Humans, currently homo sapiens, author of their evolution. No longer at the mercy of ‘survival’ The definition of ‘fittest’ is revised. Cultural evolution driven by technology. We don’t adapt to fit nature. We adapt nature to fit us. Long have we domesticated and altered other species, through selective breeding. Long have we used other species … More Human 2.0 (The dawning of Homo mutante)
There once was a kid who loved Science And grew up to create an appliance* it’s science he said nature is ‘dead’ And to trust nature is medical defiance *This ‘appliance’ could be, for example, the constant monitoring equipment used in labour, very useful when indicated but not always necessary or beneficial. And it is … More When Science Communication is not science or communication.
New mother finding her new self Alone Isolated Adrift Advice blows her in different directions Conflict Stormy Dangerous Precarious and vulnerable, under pressure Prescribed Judged Unhelpful New mother finding her new self Honoured Supported Informed Trusts her instinct and embraces the change Calm Gentle Observant Vulnerable, but powerful, self determining Confident Assertive Aware … More Adrift
Wise old monkey, tell me more Of the monkey tree. Wise old monkey, share your lore With hairless apes like me. “Those up high gaze down” she spoke “To see the smiling souls, Those below gaze up with hope, But only see arseholes.” This much I’d heard, it was well known But wise old was … More Wisdom of the Monkey
Where once we gathered by a fire With babes in arms to admire Where once we were held by the wise Bonded by familiar ties All ages together, young to old Watching life cycles unfold Simpler in some ways, it may have been With different dangers to glean The world was smaller, not even round … More Where once we gathered
A poem inspired by this article Another day, another dave*, who knows best This Dave sees a world full of misantropists And as a parliamentarian he is using all his power To “call out double standards” that make men cower If ‘all men are rapists’, “stop shagging men” He cries He then slut shames … More Another day, Another Dave #notalldaves
Self Care they cry, is what you need – Pintrest and instragram show you how And if what Dave* says to true, self care means I should be pampered now! I should watch a funny movie with snacks all night long, for laughter is good then he promptly says I need more sleep – so which … More Self care according to Dave