Beware the Heat Wave

A heat wave signals more than hot temperatures.  It means a surge in violent crime. Rising temperatures increase the rates of homicides, sexual offences and assaults. Riots and uprisings also tend to take place during summer.  This is borne out by research conducted in a number of countries.  Twitter online hate speech also increases during… Continue reading Beware the Heat Wave


A yellow dandelion flower with green leaves growing from a crack in concrete, cement. A concept of growth, overcoming difficulties, strength, hope, beginning, rebirth. Nature power. Cinematic filter.

The sunny flower we love to hate “I have lost my smile, but don’t worry. The dandelion has it.”- Nhat Hanh We should leave them for the bees but still…. They take over.  We feel obliged to dig them out! Poison them!  Pour hot water or vinegar on them! But they’re so much more than… Continue reading Dandelions

Memories Lost… and Found

How does it feel to wake up injured and needing help, but you can’t remember who you are or how you got there? It happens more often than you might think, though the stories don’t usually make international headlines. A recent case intrigued me.  A woman was found, bloodied and injured on an island in… Continue reading Memories Lost… and Found