Not quite well

I had forgotten what it is like to be sick. I picked up a bug of some sort on the long flight back from New Zealand, was recovering more or less when I took off again, as planned, from Edinburgh to Ireland to see family there. On Sunday we drove to Dunseverick on the north … More Not quite well

Contrasts

Yesterday – I drove to Carterton to see my friend Fred who now lives there, an hour and a half away from Palmerston North across the Tararua Range. I looked forward to the drive, knowing how beautiful the country is. It rained. And rained. So I had a great visit with Fred and headed back, … More Contrasts

Few days in Orkney

  Staying in Orkney for a few days, at Burray. We left from Aberdeen last Saturday. Wonderful days – see Stromness and the Pier Art Gallery, travel around by bus. Thank you Scotland’s free bus travel for older people. We have been teenagers and dog- sitting, the last seen most, the teens hardly at all, … More Few days in Orkney

Time to spend

Traveling again, a brief trip back to Edinburgh. Now, getting away involves getting the boat, this is ┬áBlock Island, so even though the plane leaves late evening, I found myself in Boston by midday with time to spend. So I visited the Museum of Fine Art. The photos will remind me of some of the … More Time to spend

Song and dance, celebration and struggle!

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!