I’m not really in a writing mood, but I have just been listening to Guy Standing giving a TED talk on the Precariat, explaining what it is. It makes a lot of sense of some of the things that seem to be happening all over in our lives. It is worth a listen! [His writing … More The Precariat – What’s that?
Block Island is always beautiful, and the weather is changing daily, so walks vary from a still day at Andy’s way, to out in the wind with tossed waves last week, to a glorious day of warmth, blue sky with white cloud patterns and an almost translucent rainbow within one of them. I had the … More Beautiful Days
Just out and about today. Going down to the beach the roses are out, the beach pea is out, the poison ivy is out, and so are the kids. Just hope the last two don’t meet. A message from WordPress came in to my email, as they do from time to time. It said: … More Summer coming closer
I have had a great weekend. I don’t really feel guilty for being high over that horrible illness [or whole set of illnesses] known as “depression“, but I do. We just had the NAMI BI Spring Conference … on “Depression – A Community Conversation, What do we know? What can we do?” [report here] I … More Getting High on Depression
Remember that quote They also Serve who only Stand and Wait I was waiting, again. I knew they were going to do that. We keep trying to teach kids not to knee jerk – called delaying gratification – be emotionally aware – wise. But those jerks have done it again. The two countries I supposedly … More They also serve
It’s coincidence I suppose but seems uncanny, that the Daily Post prompt is Glimmer, just after I was looking at that word and a list of gl words*. Why such a thing? Well I have started writing again, and was looking for the word that describes words that sound the way the thing LOOKS, not … More Glimmer, of what? Hope.
On Tuesday I returned to US and reached Block Island on Wednesday. It was all misty and windy, both, but since then has been clear and cold. Yesterday I tried walking. Should have known better, and after taking one photo of the windswept sand, turned round and came back to my little home here. While … More Walking Thoughts: Derivative and Causative
It is ten days since my plane touched down at Edinburgh airport, just as the first flakes of snow fell and the city, like the rest of UK, went into cancel mode. Now it has all melted, we are left with a few muddy patches, and watery puddles so I stayed on the path as … More The Shape of Water, What Do Fish Know?
Travel again – we think of it as “on the move”, but most of it seems to be far too much sitting still, in minor discomfort, and not nearly enough moving. Goodbye New Zealand, hello Edinburgh. I have acknowledged to myself that it feels like going home. Even though I spend most time and energy … More Reflections
Lots of time for stray thoughts, no time for considered thoughts. It strikes me that I have not ever lived like this before. When my own family were children, I was working, shopping at lunch hour from a fast pre-planned list, and cooking the night before, or batches for the freezer. Until the last month, … More Meditation, anytime, anywhere…