Just as well I am here, not there. One reason for being in Edinburgh was that it was obvious that the heating system [over 30 years old] was like me getting a bit past it, and unlike me could be replaced by a new system so I would be making plans for after the winter, … More Gratitude
“…the opposite of hope is not despair. It is grief.” * This is not a happy blog, but then you will know I don’t think we are in a happy world at the moment. Like many many many, too many, of us, I wonder how best to make things better: Climate change – the recent … More Rise up rebels: Courage
This lovely picture is inserted to cheer me up, as it was sent to me by Louis, created with the Applepen I bought him for his birthday, knew he wanted it a lot, but me hesitant with thoughts of “expensive technology: Creative? Apple? Current Fad?- you know the feeling. Say it again. TRUST the good … More Online Shopping, Blessing or Curse?
I am back on Block Island. The Block Island Peace Project is happening, continuing, and attendance is good. [Scroll down on the Library website] Coincidentally my friend Jane Baumann, mother of our Library Director Kristin, told us about a great Program called I’ve Got a Song. I have just been to it, learned a lot … More Activism and Hope
Be warned – this is a long post! Block island is a small piece of the world with a big heart. On Wednesday evening our Island Free Library hosted the showing of a new documentary, Seeking Shelter, by Seedworks Films. This film, soon to be available for general viewing, is the culmination of last year’s … More A Global World, all faiths and none
The Poetry Foundation has just introduced me to Terrence Hayes. OK. lots of folk may say What? You didn’t know this writer? not ever heard of him? and others will say Who? I call myself a scientist, for a kind of preference in the way I think about things, but as all true scientists know, … More Wide world, forever finding
Everywhere is hot, there is the immediate and then the big picture to which I cannot go, I get so frustrated by helplessness. I want a revolution, and have spent years talking about the value of stuff like Evolution, not Revolution. HaHaHa. It comes back to bite. I have a ripe tomato on my little … More Is this a prayer?
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
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.
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?