Tag Archives: Clare Galloway

Visit to Guardia Sanframondi

Introduction I visited Clare Galloway’s Arthouse Guardia in Guardia Sanframondi, Campania, Italy, in September 2012. Clare, an artist originally from Scotland, envisages a community of artists, musicians, writers, gardeners, etc., living simple, sustainable and creative lives in harmony with the local population. … Continue reading

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We are National Collective!

Artist and writer Clare Galloway drew my attention to National Collective‘s fun initiative, to get artists and creative types who support Scottish independence to submit photographs of themselves (or images representing themselves), containing the text, ‘I am National Collective’. I … Continue reading

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Dreich, dour and crabbit: does the weather explain Scottish negativity? Climate, posture, mood, empathy, mirror neurons, meditation and education.

This essay was born in meditation One of my New Year’s resolutions was to meditate daily. I simply concentrate on my breathing. Thoughts pop up, and I observe them and let them go. (Here’s an inspiring talk on meditation.   Below … Continue reading

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Ten questions for election candidates

Scottish Local Government elections will take place on 3 May 2012. With this in mind I am suggesting that Occupy Edinburgh asks candidates some or all of the following questions and the answers used to decide which candidates to endorse. … Continue reading

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Of love, litter, ordure and Occupy (oh, and Bob Dylan’s alleged plagiarism) – Valentine’s Day musing

Infuriated/irritated by Radio 4 I must confess that I am a bit of a Radio 4 addict, although as anyone who has seen my recent postings on the Paul Johnson episode of Desert Islands Discs will know, this doesn’t mean … Continue reading

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