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?
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
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.
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…
Help. I don’t have a bicycle here now. Must get one. I arrived yesterday, on the outskirts of Palmerston North, New Zealand. A few yards from the end of the drive, the housing ends, and it is just beautiful countryside, with a track that runs beside the railway lines, through the fields. This is the … More New Zealand Summer Cycling
The Snowy Owls are back for the winter. When we had rather a lot a few years ago, I tried and tried to see them, always unsuccessful until nearly two years ago. This year at least two (known by different coloration, very white, more brown) have been seen, probably more. One has decided the breakwater … More Windy weather and Snowy Owls
I am beginning to think about travel again as I hope to be in New Zealand by Christmas. The island is all closed down except for what is called the “Holiday Stroll” on Tuesday evenings. The shops open in hope that Christmas shopping will produce some sales. I have had a week of self-induced frustrations. … More Beach Walk Cure and Chagrin
Since I returned to Block Island at the end of September, I have felt in a kind of limbo, not in a bad way, but just very aware that I have been away for the whole summer, and have booked flights to New Zealand so will be away again most of the winter. Where is … More Transitions and Change
Snap! Just as I notice it is a long time since I wrote a blog, I found one in the inbox from Colonialist. Same difference. Life. It happens. Another blog I like to read is, like mine, often from Block Island – look at the magnificent pictures here On Photographers Day. Philosophy in addition. Here … More Blogging Gap Time
The Edinburgh Festival will soon be over, we will get our town back, we hope. In the meantime, I thought of riding out of town so I took the bicycle up to Blackford Hill, thought I would walk around the pond, keep away from the crowds. What a great morning. The pond is still, reflections, … More Blackford and blackberries