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Halcyon actively monitors change covering more than 150 key elements of life.

The 52:52:52 project, launching both on this site and on social media in early 2024 will help you address 52 issues with 52 responses over 52 weeks.

A Mundane Comedy is Dominic Kelleher's new book, which will be published in early 2024. The introduction is available here and further extracts will appear on this site in the coming months.


On the Veil



I have always been attracted by the veil, by seeing through a glass, darkly:


And the children in the apple-tree

Not known, because not looked for

But heard, half heard, in the stillness

Between the two waves of the sea

- from Little Gidding, T.S. Eliot


When I was a child I caught a fleeting glimpse,
Out of the corner of my eye.
I turned to look but it was gone.
I cannot put my finger on it now

What's Changing? - Freedom
Halcyon Identifies 6 November 2023


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November 2023

What's Changing? - Education
Halcyon Identifies 3 October 2023


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October 2023

What's Changing? - Listening
Halcyon Identifies 16 August 2023


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August 2023

On Legacy
Christopher Hitchens
Halcyon Inspired 28 June 2023


28th June marks the anniversary of the funeral services of someone very dear in my own life, and in the lives of many others.

As people tried to terms with the passing of HM Queen Elizabeth II and on the 21st anniversary of the September 11th attacks, I was reminded of this earlier post on legacy...especially the words in bold.

In the last months of his life, a physically weakened Christopher Hitchens travelled to the Texas Freethought Convention and while there, an eight-year-old girl asked Hitchens what books she should consider reading. Intrigued, Hitchens spent 15 minutes chatting with the youngster and sketching out a reading list (below). His last words to her? "Lots of love...remember the love bit..."

What's Changing? - Charity
Halcyon Inspired 8 March 2023


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March 2023

What's Changing? - Change
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Halcyon Identifies 2 March 2023


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March 2023

What's New? - Openness
Halcyon Identifies 31 December 2022


Halcyon curates the most significant openness-related content from carefully selected sources. Please contact us if you'd like our help with openness-related challenges.

On Metacognition



The most crucial decision-making skill, some scientists are now saying, is the ability to think about your own thinking, or metacognition.  According to this emerging new vision of decision-making, the best predictor of good judgement isn't intuition or experience or intelligence, but willingness to engage in introspection, to cultivate "the art of self-overhearing".

Not quite the same thing as blogging, I feel.  A fool with a tool is still...well, let's just say that perhaps not all humans demonstrate all of the time the "floodlight intelligence" that's supposed to distinguish us from the "laser-beam" intelligence of other animals.