Loose ends

As some promising threads remain unexplored in writing a novel, the question is what to do with the loose ends. Cut them out? Or weave a new thread through the novel?

Estimated reading time: 3 minutes

Le Chat, by Philippe Geluck on display in Montreux, Switzerland.
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Anointed experts and the laying on of hands

How does our dependence on expertise and the use of certification to vet that expertise influence the emergence of new practices or the resurgence of more ancient ways of healing?

Estimated reading time: 4 minutes

Anointed experts and the laying on of hands

Reiki, personal experience and professional doubts

As I lay on the massage table, my shoulder being expertly kneaded back into shape, I spoke to my physiotherapist about Reiki.… Read more

In the beginning was the separation…

Rather than founding history on an original sin, a more satisfactory perspective has the perceived separation of the individual from the world as the onset of modern times.

Estimated reading time: 4 minutes

A fall from grace?

I like to imagine that there was a time when all living things were part of an indivisible whole.… Read more

Fact or fiction – colourful answers

So you don’t like fiction. Yet your lives are criss-crossed with stories of your own invention. Fiction has its advantages. It offers an intimate glimpse into unfamiliar perspectives like that of the Colourful People struggling with their gender identity.

Estimated reading time: 3 minutes

Fact or fiction?

The following questions and responses were inspired by reactions to my newsletter entitled, A touch of colour – a new novel in the making.Read more

Living untethered from reality

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For all it’s painful consequences, Covid 19 has revealed startling things about society. One is our relationship to experts and how their discourse is used in stories people tell. It raises questions about the misuse of opinions given as facts. This untethering from ‘reality’ could have dire consequences.… Read more