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Green With Age •

Issue 286 • September/October 2014 • Politics of Peace > Ethical Living

A story of Nature's forgiveness

Serious Meditation •

Issue 285 • July/August 2014 • Energy of Nations > Undercurrents

Embrace the imagination

Slow Lane to Nonviolence •

Issue 282 • January/February 2014 • Benevolent Universe > Ethical Living

Reflections on a unique way to resolve conflict

A Clean Slate •

Issue 281 • November/December 2013 • Protecting the Countryside > Ethical Living

After forty year of aspiring to a perfect lawn, John Moat calls a truce with his nemesis

Occasional Didymus - Old Owls •

Issue 277 • March/April 2013 • The Quiet Revolution > Ethical Living > Occasional Didymus

The wisdom of wise old owls

The Occasional Didymus - Seeing the Joke •

Issue 274 • September/October 2012 • A Shared Agenda > Regulars > The Occasional Didymus

Taking a large, sharp pin to the bubble of self-importance

The Occasional Didymus - Sustainability - The Final Word •

Issue 273 • July/August 2012 • Emerging Networks > Green Living > The Occasional Didymus

Reflections on mortality

The Occasional Didymus - Gross Expectations •

Issue 272 • May/June 2012 • Catalysts For Change > Regulars > The Occasional Didymus

It's easy to be fast-tracked to a life that has nothing to do with who you really are

The Occasional Didymus - Ton Up •

Issue 269 • November/December 2011 • Wellbeing > Regulars > The Occasional Didymus

Reflecting on three decades of Resurgence

The Occasional Didymus - The Game's the Thing •

Issue 268 • September/October 2011 • What Comes Next? > Regulars > The Occasional Didymus

Holding out hope that sport is still a gentlemanly pursuit

The Occasional Didymus - The High Ground •

Issue 266 • May/June 2011 • Tagore - The Big Vision > Regulars > The Occasional Didymus

Novelist John Moat looks back fondly on his first summer with a non-motorised lawnmower

The Occasional Didymus - Jobseeker's Allowance •

Issue 263 • November/December 2010 • Apostles of Beauty > Regulars > The Occasional Didymus

There's so much more to 'livelihood' than employment

Profound Integration

Issue 263 • November/December 2010 • Apostles of Beauty > Reviews

Review of Ted Hughes and Nature by Keith Sagar

The Occasional Didymus - Each to their Own •

Issue 260 • May/June 2010 • On Being Human > Regulars > The Occasional Didymus

Who needs SatNav when you can simply ask someone the way?

Repair Project

Issue 259 • March/April 2010 • Seeds of Change: The Future of Food > Undercurrents

A Gandhian approach to domestic violence that really works.

Nature Writers - Clattinger •

Issue 257 • November/December 2009 • Resilience & Climate Change > Regulars > Nature Writers

The intimate writing of Peter Please, whose meditations on an "ordinary" place extend our knowledge of the living world.

The Occasional Didymus - Dead or Alive •

Issue 256 • September/October 2009 • Exploring Consciousness > Regulars > The Occasional Didymus

The 'quantum' occassional Didymus.

The Occasional Didymus - Intensive Care •

Issue 255 • July/August 2009 • Sacred Planet > Regulars > The Occasional Didymus

Reflections on over population and heatlhcare.

Poetry - Coda 4 •

Issue 254 • May/June 2009 • Elegant Simplicity > Regulars > Poetry

In Memory of John Fairfax, former Poetry Editor of Resurgence.

Short Story - The Tree Man •

Issue 253 • March/April 2009 • Economics of Place > Regulars > Short Story

A murmur like the sea came from the hillsides; it was the wind in the trees.

The Occasional Didymus - Killing Time •

Issue 252 • January/February 2009 • Nature Crunch: Redesign, Rethink, Reimagine > Regulars > The Occasional Didymus

Time doesn’t actually need saving.

Salamongundi

Issue 251 • November/December 2008 • Feasting & Fasting: Connecting the Plate and the Planet > Feasting & Fasting

The joys of a traditional North Devon Christmas Festival.

Cultural Militant

Issue 249 • July/August 2008 • Music for Transformation > Reviews

Review of Blackness and the Dreaming Soul, Cy Grant.

The Occasional Didymus - TIME FOR A YARN •

Issue 246 • January/February 2008 • Gandhi's Gift: The Power Of Nonviolence > Regulars > The Occasional Didymus

Time for a yarn: what sense we make with the words we say comes from what we are.

