local

This piece is about birds, but it’s also about being confined to my locality and the new mind-set I’m trying to embrace. I wrote a long introductory piece, but some might find it a bit heavy so I’ve made it … Continue reading

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How Welsh do I feel? Some thoughts for “Dydd Dewi Sant” The day of St David.

For the first time since moving to Wales from the West of England 23 years ago,  I am questioning whether or not I feel “Welsh”. What does it mean to feel that you belong in a particular culture, and especially … Continue reading

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Going Vegan – another ism?

Having spent part of last week-end in an amiable argument with my daughter about her decision to cut out all animal foods from her diet, I decided to watch “Food Unwrapped Goes Vegan” on Chanel 4. I was shocked. Even … Continue reading

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Is Eco-tourism good for the environment?

This piece was prompted by a brief debate on the Facebook Group of “Terra Incognita” an organisation promoting eco-tourism. This is from Meike Becker. . . . . I really found it hard to justify the passion for traveling … Continue reading

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