Martin Kirby

Martin Kirby

. LLUÍS ROMERO
HEADING FOR THE HILLS
MARTIN KIRBY. / www.mothersgarden.org

Stepping out of a shadow

OOMPH. What hit me?April 12. After a late lunch I fulfilled a promise to myself, veered away from the office and wandered cheerfully up the farm to the top terraces. With the sunshine on my shoulder I...

. LLUÍS ROMERO
HEADING FOR THE HILLS
MARTIN KIRBY

Making the case...in Spanish

Something is eating at me. It matters.Politicians and commentators pat the water in steady rhythm, sending out ripples that are reaching around the world. But the messages are not all pro-Catalonia.Knowledge...

. LLUÍS ROMERO
HEADING FOR THE HILLS
MARTIN KIRBY. / www.mothersgarden.org

Love betters what is best

April 23rd. You are going to do it, of course you are: Romanticism manifest in a book or a rose. We are all aware of the Sant Jordi bond with Shakespeare and Cervantes, but there is a link to another writer...

HEADING FOR THE HILLS
MARTIN KIRBY

Don't be afraid of the dark

Before bed I go outside with the dogs, look up at Venus, Jupiter and the constellations and count my lucky stars. I mean, my circadian rhythms are as good as they can be for a 56 year old with a bladder...

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HEADING FOR THE HILLS
MARTIN KIRBY

Think low-tech (it's key to our future too)

It's really comforting to believe we can innovate ourselves out of the path of the environmental and economic hurricane looming in the conscience. That seems to be the big hope.Is it yours?In the face...

HEADING FOR THE HILLS
MARTIN KIRBY

The great lie (and what to do about it)

My children are pretty wise to our family's economic fragility.“Economising” here on our little farm in the Priorat is a word in common usage and, when we are mindful, it is far from depressing.We...

. Lluís Romero
HEADING FOR THE HILLS
MARTIN KIRBY

The edifying truths of independence

We live at the end of the line; the power line. It is strung from old poles through pine woods, above a barranc crowded with dry cane, down into another far deeper ravine and out again. Winter can mean...

HEADING FOR THE HILLS

Whatever happens, keep the dignity

Goodness knows what the headlines will be declaring by the time you are reading this, but Spain's constitutional court did what everyone expected it would. Yes, we knew, of course we did. But in the days...

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