How to green again

  Have you ever found that your inner season is out of sync with the outer season?   This can easily happen in early spring. ‘Spring is sooner recognised by plants than by people,’ says a Chinese proverb. The Chinese knew that while plants respond to the...

Spring cleaning

  It was a bit of an issue at Customs in 1986 when I brought a small millet broom back from my travels.   My friends laughed at me. ‘Why would you . . . ?’ It wasn’t just a souvenir. I’d been staying in an ashram in India, and my...