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May 25, 2024: Another photograph of Cais Palafitico da Carrasqueira, the ramshackle, zigzagging, interlocking piers on wooden stilts, near to Comporta in Portugal. …

May 25, 2024: 🌡️ After a cool week, the temperature is starting to rise again. Clear blue skies and warm sun outside.

May 25, 2024: I believe that we all have our safe spaces. Those places in our mind and body where we feel comfortable. Part of the practice for this life is, I …

May 25, 2024: Barrosinha, Alcácer do Sal.

May 25, 2024: 📯 There was one hell of a lot of honking car horns outside just now. That and a faint sound of horse hooves. I have no idea what was going on, and it …

May 24, 2024: Images of Design Week in Lisbon.

May 24, 2024: Some of welcome relief from the hot sun yesterday afternoon in Lisbon.

May 22, 2024: Checking out the wine.

May 22, 2024: 😮‍💨 I am completely exhausted. Just too much going on over the last week, regardless of the good time had. I could spend this evening in and have an …

May 22, 2024: Monsaraz - one street of maybe two.

May 22, 2024: 🗺️ Well I have just managed to drive around a part of Lisbon without the aid of Apple Maps, or any maps for that matter. It was not big achievement, I …

May 20, 2024: At Barrosinha nr, Alcácer do Sal

May 19, 2024: Everyone has gone for a walk. I am staying at home to rest tired bones and a tired nervous system. We had a lovely couple of days in Lisbon with my …

May 18, 2024: 👨‍🌾 We spent some time this morning at the Farmers Market in Príncipe Real neighbourhood of Lisbon. I enjoy the community atmosphere of these markets. …

May 18, 2024: 🌥️ Well today ended up better than I feared weather wise. No rain, some sun, though cool…especially this evening.

May 17, 2024: A hotel lobby greeting.

May 17, 2024: 🏙️ In the big city, Lisbon. Rain is threatening and it feels unseasonably cold.

May 16, 2024: The Story Behind The Photograph: Two Boys Playing Cricket Two boys playing cricket just off the Karakoram Highway While traveling the Karakoram Highway through Pakistan I stopped in Passu for three nights. My …

May 16, 2024: Looking north from Arrábida Natural Park.

May 15, 2024: Man with goat in the Hunza Valley, Pakistan in 1989

May 14, 2024: 🛩️ I just took a look at a live flight map of aircraft over Europe right now. In Central Europe it was barely possible to see the map underneath all …

May 14, 2024: 😋 Marmite peanut butter for breakfast. I haven't eaten that for a while, Amazon deliveries in the US turned out a mess. So I bought a couple of jars …

May 14, 2024: 🧓 I had a senior moment just then. I was staring at the computer unable to remember the web address that I wanted to go to. I could 'see' the site in …

May 14, 2024: My wife’s family arrive today for a week. I am looking forward to seeing them. I’m sure that we will have a good time, we always …

May 14, 2024: 🌧️ An unexpected brief shower of rain just happened. Last night it looked as though the heavens were going to open up upon us, but nothing happened. …

May 13, 2024: Thank you to @xxxx (Jacoby) for linking to this article about a 1,200-foot ti leaf lei draped across Pololū Valley to symbolize protection from …

May 13, 2024: Monday May 13, 2024 Newsletter letter Monday May 13, 2024 Dear Friends, Greetings from an overcast Alcácer do Sal. The weather has been beautiful this last week. Very hot in fact. It is …

May 13, 2024: Passing the car ferry heading to Setúbal as we are on the other ferry heading to Comporta. A very small boat with a couple of people fishing from it, …

May 13, 2024: In Odeceixe We visited the town of Odeceixe just over a week ago. I was tasked with finding the destination for the day, somewhere where we had not visited and …

May 12, 2024: 🐍 I saw my first snake here in Portugal a couple of days ago. It was making a quick dash, or quick sliver across the road.

May 11, 2024: Some more paintings from artist Veronika Blyzniuchenko. The stars in the lower left are sponsored by visitors, a percentage of the sponsorship going …

May 11, 2024: These three men came by to play for us (those eating) while we ate lunch. They had been making their way along the restaurants and coffee shops by the …

May 11, 2024: I returned last night exhausted from a day in Lisbon. After a late dinner I could barely keep my eyes on and ended up turning in early, falling asleep …

May 11, 2024: The Beauty is a Choice - A Lisbon Art Exhibition My wife and I were in Lisbon yesterday and met up with an old Portland friend who had been living Portugal for eight years. After lunch she took us to …

May 9, 2024: We found this very hidden Gelato shop today. What a gem it is. The owner trained in Italy and now makes his own. Delicious. Repeat visit assured.

May 9, 2024: Highways in the sky.

May 9, 2024: One thing that I forgot to mention in my last post about running is the amount of walking that I have been doing since setting off to Europe over a …

May 9, 2024: I haven’t written an update on my progress with the Watch to 5K program for over a month now. After being bitten by exhaustion from pushing too …

May 9, 2024: Church bell towers at dusk, complete with nesting storks.

May 7, 2024: 🤧 Hayfever is no fun, even if I do try and put on a brave face when the attacks come. We have just been to the supermarket and I was considering …

May 6, 2024: ⚽ I think that the local, favourite football (soccer) team won last night? Just as I was about to go to sleep, normally a very quiet time here, car …

May 6, 2024: Monday May 6, 2024 Newsletter letter Monday May 6, 2024 Dear Friends, I realized this morning that I have been on the road now for five weeks. The time has flown by and so far it has not …

May 6, 2024: Over the rooftops.

May 5, 2024: Taken in Sintra about a week ago. In the grounds of Biester Palace, a gem to visit to escape the crowds.

May 4, 2024: 😮‍💨 I’m exhausted and am not entirely sure why? There was a lot of walking around Lisbon over the last couple of days for sure, and I slept well last …

May 4, 2024: 🚶‍♂️ It was as a joy walking through the streets of Lisbon early this morning as the world woke up. Few people around. A new day starting.

May 3, 2024: Late afternoon Lisbon light.

May 2, 2024: April Photoblogging Challenge, Bonus Day 2: Unputdownable suggested by @jimmitchell

May 2, 2024: An old church near to Comporta, Portugal.

May 1, 2024: ☔ Where did that come from? It’s raining. The sun was out a few minutes ago.

May 1, 2024: Keeping an eye on you…or not.

May 1, 2024: We watched The Deliquents last night on Apple TV. A three hour Argentinian film about a bank employee who steals from his bank and enrolls the help of …

May 1, 2024: April Photoblogging Challenge, Bonus Prompt 1: Bubble suggested by @paulrobertlloyd

Apr 30, 2024: 😬 Those times when you need a gas (petrol) station, but just cannot find one.

Apr 30, 2024: 🏁 Yeh! I crossed the finishing line of the April Photoblogging Challenge.

Apr 30, 2024: April Photoblogging Challenge, Day 30: Hometown suggested by @mattypenny

Apr 29, 2024: Monday April 29, 2024 Newsletter letter Monday April 29, 2024 Dear Friends, I have an early start tomorrow (today), driving to just west of Lisbon, and so I’m writing this letter late …

Apr 29, 2024: April Photoblogging Challenge, Day 29: Drift suggested by @SimonWoods

Apr 28, 2024: The first thirty seconds of the fireworks display last Wednesday night at midnight, in celebration of the Carnation Revolution here in Portugal. With …

Apr 28, 2024: The Story Behind the Photograph: The Details Close up of a beach. This is a short story. As I go back through the slides of my travels, I am interested in what caught my eye. What I was seeing …

Apr 28, 2024: I just came from a supermarket. I was looking at all the seafood that was available. Not just the fresh catches, but also the frozen food. Large …

Apr 28, 2024: April Photoblogging Challenge, Day 28: Community suggested by @stupendousman

Apr 28, 2024: Looking for that symbol? Sam Rose has created the website to find it. So useful.

Apr 27, 2024: April Photoblogging Challenge, Day 27: Surprise suggested by @Sdevore

Apr 26, 2024: We took a drive today out into the Alentejo countryside south and west of Alcácer do Sal. What with the time of year and the recent rains, the land …

Apr 26, 2024: Evening in Alentejo.

Apr 26, 2024: Listening to the night time concert.

Apr 26, 2024: April Photoblogging Challenge, Day 26: Critter suggested by @7robots

Apr 25, 2024: April Photoblogging Challenge, Day 25: Spine suggested by @thedimpause

Apr 25, 2024: 🥱 I woke up late this morning, for me. I went out late to listen to music and watch fireworks (after having already fallen asleep). It was a pleasure …

Apr 24, 2024: Just home from an evening walk along the Sado River. Tomorrow is the 50th anniversary of the Carnation Revolution here in Portugal. In Alcácer do Sal …

Apr 24, 2024: April Photoblogging Challenge, Day 24: Light suggested by @eumrz

Apr 23, 2024: I just watched The Elephant Whisperers on Netflix. I don’t know why it has taken me so long to get round to seeing this short documentary? …

Apr 23, 2024: April Photoblogging Challenge, Day 23: Dreamy suggested by @maique

Apr 22, 2024: April Photoblogging Challenge, Day 22: Blue suggested by @lzbth

Apr 22, 2024: Monday April 22, 2024 Newsletter letter Monday April 22, 2024 Olá Friends, This letter is coming to you from Portugal. I arrived here from England two days ago. I had a good time back home …

Apr 22, 2024: 😶‍🌫️ I’m waking up to one of those misty mornings that I sense will transform into a beautiful sunny, and maybe hot day.

Apr 22, 2024: Mountains, Rain, and Pat Metheny I sit here in 2024 in a house in Portugal, and a piece of music transports me back to 1985, to a hiking hut somewhere in mountains of the Southern …

Apr 21, 2024: April Photoblogging Challenge, Day 21: Mountain suggested by @dejus

Apr 20, 2024: April Photoblogging Challenge, Day 20: Ice suggested by @the This photograph shows the terminus of the Batura Glacier in the Karakorum mountains of …

Apr 19, 2024: 🇵🇹 Olá Portugal

Apr 19, 2024: April Photoblogging Challenge, Day 19: Birthday suggested by me (@crossingthethreshold)

Apr 18, 2024: April Photoblogging Challenge, Day 18: Mood suggested by @agilelisa

Apr 17, 2024: April Photoblogging Challenge, Day 17: Transcendence suggested by @drewbelf

Apr 16, 2024: April Photoblogging Challenge, Day 16: Flâneur suggested by @chrisaldrich

Apr 15, 2024: April Photoblogging Challenge, Day 15: Small suggested by @jmanes

Apr 15, 2024: Monday April 15, 2024 Newsletter letter Monday April 15, 2024 Dear Friends, Being home, being back in Britain, always fills my time. Whether that is sitting talking with my mum, catching up …

Apr 15, 2024: ☔ It’s pouring outside, and not particularly warm either - Spring, from a few days ago appears to have taken a leave of absence. Right now I am …

Apr 14, 2024: April Photoblogging Challenge, Day 14: Cactus suggested by @christopherchelpka

Apr 13, 2024: April Photoblogging Challenge, Day 13: Page suggested by @robj

Apr 12, 2024: April Photoblogging Challenge, Day 12: Magic suggested by @DaveyCraney

Apr 11, 2024: April Photoblogging Challenge, Day 11: Sky suggested by @jedda

Apr 10, 2024: April Photoblogging Challenge, Day 10: Train suggested by @starrwulfe

Apr 9, 2024: April Photoblogging Challenge, Day 9: Crispy suggested by @rom

Apr 9, 2024: 🧹 A lot of the clean up has been done, but as the final family members head on their way, vacuuming is what is needed now.

Apr 8, 2024: April Photoblogging Challenge, Day 8: Prevention suggested by @anniegreens

Apr 8, 2024: Monday April 8, 2024 Newsletter letter Monday April 8th, 2024 Dear Friends, Well the weeks feel as though they are creeping up on me quicker. Though this one could well be because I have …

Apr 7, 2024: April Photoblogging Challenge, Day 7: Well-Being suggested by @ridwan

Apr 7, 2024: 🎶 I’m up early enjoying a cup of coffee. After the birthday celebrations yesterday, my mother’s apartment is still and quiet. Outside a blackbird is …

Apr 6, 2024: April Photoblogging Challenge, Day 6: Windy suggested by @Miraz An overcast windy day on the Isle of Skye, as spied through the ruins of an old …

Apr 6, 2024: 🎂 We are celebrating my mother's 90th birthday today. With my family having spread themselves out around the world, it feels like an international …

Apr 5, 2024: April Photoblogging Challenge, Day 5: Serene suggested by @chiawase My quiet spot, wherever I am in the world, by the River Wye at Tintern Abby

Apr 4, 2024: I’m sitting alone in the bar at an airport hotel at San Francisco International Airport (SFO). Back in Maui, where I flew in from an hour earlier, it …

Apr 4, 2024: Looking out over Bristol tonight.

Apr 4, 2024: April Photoblogging Challenge, Day 4: Foliage suggested by @pratik A remote valley on the north east side of Haleakala.

Apr 4, 2024: April Photoblogging Challenge, Day 3: Card suggested by @val

Apr 4, 2024: Here’s a short update on my running training. I have not completed a run for two weeks now on the Watch to 5K program that I have been …

Apr 3, 2024: April Photoblogging Challenge, Day 2: Flowers suggested by @davegullet The first Agapanthus of the year flowering in the front garden.

Apr 3, 2024: Reading this news of the World Central Kitchen staff who were killed by Israeli air strikes in Gaza hit me in a way that surprised me. Before the Maui …

Apr 2, 2024: ✈️ In the air. Traveling solo to England for my mother’s 90th Birthday celebrations.

Apr 2, 2024: April Photoblogging Challenge, Day 1: Toy suggested by @pcora

Apr 1, 2024: This morning’s rainbow 🌈

Apr 1, 2024: Monday April 1, 2024 Newsletter letter Monday April 1st, 2024 Dear Readers, I had to laugh this morning. It’s related to the post that I put out yesterday around busyness (see it …

Mar 31, 2024: 🧘 I have, am having a busy few days. When that happens my mind starts to pull me onto the next task before the current one is finished. From that …

Mar 29, 2024: ☕ My coffee in take had been going down. One or two cups in the morning. However, in the last couple of days I have going back to another cup …

Mar 28, 2024: 🏞️ Digitizing slides. Reliving memories.

Mar 27, 2024: I have been silent on my running posts for six days now. I haven’t run in that time, though that is not the sole reason for not posting. The …

Mar 27, 2024: We watched Mrs. Doubtfire last night. I had never seen it. I miss Robin Williams.

Mar 27, 2024: Experimenting with a Different Way to Capture the Travel Slides Benaulim Beach, Goa, India. A month ago I explained how I was capturing the slides that I am using in the “Story behind the Photograph” …

Mar 27, 2024: 👓 The new glasses arrived today with progressive lenses in them. My first pair of progressives and they feel a little disorientating at the moment. I …

Mar 27, 2024: I remember being in college when Space Invaders first came out. Then there was Asteroids, Pac Man, and a few other Space Invaders variants. Pinball …

Mar 25, 2024: Monday March 25, 2024 Newsletter letter Monday March 25, 2024 Hello and welcome to another weekly roundup of posts to my blog. This has been a wet winter and as such some outside jobs that …

Mar 25, 2024: 🗣️ I’m trying out various translation apps to decide which best suits my needs. I find apps that offer a slower play back of the foreign language …

Mar 24, 2024: ♻️ I wouldn't mind restarting today afresh. I've got things done, things that needed to be done, but I'm sitting here now at the far end of the day …

Mar 23, 2024: 🍃 I’m waking up to wind and rain, hard showers followed by a wait for the next one, this morning. Yesterday’s sun appears to be an anomaly at the …

Mar 23, 2024: 🌱 Clearing in the garden today. Pulling out an invasive plant. There is still some to move, but it just got too hot….so I started work on a new blog …

Mar 21, 2024: I’ve said it many times on this blog…in essence to myself…that not doing something will not get it done. This time I will add that …

Mar 21, 2024: Yesterday I ran the furthest to date. It was only by 0.1km, but at 3.51km this was the further distance that I have covered so far in the Watch to 5K …

Mar 20, 2024: Keeping the Company of Good Friends Every Thursday night I sit in a weekly men’s group. I’ve mentioned before the value that I get from sitting with this group, but of late I have been …

Mar 20, 2024: Jacoby asks how far you live from where you were born? So I thought that I would take a look. It turns out that I’m currently 7,191 miles …

Mar 20, 2024: The Story Behind the Photograph: Fellow Travelers in Northern Pakistan Waiting at the border crossing I was going through some more slides of my travels last night and this one has stuck with me through the day. Taken in …

Mar 20, 2024: 🌞 Hey, no rain today. That’s a first for a while.

