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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 Twitter at the beginning of 2023 will help you address 52 issues with 52 responses over 52 weeks.

A Mundane Comedy will be Dominic Kelleher's new book, published in early 2023. Extracts will appear on this site and on my social media accounts the final quarter of 2022. Please get in touch with any questions or thoughts.

Singing

On Dawn

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If you've ever wondered why bird species sing in a particular order as the sun rises, rhe UK Wildlife Trusts and the Royal Horticultural Society, which run the Big Wildlife Garden competition, explain what you might hear and when.

Up at 5am on 17th May 2012; the Belgian dawn not only full of unseasonal frost, but also alive with an almost deafening inter-bird competition to see how could rule the airwaves. Need to do that again as the longer days have arrived in Spring 2016.

 

On Singing

Singing, like dancing, seems to lift people's spirits, taking them out of their daily troubles and into a flow state. It also has strange effects on people: yes, for those that know her, that is my wife gazing lovingly at the choirmaster (who also happens to be her boss's husband!) Mind you, she's had a thing about Gareth Malone for years, so I guess I shouldn't be too surprised.