The Blessings of Natural Abundance or Why I’m not Celebrating Christmas This Year

This is the solstice, the still point of the sun, its cusp and midnight, the year’s threshold and unlocking, where the past lets go of and becomes the future; the place of caught breath. Gustave Flaubert Every morning, around 5.30 I pass the Royal Poinciana and Mango trees. I noticed the beauty of the Poinciana… Read More The Blessings of Natural Abundance or Why I’m not Celebrating Christmas This Year

Panda Power! The Pull of those Black and White Bears

What is it about these creatures that draws millions of people from around the world to visit them in the Giant Panda Breeding Research Centre in Chengdu? Is it their intelligence? Well, they’re known to be attracted to train tunnels…in search of succulent bamboo. Is it their energetic antics? The adults can sleep for up… Read More Panda Power! The Pull of those Black and White Bears