Mar 19, 2024: I started week four of the Watch to 5K program today and that meant longer run intervals. I can say with a fair degree of certainty that if it …

Mar 18, 2024: Monday March 18, 2024 Newsletter letter Monday March 18, 2024 Hello there. It is David Johnson here with a weekly roundup of posts to my blog. It has been a wet week here on Maui, especially …

Mar 18, 2024: I was taken to an event last night launching an event that I had no idea was in the works. Epic Swim Maui, a planned swim this summer - sometime …

Mar 18, 2024: Today hasn’t quite gone to plan due to a small plastic container that my wife uses to keep vitamins in being hidden at the back of the oven. She …

Mar 16, 2024: Well I am finally ready to move onto week four of the Watch to 5K program. Because of illness and various other road blocks, I have been redoing weeks …

Mar 16, 2024: 🌤️ Sun, blue sky and scattered clouds this morning. The world below can now dry out.

Mar 16, 2024: 🌧️ Well the sun’s appearance this morning was brief and short lived. Today it has rained and rained and rained. That’s two days now of steady drizzle …

Mar 15, 2024: Maui Strong A rallying call since the devastating fires here on Maui last year has become “Maui Strong”. The words have lended themselves to multiple …

Mar 15, 2024: 🌥️ “Here comes the sun,…” 🎶 Hopefully it will continue to make an appearance through the day, and dry things out. That’s a plus of living here in …

Mar 15, 2024: 😶‍🌫️ The last twenty four hours have been overcast and seen more rain than I was expecting from the forecast. Low cloud, mist in places, localized …

Mar 15, 2024: I love this overcast, wet weather. I have the French windows open so that I can listen to the sound of the falling rain, and as it trickles down the …

Mar 15, 2024: Cheeky Devil in China Town, Honolulu.

Mar 14, 2024: There is a bird singing its heart out as I sit here and drink my early morning coffee. I wish I knew what species it is. The bird’s song is …

Mar 14, 2024: The Story Behind the Photograph: In Bodhgaya (Part 1) A lot happened during my short time in Bodhgaya, and so I am spreading this section of the travels over a couple of posts. Arriving into Bodhgaya with …

Mar 14, 2024: Well the prep wasn’t too much fun yesterday, but the friendly doctors and nurses this morning made my start of the day colonoscopy so much more …

Mar 13, 2024: A Little Bit of Magic in the Air Maui has so many microclimates, and with that the weather can vary in a very short space of time. Yesterday from what I could see most of the island …

Mar 13, 2024: Currently listening to, Somewhere. Nowhere. by Kupla on Apple Music. Here’s the Songwhip link.

Mar 12, 2024: I don’t know why I expressed concern over the way switching to Daylight Savings time in this post? I live in Hawaii. In Hawaii there is no move to or …

Mar 12, 2024: Following my earlier post about my woes with Safari’s Hide My Email feature, I have finally tracked down the problem. I had disabled AutoFill, …

Mar 12, 2024: I was back out running today, and I was looking forward to doing so…which I will take as a good sign. I found myself Upcountry here on Maui and …

Mar 11, 2024: Monday March 11, 2024 Newsletter letter Monday March 11, 2024 This week has felt like a real mixed bag - work being done on the house, a visit to the doctor - both of which have follows this …

Mar 11, 2024: Two images inside the Honolulu Museum of Art.

Mar 11, 2024: Last Friday, March 8th was meant to be a Watch to 5K today, but I was in Honolulu to celebrate my wife’s birthday and so no running happened. …

Mar 10, 2024: I find the Hide My Email feature on MacOS Safari very frustrating. I can set up a hidden email address manually with no problem, but I don’t …

Mar 10, 2024: Graffiti faces seen around China Town in Honolulu.

Mar 9, 2024: Now this is something that I had not seen or tasted before. A green Matcha (green tea) IPA. We had been gifted a sushi meal at Islander Sake Brewery …

Mar 9, 2024: Yesterday we visited the Honolulu Museum of Art to see an exhibition of David Hockney prints, both old and new. I had wanted to see this exhibition …

Mar 9, 2024: In China Town, Honolulu yesterday evening.

Mar 8, 2024: 🕑 Oh no. I just found out that daylight savings starts at 2:00am this Sunday. Clocks springing forward an hour = sleep messed up for a few days.

Mar 7, 2024: 🛌 Those mornings when I just want to throw the sheets back over me and stay where I am…in bed.

Mar 7, 2024: 🌧️ Today has been an unexpectedly wet day. I saw that wind was on the cards, but it has come with a strong dose of rain as well, heavy rain. A very …

Mar 6, 2024: I’m sitting in the truck after the first run of week three of the Watch to 5K program. It is my second time going through week three due to …

Mar 6, 2024: 🦥 Slowing down at the end of the day listening to Bedtime Beats playlist on Apple Music.

Mar 5, 2024: Some more waves. This time in Waihe‘e Coastal Dunes & Wetlands Refuge which is managed by the Hawai’i Land Trust. I find it a special area, …

Mar 5, 2024: I watched episode seven of Masters of the Air on Apple TV+ last night. When I started watching the series I didn’t feel as though it was living …

Mar 5, 2024: I’m experiencing a lovely after exercise glow. I headed out this morning for another Watch to 5K run after a week off for family visiting. The …

Mar 4, 2024: Monday March 4, 2024 Newsletter letter Monday March 4, 2024 Well it has been a long while since I sent out a newsletter to subscribers. The pause was initially caused by an illness last …

Mar 4, 2024: That comforting sound as the rain falls at dawn, while I sit in a dark room, slowly getting brighter, sipping my first coffee of the day.

Mar 4, 2024: A quick update on my attempt to get myself to running a 5K, through the Watch to 5K program. My wife and I have had a packed week with family …

Mar 3, 2024: 🫠 Having a slow morning. Our wonderful family guests left yesterday and today feels like a day of rest and catching up on a few things that need …

Mar 3, 2024: Especially for @jean and @Miraz. Waves this morning from the cliffs near to Ho’okipa Beach.

Mar 2, 2024: 🤕 My grandson was firing a water gun (UK: water pistol) last night. In an attempt to get away I quickly turned and walked straight into a glass door. …

Feb 28, 2024: The Clean Up Crew - a flock of white egrets chasing the mower as the grass is cut.

Feb 28, 2024: The Wall that Heals A little over two weeks ago The Wall that Heals, a touring replica of the Vietnam Wall Memorial hosted by the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund, arrived …

Feb 28, 2024: A table outside set for dinner last night, with friends having just arrived from out of State. Although a fire was lit in the fire pit and chairs set …

Feb 28, 2024: Well that was an unintended and interesting experiment today. In getting ready to take our visitors out today I left my phone at home. I realized that …

Feb 27, 2024: 🚗 We have family visiting for a week and so we’re heading out today to show them some of the island. This small island is full of microclimates. …

Feb 27, 2024: Well I’m having another break/halt on progress with the Watch to 5K program that I am following. The cause this time is a migraine. I have been …

Feb 25, 2024: ☕ Trying a third cup of coffee this morning as a remedy against this migraine that I have been nurturing since yesterday.

Feb 25, 2024: 😔 I didn’t want to get out of bed this morning. It was warm and comfortable. That was as unusual for me, as I am not normally one to lie around in …

Feb 24, 2024: This afternoon’s rainbow, with a second very faint one just above it. 🌈

Feb 24, 2024: Another Watch to 5K run under my belt, ending my second run through (pun not intended) of the second week. I felt a little stiff to start off, and was …

Feb 23, 2024: How I'm Capturing the Photographs for the Travel Stories A slide being projected onto a wall in a darkened room. When I set off on my travels in the mid 1980’s, I took a SLR camera with me. From my …

Feb 22, 2024: I headed out on my Watch to 5K program this morning. With me repeating earlier weeks due to my time off from having a cold, I was running easier, I …

Feb 21, 2024: iA have just updated the iA Writer beta to 7.1. This update includes a major overhaul of Writer’s integration with Apple Shortcuts bringing with it 18 …

Feb 20, 2024: The Story Behind the Photograph: From the Roof of a Bus Road from Gaya to Bodhgaya from the roof of a bus Following my time in Patna, I continued my journey onto Bodhgaya by catching a train to the city of …

Feb 20, 2024: I’ve been experimenting with NetNewsWire’s iCloud service. Thanks to the RSS feed that Micro.blog offers for its Bookmarks feature, I have …

Feb 20, 2024: It has been a week and a half since I last completed a run for the Watch to 5K program that I am following. I’ve had a cold that has lingered, …

Feb 19, 2024: 📅 This has been a strange weekend for me. The grandkids were off school on Friday and I kept thinking that it was Saturday. On Saturday I couldn’t get …

Feb 18, 2024: ☀️ It feels good to see the sun this evening after a couple of days of cloud and rain. Don’t get me wrong, I enjoy moody weather, but on this still …

Feb 17, 2024: My default search engine for a number of years now has been DuckDuckGo. In the past I have also used their browser and their privacy based (redirect) …

Feb 17, 2024: 🚽 If someone redesigned the humble toilet brush, making it more hygienic, I believe that they would be onto something.

Feb 16, 2024: 🌊 Before going to bed last night the sounds of waves crashing against the distant cliffs, a mile away, was loud. In the middle of the night it was so …

Feb 16, 2024: Yesterday morning’s view at sunrise.

Feb 14, 2024: My wife gave me two of these metal tumblers from Japan for Valentines Day. They are great at keeping drinks cold…, and look good as well.

Feb 12, 2024: Yesterday was meant to be my next run on the Watch to 5K program, but I didn’t go out. I had the feeling of a cold coming on twenty four hours …

Feb 11, 2024: HAPPY LOSAR Today is Losar, Tibetan New Year, the year of the Wood Dragon 2151. Below is His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s New Year message to the …

Feb 10, 2024: Well there’s week 3 of the Watch to 5K program completed. The conditions were perfect today - overcast, barely a breeze, and a comfortable …

Feb 9, 2024: Earthquake just felt on Maui. I’m getting texts from friends across the island with people having felt it. I was sitting in my truck after a run …

Feb 9, 2024: 🌴 After a week living in a wind tunnel, last night the winds finally appeared to have blown themselves out. It was still when I returned home …

Feb 8, 2024: A Memory I’ve just left Mahatma Gandhi’s ashram situated just outside of the small town of Sevagram in almost the geographical center of India. I had spent a …

Feb 7, 2024: A rainbow is never far away here, but the wet and windy weather is producing some good ones at the moment 🌈

Feb 7, 2024: Yes I keep saying it, but today’s Watch to 5K run felt hard. At one stage I thought that I was going to start walking during a running stage. …

Feb 7, 2024: On a roll at the moment. This evening’s rainbow 🌈

Feb 6, 2024: The Rubin Will Close Its Physical Space and Become a ‘Museum Without Walls’ - I’m sad to see this happening. I don’t visit New York often, …

Feb 6, 2024: 🌬️ I’m not happy with this strong wind. It has been here for a few days now, and it looks like at least another two more days. I’d really appreciate …

Feb 6, 2024: My last run on the Watch to 5K program was last Wednesday, January 31st. The program is structured so that you run every other day. The day in between …

Feb 6, 2024: I have been playing around with the Feedbin iOS app and found out completely by accident that it is possible to save searches. Searches of all feeds …

Feb 5, 2024: The Story Behind the Photograph: A View Over the River Ganges Photo of a slide projected onto a wall. It was mid November, 1989. I was four months into my journey through Central Asia. With my visa expiring, my …

Feb 5, 2024: This morning’s rainbow 🌈

Feb 5, 2024: We went to a birthday party on the south side of the island last night. It was an enjoyable evening. Just before sunset a whale and her calf swam by …

Feb 3, 2024: Unbeknownst to the friend who text me this, I was just about to walk into the chemist (pharmacy) when he sent me this. I miss Adams' writing. Space …

Feb 2, 2024: I have a number of photographs from our trip to Portugal last year which never saw the light of day because of me catching pneumonia and becoming so …

Feb 2, 2024: Today was a WatchTo5K … actually I suppose that it still is? The thing is that it has been raining pretty much consistently since yesterday …

Feb 1, 2024: I’ve watched the first two episodes of Masters of the Air on TV+. I probably should have done this in the first episode, but for the second …

Feb 1, 2024: I’ve just completed my first run of the third week of the WatchTo5K program. This was the hardest so far - I wonder how many times I will be …

Jan 31, 2024: 📱Well I finally decided to reinstall a cover on my phone. I'd like it to last another year or so, at least, and don't know if I can trust myself not …

Jan 31, 2024: Finished reading: Foster by Claire Keegan 📚 This is the third book that I have read by Claire Keegan, an author who I had not heard of a few months …

Jan 30, 2024: We are really getting a cornucopia of weather conditions at the moment. Days of still weather, clear skies and sun, were replaced with two days of …

Jan 30, 2024: 🍃 I feel as though we have been in a wind tunnel all day, maybe the last two days?! I hope that we wake up to a calmer day tomorrow.

Jan 29, 2024: Well that is week two of the Watch to 5K completed. This week was harder than the second, though I am also seeing progress. I am running a little …

Jan 29, 2024: 🏃‍♀️ I don’t think that my run today will be much fun, though it will be a challenge. Winds are currently gusting 20/25mph, with a forecast for …

Jan 29, 2024: I find myself wondering if it is possible to somehow create an RSS feed for a website that I would like to follow, but that does not a feed?

Jan 28, 2024: The dawn chorus yesterday morning.

Jan 28, 2024: I have not used the Maui bus service for a good number of years now, but it seems that come March 1 I will qualify for a free travel. According to the …

Jan 28, 2024: This morning’s Watch to 5K run was the hardest so far. The fifth in the program, the second of the second week, I think that my calf muscles …

Jan 26, 2024: I took the case off of my iPhone 13 Mini a few days ago to clean the phone. It is a clear case and I could see dirt accumulating around the back of …

Jan 25, 2024: I just saw a bumper sticker, Love Everyone Now there is a practice of a lifetime.

Jan 25, 2024: Dawn this morning, a couple of hours ago.

Jan 25, 2024: 🤫 All is quiet right now, and I’m loving it. It won’t stay this way, but for now I am making the most of it. The quiet rests my body and mind.

Jan 23, 2024: I’m happy to have completed Run 3 and my first week of the Watch to 5K app and challenge.

Jan 23, 2024: An Early Morning Sound This is my first post and try out of Vincent Ritter’s new blogging platform, Scribbles. I’m not sure that I need another blog, but I love Vincent’s …

Jan 22, 2024: The Story Behind the Photo: A Bus Full of People The original of this image was a slide. I projected it onto a wall and took this photo. I initially posted this photo on September 3, 2023, but …

Jan 22, 2024: Good morning ☕️. What will this week bring?

Jan 22, 2024: Photographs from a walk along the cliffs near to Ho’okipa Beach, Maui last Friday evening. The island in the distance is Moloka’i. The sun …

Jan 22, 2024: We went to see Poor Things last night. A good and bold performance by Emma Stone, who really carried the movie. However, I can’t fault any of …

Jan 22, 2024: That was not easy, but a good challenge. A 500 piece jigsaw puzzle of rocks, a Christmas present that I have slowly worked on, a few pieces each day. …

Jan 21, 2024: 🏃‍♂️ Heading out for the second run of my personal Watch to 5K challenge.

Jan 20, 2024: Accountability and Running Towards the end of last year the iOS/Apple Watch app, Watch to 5K, was offered at a discount and it got me thinking. I wanted some easy accountability …

Jan 20, 2024: 🐳 I saw my first whale of the season this evening. Way out to sea, a few water spouts and the cresting back of the whale.

Jan 19, 2024: The Story Behind the Mt Everest Photograph Yesterday I posted a photograph showing the last rays of sunlight catching the summit of Mt Everest at the end of a day. After putting it up online, I …

Jan 19, 2024: The summit of Mt Everest, peeking out from behind surrounding mountains, coloured orange as it catches the last rays of sunlight at the end of the …

Jan 18, 2024: This winter feels like a struggle. If not that, a season that is bringing its fair share of obstacles. One blessing is that the weather is not one of …

Jan 16, 2024: Those times when I talk to a delivery person, just making conversation, and they are unsure what to say. I feel that I have done something that they …

Jan 16, 2024: 😩 A frustrating day. I fix one thing (or update it), and something else breaks. I’m calling tech support tomorrow morning. Despite the sound of it, …

Jan 13, 2024: Sitting in silence.

