Keep Calm and Carry On … With Monarchy?
The recent coronation of King Charles in the UK prompted us to reflect on the role of monarchy in our world today. Pam and Tom, one brought up in suburban Canada the other in privileged boarding schools, share their perspectives.
George Floyd murdered. America living in fear of itself. Change is your choice.
It’s still happening. Don’t forget. George Perry Floyd Jr. (October 14, 1973 – May 25, 2020) was an African-American man who was murdered by a police officer in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He is one of many. He would have been 50 this year. Racism is a part of America. The only way to extinguish it, heal …
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The Carlow Butlers
A nice little video of family history focusing on the story from Edmund of Cloughgrennan a rebel for Irish self-determination who collaborated with Fiach McHugh O’Byrne in the 14th century, to one of his current descendants. Thanks to Carlow Toursim who coordinated this production, M Co for filming and editing, Tymandra for narration. More history …
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Education, Food, Banking and Grow Your Own: KCLR’s Eimear Ní Bhraonáin talks with Tom
Grow Your Own – introduction
Tom walks around the garden introducing the Grow Your Own course held at Ballin Temple.
Spring Notes: St Brigid, Gardening, Trees, Horse, Furniture Design, History
Spring in Ireland launched with a new festival: St Brigid’s Day! It was a timely reminder of the strength of the feminine and the human sense of justice and care for nature. As you know, we love nature here at Ballin Temple and we took the opportunity to reflect on the changes in Ireland since …
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Lyla June speaks about the history and culture of humans in North America before Europeans invaded in 3,000-year-old solutions to modern problems. She offers a path to regenerating the vitality of Earth which resonates deeply with the ideas that have attracted astraea to change course and re-imagine the future. Thank you Lyla June.
Big Picture Thinking and Wellness
Deirdre Lane, CEO of Shamrock Spring and Ambassador of The Circular Economy Institute, chats with Tom at the inaugural Lisnavagh Wellness Festival. Astraea supported the inaugural Wellness Festival at Lisnavagh. Pam offered a yoga practice session to a packed Garden Wing – there must have been nearly 50 people in there with more looking in …
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Propaganda tries to justify the invasion of Ukraine and killing people like us.
It was fascinating to explore the history of the Russian Federation in a DW documentary from 2021 which discussed the tensions in the countries that ceded from the USSR/Russian Federation. But the most striking element was how retarded the progress of Russia has been under Putin, whose imperialistic ego has funnelled money into the army …
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