Hope from Greece: BBC tv NEWSNIGHT

Originally posted on Yanis Varoufakis:
As a fan of the BBC, I must say I was appalled by the depths of inaccuracy in the reporting underpinning this interview (not to mention the presenter’s considerable rudeness). Still, and despite the cold wind on that balcony, it was fun!

Winter Walking 5

After two days indoors listening to the wind from storm Juno, it is good to get out walking again. I can’t resist taking snow photos, especially as the wind has created such difference. In some places there is hardly any snow at all, in others the drifts have fantastic shapes, and of course the snow … More Winter Walking 5

Why be Angry?

I was reading on Life with Hollywood about how a place of entertainment has audiences complaining, tries to ‘do the right thing’, in the process hurts a person with disability, offends others, … and so it goes on. People are ANGRY and so they should be, but they should be getting angry about the way … More Why be Angry?

Winter Walking 4

As well as walking out on the beaches, I have been looking at “Those Amazing Seals” with the Nature Conservancy and out looking for the Snowy Owl. I did see the seals (there are colonies all around the island and in the Great Salt Pond) but it seems that everyone has seen the snowy owl … More Winter Walking 4

Winter Walking 3

Someone is doing something at the breakwater south of Old Harbor. After Sandy, the great hurricane in 2012, one result was that massive stones from this breakwater ended up in the harbor. Now they have orange marks on them. Are they going to be moved back where they belonged? Gosh, what effort. It makes me … More Winter Walking 3

Winter Walking 2

This is the beach walk past Ballards, just below The Spring House Pond The pond is leaking and freezing. Will it spill and empty one day when the now very thin wall gives way? My boots were sucking deep into the wet clay.

Winter Walking 1

Block Islanders will know where these photos were taken (*or do you?). To others, well I have to occupy myself and keep active (can’t read/browse all day) so I have it in mind to start a series of winter walk posts. *Answer – from below The Surf to the Beachead – don’t even have to … More Winter Walking 1

Rights and Responsibilities: Zanmen 咱们

Rights and Responsibilities: Discussion, soundbites, pronouncements… too much comes from places where a snapshot in time is treated as if it were there for the duration. From black and white views to more nuanced gray, from individualism, (just my rights) or societal perspectives (my responsibilities). What mine? What yours? The Chinese language has two words … More Rights and Responsibilities: Zanmen 咱们