Capitalism or Socialism?

The guardian newspaper has an article titled “Capitalism is doomed if ethics vanish says Carney” (he is governor of The Bank of England so hopefully he is in a position to speak knowledgeably enough). First sentence of the article: Capitalism is at risk of destroying itself unless bankers realize they have an obligation to create … More Capitalism or Socialism?

Leaving… again…

Those who follow my meanderings, know that I not only meander in writing, but travel the world in “love-miles”. I live in either of Edinburgh, Scotland or Block Island, USA and also manage fairly regular visits to New Zealand and China. In this peripatetic coming and going there is quite a lot of leaving those … More Leaving… again…

A double life

For now, I am living a double life, most of the time I live in Block Island, USA, but I have just returned for a brief visit to Edinburgh, Scotland, which is where I have lived for longer than anywhere else. I first came here in 1990. What is it like to be in Edinburgh, … More A double life

Blooming Boston

On the way to Edinburgh for a couple of weeks, I had most of Wednesday to spend in Boston before an evening plane. So I spent it in the Public Gardens a riot of blossom and people (like me) lying on the grass. Now At Heathrow, London, waiting for flight connections.

Not so Crazy

This morning, in utterly beautiful spring sunshine, and no wind, fifteen of us arrived at Coastguard Road for the Crazy as A Coot Birdwalk. [For interest, if you are on Block Island, all are welcome to come out with the Crazy Coots or any other group of Ocean View Foundation and the Block Island U3A.] … More Not so Crazy