Jan 13, 2024: This morning’s rainbow 🌈

Jan 13, 2024: Cold weather Yesterday felt cold here, this evening there is a real icy blast…for a home only about 640 ft above sea level, in the Hawaiian islands. Of …

Jan 5, 2024: Wednesday was exhausting for me. Being preceded by the busyness of the Christmas and New Year holidays probably didn’t help. I’m an …

Jan 4, 2024: This place is called the Fun Factory and is a favorite of my grandson’s. I’m not in agreement with him on this. I call it soul destroying and a money …

Jan 4, 2024: Home alone, listening to and reading the poems of Han-Shan, Cold Mountain. Thank you Gary Snyder, Red Pine and others. Men ask the way to Cold …

Jan 3, 2024: Year in books for 2023 Here are the books I finished reading in 2023. I’m a slow reader, not living in a family of readers (which slows me down more), but I love reading and …

Jan 2, 2024: 🤦 How to not make a cup of coffee…omit the ground coffee. Happy New Year!

Jan 1, 2024: Well, I’m heading to bed after seeing in 2024 here in Maui. It’s been a while since I have stayed up to welcome in a New Year. Good …

Jan 1, 2024: I periodically return to the book One Robe, One Bowl: The Zen Poetry of Ryokan translated and introduced by John Stevens. Ryokan’s poems, …

Dec 31, 2023: New Year’s Eve and a beautiful sunny morning. What a difference after days, weeks of rain. Cold earlier this morning, though.

Dec 31, 2023: A sprinkling of white on a tree top. White Egrets sit out the coldness of early morning.

Dec 30, 2023: I am not a screenwriter in any shape or form, but thoroughly enjoyed this episode of Script Notes, where John August interviews writer and director …

Dec 30, 2023: This morning I had a brief, interesting talk with my acupuncturist about intuition. Experiences of it, and reasons why we might have doubted it when …

Dec 29, 2023: 💡 Well no sooner do I write, than the power comes back on. And the rain continues to fall. It is wet out there.

Dec 29, 2023: 🔌 Power outage. We haven’t had one for a while. The lights flickered while I was cooking dinner, but hung in there. Later we were watching one of the …

Dec 27, 2023: As Boxing Day comes to an end, celebrated in my mind if not in the country where I now live, I look back on the beginning and end of yesterday.

Dec 27, 2023: That time of year when I go searching for the ghosts of Christmas past, the good ghosts.

Dec 26, 2023: Finished reading: Grief Is the Thing with Feathers by Max Porter. A quirky and resonant meditation on grief. 📚

Dec 25, 2023: As I get ready for bed, I remember as a kid going to bed on Christmas night. Once the lights were out and I’d said “good night” to everyone, I would …

Dec 25, 2023: As Christmas night falls here in Hawaii, I wish all those who celebrate, in whatever shape or form, blessings, peace and all good wishes.

Dec 24, 2023: Joining in the current online fun. I experimented with a few descriptions and think that this one resulted in the best likeness.

Dec 23, 2023: Finished reading: A Child’s Christmas in Wales by Dylan Thomas. I read this each year. My father’s side of the family is from Wales and I lived …

Dec 22, 2023: I watched A Charlie Brown Christmas last night, something I started doing each year, a few years ago. I think that I enjoy the animation because it …

Dec 21, 2023: Well that is not very welcome. Our Wedding Anniversary today, Christmas just round the corner, and I test positive for COVID this morning. My wife …

Dec 20, 2023: 🌧️ Well it is wet out there.

Dec 20, 2023: These are not the best photographs of Wailuku, but I feel as though it is an overlooked gem here in Maui. Wailuku is the administrative home on the …

Dec 20, 2023: I lay in the darkness this morning listening to the rain lash against the windows. My wife has tested positive for COVID and I am sleeping in a barn …

Dec 19, 2023: My favourite coffee shop, and my local one when we lived in Portland was Sterling Coffee Roasters. I still order from them - only three days from …

Dec 18, 2023: I’m trying to switch off today. The last few days have been busy, on top of a bad headache, and next week we’ll be hitting the ground …

Dec 16, 2023: 🤦🏼‍♂️ Waiting for some toast to pop up, and then realized that I had not put it in the toaster!

Dec 16, 2023: Two sides of this evening.

Dec 15, 2023: Home alone reading, and doing a bit of writing as well, while listening to Christmas Carols. I love listening to Carols, and singing them. In hearing …

Dec 15, 2023: From a walk at Ho’okipa cliffs just over a week ago.

Dec 14, 2023: I’ve spent the last couple of days playing around with Tot and Siri Shortcuts (or is it Apple Shortcuts, or maybe just Shortcuts…I really …

Dec 14, 2023: The Boy And The Heron - some thoughts a day later Almost twenty four hours after sitting down in the theater to watch The Boy And The Heron, the movie is still sitting with me. I chose to see the …

Dec 13, 2023: I have not done this for a while - sitting in a theatre by myself to see a movie - but I am looking forward to it. Today’s feature? The Boy And The …

Dec 13, 2023: Inspired by the sticker posts of @maique. I spotted these while waiting to cross the road with my grandson.

Dec 12, 2023: This morning’s rainbow 🌈

Dec 12, 2023: I’ve just booked a ticket to go and see Hayao Miyazaki’s new anime, The Boy And The Heron tomorrow. I’ve chosen to see the English dubbed version, …

Dec 11, 2023: Grilling this evening.

Dec 10, 2023: Sunday speed.

Dec 9, 2023: I recently checked in with my men’s group saying that, …right now I’d prefer to be in an isolated cabin on the side of a mountain looking out onto …

Dec 6, 2023: Those times when I have a host of tabs open, only to accidentally close my browser without saving them, and realizing that I actually don’t miss …

Dec 3, 2023: 😶‍🌫️ A misty, rainy Sunday morning. Those are the best..at least it feels like that this morning.

Dec 2, 2023: Finished reading: So Late in the Day by Claire Keegan 📚

Dec 1, 2023: Are you in the market for a new guitar? If so, put January 31st, 2024 into your diary. On that date, Mark Knopfler is auctioning more than 120 guitars …

Dec 1, 2023: 🤒 I have been unwell the last couple of days, though I really don't know what I have had? The main symptoms? Tired and achy, a slight and brief fever. …

Nov 27, 2023: I felt as though this faint rainbow was kissing the sky this morning.

Nov 26, 2023: Finished reading: Weasels in the Attic by Hiroko Oyamada 📚

Nov 26, 2023: This weekend the north shore of Maui has seen a large swell visiting its shores. The photo below does no justice to the size of the size of the waves …

Nov 24, 2023: 👋 …and suddenly it is all over. The build up, the preparation, the day, the eating, the cleanup, and all that is left are memories and feeling of a …

Nov 24, 2023: 🍂 The house has been vacuumed, the table laid, food prep is under way, family strife laid to rest - Happy Thanksgiving.

Nov 23, 2023: I was listening to an episode of the Metta Hour with Sharon Salzberg podcast yesterdday, and Sharon said something like (I’m paraphrasing), …and …

Nov 22, 2023: Somewhere in Copenhagen.

Nov 22, 2023: I’ve had a low grade nothing today. What does that look like? Being able to operate, just, while between time spent sleeping and feeling nauseous. …

Nov 20, 2023: Sticking to the Meditation Instruction I’ve said this before on this website, for example here and here. So why again? As much as anything, I repeat myself because I need to remind myself. …

Nov 20, 2023: ☔️ I'm grateful for the rain falling this morning, and wish that it would bless the rest of this island with its presence.

Nov 20, 2023: Baldwin beech, Maui, this morning.

Nov 20, 2023: The sun has caught my face today, I can feel it. First out in the garden, clearing the planter boxes of weeds which had overgrown them due to neglect. …

Nov 19, 2023: The weather can be beautiful at this time of year, perfect. Yes there can be days of rain in the part of Maui where we live. That’s welcome, one …

Nov 19, 2023: Silhouettes

Nov 18, 2023: Well no dream last night, at least none that I remember, but I did sleep like a log. I was exhausted and asleep just after 9:00pm.

Nov 18, 2023: I spent some time tinkering with my website this afternoon, and sending out some gratitude to various people who make it possible. I’m happy with how …

Nov 18, 2023: Miffy

Nov 17, 2023: A Dream - Reading to the World I had a dream last night in which a good friend, Maique Madeira, was sitting on the floor reading Harry Potter to his daughter, surrounded by a larger …

Nov 17, 2023: We’ve had a lot of rain over the last two days. With that I’ve felt an increased pressure in the air, and I have put that down to …

Nov 16, 2023: 🌧️ We are waking up to rain this morning, a lot of it. I hope that the rest of the island is getting this as it needs it. We live in the wetter part …

Nov 16, 2023: Finished reading: People From My Neighbourhood by Hiromi Kawakami 📚

Nov 16, 2023: Following the devastating fires on Maui, both Upcountry and in Lahaina, there has been much coverage in the local press about the clean up process. …

Nov 14, 2023: Well we lived to tell the tale. My wife and I spent five days looking after our grandkids while the parents were on the mainland. Sleeping with them - …

Nov 7, 2023: A spiral staircase in a Lisbon hotel.

Nov 5, 2023: Occasionally, through something that I see or hear, I am reminded of a line inserted in the middle of the lyrics to the 1984 single Two Tribes, by the …

Nov 4, 2023: Finally we have rain, along with two rainbows 🌈

Nov 3, 2023: This Praying Mantis was there to greet us when we returned home yesterday.

Nov 2, 2023: 😩 Jet lag sucks. Needing to sleep. Trying to stay up so that I don't wake up in the middle of the night...which I inevitably do anyway. Trying to …

Nov 1, 2023: 💦 I'd forgotten how humid Maui can be.

Nov 1, 2023: Surfacing and Reflecting This piece started to take shape towards the end of the summer. It is now the last day of October. I was just coming out of recovering from pneumonia, …

Nov 1, 2023: Welcome to America. An espresso in Portugal is €1.20 give or take a few cents. San Francisco airport $4.50 (before tax) 🤯

Nov 1, 2023: I was in a coffee shop in Lisbon and I noticed that there was a young woman reading a book. Maybe nothing unusual about that, except she was totally …

Nov 1, 2023: Finished reading: Small Things Like These by Claire Keegan 📚

Oct 31, 2023: Adeus Portugal. Até à próxima. 😢

Oct 29, 2023: 🌧️ Today has been off and on wet, but it is really coming down now. I hope that we don't sail away.

Oct 29, 2023: I understand people’s annoyance at the clocks going backwards and forwards twice a year. However, I do like that time once a year when the day …

Oct 29, 2023: I think that I’ll look to have a notebook beside my bed to record the dreams that I have. I seem to forget them so quickly and easily once I am …

Oct 27, 2023: Photographs from Estremoz Saturday Market Some more images from last week’s visit to Estremoz Saturday market.

Oct 27, 2023: Hopefully I’m not posting some political or subversive message here? “Go with the flow,” would suggest not. Spotted while in Lisbon.

Oct 27, 2023: Well apparently the sun is rising right now…7:54am. Perhaps it’s time to get up? Portugal seems to have this effect on me. I can’t …

Oct 26, 2023: I don’t receive a lot of eyes on my website, but views in the last few days had dropped to zero…or so it seemed (I subscribe to …

Oct 26, 2023: Books in Lisbon I returned home yesterday from a couple of days in Lisbon with an unplanned cache - four books. Three of them came from a new discovery, a small …

Oct 25, 2023: VPNs When to use a VPN and when not to, that is the question? So here I am, sitting in my hotel room in Lisbon. I am on the hotel’s WiFi network. I …

Oct 24, 2023: Back in a warm hotel room drying out clothes (the heating cranked up to dry out those clothes) after a good pizza and browsing books in a bookshop. I …

Oct 24, 2023: Well I just got a whole lot wetter than I thought. It is pouring here in Lisbon and I didn’t think that I would be dealing with wet clothes. It …

Oct 24, 2023: 🚘 Heading to Lisbon today.

Oct 23, 2023: The fisherman returning home, or maybe he is on his way to the fishing grounds?

Oct 22, 2023: Walking around the market in Estremoz yesterday.

Oct 19, 2023: ⛈️ Woah! Now it is coming down. We got home just in the nick of time. A meeting canceled, but I prefer to be back home than out on the road in this. …

Oct 18, 2023: A Pilgrimage to Nazaré Today I made a pilgrimage to Nazaré, the home in Portugal of big wave surfing, and where the biggest wave ever to be surfed was surfed. Even though I …

Oct 18, 2023: Next stop America. The view yesterday from Europe’s most westerly point, Cabo da Roca in Portugal.

Oct 17, 2023: We found ourselves in Cascais around lunchtime. The restaurants were closed, opening in forty minutes, and it was raining. So we went for a walk, as …

Oct 16, 2023: Can anyone help me here? These are the opening hours of a nearby restaurant in Portugal. What do the little “a” stand for/mean? 3ª a …

Oct 15, 2023: This from writer and historian Heather Cox-Richardson, The nights I post a picture are often harder for me than the nights I write. I am not a visual …

Oct 15, 2023: 🥱 8:30am and I am just getting up. I never do that, this late in the morning, until I have just done so. I was tired...still feel that way. A slow …

Oct 9, 2023: 😮‍💨 Feeling tired at the far end of a day moving around Lisbon. But getting things done, enjoying ourselves, and meeting with friends

Oct 9, 2023: Another Micro Meetup in Portugal with @maique, along with my wife, Melissa.

Oct 9, 2023: Waiting for a meet up.

Oct 8, 2023: 🥵 very hot today. Peaking at 35C (95F). We are on the search for cooler temperatures.

Oct 7, 2023: Alcácer do Sal by night.

Oct 7, 2023: I’ve no idea what was happening in Alcácer do Sal this evening, but some people were enjoying themselves. The drummers and those following, were all …

Oct 7, 2023: Finished reading Getting Your Important Work Done by Michael Nobbs. A collection of essays on being sustainably creative, using “whatever energy …

Oct 7, 2023: I installed Thwip on my iPhone, and watch, just because…🔈

Oct 7, 2023: 🧙🏻 A second test of a Drafts action

Oct 7, 2023: 🧪 Testing a Drafts action.

Oct 7, 2023: We went out to Arrábida Natural Park yesterday, and what a beautiful park it is. While walking along Praia do Creiro, one of the handful of beaches in …

Oct 5, 2023: Captures from a walk through Alcácer do Sal this morning.

Oct 5, 2023: With the temperature in the low 30s, and cloudless skies, this character was overdressed yesterday.

Oct 4, 2023: I had a restless sleep last night. First I was too hot, then too cold, then the pillow felt too hard, then too soft. I gave up and moved to the couch, …

Oct 2, 2023: 🇵🇹 Boa tarde Portugal

Oct 2, 2023: Sitting by the harbour in the small Danish town of Havnebyen. Friends from Maui have moved here and we are stopping by to visit them on our way to …

Sep 30, 2023: Day 30 of the September Photoblogging Challenge: Treasure, suggested by @agilelisa From an art exhibition in Florida in 2018.

Sep 29, 2023: Day 29 of the September Photoblogging Challenge: Contrast, suggested by @gregmoore Light and dark.

Sep 28, 2023: Day 28 of the September Photoblogging Challenge: Workout, suggested by @rom Always worth it, but quite a workout. Haleakala crater.

Sep 27, 2023: Day 27 of the September Photoblogging Challenge: Embrace, suggested by @mroutley Returning to the UK, I always feel the embrace of the British …

Sep 26, 2023: Day 26 of the September Photoblogging Challenge: Belt, suggested by @annie Taken in a small restaurant/bar in Kyoto in October 2016. A few beverages …

Sep 25, 2023: Day 25 of the September Photoblogging Challenge: Flare, suggested by @matt17r Autumnal light.

Sep 25, 2023: 🤫 Sitting quietly.

Sep 24, 2023: Day 24 of the September Photoblogging Challenge: Belt, suggested by @allaboutgeorge The only belt that I brought with me on this trip. Better than the …

Sep 23, 2023: Day 23 of the September Photoblogging Challenge: A Day in the Life Out walking in Bristol, England today.

Sep 23, 2023: I took this photo this morning while having breakfast and have only just looked at it. It’s a striking sunrise, even if I say so myself, with …

Sep 22, 2023: Day 22 of the September Photoblogging Challenge: Road, suggested by @jomalo An old road maybe, running through the fields above the cliffs near to …

Sep 21, 2023: Day 21 of the September Photoblogging Challenge: Fall, suggested by @pcora A Horse Chestnut leaves start to change colour as Fall approaches. Bristol, …

Sep 21, 2023: Jet lag sucks, and I find that there is something settling about sitting quietly while the world outside sleeps.

