I got home from work today and had a delivery. It was my first copy of Bird Therapy in paperback (due out in April) and it was bloody awesome to hold it! Here's a few pics. Feel free to share on social media. A very happy Joe.
Becoming a parent changes your perspective on most things and one that has been profound for me is the way I feel about the impacts of climate change. I'm not going to lie, up until a year or so ago, I hadn't read up enough about it to fully understand its significance and therefore, whilst … Continue reading Making some (climate) changes
"Very often, nature can be – as it was for Joe Harkness – not in itself a medicine, a dose, a cure, but an opportunity. To connect, take notice, give, learn and be active."
2019 was both a momentous and horrendous year for me. On paper, a lot was achieved; but paper can be screwed up and cast aside - paper can be burnt on the wood burner to be released from the chimney flue in plumes of blue-grey toxicity. Paper counts for nothing when the mood and mind … Continue reading On love, loss and learning
I have been well aware, for a long time now, that I am not going to win any literary awards for Bird Therapy. I accept that as a 'work' it is flawed, but as a tool it has helped a lot of people; and over time, as my priorities have altered, I have accepted that … Continue reading Birdwatch Magazine Birders’ Choice Book of the Year 2019