Category Archives: Steve Tanham

Tango in the key of sorry ~ Steve Tanham

As the years pass, I continue to wonder at the marvel of human communication, and the sadness of how little we use its potential… The world appears to be full of conflict and strife. But much of it is happening … Continue reading

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Dr Joy’s Garden ~ Steve Tanham

Real dedication, like an enduring friendship, is a quiet thing… I was standing, in the early morning light, with Tess, our Collie, in hand, entering a compact garden which overlooks the headland at Alnmouth. We are on a week’s holiday; … Continue reading

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Hollow Clown ~ Steve Tanham

He carried the box over to the old table and set it down. Despite its modest size, it was heavy. He reached for the Stanley knife and slit the old tape that held it together, then prized open the dusty … Continue reading

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Divination: Art or Science? (2) : An Old Fire ~ Steve Tanham

The man, still distinguished though his hair and moustache were now silver, sat before the fire. Once more, he was alone in his home by the lake. Before him, the old kettle, as black with age as he was white, … Continue reading

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Divination: Art or Science? (1) ~ Steve Tanham

For as long as there have been humans on Earth, we have sought to find answers. Wise women and wise men have been cherished throughout history for their ability to throw ‘light’ on complex problems and situations. In our modern … Continue reading

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The Old One and the Gatekeeper (3) non action ~ Steve Tanham

37 The Dao abides in non-action but there is nothing it does not do. When the leaders abide, The myriad of things transform by itself; Transformed yet desire to act, I lead the community by not naming the simplicity of … Continue reading

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Marking the Horizon ~ Steve Tanham

Our garden is south-facing, which is lovely when the sun shines, as we benefit from its rays through most of the day. I’ve begun to write about the history of our ‘gunpowder’ village of Sedgwick in other posts. The old … Continue reading

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The Joyous Photograph ~ Steve Tanham

From a photographic perspective, we live in a wonderful age. Even the most humble of today’s mobile phones boasts a decent camera. Used within their limitations, we can achieve an amazing record of our days – even locally to our … Continue reading

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Going Viral ~ Steve Tanham

There’s nothing funny about Covid-19, the China-originated Coronavirus that has just been declared a global pandemic. But the explosive spread of the infection throws a lot of light on the state of human nature. A friend of mine said, recently, … Continue reading

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Echoes of the Bunkermen ~ Steve Tanham

I was born in the 1950s. It was an age riven by anxiety about nuclear war. Ten years after the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki had been destroyed by the first use of atomic-powered warfare, the west was still … Continue reading

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