Welcome to the blog. The Dog-eared Blog is going to delve into the writers I need for my sanity in this time of climate emergency—so that’s the experts in various fields who are searching for answers, and also the writers of fiction, poetry and thought from across the ages who have who have stayed resilient and open to change.

I want to build up a store of positive energy for practical change and hope it may be useful to other readers too.

The person behind the blog. My name is Sarah. In a previous existence, I co-edited a literary journal for twenty years, publishing fiction, poetry and essays from emerging writers alongside new work by already established names. Before that, I was writing my PhD on Wordsworth, Hardy and Conrad, and teaching extra mural literature classes.

Stepping Stones

We don’t have a right to ask whether we are going to succeed or not. The only question we have a right to ask is what is the right thing to do. What does this earth require of us if we want to continue to live on it?

Wendell Berry

There is a blessing in this gentle breeze.

William Wordsworth