Who is simonthescribe?
Hi. I live in Cornwall UK and spend a lot of my time making stuff. I grow my own food as much as possible and love looking after my permaculture garden when I am not writing or making things. I also support my local community by working a few hours a week as a ‘parish clerk’ for a parish on the edge of Bodmin Moor.
My ‘A’ levels were in Art, English Literature, Theatre Studies and Theatre Design, before the internet was really happening and they later gave me an excellent basis for creating websites which I did for a while on a self-employed basis.
Some time after my ‘A’ levels I trained at Dartington College of Arts in Devon for a Diploma of Higher Education in ‘Art and Design in a Social Context’. I then worked in Haldon Woods near Exeter as Deputy Director of an Art’s Council funded project called ‘Beginners’ Way’.
Then to Crewe and Alsager College to gain an Honours Degree in ‘Creative Arts, Combined Studies’ which involved film making, music, writing, painting in watercolour and photography.
Later on I trained as an adult educator (Certificate in Education for Further Education – Cert.Ed.FE). I worked mostly on teaching Communication Studies, Media Studies and some Art and Design at F.E. levels at the main colleges in Cornwall.
I started a Masters degree in Adult Learning but became convinced that mainstream educational provision was too focused on the indoctrination of adults for the purposes of employment and economics.
Real adult education is based on helping people get to where they want to go, not serving a redundant system of economics. I started my own college in a rural community centre and ran it for a while before getting a commission from Macmillan Publishers to write and produce ‘Mastering Desktop Publishing’ for one of their educational series.
Since then I have researched and written over twenty books on various subjects in the context of sustainable living. Its great to see that people are catching up with this subject now. The revolution is here at last!
It is shocking to realise that, in order to sustain the fiction that ‘happiness is achieved by consuming the planet‘, EVERYTHING YOU HAVE BEEN TOLD IS A LIE. The Emperor has no clothes. We have entered climate chaos as a direct result of the greed and stupidity at the heart of our alleged ‘civilisation’.
If the current conditions of this civilisation have made holes for so many to fall through, they have also opened doors through which some of us can evolve into a civilisation that is actually civil. My work here – as a self-proclaimed ‘Creator’ and ‘Warrior of Love’ is to bring more love into this world by making stuff.