The rainy season has arrived in Ranong and with it, many creatures who seem to have invaded my life. The changing seasons remind us of natures presence in our lives, its power and vulnerability. … More Things the Rainy Season Brings
After travelling to Myanmar last month I reflect on what it will mean for Myanmar to develop. Will it be necessary to compromise nature and people for the sake of development? … More Myanmar’s Development Journey
Strolling from my house, emerald coloured lorikeets screeching and the day’s warmth receding into a pale pink sky, I marvel at the rubbish I pass along the way. Rusty old appliances, couches with ripped upholstery and a rotting bookcase dumped on the footpath. Once functional and treasured items, now discarded, no longer wanted. Waiting expectedly … More What a Load of Rubbish!
“Through falling leaves I pick my way slowly Talking aloud – eases my mind… Doo doo doo… Dee dee dee… Nature – enter me…” (Nature [abridged] – lyrics by Wayne Mason, 1969) The iconic kiwi hit ‘Nature’ which was made famous by Fourmyula in the late 60s, conjures images of New Zealand native bush and the … More “Nature – enter me”
From where I am writing this I can hear birds squawking and chirping. A soft breeze brushing past leaves. I can see bright yellow flowers and green palm fronds. A spider web strung between shrubs. I can smell the greenery of the garden and feel the warmth of the spring air on my skin. This … More People and Nature: Of the Same Thread?