Thursday, February 26, 2015
2015 - who'd a thought it?
Mark Twain did a nice job of describing how I sometimes feel:
"I am aware that I am very old now; but I am also aware that I have never been so young as I am now, in spirit, since I was fourteen and entertained Jim Wolf with the wasps. I am only able to perceive that I am old by a mental process; I am altogether unable to feel old in spirit. It is a pity, too, for my lapses from gravity must surely often be a reproach to me. When I am in the company of very young people I always feel that I am one of them, and they probably privately resent it."
Anyhow, all this by way of saying I'm still here, as in alive on the planet and also as a sometimes blogger, who uses facebook a lot more these days. Now I'll poke around your blogs and see what's up!
Photo by Zoey - summer 2014
Sunday, May 11, 2014
Here is is if you'd like a listen.
Tuesday, October 29, 2013
Time flies (whatever you're doing)
I think if one is fortunate enough to live a long life, there are clearly stages somewhat defined by age. The middle age years do bring about reflection and angst for many. The 50's seem to be a time of moving to comfort with oneself (hopefully) and I am now in my 60's and in many ways I do feel at one with my place on the turning orb of Earth.
Now if only I had more time to read, gaze at the mountains, stroll the abandoned track bed, coffee with friends regularly, rant like a madman on certain issues, travel the globe with Anna and more...that would be nice.
Thursday, May 09, 2013
Thursday, September 13, 2012
2012 is a long way from 1951
The photo is evidence that the 16th annual mens lake cruise did indeed take place. (Kate Winslet never showed...).
Saturday, April 28, 2012
Still here, just not 'here' much...
The son does well too, and goes to Concordia in Montreal this fall for Electroacoustic music - a sample piece here: Ryan Orion
|The kids in Victoria, BC Easter 2012|
|Moi...at Fletcher Falls near Nelson, BC|
|Canada Day last year - can it get more Canadian?|
|Nelson waterfront at low water in spring 2012|
Saturday, November 05, 2011
Occupy your heart
I think there are a few other things happening too:
- Discovering that there a movement can arise that doesn't really care if the mainstream media or politicians get them...that predictable outcomes are something those in power should be afraid of (or pay attention to).
- Being rich ain't what it used to be ... at least the uber-rich might consider not flaunting it in a world that is beginning to see them as, ignorant and wasteful.
- Moving to conversation before taking positions or demands is a good thing...this one leading to conversation about equity and what kind of society we want to live in.
I'm an optimist by nature, and I don't need to see results or clear plans to know when an idea is gaining some ground. Or as one demonstration sign hopefully says, "THE BEGINNING IS NIGH!"