Monthly Archives: May 2013

Many a SlipTwixt Cup and Lip

So, I was keeping this secret from you but I am buying a boat. I found it on the amazing Okinawa Yard Sale site. http://www.okinawayardsales.com/ Perfect boat for me, 14 ft, light enough to pull up onto the beach in … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , | 5 Comments

Remember Me and You

She`s back! I go for my early morning stroll along the beach and there are more turtle tracks. The word tracks does¬†n`t do justice. It is a kinda trench thing. I do not know if she was here last night … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Farniente

I have had a very busy time recently, lots of travel, lots of ¬†visitors, lots of stuff. This is all good but I love to do nothing. I love to ramble, to look, to listen. This is what I did … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Turtles

We go out for a night-time stroll along the beach. We stumble across trenches in the sand with parallel lines of scoop marks on each side. This must be some animal. I take out my boy-scout-animal-track-booklet. Not an otter, nor … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 1 Comment

61

This is how old I am as of yesterday. I have had a string of excellent birthdays recently and this one was a classic. Here, is some wildlife. Anyway that’s enough of that. It is the conference dinner. These Brazilians … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Clubbing

Bit of a misunderstanding last night when some young people, after we had some drink taken, said, “Do you want to go clubbing?” “Baby seals?!!” Anyway whatever the activity, the answer was going to be No as I find myself … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , | 1 Comment

Is Anyone Listening?

So I start the conference. I attend two sessions before lunch, which are strange affairs. First because frankly I do not understand much of what is being said. Nice cozy web stuff that I feel at home with, soon develops … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Birds on the Beach

So the greatest thing about going to foreign parts is that you see new birds. One of the tedious factors of advancing age is that you have been there seen that before. New experience becomes rarer. A colonoscopy is fun … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , | 3 Comments

How the Brownies Cried!

Last night, after a long week of Governors meetings, I was at a piano recital by Etsuko Hirose. She is right, dead, good, her. Buy her stuff. This morning I got up at 5:30 to fly down to Rio. Reno? … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

The Sun Goes Around the Earth

I have always thought that Galileo or was it Copernicus must have been very clever to work out that the Earth goes around the Sun because it clearly does not. I mean it rises in the morning goes around the … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment