Most people have heard of Multiple Sclerosis, and also Motor Neurone Disease, since Rob Burrow and Doddie Weir highlighted that disease through their own experiences. These illnesses and many others, like cancer and dementia, attract quite a lot of funding, media campaigns and governmental research. However, my illness, Myasthenia Gravis, is little known and research … Continue reading Living with Chronic Illness
This is the story of the relationship between the Earth and her inhabitants, from the Big Bang to modern day. In the style of haibun, a sequence of prose and haiku, the tale is conveyed through a variety of voices that weave together science, philosophy, spirituality, history and environmental issues. At the heart of this … Continue reading Ancient Anchors
“When humanity exterminates other creatures, it is sawing off the limb on which it is sitting, destroying working parts of our own life-support system.” Prof Paul Ehrlich, Stanford University My previous blog took the story in Ancient Anchors up to the Scientific Revolution. In the fourth and last section of the book Gaia takes us … Continue reading Sixth Mass Extinction
“There is not one big cosmic meaning for all; there is only the meaning we each give to our life, an individual meaning, an individual plot, like an individual novel, a book for each person.” Anais Nin In writing Ancient Anchors, my next challenge following the character of Gaia was to create a narrative that … Continue reading The Meaning of Life from the Ancients to the Scientific Revolution
As I explained in my last blog, Ancient Anchors tells the story of the Earth and her relationship with her inhabitants from the Big Bang to the modern day…
This is a story: of evolution, of the earth, of Homo Sapiens, of organisms, ideas, trade, colonisation, wars, and those ideas and concepts that we as a species hang onto. But it’s also a story of how a germ of an idea evolved into my latest book, Ancient Anchors.