For the last 117 days I’ve been writing a haiku a day. I was inspired by John Paul Lederach’s self-challenge of writing a haiku each day for a year. I was also seeking to add to my personal resilience practice in a way that would increase my daily mindfulness and reflection. And so, I started writing a haiku a day.
If you are new to haiku, it is a three-line poem where the first line is five syllables, the second seven, and the third five. In 17 syllables one must simpl
Torrential rain produces a 50 centimetre sheet of water which cascades down a gravel race finding its way between flattened rocks. This gravel race is also the road we are travelling upon to Nagarkot, Nepal. The Nepali driver carefully picks his way along the ‘road’. His driving skills are akin to a slalom white water paddler as he avoids the larger rocks and the parts where the road is completely washed away. I’m on route to Nagarkot with Jenn Weidman to facilitate a res
In a few days I’ll be heading to a beautiful, quiet beach in Phuket. It will be the day before the folks coming to our next resilience retreat arrive. I’ll check in to the venue and do all the preparation bits that need doing - timing and menus and locations and materials and details details details. The pile on my dining table of equipment and supplies is growing daily. So much so that visitors to my place feel compelled to ask what kind of vehicle I’m taking to Phuket,