Sep 21, 2023: 🥱 Up early, did I go to sleep(?), for a jet lag informed breakfast.

Sep 20, 2023: Day 20 of the September Photoblogging Challenge: Disruption, suggested by me, @crossingthethreshold I had no idea what I would post when I suggested …

Sep 20, 2023: 🌧️ It’s pouring in southern England right now. On my way down to Bristol from Heathrow airport.

Sep 19, 2023: Celebrating 60 years orbiting the sun. This time in a hotel at San Francisco airport. On my way to England this evening.

Sep 19, 2023: Day 19 of the September Photoblogging Challenge: Edge, suggested by @rnv Two edges. The horizon and the west coast of the United States last night, …

Sep 19, 2023: We safely arrived at the Grand Hyatt Hotel at SFO, and there were two bottles of Prosecco and a box of chocolate biscuits waiting for me. Tomorrow is …

Sep 18, 2023: Day 18 of the September Photoblogging Challenge: Fabric, suggested by @adam Rolls of indigo fabric. Chikugo, Japan.

Sep 18, 2023: Day 17 of the September Photoblogging Challenge: intense, suggested by @rori The noise from these mechanical looms was intense, as in loud. They were …

Sep 17, 2023: Here is the full video of me leaning against the wind in the Isle of Skye. Yesterday, as a part of the September Photoblogging Challenge, I posted a …

Sep 17, 2023: Day 16 of the September Photoblogging Challenge: oof!, suggested by @bkryer Being held up by the strong winds on the Isle of Skye.

Sep 16, 2023: 😰 It is so humid outside right now, that it just saps my energy.

Sep 16, 2023: Day 15 of the September Photoblogging Challenge: Red, suggested by @chiawase A red bicycle in Florence, Italy.

Sep 15, 2023: With the release of the new iPhones, I suddenly realise that my iPhone 13 Mini is already two years old. I have no plans to buy a new model, but boy, …

Sep 15, 2023: The Trash Collectors It’s Thursday evening. Time for the weekly ritual of putting the trash bins out for their collection on Friday morning. Tomorrow as I am waking up and …

Sep 14, 2023: Up until a couple of weeks ago I had not heard of the organization World Central Kitchen. While volunteering at Lahaina Gateway following the wild …

Sep 14, 2023: Day 14 of the September Photoblogging Challenge: Statue, suggested by @christopherchelpka I found this character in Bristol, UK.

Sep 13, 2023: Danziger's Travels There’s a quote from the book Danziger’s Travel that has sat with me since I returned from my travels in the early 1990s. Danziger’s …

Sep 13, 2023: Day 13 of the September Photoblogging Challenge: Glowing, suggested by @anniegreens A hotel lobby somewhere in Kyoto.

Sep 13, 2023: Day 12 of the September Photoblogging Challenge: Panic, suggested by @maique While I’m not sure that I was panicking, at times I felt …

Sep 12, 2023: Day 11 of the September Photoblogging Challenge: Retrospect, suggested by @chadgmoore This just fitted the bill for me for retrospect. A area from my …

Sep 10, 2023: Day 10 of the September Photoblogging Challenge: Cycle, suggested by @agilelisa I miss the annual Providence Bridge Pedal in Portland. This photo …

Sep 9, 2023: Day 9 of the September Photoblogging Challenge: Language, suggested by @thedimpause If it wasn’t for the pictures of the food in this Kyoto …

Sep 9, 2023: Day 8 of the September Photoblogging Challenge: Yonder, suggested by @jidabug Inverness, CA.

Sep 8, 2023: Ruminations on Travel and Place Wednesday of last week I went back over to Lahaina to spend the day volunteering. It was hot, very hot, but rewarding. As I drove home I was …

Sep 7, 2023: 🩻 A hospital goes from a place that I rarely see, to one that becomes quite familiar. A chest X-ray just completed this lunchtime, with a follow up …

Sep 7, 2023: Day 7 of the September Photoblogging Challenge: Panorama, suggested by @dejus The audience in Portland welcoming His Holiness the Dalai Lama, 2013.

Sep 7, 2023: Note to self: Do actually look at your ToDo list! 🤦🏼‍♂️

Sep 7, 2023: Day 6 of the September Photoblogging Challenge: Well, suggested by @val I think that this must have been a well? Now inside a hotel on Lake Como.

Sep 6, 2023: I stepped outside this evening to a clear night sky, and there traveling overhead was a trail of Starlink satellites. That was the first time that I …

Sep 6, 2023: I like Manuel Moreale’s analogy of seeing the online world as a mirror of the physical one.

Sep 5, 2023: Day 5 of the September Photoblogging Challenge: Forest, suggested by @ovr The woodland leading down to the river Avon from Durdham Downs in Bristol, …

Sep 5, 2023: Sunset this evening from our lanai.

Sep 5, 2023: Hiking Haleakala Crater I spent yesterday hiking Haleakalā Crater with a friend. The mountain sits at just over 10,000ft in altitude. The crater that is there today is not a …

Sep 4, 2023: Day 4 of the September Photoblogging Challenge: Orange, suggested by @ekcragg.

Sep 4, 2023: 😮‍💨 Exhausted but happy after a day hiking through Haleakala crater today.

Sep 4, 2023: Day 3 of the September Photoblogging Challenge: Precious, suggested by @odd. Precious memories of past travels, this in Nepal, 1989 (photo of slide).

Sep 3, 2023: I spent this afternoon working in our yard. As an aside from this story, I have never quite got use to Americans calling what surrounds their house a …

Sep 2, 2023: Day 2 of the September 2023 Photoblogging Challenge. Buildup - suggested by @V_ Miami, FL

Sep 1, 2023: Day 1 of the September 2023 Photoblogging Challenge. Abstract - suggested by @greghiggins Volterra, Italy

Sep 1, 2023: August 2023 Newsletter letter August 2023 Well after a run of 14 newsletters, the last one being at the end of April this year, I have not sent a newsletter for three months now. …

Aug 31, 2023: 🤪 I was going to do something, look something up, and now (two minutes later) cannot remember for the life of me what that was??

Aug 30, 2023: I’m more than a little out of practice with yoga right now. This morning I took a one and a half hour class. Plenty of shaking limbs and hard …

Aug 29, 2023: Volunteering As the result of an email that I received late on Friday night, Saturday saw me out at Lahaina Gateway, volunteering with the relief effort for those …

Aug 28, 2023: Finished reading: A Prayer for the Crown-Shy by Becky Chambers 📚

Aug 27, 2023: ☔ It’s pouring here in Haiku.

Aug 22, 2023: As Maui Breathes As Maui cycles through the year, I can feel as the island breathes its way through the ebb and flow of visitors. There are deep intakes of breath as …

Aug 21, 2023: Rain is pouring outside as I type this. Grey clouds hang low. The ocean, in the distance, is obscured from view. The clouds might lift briefly …

Aug 20, 2023: Yesterday afternoon I just wanted to breathe some fresh tree air, and headed up to the Каhаkарао Loop Trail. Two and half hours later, and just over …

Aug 20, 2023: I am hearing of a lot of grass roots relief efforts that just came together following the wild fires that hit Maui just under two weeks ago. The wife, …

Aug 18, 2023: Allowing people to tell their stories, enables them to release the pressure that they hold.

Aug 18, 2023: I’m not long back from my weekly men’s group. I am so grateful for this group, especially at this time here on Maui. A group of men who I …

Aug 18, 2023: In the presence of giants. Driving through a forest of Red Woods last week in Northern California.

Aug 15, 2023: I always say that I will make a Mana Foods' cookie last, but never succeed. They are so good.

Aug 14, 2023: I returned home yesterday to rental cars parked up in the fields around the airport here on Maui. I hadn’t seen that since height of COVID. …

Aug 13, 2023: 🏝️ I’m starting the journey back to Maui. I’m both wanting to be back home and anxious as to what I am returning to (though very gratefully, my home …

Aug 13, 2023: I’m missing Sea Ranch already, but I’m also missing home given what has happened in Maui. I’m heading back there tomorrow.

Aug 11, 2023: 🐳 More whales swimming past Sea Ranch this afternoon. We can see their spouts way out in the ocean.

Aug 10, 2023: As the day ends here, I find myself still thinking over what has happened in Maui in the last 24 hours. Disbelief at the level of destruction, …

Aug 10, 2023: Sunset this evening from Sea Ranch. We also saw some whale spouts and splashes, maybe from their flukes, way off shore, and were wondering if they …

Aug 10, 2023: Walking through the fields, by the coast, at Sea Ranch.

Aug 9, 2023: As I spend some time with family in California, the news that is coming out of Maui of the terrible fires there is heartbreaking. It sounds as though …

Aug 9, 2023: These misty, Northern Californian mornings, fit my being perfectly.

Aug 9, 2023: Hike to the bluff and there are three chairs waiting for you to take a rest, and take in the ocean views.

Aug 8, 2023: 😶‍🌫️ Waking up to a foggy and damp morning. Perfect for moving slowly.

Aug 8, 2023: 🥱 Tired after a day of driving.

Aug 8, 2023: The Northern Californian coast at Sea Ranch.

Aug 6, 2023: 🐲 I just paid a visit to The Dragon’s Den, a herbal medicine shop here on Maui. I was looking for a something to help open my lungs as I manage the …

Aug 5, 2023: ☕ I’m drinking my first coffee for around two months. Being unwell just put me off the beverage, and then as I improved my acupuncturist suggested …

Aug 5, 2023: I get up after a good eight hours sleep (not always guaranteed) feeling fresh and well rested. Half an hour later I am ready to go back to bed. 😩

Aug 5, 2023: Finished reading: A Psalm for the Wild-Built by Becky Chambers 📚

Aug 5, 2023: Sounds of the night: crickets whistling geckos calling their territory with a sound like smacking lips a cow grazing voices cars on the nearby road …

Aug 5, 2023: My grandson roasting a marshmallow at dusk, in PoliPoli Springs Recreation Area, Maui. (Photo credit, my son-in-law).

Aug 2, 2023: 🔌 Power outage - those times when I realize the value and/or importance of that which I take for granted.

Aug 1, 2023: I was driving to the post office this morning, and a mongoose suddenly ran out into the road. I tried to swerve, but it was too late, the little …

Jul 31, 2023: ☹️ Waking up to the realization that the weekend is over.

Jul 30, 2023: 😌 It’s Sunday. I need a Sunday.

Jul 30, 2023: Now. View over Maui from PoliPoli Springs Recreational Area. The island of Lana’i in the distance.

Jul 28, 2023: At times I come across the attempt to put fun into a box. “Fun is this and only this, and if you are not doing this, you are not having …

Jul 27, 2023: I came across this poem last year on the On Being podcast. Written by the Pakistani climate activist Ayisha Siddiqa1, it is set against the backdrop …

Jul 26, 2023: I remember when I first heard Sinead O’Connor sing. I sat up and took notice. Her haunting voice. Her first album was soon added to my …

Jul 26, 2023: Revisiting a 1987 Journey out of Estes Park Yesterday a conversation on Micro.blog brought back memories of an episode early in my travels in 1987. In the Micro.blog conversation I wrote, I …

Jul 23, 2023: Today appears to be a big laundry day chez moi. I’m tripping over clothes, towels, sheets and a big duvet cover.

Jul 21, 2023: Well Tropical Storm Calvin left its calling card for us. This morning I noticed water seeping out from behind the drier. The rain had come down the …

Jul 19, 2023: As I write this, it is grey and misty outside and sheets of rain are being blown across the my field of vision. It has been a wet morning, off and on …

Jul 18, 2023: Tropical Storm Calvin, which started out as a hurricane in the Pacific, is arriving in Hawai’i tonight, impacting the Big Island of …

Jul 18, 2023: As I try our Obsidian, of course I go looking for a plugin to post to Micro.blog. Thank you @otaviocc, I’m testing your plugin out now.

Jul 16, 2023: This morning I’m keeping an eagle eye on the live text stream on the BBC website - my only option - in order to follow the Wimbledon Men’s …

Jul 15, 2023: Clean up done. Sitting quietly now. Yesterday evening a collection of friends - kids, parents, grandparents - came over to play on the water slide …

Jul 12, 2023: Finished reading: The Cybernetic Tea Shop by Meredith Katz 📚

Jul 12, 2023: 📝 I'm grateful for journalling.

Jul 11, 2023: 🥱 Waking from an afternoon nap.

Jul 9, 2023: This afternoon my wife and I took a two and a half mile walk in Upcountry Maui. The cloudy weather created just the right conditions for walking. A …

Jul 8, 2023: After all the praise for The Bear that I have read on Micro.blog, I took out a subscription for Hulu. I don’t regret doing so. I’m, we are …

Jul 7, 2023: On a clear night, we are blessed with a wonderful view of a star filled sky. Tonight, just before turning in, I stopped to stair up at the glittering …

Jul 6, 2023: Reupholstering a couch today. Learning as I go. Patience is one of those lessons!

Jul 5, 2023: Some days I wonder what I have achieved from my meditation practice? Sleepy, wandering mind, replaying that incident from yesterday. Providing this …

Jul 4, 2023: Going in…looking to retrieve some images off of my step-daughter’s old computer. 🫣

Jul 1, 2023: When I am unwell, I quite often find that I loose my taste for coffee. It comes back in its own time as I heal. As I recover from pneumonia I had …

Jun 29, 2023: 🕳️ I am slowly surfacing, climbing out of the hole. I have not written on my blog for about a month. Much has happened, but I have simply not had the …

Jun 29, 2023: This double rainbow, the second can be seen faintly above the first, appeared outside our house this morning. 🌈

Jun 4, 2023: The Sunday bikers are making there way through Alcácer this morning. It sounds like a scene from Mad Max out there.

May 20, 2023: A Stone in Time There is a remote road on the far west side of the Brecon Beacons National Park in South Wales. Sealed but single tracked, with an occasional passing …

May 16, 2023: Absolutely perfect timing. The grandkids and family arrive today…and I get a migraine. It started last night, and will probably last for three …

May 14, 2023: Well I had a lovely, unexpected surprise today. Years ago, or so it seems, there was an iOS app called Clear, a minimalist List keeping app. It …

May 14, 2023: Finished reading: On the Black Hill by Bruce Chatwin. A wonderful read that took me back to the Welsh mountains that I overlooked for almost twenty …

May 14, 2023: Current mood, after a day with a lot of driving.

May 12, 2023: We had a couple of exterior walls painted white earlier this week. While we were in Lisbon, the local birds decided to bless one of the walls with …

May 11, 2023: Out for a walk.

May 11, 2023: I’m sitting in an Uber ride and Walking On Sunshine by Katrina and the Waves plays on the radio. My spirits immediately feel lifted. That never fails …

May 10, 2023: 🤧 In Lisbon. My seasonal allergies are playing up. I don’t blame this occurrence on the city, rather they have been with me since last night. The wind …

May 7, 2023: Setting the mood for a Sunday Morning… Sunday Morning Jazz by Gillie Meyer

May 7, 2023: 🥱 I slept late this morning. Very unlike me, I guess that I was tired? Having said that, I have notice that I go to bed later here in Portugal...and …

May 6, 2023: When a Saturday feels like a Sunday, and then I realize that Sunday is still to come. Long weekend in disguise 🥸

May 4, 2023: 😶‍🌫️ It’s a cool, misty morning, with a beautiful freshness in the air. The sort of coolness that only comes during spring and summer, as a precursor …

May 2, 2023: 🐰 I’ve said it before, but will say it again, “where do all of these dust bunnies come from?” I vacuum in the morning, and they appear to be waiting …

May 1, 2023: April 2023 Newsletter letter April 2023 I write this at the end of April in a small church square, Largo de São Mamede, on the edge of the Príncipe Real area of Lisbon. Tomorrow …

Apr 30, 2023: 🏳️ I’m giving in to the third coffee of the morning.

Apr 30, 2023: 🥱 Waking up to a quiet Sunday morning. This is so much appreciated, my big gratitude for the day. I don’t have to get in a car, navigate city traffic …

Apr 29, 2023: I spotted a Micro.blog sticker in Lisbon today. That brought a smile to my face. 😊 @jean

Apr 29, 2023: We are back in Lisbon. An overnight stay. With the city only being an hour from Alcácer do Sal, it is very convenient whether we need to get things …

Apr 28, 2023: Keeping an eye on you, in Lisbon.

Apr 27, 2023: 🥵 Phew! The temperature started at 16°C/60°F today. By 3:00pm it is forecast to be 35°C/95°F. Wilting slowly.

