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Halcyon's 52:52:52 campaign on this site and on Twitter will start in mid 2020. It will help you address 52 issues with 52 responses over 52 weeks.

A Mundane Comedy is Halcyon's new book. Extracts are appearing on this site and on selected social media during mid 2020. Please get in touch with any questions about the book or related Halcyon services.

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Resilience

On Helen Keller

Helen Keller

 

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 selection of Helen Keller's most inspiring ideas.

Alone we can do so little, together we can do so much

Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run, life is either a daring adventure or nothing

One can never consent to creep when one feels an impulse to soar

My friends have made the story of my life. they have turned my limitations into beautiful privileges, and enabled me to walk serene and happy in the shadow cast by my deprivation

On the Anthropocene

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Are we now entering the Anthropocene, an age shaped primarily by people?  (See also Hans Rosling’s animation of 200 countries over 200 years in 4 minutes.)

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.

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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