Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Clean coal? Clean diesel? Cheap electricity? I wonder

tangled wires - not what we consider safe
 Here are some cliches: "cheap and nasty", "quick and dirty" ... telling me that if you seek low price and instant gratification without regard to quality you may well be left unsatisfied. And you can't have it for nothing.

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Breakfast is .... the first meal of another day

My parents separated and divorced quite bitterly as was the way in the sixties... then they didn't speak to one another for fifty something years. And now they've died within months of each other. Hard enough to reconcile two distant parts of my identity while they lived, to love two people so different, to ignore that icy barrier between.... and now to cope with sorrow of parting.

As for everyone who is lucky enough, the time has come to walk the walk as the eldest generation.

Monday, January 5, 2015

End of an Era


Reduced to the sum of her possessions? Never! My mother was a force of nature which, even though it's spent, has set the world on another path.

You were ready to go and I was not ready to lose you.

Return to the sea that you loved and fair sailing to whatever lies ahead.