Apr 27, 2023: 🧓 I'm either showing my age, or my disconnect from modern parlance…or both?This week I have had to look up a couple of acronyms that I had no idea …

Apr 26, 2023: A lunchtime well spent.

Apr 26, 2023: What an insane range of temperatures we are going to be facing here today. Depending on which side of the Atlantic you are on, it will be going from …

Apr 26, 2023: ☕ There’s that coffee that I was looking forward to as I went to bed.

Apr 25, 2023: 🙃 It’s one of those nights when I go to bed looking forward to tomorrow morning’s coffee.

Apr 25, 2023: Freedom Day Celebrations Today, 25th April, is Freedom Day here in Portugal. Last night Alcácer do Sal held a concert with Marisa Liz, a fireworks display at midnight, and …

Apr 24, 2023: I’ve been giving Apple Maps the benefit of the doubt, despite warnings to the contrary - thank you @maique. I prefer its layout to Google Maps and …

Apr 24, 2023: When I first opened my Mastodon account, I enabled cross posting from Micro.blog. Within a week, I had disabled it. Lack of familiarity with Mastodon …

Apr 24, 2023: ☕ Oh dear, coffee number 4 this morning. I very rarely get this far…

Apr 24, 2023: 🤫 I’m appreciating some quiet time this morning. Recharging and reflecting.

Apr 23, 2023: 😮‍💨 I’m tired after a day of driving and exploring the coast and inland countryside, south of Alcácer do Sal down to Vila Nova de Milfontes. Some …

Apr 23, 2023: I’m playing around with a new, for me, photo editing app. RNI Films: Photo & RAW Editor offers filters mimicking real film. I like the results so …

Apr 22, 2023: Oh what a morning. People clearing the land next to us broke a water pipe. The view from our front door.

Apr 21, 2023: Current mood.

Apr 21, 2023: 🌧️ Now it's raining. The first true rain that we have had since arriving just under three weeks ago.

Apr 21, 2023: Out for a walk yesterday evening at sunset, we saw a stage being set up in the square outside of the Municipal Building. Maybe preparing for …

Apr 21, 2023: 😶‍🌫️ It’s a misty morning.

Apr 20, 2023: 🗣️ Keeping with the Portuguese practice. Three days now. My head is still close to exploding.

Apr 19, 2023: Hiding under foot on the streets of Lisbon.

Apr 18, 2023: 📱 I activated the haptic feedback for the keyboard on my phone, and am really enjoying the experience. I’d tried it once before, but it didn’t work …

Apr 17, 2023: Yesterday evening I went into a small café here in Alcácer to order two beers. I almost got two coffees 😂 Keep practicing. 🗣️

Apr 17, 2023: I just took my first lesson in European Portuguese using the Pimsleur Method. @jean recommended this method to me, with the first lesson free on Apple …

Apr 16, 2023: A day of unexpected twists and turns. We set off to explore the hills, beaches and restaurants west of Setúbal. However, the hot weather brought …

Apr 16, 2023: French Kiwi Juice by FKJ - Songlink

Apr 15, 2023: I was happy today to find the Tibetan Buddhist Retreat Center, Thubten Phuntsog Gephel Ling, about 20 minutes drive from Alcácer do Sal. On its …

Apr 15, 2023: Hat on hooks.

Apr 15, 2023: 🛌 I needed that sleep.

Apr 14, 2023: Back in Alcácer after a couple of packed days in Lisbon. I find the city stimulates me in much the same way that this small town winds me down. I …

Apr 14, 2023: 🌅 The morning after the day before, and what a lovely day yesterday was. Thank you all who were there for a great Micro Meetup 🙏🏻

Apr 13, 2023: I’m sure that there will be more of these, but a couple of photos of the Lisbon, Micro.blog Meetup with @jean, @maique, @Portufraise & @helgeg …

Apr 13, 2023: 🚘 Heading up to Lisboa very soon, for a Micro Meetup afternoon.

Apr 12, 2023: Cais Palafítico da Carrasqueira - a place of old fishing piers and huts, near Comporta and the Atlantic coast, Portugal.

Apr 12, 2023: Wonky window on a ruined building.

Apr 12, 2023: A beach scene from Easter Sunday.

Apr 11, 2023: I love writing, it feeds me, even if that writing is personal and not shared. However, at the moment writing time is constrained for me and at a …

Apr 10, 2023: I’m working on a blog post for those who are interested in meditation, but who struggle with it. While I don’t like to proselytize about meditation, I …

Apr 9, 2023: Moon rise in the house last night.

Apr 8, 2023: 🔔 Sitting quietly at home at the end of a long day. Tired but much achieved. The church bells sound nearby for Easter.

Apr 8, 2023: 🪛 A busy day of putting things up in the house - shelves, lights, etc - running out to pick up items. Getting there. Order appearing out of chaos. …

Apr 7, 2023: Evening light.

Apr 7, 2023: My body must have known that it didn’t need to get up for anything this morning. I didn’t wake up until 7:45am, which is late for me. That …

Apr 6, 2023: I found this rather large fly down at the coast yesterday.

Apr 6, 2023: 🏎️ I spent this morning driving through Lisbon traffic 🤪. Outside the city now in Parço de Arcos. Rush hour traffic to manage later.

Apr 4, 2023: Fresh, Spring air breezing through the open windows. That alone, feels as though it is cleaning the house.

Apr 4, 2023: ⏲️ So far I am managing the jet lag pretty well. I slept well’ish last night. Though I’ll probably be eating my words in a day or two!

Apr 3, 2023: 🇵🇹 Bom dia Portugal.

Apr 2, 2023: I’ve heard of a Christmas tree, but never an Easter tree.

Apr 2, 2023: On the move I sit in a hotel - on the move. I look out of the hotel window onto a busy freeway intersection - people on the move, going in all directions. I look …

Apr 2, 2023: 🌞 It’s a beautiful start to the day in Northern California this morning.

Apr 2, 2023: Tukdam: Remaining in Meditation At the Time of Death I recently watched the documentary Tukdam: Between Worlds. This explored the phenomenon in Tibetan Buddhism where experienced practitioners can remain …

Apr 1, 2023: 🛫 On our way.

Apr 1, 2023: A year ago I became an American citizen. I don’t know where the time has gone?

Apr 1, 2023: 🧳 Getting ready.

Apr 1, 2023: 🍽️ Out for dinner tonight to celebrate my step-son’s birthday.

Apr 1, 2023: It’s that time of year, actually it could happen any time of year, when I start reassessing what app I use to manage my calendar. I wonder if …

Mar 31, 2023: Good morning. Making coffee ☕️

Mar 31, 2023: March 2023 Photoblogging Challenge Day 31: Practice, suggested by @hollie Practicing

Mar 31, 2023: March 2023 newsletter letter March 2023 Hello and welcome to the March 2023 newsletter. I am hoping that I can get this months’ newsletter out on time. Time will be a crunch. …

Mar 30, 2023: March 2023 Photoblogging Challenge Day 30: Mirror, suggested by @Rori Rows of Parmesan cheese mirror each other as they wait their turn to be cleaned …

Mar 30, 2023: I look out on this scene every time that I step outside of my front door. Yet it was someone’s words a couple of years back that changed what I see …

Mar 30, 2023: We watched The Swimmers on Netflix a few night’s ago, and enjoyed it - even if the delayed review suggests otherwise. A true story, about two sisters …

Mar 29, 2023: That last post was helpful to me. A little bit of accountability.

Mar 29, 2023: Twenty minutes writing. Go!

Mar 29, 2023: Disintegrating slowly A couple of days ago I replaced a metal bar that held up a small solar panel. The panel has been sitting on our gate post for around five years, …

Mar 29, 2023: March 2023 Photoblogging Challenge Day 29: Slice, suggested by @meandering A spiraling staircase, slicing its way through the floors. Taken at …

Mar 28, 2023: March 2023 Photoblogging Challenge Day 28: Prompt, suggested by @moonmehta This little guy looks as though she’s waiting for a train. I hope that it …

Mar 28, 2023: I’ve just been scrolling through the new Apple Classical app. I can’t speak to how good the app is, but I see that there is a lot of …

Mar 28, 2023: I am constantly amazed at the number of times that I don’t really delve into what is on offer with MacOS or iOS. The same could go for pieces of …

Mar 27, 2023: March 2023 Photoblogging Challenge Day 27: Support, suggested by @JohnAN A detail of the support that the Japanese give to long branches on trees. A …

Mar 26, 2023: March 2023 Photoblogging Challenge Day 26: Instrument, suggested by @UnfocusedWanderlust A display of Ukuleles in the store front of Porto Guitarra in …

Mar 26, 2023: On not making the bed I usually can’t start my day unless my bed is made. It is 7:45am on Sunday morning and the bed is made for today. I can now get on with my day. But …

Mar 25, 2023: March 2023 Photoblogging Challenge Day 25: Spice, suggested by @cygnoir The spice draw in our kitchen.

Mar 25, 2023: 🤕 Nurturing a headache and sniffles this morning. I could do with a a quiet Saturday, but there are things to do. I hope that this cold leaves soon.

Mar 25, 2023: My not so good or clear attempt at catching Venus above a sliver of a new moon, last night.

Mar 25, 2023: March 2023 Photoblogging Challenge Day 24: Court, suggested by @rom I want to say that I didn’t get to the court today because I was sick. However, …

Mar 25, 2023: 🤧 I don’t know where this cold has come from, but I am definitely running on a half tank at the moment.

Mar 24, 2023: 🌩️ We are being treated to the a light show on the horizon, as lightning flashes continuously. There must be quite the storm out over the Pacific …

Mar 23, 2023: March 2023 Photoblogging Challenge Day 23: Chance, suggested by @V_ You take a chance walking under a Kiawe tree that’s growing on a beach in Maui. A …

Mar 23, 2023: I appreciate all the spammers writing to me concerned if I am having difficulty pooping 💩🙄

Mar 22, 2023: Who does a HomePod play for when no one is listening? Unknown to us, we left our HomePod playing in our Barn last night, no one in there. I walked in …

Mar 22, 2023: March 2023 Photoblogging Challenge Day 22: Insect, suggested by @alexink A couple of insects in our house.

Mar 21, 2023: March 2023 Photoblogging Challenge Day 21: Tiny, suggested by @jasonmcfadden A tiny Buddha, who my grandson refers to as “Baby Buddha.”

Mar 20, 2023: March 2023 Photoblogging Challenge Day 20: Houseplant, suggested by @jensands The only houseplant currently in our house are these dried seed heads.

Mar 20, 2023: 😵‍💫 That was an emotionally exhausting and challenging weekend. I’m hoping to carve out a bit of space in the week ahead.

Mar 19, 2023: March 2023 Photoblogging Challenge Day 19: Analog, suggested by @skarjune My current note book.

Mar 18, 2023: March 2023 Photoblogging Challenge Day 18: Portico, suggested by @annahavron A portico in Bath, England.

Mar 18, 2023: Finished reading: The Queen of Crows by Cheri Baker. A good read. I enjoyed it. 📚 // @cheribaker@writing.exchange

Mar 17, 2023: March 2023 Photoblogging Challenge Day 17: Early, suggested by @krisfredrick Early this morning.

Mar 16, 2023: It’s a shame that there isn’t a March 2023 Photoblogging Challenge prompt along the lines of hanging around, or feet first. I have a photo for them.

Mar 16, 2023: March 2023 Photoblogging Challenge Day 16: Road, suggested by @dejus The remote road on Haleakala’s south flanks, looking towards Kaupō.

Mar 16, 2023: 🤔 I’m really scratching my head with a DIY project at home. I think that I am nearing a solution, but it has taken its time.

Mar 15, 2023: March 2023 Photoblogging Challenge Day 15: Patience, suggested by @amit On the reception desk at a hotel in Siena, Italy.

Mar 15, 2023: 😴 Well the visit to Lowes and HomeDepot were unproductive, but the nap in the car afterwards was welcome.

Mar 14, 2023: March 2023 Photoblogging Challenge Day 14: Horizon, suggested by @crossingthethreshold (me) The horizon from my front door this morning.

Mar 14, 2023: If you are looking for an app that reduces the size of video for social media, Video For Ants for iOS is in beta right now - TestFlight Link It …

Mar 13, 2023: March 2023 Photoblogging Challenge Day 13: Connection, suggested by @agilelisa Since my first visit to the Himalayas in 1989, I have felt a connection …

Mar 13, 2023: I ticked another Studio Ghibli movie off my list last night, watching Howls Moving Castle. It isn’t my favourite Studio Ghibli movie so far, but as …

Mar 12, 2023: March 2023 Photoblogging Challenge Day 12: Shiny, suggested by @odd This shiny store reminded me of a fairground ride. It is situated in Lisbon …

Mar 12, 2023: 🔥 Sat around the fire pit last night with the grandkids, roasting marshmallows, while their parents partied at a wedding next door. A game of night …

Mar 12, 2023: 🔊 Sitting in the dark, baby sitting the grandkids, while music from the party that their parents are at, booms loudly from across the road.

Mar 12, 2023: With Day Light Savings Time starting across the northern hemisphere over the next two weeks, Hawaii, which does not observe the clock change, will …

Mar 11, 2023: 🌞 I said it yesterday, but the warm sun feels so good. I think that it is the contrast after weeks of wind and rain.

Mar 11, 2023: March 2023 Photoblogging Challenge Day 11: Gimcrack, suggested by @Josh I had not heard of a gimcrack before today’s challenge. After looking up the …

Mar 10, 2023: I’m reconsidering my digital password storage options. About a year ago I moved away from 1Password, a piece of software that I have used since …

Mar 10, 2023: ☀️ The warmth of the sun feels just so good today.

Mar 10, 2023: 280 piece puzzle completed. Portuguese tiles. 🧩

Mar 10, 2023: March 2023 Photoblogging Challenge Day 10: Ritual, suggested by @drewbelf A daily ritual of meditation.

Mar 10, 2023: 🌊 Returning home last night it was still and dark, and yet I could hear the waves crashing against the cliffs over a mile away.

Mar 10, 2023: The mystery of jigsaw puzzles. I have a group of pieces that I stare at for days, convinced that I still have to find one or two pieces that will …

Mar 9, 2023: March 2023 Photoblogging Challenge Day 9: Together, suggested by @sherif Two mannequins standing side by side as the market is set up. Lisbon, …

Mar 8, 2023: March 2023 Photoblogging Challenge Day 8: Walk, suggested by @lwdupon A photo of a projected slide from my time in India in 1989. I’m unsure where I …

Mar 8, 2023: Your windy morning, double rainbow 🌈

Mar 8, 2023: A Kona, westly, storm is battering Maui right now. Sheets of rain being blown by winds I would say gusting into the 40’s mph, at least into the …

Mar 8, 2023: Of all the movies that I thought that I would watch again, This Is Where I Leave You was not one of them. Looking for something easy going, we chose …

Mar 7, 2023: March 2023 Photoblogging Challenge Day : Whole, suggested by @val I’m always grateful for the whole bean coffee that I buy from Sterling Coffee …

Mar 7, 2023: I find that it is easy to take for granted the many conveniences that we have these days, until we don’t have them. The power went out this …

Mar 7, 2023: March 2023 Photoblogging Challenge Day 6: Engineering, suggested by @ridwan For all the advancements in digital technology, I am fascinated by the …

Mar 6, 2023: Three egrets fly home in formation. Home to roost before another day of foraging.

Mar 6, 2023: The first dry, windless day for weeks. Couple that with it being a Sunday, and by mid-afternoon the hum of lawn mowers could be heard around the …

Mar 5, 2023: My wife and I have been watching Shrinking on Apple TV+, and thoroughly enjoying it. Funny, well written, and a good cast. Recommended. 🍿

Mar 5, 2023: 🌞 The first morning waking up to sun for a long time. Much gratitude.

Mar 5, 2023: March 2023 Photoblogging Challenge Day 5: Tile, suggested by @thedimpause After our recent visits to Portugal, I feel spoiled for choice for tiles to …

Mar 4, 2023: This morning’s rainbow 🌈

Mar 4, 2023: March 2023 Photoblogging Challenge Day 4: Zip, suggested by @Miraz This car, sitting in front of our hotel in Florence, Italy last year, looked as …

Mar 4, 2023: Finished reading: Life Ceremony by Sayaka Murata 📚

Mar 4, 2023: ♨️ We just put a heater on. It's cold this evening, in our corner of Maui.

