Martin Kirby

Martin Kirby

. LLUÍS ROMERO
HEADING FOR THE HILLS
MARTIN KIRBY

A monumental call

I have several hats, professionally speaking, and the one I have worn the most in my life is that of impartial journalist, editor and commentator. I worked for one daily newspaper in the UK for 22 years,...

. LLUÍS ROMERO
HEADING FOR THE HILLS
MARTIN KIRBY

The power of green

It is stopping the traffic and the dog walkers. The winter joggers keep moving, but there is a perceptible easing of the pace. I even saw one running on the spot so as to check what was new, and the next...

Josep Ahumada (front right) and his La Corranda dance theatre company  ARCHIVE
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MARTIN KIRBY. / www.mothersgarden.org

The art of fulfilment

Capçanes, the peaceful Priorat village so close to our farm, was a beacon of contentment. Dusk had fallen on a still, blue day, and the nest of soft yellow street lights at the foot of the Sierra de Llaberia...

. LLUÍS ROMERO
HEADING FOR THE HILLS
MARTIN KIRBY

Planet bonkers

Read this slowly. Walk with me.It's time to head for the crest of the garden, again. Good. We are here. Yoga breathing, Catalan mountain ranges fade step by step into the last embers of the day. We touch...

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

Learning about life

Education, education, education – let's turn up the tension. Well, it's September, the month when a great swathe of society (children, young adults, their families and teachers) have to get their heads...

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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...