Article - CLAYMAN

Issue 244 • September/October 2007 • The Green Imperative > Web Exclusives > Article

Andrew Wood sees himself as a “clayman” – which is a register of how, for more than thirty years, clay has been his medium and everything he has needed in order to exercise and find his way with his extraordinary skills as modeller, carver and painter.

The Occasional Didymus - Floored •

Issue 244 • September/October 2007 • The Green Imperative > Regulars > The Occasional Didymus

If you were looking for wise counsel, would you contact a politician?

The Power of Metaphors

Issue 243 • July/August 2007 • The Point of Return > Reviews

Review of At Five in the Afternoon directed by Samira Makhmalbaf and Stray Dogs directed by Marziyeh Meshkini. Two Iranian films portraying the impact of war on women.

The Occasional Didymus - Vaguely Green •

Issue 242 • May/June 2007 • Do we need God? / Food Futures > Regulars > The Occasional Didymus

Mature inattention to detail can result in significant carbon reductions.

The Occasional Didymus - GOVERNESS

Issue 239 • November/December 2006 • A Far Cry from Christmas > Regulars > The Occasional Didymus

Men behaving badly require a governess.

The Occasional Didymus - WRINKLY GREEN •

Issue 236 • May/June 2006 • Animate Earth > Regulars > The Occasional Didymus

A modest contribution to saving the planet from global warming.

The Occasional Didymus

Issue 233 • November/December 2005 • The Answer is still Peace > Regulars > The Occasional Didymus

PEACE GROVES

Issue 232 • September/October 2005 • Nature Knows us - do we know nature? > Frontline

Commemorating Armistice Day with a commitment to peace.

The Occasional Didymus - INTERMEDIATE GIZMO •

Issue 228 • January/February 2005 • Gaia and Global Change > Regulars > The Occasional Didymus

ALL OUR JOURNEYS •

Issue 224 • May/June 2004 • The Heat is On > Reviews

Review of Workshop: A Moveable Feast

The Occasional Didymus

Issue 223 • March/April 2004 • Art for Earth's Sake > Regulars > The Occasional Didymus

PROCESS OF INITIATION •

Issue 220 • September/October 2003 • Science and Spirituality > Reviews

Review of African Ceremonies

The Occasional Didymus

Issue 219 • July/August 2003 • A time to heal > Regulars > The Occasional Didymus

The Occasional Didymus

Issue 215 • November/December 2002 • The Power of Nature > Regulars > The Occasional Didymus

The Occasional Didymus

Issue 214 • September/October 2002 • Challenge at Johannesburg > Regulars > The Occasional Didymus

The Occasional Didymus

Issue 212 • May/June 2002 • Kamasutra: The Art of Love > Regulars > The Occasional Didymus

A Sense of Place

Issue 210 • January/February 2002 • In Adoration of Nature > Regulars > A Sense of Place

AN EPIC JOURNEY •

Issue 208 • September/October 2001 • Technology: dream or nightmare? > Reviews

Review of Sandro Botticelli: Picture Cycle for Dante's Divine Comedy

The Occasional Didymus

Issue 207 • July/August 2001 • Art Makes Life > Regulars > The Occasional Didymus

The Occasional Didymus

Issue 203 • November/December 2000 • It is a gift to be simple > Regulars > The Occasional Didymus

The Occasional Didymus

Issue 199 • March/April 2000 • You are, therefore I am > Regulars > The Occasional Didymus

The Occasional Didymus

Issue 196 • September/October 1999 • Myth of Progress > Regulars > The Occasional Didymus

The Occasional Didymus

Issue 194 • May/June 1999 • special crafts issue: A Tale of Tapestry > Regulars > The Occasional Didymus

The Occasional Didymus

Issue 192 • January/February 1999 • The Language of Animals > Regulars > The Occasional Didymus

The Occasional Didymus

Issue 188 • May/June 1998 • The Gene Debate > Regulars > The Occasional Didymus

ALCHEMY OF MINDS •

Issue 187 • March/April 1998 • Pilgrimage to Tibet > Reviews

Review of Alchemy: The Art of Transformation

The Occasional Didymus

Issue 186 • January/February 1998 • Natural Spirituality > Regulars > The Occasional Didymus

Being out of England in golden September is instant exile.

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