Chinese New Year celebrations this morning: A “lion dance” outside the supermarket that is of course open for business. I am not looking [much] at news from elsewhere. Ugh noises. But I am thinking about economics [again], how to eradicate the dreadful inequalities, how to look after this wonderful earth, etc. Scroll down for a … More Song and dance, celebration and struggle!
I have been here nearly a week, and the boys and Donal are on school holiday for Chinese New Year. This is my third trip to this part of Guangzhou, so I feel I know the local surroundings. It is also not the first time I have been here for Chinese New Year, my very … More A Sunday in Guangzhou
It could be anywhere. I am having coffee and croissant, the barista offered the choices, americano, cappuccino, … but when I sit to write before finding my way to a cash point that will accept my card, the voices around are speaking Chinese. (Barista switched effortlessly to English when I reached the counter.) This … More Anywhere
Thanks to Nancy Greenaway who enthuses Block island School students in so many ways, one of which is Poetry Out Loud. My eldest grand-daughter and her friends are now old enough to join in, and on Thursday we heard five wonderful young people recite two poems each. They make their own choice from hundreds on … More Poetry Out Loud at BI
Low tide, winter beach, space, above below all around, immensity, ambience. Yesterday was one of those days where the kind of thoughts that come unbidden are tumbling through my mind, rapid succession, unrelated, brought in from somewhere in the immensity of far horizons, walking alone in winter. Not unrelated, I will soon be traveling again, … More Winter Walking