Category Archive: gratitude

Sea of madness

Sea of madness

I noticed the ducks seemed to be swimming in a sea of verdant spring growth today. The idea was just the kind of tonic I …

 

Simplest is best

Simplest is best

I was walking toward the car this evening and I was enthralled by a blackbird, signing his heart out, from the top of the church. …

 

The Poor

The Poor

There have been times in my life when I have had no money. Not just not much money, but no money. They were not good …

 

Garden of earthly delight

Garden of earthly delight

We are very happy with our lemon tree – perhaps more accurately, we are very happy with the lemons on our lemon tree. We’ve been …

 

Gold in the gutter

Gold in the gutter

Recently I was exposed to a situation where I felt poor. This is utterly ridiculous, because I’m anything but poor. I am a very long way from …

 

I’m your man

I’m your man

Back in December, we were lucky enough to be able to witness Leonard Cohen in concert. I think we were amongst the youngest people in …

 

No parking allowed

No parking allowed

Walking back to the car after work, feeling the full force of Monday blowing on our spirits, when we caught up with a very dear …

 

Sea fever

Sea fever

I’ve never been a great swimmer, but I do love being near the water. It’s the edges and margins that attract me, rock pools in …

 

Usual suspects

Usual suspects

Today I parted with our old and faithful computers. Desktop mini-towers, heavy CRT monitors, UPS, RS-323 connectors, dial-up modems, and enough cable to stretch to …

 

Blue notes

Blue notes

My mum was born on February 1 – today was her birthday. She died a couple of years back, and I still miss her very …