This morning I was up early to see my sister off on the boat, after her two week sojourn (very successful) on Block Island. Thought I would have a cooking morning – it’s therapeutic and there is a lot of left over veg in the fridge, no bread, etc. Left over veg is best as … More Therapy, what’s that?
Traveling again, a brief trip back to Edinburgh. Now, getting away involves getting the boat, this is Block 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
Do photos lie? Lets hope they come home again – this was in my inbox yesterday. [My family are on holiday in Ireland]
Sometimes sad things cheer me up. Try this. Saturday Night Live: Hillary Clinton (Kate McKinnon) performs Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah.” His unique humour and gifts are out there. Not to mention the music.You can listen here too. “But you’ll be hearing from me long after I’m gone…”
The sun is shining. I went to book-group this morning. I hadn’t read the book, Carl Safina, Beyond Words. It is about animals, ‘what they think and feel’, and I had not wanted to read it but now I might, as it seems it is also about science, the kind that is about observation and … More Sunshine and happiness
What happens when we realize something counter-intuitive? It is not that we were wrong, exactly, it is that the perspective we had, the way we looked, the system we were looking inside, was … not really REAL. We had a story in our heads that seemed to work … most of the time … then … More Realize: get out of the box
Had a fantastically good day yesterday, and still processing, energised to write at more length somewhere, maybe… we will see. First idea was to go to Modern Art Gallery as the last time I was there the Dean Gallery was closed, preparing a Joseph Beuys exhibition – whoever he was. It was getting really warm … More Theory of Colours – Eyes to see…
I have never been in Norway before. Here for an evening and a day in Oslo, then into Telemark where I will stay four days with F, a Block Island friend who lives here in Drangedal most of the year. Another split life person! So far she has been the best ever Oslo tour guide … More Out and about in Oslo
The weather app says it is 35, but feels like 46. I have discovered the elderly resident activity. It is sit beside the pond. And watch … not a breath of air … but eventually one sees fish, all sizes, turtles, and patterns in the water. In F, 35 is 95, the 46 feels like … More Feels like … 46
Freud said something like “Life is to love and to work” I don’t remember the quote, nor whether there is an order to it, but am thinking I don’t care as for this moment, they are together. Retirement – no work? Hell, Well no, only if you are calling work stuff you do for money, … More Retirement: What will I do today?