Mar 4, 2023: Spinning wheels today…that’s what it feels like right now. The day started off well, but the wheels got progressively bogged down in the mud as …

Mar 3, 2023: March 2023 Photoblogging Challenge Day 3: Solitude, suggested by @circustiger At dusk on a cold evening, a lone fisherman sits waiting on the beach in …

Mar 3, 2023: ☔ I haven’t seen so much rain here. Since I landed back on island a week ago, there has been rain with short breaks, and a lot of wind. I just drove …

Mar 2, 2023: March 2023 Photoblogging Challenge Day 2: Weather, suggested by @pcora We’ve been having terrible weather of late. Continual wind and rain, with the …

Mar 2, 2023: 🌧️ It’s pouring out there. “Out there,” is outside of my truck. I have come to off load the recycling, but it is raining so much that for now I am not …

Mar 1, 2023: March 2023 Photoblogging Challenge Day 1: Secure, suggested by @mandaris A plant behind a secure window in Florence, Italy.

Feb 28, 2023: February 2023 newsletter letter February 2023 Welcome to my February 2023 newsletter. This month has been dominated for me by travel to Europe. A solo journey made up of two parts. …

Feb 28, 2023: Well that will teach me. I saw a passage earlier today that I liked, and thought that I would build a blog post around. “I’ll remember …

Feb 28, 2023: It’s cold, wet and windy today. February is going out with a bang.

Feb 27, 2023: Resting in the Anonymity of Travel Yesterday I landed at JFK airport in New York after a seven and a half hour flight from Lisbon. The previous night I had spent at an airport hotel in …

Feb 25, 2023: 🧪 Doing a little testing of omg.lol's status updates.

Feb 25, 2023: 🚧 The spam bots appear to be on overdrive for the last couple of days. The amount of junk e-mail dropping in has significantly increased.

Feb 25, 2023: 🚧 The spam bots appear to be on overdrive for the last couple of days. The amount of junk e-mail dropping in has significantly increased.

Feb 25, 2023: 💆‍♂️ I’ve just had a massage to ease two days of travel out of me. I’m still less than 24 hours home and feel as though I have a leg in two …

Feb 24, 2023: Leaving a Book Before I Finish It I stopped reading a book recently, and for some reason that process of putting the book down sits very uncomfortably with me. The book had been …

Feb 24, 2023: 🛬 Getting there. I’ve not long landed in Honolulu. Waiting for my final flight, to Maui. What time is it?!

Feb 23, 2023: A few views of the TWA Hotel at JFK early this morning. There are always people walking around taking pictures here. The retro sixties look is so well …

Feb 23, 2023: Oh jet lag! I guess that I might as well get up? 🤷🏼‍♂️🥱

Feb 23, 2023: Tonight’s layover, TWA Hotel at JFK.

Feb 22, 2023: 🛸 Up, up and away.

Feb 22, 2023: I’m starting the flights back home. It’ll take me a couple of days to get there. I’ll miss Portugal. I missed it last time that I …

Feb 21, 2023: There was a haze of dust from North Africa (sand from the Sahara?) hanging over Lisbon this evening, as I crossed the Vasco da Gama Bridge.

Feb 21, 2023: 😶‍🌫️ The morning cloud and mist is burning off. It feels as though it will be a warm afternoon.

Feb 21, 2023: 🥱 It’s tomorrow. I’d better go to bed.

Feb 21, 2023: Town, boat, night…from the far bank.

Feb 20, 2023: 🐰 Where do dust bunnies come from? My current thinking is from “thin air,” and that they are very prolific!

Feb 20, 2023: 🗒️ Making lists for things I have to do in the next 24 hours before leaving.

Feb 19, 2023: Catching up. Sunset from the beach at Comporta a few nights ago And Alcácer do Sal from over the River Sado yesterday evening, And tonight.

Feb 19, 2023: I have just had lunch and still haven’t been outside yet today. I got up late and just started doing odd jobs around the house. The grey sky outside …

Feb 19, 2023: 🫠 Another ssslllooowww start to the day. Not often for me, but sometimes they just feel right…and nourishing.

Feb 18, 2023: 🍺 Sitting outside on a mild February evening in Alcácer, enjoying listening to the sounds of the local crowd and relaxing after a busy week.

Feb 18, 2023: An American Buddhist monk, Ajhan Sumedho, once said, “Suffering is wanting things other than they are.” My suffering today is having to return …

Feb 18, 2023: 😌 I’m having a sssllllooooowwww morning. Things to do, but I’m trying to recognize that one of them, hiding in the corner, is “take a rest.”

Feb 17, 2023: A micro Micro Meetup with @maique. The meetup was “micro” because it was short, 5 or 10 minutes, at the end of the day before we headed …

Feb 17, 2023: 🍔 I needed that lunch. The jitters were setting in.

Feb 14, 2023: Happy Valentines Day from Alcácer do Sal.

Feb 13, 2023: After reading this post by Amit Gawande, I recognized in what Amit wrote an increasing truth for me when I am writing blog posts. If I catch myself …

Feb 12, 2023: I went to bed last night feeling so good about what I had accomplished over the last few days. That was soon turned on its head as I woke up in the …

Feb 12, 2023: An evening walk along the River Sado in Alcácer do Sal.

Feb 11, 2023: I’m was grateful today for a packet of Miso soup that my wife had slipped into my bag just before I set off for Europe a week and a half ago. It …

Feb 10, 2023: Open the windows and let some fresh air in, or keep them closed and keep the heating on? ~ One of life’s conundrums. 🤔

Feb 9, 2023: ☀️ Blessings for the sun this morning. It might not be the warmest sun, but it is the sun in a blue sky.

Feb 8, 2023: 🚗 I landed in Portugal last night. This morning I am heading out on roads that I know, from a previous visit, but don’t know. Always brings up anxiety …

Feb 8, 2023: Apple history - the shop window of a computer repair shop in Bristol.

Feb 7, 2023: Sunrise over Bristol this morning, a cold morning.

Feb 7, 2023: We had good Ramen here, take away. My mother’s first Ramen and she thoroughly enjoyed it.

Feb 6, 2023: Crocuses under a beach tree. The Downs, Bristol.

Feb 6, 2023: 🥶 There’s a frost outside this morning. Food tops are white, grass is white and crispy. I haven’t seen this in a few years.

Feb 5, 2023: Still a little way to go, but Spring is starting to make an appearance.

Feb 5, 2023: I forgot to mention the wonderful fish n' chips that we ate a couple of nights after I arrived in Bristol. Nothing like good old British fish n' …

Feb 4, 2023: It is a cold night out there. Cold and damp. I’m grateful to be inside and warm.

Feb 3, 2023: I stepped back up onto The Downs at lunchtime today. Cold, grey, overcast. Trees leafless, ground still muddy. And as soon as I got up there, I felt …

Feb 3, 2023: Reg Veg - Clifton, Bristol

Feb 2, 2023: 😵‍💫 Just woke up, mid morning, after not sleeping most of the night. Jet lag is no fun.

Feb 2, 2023: Wrapped Up and Out Walking The last 36 hours has been fun and games with jet lag. Waking up at odd hours, trying to function clearly while really wanting to put my head down, …

Feb 1, 2023: Going by the reception that the movie Everything, Everywhere, All at Once has received, this might not be a popular post. On the flight over to …

Jan 31, 2023: January 2023 newsletter letter January 2023 I start this newsletter at an airport hotel on the edge of San Francisco airport, and continue it at 41,000 ft (12,496.8 m) as the …

Jan 31, 2023: Back On The Road Again I started this post yesterday. I am now on solid ground, though will be back in the air in a few hours. Living in Hawaii makes getting back to Europe …

Jan 30, 2023: Travel is a funny beast, thinking here especially of international travel. Waiting around, crossing timezones, completely messes with my sense of …

Jan 29, 2023: What is it with pens? I had it with me, along with my notebook, when I was upstairs, but now I cannot find it anywhere. At least that is the story …

Jan 28, 2023: Waking up to this this morning - rain, rain and more rain. A harder version of yesterday it would seem.

Jan 28, 2023: ⛈️ Lightning lighting up the sky tonight.

Jan 28, 2023: It’s wet outside.

Jan 27, 2023: 🥚 Watching eggs boil.

Jan 27, 2023: 🌧️ Well I guess that is the end of the dry spell that we have been having? It’s pouring outside.

Jan 26, 2023: Well MarsEdit made short work of moving the blog posts caught up in this mistake from last night. I’m grateful for that this morning.

Jan 26, 2023: I realized this morning that yesterday I sent a handful of blog posts to my podcast website, which is currently on hiatus, instead of here to my main …

Jan 26, 2023: 🥱 Waking up feeling a little drugged this morning. I’m putting it down to the acupuncture that I had yesterday. I’ll ease myself into the day.

Jan 26, 2023: Last night Jupiter, Neptune, the Moon, Venus and Saturn were all in a line in the Western sky. I stood outside for a while to see them all before …

Jan 26, 2023: The ocean is about a mile and a half away, at the bottom of some high cliffs. When all is silent I can hear the waves breaking.

Jan 26, 2023: I might live in Hawaii, but it is cold here on Maui right now. I’m sitting outside to read with a beanie on, a fleece with two layers underneath …

Jan 23, 2023: 🧘 Sitting in the darkness and silence of early morning.

Jan 23, 2023: Sometimes I need something to clear out the cobwebs. Listening to this rendition of Comfortably Number by David Gilmour live in Pompeii in 2016, did …

Jan 22, 2023: Dan Rather sadly, almost helplessly says it all, Awakening to Tradegy.

Jan 22, 2023: Harvested turmeric after being washed.

Jan 21, 2023: I was doing some reminiscing online a couple of days ago, checking in on some organizations that I use to be a part of when I lived in Portland, OR. …

Jan 20, 2023: The “End of an Era” Indeed Sean Heber has just published this post over at the Iconfactory website, following the pulling of Twitterrific from both the iOS and MacOS app stores. …

Jan 18, 2023: I am not sure where this was taken, except that the country is India. I believe that it’s either the Lilajan River in Gaya, or the River Ganges in …

Jan 18, 2023: I was in bed by 8:30pm last night. Not far off Maui Midnight (9:00pm), but still very early for me. I slept well. I put it down to the acupuncture …

Jan 16, 2023: It’s not the tools that you use, it is the content that you produce.

Jan 16, 2023: I’ve just subscribed to Craig Mod’s January pop-up newsletter Walking TOKIO TŌKYŌ TOKYO² — Winter Edition. Running from January 16th through to the …

Jan 16, 2023: Another photograph from my travels through the Indian/Chinese subcontinent between 1989 and 1990. This was taken near to Bodhgaya, Bihar state, India, …

Jan 15, 2023: I’m sitting at home reading a book. Next door my stepdaughter is hosting a party. People are beginning to arrive. There is the sound of music. Voices …

Jan 15, 2023: Kathmandu from across, I think, the Bagmati river. Like other photographs that I have posted this week, this was taken in 1989 during my travels …

Jan 14, 2023: Swayambhunath, on the edge of Kathmandu, through the mist. This photograph was taken in 1989 and is a photo of a slide projected onto a wall.

Jan 13, 2023: Well while I didn’t get out to see the Jaws surf break yesterday that I had spoken about, some people were surfing those monsters and others got to …

Jan 12, 2023: Sunset over a Tibetan monastery with prayer flags near Kathmandu, Nepal, taken towards the end of 1989. This image is a photograph of a slide …

Jan 12, 2023: Finished reading: The Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro. A beautiful and tragic story. I was drawn back to the book. 📚

Jan 12, 2023: Travels through the Solo/Khumbu Region Last night I went back through some slides from my 1989/90 travels through Pakistan, China, Nepal & India. I have numerous slides, and they are in …

Jan 11, 2023: John Lydon’s, formerly of the Sex Pistols, band PiL (Public Image Limited) will be competing against five other acts to represent Ireland in the …

Jan 11, 2023: Quiet When you hear the word, “Quiet,” what does it bring up for you. Home Fear Avoid A Refuge Your Nature Happiness Trauma Rejection Peace Noise Need …

Jan 10, 2023: A big swell is on its way to the north shore of Maui. Surf of 40 to 50 feet is expected, with it peaking tomorrow. I wouldn’t be surprised if …

Jan 9, 2023: I’ve got behind on my email over the Holiday period - yes, I know that that officially ended a week ago! - and am now playing catch up, and boy …

Jan 8, 2023: 😢 I'm feeling sad this morning.

Jan 8, 2023: 🥱 Having another attempt at sleeping.

Jan 7, 2023: 🌕 Up early this morning. The full moon lighting up the countryside.

Jan 7, 2023: 💆‍♂ A massage that I was gifted for Christmas, I had this morning. I came home afterwards and fell fast asleep.

Jan 5, 2023: I Don’t Like Going to the Dump In central north Maui are two small hills. They are man made. They started life as massive holes in the ground, a third has been dug, those holes were …

Jan 4, 2023: 🏃 Hitting the ground running this morning.

Jan 4, 2023: This morning’s double rainbow 🌈

Jan 3, 2023: Let Yourself Rest My acupuncturist shared this poem, by Jeff Foster, with me yesterday. On hearing it, I felt as though I was being wrapped in a warm blanket. LET …

Jan 3, 2023: We went to the theatre to see Babylon last night. For me while the movie had its moments, I felt that it could have told its story in a shorter time …

Jan 2, 2023: We watched Glass Onion this evening. It was OK, but I much preferred the original. 🍿

Jan 1, 2023: 🏳 I’m throwing the towel in. I’m not going to make it to midnight. Happy New Year, everyone!

Jan 1, 2023: 🪘 There’s some intense drumming party happening out there, somewhere. In between the bangs of fireworks, the beat drifts through the stillness of the …

Jan 1, 2023: 🔥 When the smoke from the fire appears to follow me around, regardless of which chair I sit in.

Jan 1, 2023: Burning the Christmas tree to get the fire going, and a couple of hours later,

Jan 1, 2023: 🪵 Fire pit set. Fingers crossed that the wind quietens down later.

Jan 1, 2023: I’ve just cut up the Christmas tree. I’ll use it to start a fire tonight, outside. I always feel a little sad cutting up the tree, and at the same …

Dec 31, 2022: December 2022 newsletter letter December 2022 I write this as 2022 draws to a close. While I don’t usually stay up to see the New Year in tonight, weather permitting, I plan to light …

Dec 31, 2022: A man once said while in a circle that I was sitting in, was that the reason that he shows up to sit with other men, is that chances are someone in …

Dec 31, 2022: Listening to First Mind by Nick Mulvey 🎵

Dec 31, 2022: This just slowed me down. Kermit the Frog - “Rainbow Connection” 🎵

Dec 30, 2022: I’ve moved back from Vimeo to YouTube for my video hosting. I started on YouTube while hosting some live streaming meditation events during the …

Dec 30, 2022: Oohh, as I step outside at dawn the waking world is so quiet and still. My happy place. 🤗

Dec 30, 2022: Those times when I am just wanting to take in a view as I sit or walk, and at the same time someone who I am with is giving a running commentary on …

Dec 29, 2022: 🤪 Pandemonium in the house this morning as a huge centipede appeared out of nowhere.

Dec 29, 2022: This has been a week of tiredness. My sense is that I will have to wait until the New Year to have any hope of getting myself back on track.

Dec 27, 2022: Just home from a Sound Bath. I’m feeling very relaxed now, and think that I’ll be sleeping well tonight.

Dec 26, 2022: 🛋 The morning after the day before.

Dec 26, 2022: Doing nothing is exhausting. That or is simply brings up the tiredness in me. All in all, having a lovely Christmas Day with the family.

Dec 24, 2022: Well last night’s Willie Nelson concert was a fun affair. The evening was essentially divided into three parts. First Willie’s son Mika …

Dec 24, 2022: Finished reading: A Child’s Christmas in Wales by Dylan Thomas. Another Christmas tradition. 📚

Dec 24, 2022: Drinking my morning coffee while watching A Charlie Brown Christmas. I watch it each year…though never this early in the morning.🎄 ☕️

Dec 23, 2022: 😌 Feeling refreshed after some acupuncture.

Dec 23, 2022: A group of us are going to see Willie Nelson here on Maui tonight. I am not a Willie Nelson fan, indeed I couldn’t tell you anything that he has …

Dec 23, 2022: End of the day photo. After the Kona Storm earlier this week, I’m welcoming the still, winter days that we are currently having.

Dec 23, 2022: I was heartened by the icons on the back of this bag of Boulder Canyon chips. Amongst the usual social media icons, was one for a RSS feed.

Dec 23, 2022: 💤 My grandson is asleep in the car. At this rate I will be as well, pretty soon. We are parked!

