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

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

This site addresses what's changing, at the personal, organisational and societal levels. You'll learn about key changes across more than 150 elements of life, from ageing and time, through nature and animals, to kindness and love...and much more besides, which will help you better prepare for related change in your own life.

Resilience

On the Anthropocene
Anthropocene
Halcyon In Kal… 31 December 2023

 

Are we now entering the Anthropocene, an age shaped primarily by people?  

Some geologists say we are already living in the Anthropocene age: the age of man. For example, almost 90% of the world’s plant activity, by some estimates, is to be found in ecosystems where humans play a significant role, thereby putting further strains on the planet's resilience.

On Helen Keller
Helen Keller
Halcyon In Kal… 12 July 2023

 

Very few have overcome greater obstacles than Helen Keller, who learned to communicate through the eyes and ears of others after a fever left her deaf and blind as an infant.

In The Light Of A Brighter Day, an essay first broadcast in 1951, the author activist and lecturer discussed her vision of faith.

Below is a small selection of some of Helen Keller's most inspiring ideas.

On Phronesis
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Halcyon In Kal… 1 July 2019

 

Aristotle coined the term "phronesis", meaning practical intelligence. It's the kind of wisdom that emerges from the long training of mind, body, character and engagement with a tradition.

This chimes perhaps with Malcolm Gladwell's assertion that acquiring true expertise in a discipline requires an average of 10,000 hours of practice.

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You live out the confusions until they become clear - Anaïs Nin http://www.brainpickings.org/index.php/2012/08/13/anais-nin-on-life-lis…

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You cannot dream yourself into a character: you must hammer and forge yourself into one - Henry David Thoreau

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Whether you think you can or think you can't, you're right - Henry Ford

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