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Halcyon's 52:52:52 campaign on this site and on Twitter started in early 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 early 2020. Please get in touch with any questions about the book or related Halcyon services.

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Past

On What We Think

Kaleidoscope

 

These pages highlight our founder Dominic's subjective views on the ever-changing range and scope of subjects that Halcyon focuses on.

This is less a blog than a set of irregularly updated and often fragmentary views - on ideas and values, places and people - evolving over time into mini essais which pay humble homage to the peerless founder of the genre. Our writing is provisional, always open to change as new thoughts and ideas emerge.

The kaleidoscope is Halcyon's prime metaphor, encouraging us to embrace change and to view issues through an ever-moving series of lenses.

What's changing this week? Halcyon Identifies 25 February 2020
On A Mundane Comedy
The Divine Comedy
Halcyon In Kal… 24 February 2020

 

This page will contain regular updates about A Mundane Comedy, Halcyon founder Dominic Kelleher's new book, which will be published in early 2020. We will be publishing extracts on this site and across social media from the first quarter of 2020. Please feel free to contact us with any questions about the book.

Please see the first extract below.

 

Introduction

This book is about what’s going wrong in the world, and about how people are trying to make things better, a hard task made harder still by the fact that, while we have the illusion of constancy, our lives are in fact characterised by continuous change, both out there in the physical world and inside our heads.

What's Changing? - Purpose
Purpose
Halcyon Impacts 20 February 2020

 

Please see below selected recent purpose-related change.

 

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February 2020

On Trees

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I wonder about the trees,” Robert Frost wrote. Monumental in size, alive but inert, they inhabit a different temporality than ours. Some species’ life spans can be measured in human generations. We wake to find that a tree’s leaves have turned, or register, come spring, its sturdier trunk. But such changes are always perceived after the fact. We’ll never see them unfold, with our own eyes, in human time.

No one has been able to capture this 3,200-year-old tree in one image before – until now.

 

What's Changing? - Memory

Memory

 

Please see below recent memory-related change.

 

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February 2020

 

November 2019

What's Changing? - Food
Food
Halcyon Identifies 17 February 2020

 

Please see below selected recent food-related change.

 

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February 2020