Dec 22, 2022: 🐙 Taking one of the grandkids to the Aquarium this morning, and then to lunch.

Dec 22, 2022: Mama’s Fish House last night.

Dec 22, 2022: 🎄 Sitting quietly before the day begins.

Dec 21, 2022: Celebrating 15 years today.

Dec 21, 2022: On this shortest day of the year, in the northern hemisphere, wishing everyone a Happy Winter Solstice. And for friends in the southern hemisphere, a …

Dec 20, 2022: 🍃 Windy day.

Dec 20, 2022: 💡 The power has just come back on after a 10 hour outage.

Dec 20, 2022: 🔌 Power is out now. Rain still falling. Wind blowing.

Dec 19, 2022: This morning’s storm burst. I have never seen anything like this before. In a lull at the moment, but I think that this Kona Storm has more to bring.

Dec 19, 2022: ⛈ The rain still falls. The wind still blows. Thunder, lightening. Yesterday evening’s brief reprieve brought beautifully clear skies.

Dec 19, 2022: Finished reading: Parade by Hiromi Kawakami 📚

Dec 19, 2022: Sunday afternoon Dozing - As the rain falls relentlessly outside.

Dec 19, 2022: Now the storm is hitting.

Dec 19, 2022: There is a big storm crossing the island right now, I believe the rest do the State as well. Last night lightening was flashing all around us. No …

Dec 18, 2022: I’m very grateful this morning for MarsEdit, enabling to easily edit multiple links in blog posts, following some changes elsewhere. Thank you …

Dec 18, 2022: I haven’t watched any games in this Football World Cup. If England had got to the semifinals, I might have done. Having said that, I see now …

Dec 18, 2022: Currently listening to: Sunday Morning Jazz by Gillie Meyer music.apple.com/us/playli…

Dec 18, 2022: We’ve just driven home from a Christmas party. Are my eyes aging or are car lights brighter? I don’t enjoy driving at night these days …

Dec 17, 2022: Aircraft lights are bright. We live in flight path of airplanes coming to Maui. Not at under carriage down, final descent, but just as they are …

Dec 17, 2022: 😌 Relaxing alone at home.

Dec 17, 2022: I went to my men’s group for the first time for a while last night. The break was for a number of reasons, some of which I am not completely …

Dec 15, 2022: Looking outside while waiting for my morning coffee to brew. The silhouettes of the trees become sharper in the growing light of dawn.

Dec 15, 2022: I’ve seen 2 shooting stars tonight. Right now the sky is dark and speckled with the white light of stars everywhere, the red tinge of Mars …

Dec 15, 2022: After a long time seeing members of Micro.blog using the service, I have finally decided to try out Readwise. The subscription might decide it for me, …

Dec 14, 2022: 🚶 Back from a good early morning walk. Appreciating the fresh air of Upcountry Maui.

Dec 13, 2022: We watched Amsterdam last night and really enjoyed it. The film is based on the 1933 Business Plot in the United States which intended “to …

Dec 13, 2022: 😴 It has been an exhausting day. Bed comes gratefully.

Dec 12, 2022: 🌧 The heavens have opened. I might be rowing out this morning.

Dec 12, 2022: The 5,000km journey of Moon, the severely injured Humpback Whale Every year around this time I look out for my first sighting of a Humpback Whale, on their return to Hawaiian waters from Alaska to calf. That …

Dec 10, 2022: We had some battery operated LED lights lying around and so I used them to decorate a small tree in the garden.

Dec 10, 2022: After the stillness of the last week, Maui, at least the north shore of the island, is experiencing very strong winds. My wish is that these winds …

Dec 9, 2022: That moment when I realize that I used the wrong credit card and missed out on getting the associated points for my purchase 😤

Dec 8, 2022: We watched Triangle of Sadness last night. Too long, I thought, and trying too hard. I really didn’t enjoy the film. 🍿

Dec 8, 2022: To my Portuguese friends here on Micro.blog with little ones - I’m thinking of @Portufraise and @maique, and also others who I have overlooked - …

Dec 8, 2022: 🤕 Headache since last night and not through lack of coffee. I’ve plenty going on but will rest up when I can.

Dec 7, 2022: I had a strange dream last night which involved ActivityPub, something which until a month or so ago I knew nothing about…I’m only just getting my …

Dec 7, 2022: My first micro post from MarsEdit 5. Thank you @danielpunkass

Dec 6, 2022: Allow the vicissitudes of life smooth the hardness in your heart.

Dec 6, 2022: Finished reading: Fairy Tale by Stephen King. King’s writing kept me going, the story not always. 📚

Dec 6, 2022: 🌨️ Listening through open windows to the sound of rain gently falling.

Dec 4, 2022: My wife bought this Advent Calendar for the grandchildren. A draw for each day. She has dropped a couple of treats into each one.

Dec 4, 2022: 🏳 Getting lost on omg.lol

Dec 3, 2022: 🥱 Some days I just can't seem to shake tiredness out of my body.

Dec 2, 2022: 👨‍🌾 Tired after an afternoon in the garden.

Dec 1, 2022: 🤫 All is quiet and still.

Nov 30, 2022: November 2022 newsletter letter November 2022 Hello and welcome to the November 2022 edition of my newsletter. I write this sitting outside at dusk. I look out on the shadows of the …

Nov 29, 2022: Just follow the instruction I’ve written about this before in relation to meditation, and it has been prominent in my mind again. As such I felt like reflecting on what the …

Nov 29, 2022: My mother kept all the letters and cards that I sent to her from my travels over the years. Now she has passed them onto me. Maybe there is a story in …

Nov 29, 2022: A visitor this morning.

Nov 29, 2022: A misty evening.

Nov 29, 2022: Today has felt like a winter’s day in Britain. Constant drizzle, low hanging misty cloud, and now thunder. The only difference? Although there …

Nov 28, 2022: 📻 Listening to Classic FM while working - UK in Hawaii.

Nov 27, 2022: 🏖 Beach day.

Nov 27, 2022: Strangers on the Road in Portugal I am ready to share this story now. I have cooled down. Actually I cooled down once we were back at our B&B, but it has just taken me a while to …

Nov 27, 2022: And while I am speaking of what we watched last night, a week or so ago we also watched Sydney, about the life of Sydney Poitier. I knew next to …

Nov 27, 2022: We watched Official Competition last night. An art house film and comedy. Very well acted by the small cast. I just wish that I spoke Spanish so that …

Nov 26, 2022: Well the high surf warning from the last couple of days has now been extended through to Sunday morning. Not much surfing will be happening as these …

Nov 26, 2022: I am not a surfer but I am find myself in awe of the big winter swells that come to these islands. This swell was meant to have waves peaking at 20 to …

Nov 25, 2022: I sit quietly while waiting for the final guests to arrive. We are eating soon.

Nov 25, 2022: The Hawaiian inmates of Saguaro Correctional Center in Arizona celebrate the Makahiki festival. The Makahiki season began at sunrise on November 16th …

Nov 24, 2022: 📺 Watching A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving.

Nov 24, 2022: A walk to the mailbox revealed the arrival of November’s collection from Field Notes.

Nov 24, 2022: I love waking up on holiday mornings. It is so quiet. None of the traffic with people on their way to work. Happy Thanksgiving to those celebrating …

Nov 24, 2022: All is still and calm outside tonight. There is a high surf warning in effect until Friday night and tomorrow strong winds forecast, along with a drop …

Nov 24, 2022: That’s the kitchen knives sharpened in readiness for tomorrow.

Nov 24, 2022: Ready for tomorrow’s gathering.

Nov 23, 2022: Currently re-reading: Practicing Peace in Times of War by Pema Chodron. I come back to this book from time to time. I need to. 📚

Nov 23, 2022: I just ate a lot of ice cream. Analysts do your work…

Nov 22, 2022: Sometimes life feels like a grind, as if there is always something waiting in the wings to jump out and floor me.

Nov 22, 2022: 🌧️ I'm surprised that we haven't floated away following the rain last night, and this morning for that matter.

Nov 22, 2022: Today was a day of unexpected necessity. We are looking after my stepdaughter’s dog, Bronx, while she is away for work. Last night he threw up …

Nov 21, 2022: 🥗 A day of sharing food with good friends. What more is needed?

Nov 20, 2022: The Accompanying Letter Since February this year I have been sending out a monthly newsletter, via Micro.blog’s newsletter feature - that is except for March where …

Nov 20, 2022: 🎧Saturday afternoon listening to the latest version of @hemisphericviews

Nov 19, 2022: ✍️ Am writing. It feels good.

Nov 18, 2022: Well despite the good weather yesterday, last night carried on the stormy weather from the previous night. As dusk fell constant the lightening …

Nov 18, 2022: ☹️ I keep thinking that it is Friday...

Nov 18, 2022: This morning was the calm after the storm. The storm was last night. I was woken up to rain drumming down on the roof. I just lay in bed listening to …

Nov 17, 2022: 💡 That moment when the penny drops.

Nov 16, 2022: ☎️ A morning of research and sitting on the telephone.

Nov 16, 2022: Today has been a funny day. I feel as though I never really got going.

Nov 15, 2022: 🌦️ Watching sun light shine through misty rain.

Nov 15, 2022: Maui, Micro Climates and Climate Change Maui is known for having a lot of micro climates. Lush tropical vegetation, barren volcano slopes dropping down to the ocean, cool high elevations, …

Nov 14, 2022: 🧺 Busy about the house this morning.

Nov 14, 2022: 😳 I think that I slept too long this afternoon, I can’t sleep now.

Nov 13, 2022: We watched Raymond & Ray last night. A quirky movie about two brothers, played by Ethan Hawke & Ewan McGregor, coming together at the time of …

Nov 13, 2022: 👨‍💻 testing a shortcut…on my phone.

Nov 12, 2022: We watched Causeway last night. Compelling just for the performances of Jennifer Lawrence and Brian Tyree Henry. 🍿

Nov 12, 2022: I’m frustrated that I cannot successfully upload images to Micro.blog via Siri Shortcuts. I am aware that Shortcuts exist, but they appear to …

Nov 12, 2022: There are times when I appreciate living on the wetter side of the island. Good, lazy Saturday morning weather.

Nov 12, 2022: I managed to complete my first yoga routine on Fitnesss+ since returning from my travelS. Those twenty minutes stretching with Molly felt very good …

Nov 10, 2022: 🧹 Feeling lighter after an email cleanup.

Nov 10, 2022: 😲 Wow! It’s Thursday already. We’ve been back a week…a busy week.

Nov 10, 2022: Exploring the possibilities of a Wise account. It appears, to me, to be very much modern day banking.

Nov 9, 2022: 🥱 Tired, oh so tired. The last few weeks traveling and a busy return have caught up with me.

Nov 8, 2022: Today I voted for the first time as newly minted US Citizen. It feels good to finally have a say in the country where I have lived for the last …

Nov 7, 2022: Falling Back While we were in Europe I appreciated that Sunday morning on October 29th when the clocks went back, and Daylight Savings Time in Europe (or British …

Nov 6, 2022: Phew 😮‍💨, it’s humid today.

Nov 4, 2022: The shadowed outlines of the Maui landscape emerge in the pre-dawn light, as a jet lagged me drinks his early morning coffee on my first morning back …

Nov 4, 2022: 🏡 Home.

Nov 3, 2022: Looking out of my hotel window as flocks of birds fly by in the dawn light.

Nov 3, 2022: 🏝 Getting ready to leave for the final part of the journey home.

Nov 2, 2022: 🛫 Looking out over Heathrow on this sunny morning as we wait to board.

Nov 1, 2022: A moody, wet Lake Como, with clouds hugging the mountains, as we set off.

Nov 1, 2022: I have found time before leaving to quickly edit my monthly newsletter. Hopefully not too many typos and the English is coherent. It will be sent out …

Nov 1, 2022: October 2022 newsletter letter October 2022 Hello and welcome to my October 2022 newsletter. I am writing this at the end of a long visit to Europe. I’ll be starting my …

Nov 1, 2022: 🛄 Starting the long journey home today.

Oct 30, 2022: This morning’s view at Lake Como.

Oct 30, 2022: 🕑 I’m appreciating the clocks going back last night. The extra hour came at just the right time.

Oct 29, 2022: 🧖‍♂ Resting after a sauna and jacuzzi. We had a long day’s drive and I needed a break.

Oct 27, 2022: 😮‍💨 Exhausted after a day of driving. Resting before heading out to eat.

Oct 26, 2022: Two men in Siena. I’m trying to learn a little more from @maique’s examples.

Oct 26, 2022: I expect my NaNoWriMo writing to start a couple of days late because of heading home and settling back in. However, I do want to make a go of this. …

Oct 26, 2022: 👨‍💻 Testing omg.lol Status Shortcut

Oct 26, 2022: 😌 Relaxing on a misty morning.

Oct 26, 2022: 😶‍🌫 Waking up to a misty morning.

Oct 25, 2022: Tuscan sunset.

Oct 25, 2022: 🥃 Resting after a day of sightseeing. That can be exhausting.

Oct 25, 2022: Where we are staying, just outside Siena, use to be a monastery. The bell is still tolled in the evening.

Oct 25, 2022: Entering SPECTRE’s lair. Aka, a visit to Antinori nel Chianti Classico winery. The entrance to their parking garage. Steps to the reception …

Oct 23, 2022: More Florence street art…. …these two were next to each other under a small indent in the wall.

Oct 23, 2022: Taking inspiration from @maique, a wall drawing from the streets of Florence.

Oct 23, 2022: I love listening to the church bells ringing out across Florence on this Sunday morning. A sound that I remember from when I was young and living in …

Oct 21, 2022: 👰‍♀ Wedding time - my wife’s nephew.

Oct 20, 2022: Morning view towards Florence

Oct 19, 2022: 🍝 Decompressing after a day of travel, and meeting up with family. Florence now.

Oct 19, 2022: 🛫 I’m leaving on a jet plane…thank you Portugal. See you before too long.

Oct 18, 2022: Apple Maps took us on a colourful route through Lisbon back to our hotel. On a narrow road (or maybe footpath) a woman in front of us turned into an …

Oct 18, 2022: 😌 Relaxing after a good day of walking.

Oct 18, 2022: Back from my Micro Meetup with @maique. Thank you for the lovely walk, conversation and tour of your corner of Lisbon. 🥰 Photo credit @maique (of …

Oct 18, 2022: 🚢 Watching a cruise ship spin itself around as it comes into dock.

Oct 17, 2022: 📖 Reading with cool air drifting in through open windows.

Oct 17, 2022: A room with a view at night with Jupiter looking on. The Pantheon, Lisbon.

Oct 17, 2022: 🍰 Enjoying a quiet rest and a piece of cake.

Oct 17, 2022: 😠 An unexpected morning of rebooking flights after our Wednesday flight was canceled.

Oct 16, 2022: A room with a view. The Pantheon, Lisbon.

Oct 16, 2022: 🧹 Cleaning and reading operating manuals. I find it irritating when instructions manuals don’t have the answers that I’m looking for.

Oct 16, 2022: 🚗 It’s a roady sort of day.

Oct 15, 2022: Face peeling off the wall, Lisbon.

Oct 15, 2022: 💤 We slept in. Haven’t done that in a long while. We were tired.

Oct 14, 2022: Sitting tired in a hotel room after a day running round Lisbon getting jobs done. We both feel as though we achieved a lot. Still a few more i’s …

Oct 14, 2022: 🚗 On the road to Lisbon.

Oct 14, 2022: 🥱 An early start.

Oct 14, 2022: Last night by the rive Sado at sunset in Alcacer do Sal. A couple of these were contenders for my entry to Micro.blog’s A Day in the Life photo …

Oct 13, 2022: A Day in the Life 6:54pm, Thursday October 13th, 2022 River front, Alcacer do Sal, Portugal

Oct 13, 2022: When I am traveling my posting and time spent keeping up with RSS feeds definitely diminishes. Time writing as well. As much as I enjoy the travel, I …

Oct 13, 2022: 🔧 Making sure things work.

Oct 12, 2022: Wandering around Alcacer do Sal at lunchtime. Quiet, friendly, sleepy, good food and hot ☀️

Oct 12, 2022: 🐑 Waking up to the sound of sheep this morning.

Oct 11, 2022: 🚗 We’ve arrived at Alcacer do Sal. It’s late. It’s dark, but we have arrived.

Oct 11, 2022: ✈ Awaiting big the calling of our flight. Portugal next stop. This is a long trip.

Oct 11, 2022: 🕦 Finishing off the final bits n pieces before we leave.

