To conquer or to cooperate with nature?

It is still common for people in the West to talk about ‘conquering nature’.It was the whole theme of my book ‘Nature’s Web’, an exploration of ecological thinking, that we should cooperate with nature not conquer it. In my examination of Western...

Summer Solstice

On the eve of the summer solstice, I lit a fire with my family in a wood by a stream. The red oak flames in the stone circle leapt to the sky as the last rays of the sun flickered in the trees. Looking for kindling, I disturbed a lying deer. At half past four in the...

Brave New World

Are we heading for a brave new world? Hmmm.. Not in Shakespeare’s original sense in ‘The Tempest’ as an ideal society nor in the ironic sense of Aldous Huxley’s novel of the same name as a totally controlled and hedonistic anti-utopia. But we...

Welcome to the Blog

This is my first attempt at a blog. I see it as an intermittent diary which provides space for me to share my thoughts, impressions and feelings and to comment on anything which happens to move my spirit. I hope it can lead to an interchange with others and be part of...