Oct 10, 2022: The night before departure, it’s always an emotional time for me. Standing out on the balcony I look out over the city, breathing in the cold, …

Oct 10, 2022: The Promenade, Bristol,… …and it’s beautiful Beach trees.

Oct 10, 2022: 🧳 Packing and getting ready to move on tomorrow.

Oct 10, 2022: A local keeping an eye on the street below.

Oct 10, 2022: Climbing down into the belly of the Avon Gorge, through the Giants Cave, Bristol.

Oct 9, 2022: A Sunday morning walk that took us past Brunel’s Clifton Suspension Bridge. The bridge opened in 1864, and I always find it quite something that …

Oct 9, 2022: The silence and stillness of a Sunday morning.

Oct 9, 2022: Hot air balloons over Bristol yesterday evening. The weather was glorious for a week into October, but I imagine that it was cold up there. 🥶

Oct 8, 2022: Bath is a beautiful city which itself became a World Heritage Site in 1987. I’d forgotten how much so. I haven’t visited for many years. …

Oct 8, 2022: Moss catching the first rays of morning sunlight.

Oct 8, 2022: When you fly half way round the world to see your mum. Then another relative flies in to see everyone, this one is exposed to COVID, is very casual …

Oct 7, 2022: Got to keep those visiting, thirsty dogs hydrated.

Oct 7, 2022: Good morning Bristol.

Oct 6, 2022: We spent the day in Bruton, Somerset, exploring the town, having a delicious lunch and visiting the Hauser & Wirth Museum with gardens designed by …

Oct 6, 2022: Are British kettles more powerful than those in the US, is it the voltage difference, or does my mother just have a super charged kettle? Water …

Oct 5, 2022: Visiting family is wonderful but exhausting. I’ll need a vacation when this vacation is over.

Oct 5, 2022: Catching up on some photographs from the last few days. We went down to visit Windmill Hill City Farm a few days ago. Set on four acres in the center …

Oct 4, 2022: Oh my, a major update to Tot has just been released. It includes line spacing, something that I had requested for my aging eyes. Thank you to the …

Oct 4, 2022: I’m wanting to “go it alone” with Apple Maps, but Google Maps I’m still finding is more accurate. Apple had us walking 25 …

Oct 4, 2022: It has been a busy few days, while managing jet lag at the same time. I have so enjoyed being mum again, my sister and her husband and walking the …

Oct 4, 2022: 💤 Those steps through Bristol yesterday gave me my first good nights sleep since arriving. Grateful.

Oct 3, 2022: 🚶‍♂ I apparently have walked 22,069 steps today. I’m taking the evening off.

Oct 3, 2022: I just received an email to say that Bear 2 private beta is coming. Mac first, iOS later. It has taken a while to get this far, and still …

Oct 2, 2022: I never feel as though I have arrived in Bristol until I have taken a walk across and am standing on The Downs.

Oct 2, 2022: 🌧 Waking up to a wet, wet, wet Sunday morning.

Oct 1, 2022: 😮‍💨 “Those feet were made for walking…” and now they are ready to fall off. A day of city walking.

Oct 1, 2022: September 2022 newsletter letter September 2022 Hello and welcome to my September 2022 newsletter. I am back in the UK visiting family, staying with my mother. Last night my sister …

Sep 30, 2022: 👧 Up late waiting for my sister to arrive.

Sep 30, 2022: 🌧 The rain is pouring outside, the temperature has dropped and this is the first true autumn weather that I have experienced in a good number of …

Sep 30, 2022: 👨‍💻 Updating and fixing bugs on mum's iPad

Sep 29, 2022: I love this.

Sep 29, 2022: An unexpected wave of Grief Grief is a beast, I was going to call it that but will return to what it is, an emotion. Grief is an emotion that appears to always have a surprise up …

Sep 28, 2022: 🇬🇧 Arrived and very jet lagged

Sep 27, 2022: ✈️ Awaiting final leg

Sep 27, 2022: Haleakala on Maui with Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa on the Big Island of Hawai’i visible while flying out of Honolulu. You might have to zoom in for …

Sep 27, 2022: Flying across country last night, sitting at 35,000ft with no nearby points of reference, it was not possible to register how fast the aircraft was …

Sep 27, 2022: 🛌 Resting between flights.

Sep 27, 2022: TWA Hotel, JFK

Sep 27, 2022: Restroom signs, Hawaiian style, at Honolulu airport.

Sep 26, 2022: 🛫 Up, up and away.

Sep 26, 2022: 🧪 This is a test.

Sep 26, 2022: 🧪 This is a test. Posting to status.lol via Drafts.

Sep 26, 2022: 🥱 Oh boy, a visitor showed up before sunrise...a longer day than I planned.

Sep 26, 2022: 💤 Trying again. Good night.

Sep 26, 2022: 🙈 Well best laid plans and all that...not to bed yet.

Sep 26, 2022: 🛌 Long day tomorrow. Early to bed tonight.

Sep 26, 2022: 🧪 Testing Draft's action for status.lol

Sep 25, 2022: 🦉 Trying my first status post

Sep 25, 2022: It’s hot outside. Hot, hot, hot 🫠

Sep 24, 2022: I have a new strategy for practicing chess and seeing where I am not keeping an eye on things. Play a 6 year old who is focused solely using his queen …

Sep 23, 2022: Sitting here with that satisfying glow of work done outside and having freshened up under our outdoor shower. The post COVID fatigue lingers, but I …

Sep 21, 2022: A Tuesday evening rainbow (a second is just visible) 🌈

Sep 20, 2022: I have been tired through today after staying up until the early hours for The Queen’s funeral, but I am pleased that I made the effort to watch …

Sep 19, 2022: I’m waking up this morning to the start of my 59th orbit of the sun, a bit bleary eyed after going to bed in the early hours having watched a …

Sep 19, 2022: We went for a late morning walk in Waihou Spring Forest Reserve in Olinda. Being up country, the air was fresh and cooler. A short but very pleasant …

Sep 18, 2022: A Sunday rainbow… …and a little later a double rainbow. 🌈

Sep 18, 2022: I built a fire last night, the first for a long time. Some friends were visiting my stepdaughter and just as they were about to leave they asked to …

Sep 15, 2022: I have had the live stream of The Queen lying in state in Westminster Hall playing in the background as I do other things. Every so often I’ll …

Sep 14, 2022: This post COVID fatigue is eating me alive. An odd metaphor to use, and while it is not true, at the same time it feels very apt.

Sep 12, 2022: Periodically I have to remind myself that not doing something will not get it done.

Sep 11, 2022: I’m a bit late to the game here, but I have just discovered that in Mastodon one can enter Alt-text when posting an image. That’s …

Sep 11, 2022: Well that is brief but sharp rainstorm cleared the air. I’m feeling much lighter now.

Sep 10, 2022: Another step towards feeling better, I did a short Yoga routine on Apple Fitness+ this morning. Fatigue is still floating around and I’ll …

Sep 10, 2022: Reflecting on a Year without Dad This last Wednesday was the first anniversary of my Dad passing away. I was blessed to be at home for the last two weeks of his life, helping to look …

Sep 9, 2022: I realize that am in town, only a 30 minute drive from home, for the first time in over a month. I’ll chalk that up as another win and sign that …

Sep 9, 2022: I remember seeing photographs of her coronation in magazines when I was young in Tibet His Holiness the Dalai offers his Condolences for Queen …

Sep 9, 2022: I’ve been listening to BBC Radio 4 off and on through the day. As I prepare dinner this evening, Radio 4 are just starting their Friday morning …

Sep 8, 2022: Clouds covering the moon last night.

Sep 8, 2022: I have had BBC Radio 4 streaming this morning, listening to people remember and reflect upon the life of Queen Elizabeth II. As she had got older I …

Sep 8, 2022: Now that I have a Mastodon account set up on OMG.LOL’s Mastodon Instance I am wondering how to use it? 🤔 Cross post from Micro.blog? Free …

Sep 8, 2022: One of those feeling a bit better and so I’ll clean the house, wash the bed sheets and freshen things up days.

Sep 6, 2022: After seeing @maique’s new avatar, I contacted Momo to ask if he could put together something for me. I love owls, and used to have a family of …

Sep 2, 2022: Your Thursday evening rainbow 🌈

Sep 1, 2022: August 2022 newsletter letter August 2022 Hello Friend, Well if one thing could define August to me, it would be COVID. After, how long is it, two and half years since the initial …

Aug 31, 2022: This might not be the most appropriate analogy, but COVID feels to me like someone leaving the room after letting off a silent fart. I tested negative …

Aug 30, 2022: We watched Petite Maman a couple of nights ago. I’d describe it as magical. A meditation on grief. Through leveling the playing field, I won’t …

Aug 24, 2022: I was happy to see this this morning, nine days after testing positive for COVID. I’m still not feeling 100% - fatigued, that taste in my mouth - and …

Aug 22, 2022: I don’t know what COVID does to coffee tastes buds? My regular taste buds are gratefully receiving and enjoying a little food. However, after a week …

Aug 15, 2022: My wife’s first day and night of COVID was not good. Fevers, in and out of sleep. Day two she is looking brighter though not out of the woods …

Aug 13, 2022: Kundun Kundun, or The Presence, is one of the names that the Tibetans use for His Holiness the Dalai Lama. In 1997 Martin Scorsese directed the movie Kundun, …

Aug 13, 2022: Gratitude arising simply for feeling blessed for what I have in my life.

Aug 13, 2022: My wife had a scratchy throat last night, took a COVID test - negative. She slept well but woke up with similar symptoms, took another test - …

Aug 13, 2022: I love the smell of a freshly fallen lime.

Aug 12, 2022: The moon rising last night… The moon setting this morning…

Aug 11, 2022: Those times when the writing gets difficult and my mind starts looking for distractions…in other words my mind goes looking for more pleasant …

Aug 11, 2022: Finished reading: How to Be Alone, a poem & book by Tanya Davis. Beautiful, perceptive…and truthful. Be sure to also check out a YouTube …

Aug 11, 2022: As I sit a Zebra dove calls out in the stillness, resting my heart.

Aug 11, 2022: Finished reading: The Setting Sun by Osamu Dazai 📚

Aug 9, 2022: Today has been acted through a fog. I was up until 2:00am last night because of a call for a meeting in England (11 hours ahead), and then got up this …

Aug 9, 2022: This evening’s rainbow 🌈

Aug 9, 2022: Saturday evening’s picnic table.

Aug 7, 2022: I love Sunday mornings. They are just over too quickly.

Aug 6, 2022: I’m not sure what is going on in this photo, taken in Tibet in 1995. I believe that it was taken near to Drepung Loseling Monastery and that the …

Aug 6, 2022: I had another sighting of the International Space Station at dusk this evening. The viewing was especially clear, with the ISS flying directly …

Aug 6, 2022: Another slide coming out of my evening going through old travel photos. Like yesterday’s image, this image is a photograph of a slide projected …

Aug 5, 2022: I feel as though I have started receiving more spam emails in the last few weeks. Thankfully my email client is catching most of it, but I would still …

Aug 5, 2022: This photograph shows the village of Zhöl at the foot of the south wall of Potala Palace in Lhasa, Tibet. The photograph was taken during a visit to …

Aug 4, 2022: Quiet and stillness bring me to peace, like the stillness of a forest lake at sunset.

Aug 4, 2022: Out for an evening stroll I could clearly see the International Space Station fly over. That was at 7:51pm. It will be back around at 9:24pm. Pretty …

Aug 4, 2022: Opportunistic rosemary plant growing on a dead Hāpu’u tree.

Aug 2, 2022: Spending this evening going through some old slides from travel back in the late ‘80s and ‘90s. Emphasis on some. I have a lot of slides.

Aug 2, 2022: I just completed a yoga routine on Apple Fitness+ set to the music of ABBA. ABBA’s music was always present when I was growing up and I feel a …

Aug 1, 2022: July 2022 newsletter letter July 2022 Hello Friend, Sharing reflections July has been an unseasonably wet month in the part of Maui where I live. Parts of the island have been …

Jul 31, 2022: English scientist James Lovelock died this week on his 103rd birthday. A bit of a maverick, he was looked on with some scorn by the scientific …

Jul 31, 2022: The lights over the lanai cast sufficient light for me to read while rendering the world beyond in total darkness. I watch the creatures of the night …

Jul 31, 2022: Sometimes Faith is all that I have. The practice might appear on first read, on first hearing it to not be of any benefit and rather questionably lead …

Jul 30, 2022: Sunrise through the window this morning.

Jul 30, 2022: Tired, but in a good way, having just finished trimming the hedge which I started last weekend. Showered, dinner next and then a quiet evening.

Jul 29, 2022: Interesting clouds floating over the house.

Jul 29, 2022: Our house looks out onto the Pacific Ocean, in the far distance where water meets the horizon. I have been looking out onto that view ever since we …

Jul 28, 2022: I have my voting papers for upcoming elections here in Hawaii. The first time that I will be able to vote in the US since becoming a US citizen.

Jul 27, 2022: I have just made use of my step-daughter’s infrared sauna to help rest some weary muscles. Yesterday was an extremely exhausting day, while at the …

Jul 23, 2022: Bronx’s view of the neighbourhood.

Jul 23, 2022: Seeking shade.

Jul 21, 2022: Peninsular Notebooks, Porto My analogue journaling and tracking of todo lists happens in Field Notes notebooks. Over the last couple of years I have grown to love the convenience …

Jul 19, 2022: The Great Lakes, summer 2022 edition of Field Notes has arrived and looks beautiful.

Jul 18, 2022: What I am reflecting on today, So I’m here to tell you that the path to peace is right here, when you want to get away. ~ Pema Chödron, Practicing …

Jul 16, 2022: Tropical Storm Darby is having a lot to say for itself today. Rain, rain and rain, though interestingly the wind has died down from this last week. 🌧

Jul 15, 2022: On Saying Goodbye Unintentionally this post is following close on the heals of my last post. I came across the article to which I refer in that post while writing this …

Jul 15, 2022: I came across this article in The Guardian from 2002 about the eco-house that I built in South Wales. I found a PDF version on my computer and then …

Jul 14, 2022: Some days just feel difficult, like trudging through treacle. Today is one of those days. It feels hard to get anything done and focus. I’m trying to …

Jul 9, 2022: It rained last night and I woke up to rain this morning. It’s a Saturday and right now a rainy Saturday feels like the right mood for the day, a …

Jul 8, 2022: I love Rainbow Shower Trees. Their flowers come in yellow, as in this photo, red, a sort of hyrid of these two colours, white with a hint of yellow, …

Jul 7, 2022: I had to psyche myself up for a job today. A job which through no process of negotiation that I am aware of, always falls at my feet. It is - changing …

Jul 3, 2022: Sitting nurturing a migraine on its second day. Just wanting the world to be still and quiet.

Jul 2, 2022: Summer showers, Heavy but brief - Steam rising from the asphalt.

Jul 1, 2022: June 2022 newsletter letter June 2022 Hello Friend, Well I have been quieter in my posts this month. Not that I am the most frequent of posters at the best of times, but I feel …

Jul 1, 2022: Currently reading: Practicing Peace in Times of War by Pema Chodron. Actually I have this book on regular reruns, picking it up and reading a few …

Jun 30, 2022: I love the expression (emphasis mine) that Thich Nhat Hanh used, in the quote below, to describe the dopamine effect that we feel when receiving a …

Jun 30, 2022: Amazon has its uses 😋

Jun 29, 2022: I find myself making another cup of coffee…and I have to be honest, I don’t know whether I am doing so because I want it, or as a distraction from …

Jun 29, 2022: I find something very compelling in this quote by Mingyur Rinpoche, that we can train our minds so that ”happiness will arise naturally.” Our mind is …

Jun 27, 2022: Finished reading: Silence by Thich Nhat Hanh. I read a few pages each morning during my meditation time. A beautiful book and a reminder to quieten …

Jun 27, 2022: Come and join me for sunset at the cliffs near Ho’okipa, on the north shore of Maui. In the center distance it is possible to see the island of …

Jun 26, 2022: Music, smells, sounds…they can all be so powerful in invoking memories. I was reminded of this while watching a short video about ABBA’s recently …

Jun 25, 2022: A clear, starlit sky over our home.

Jun 23, 2022: The struggle sometimes (always?…no, I’ll stick with sometimes) of putting pen to paper, tapping on the keys, and getting a piece of writing finished …

Jun 23, 2022: Morning rainbow 🌈

Jun 23, 2022: Another day draws to an end.

Jun 20, 2022: I’m nurturing some stiff muscles this morning, along with happy memories after hiking through Haleakala Crater yesterday.

Jun 19, 2022: I’ll be hiking through Haleakala Crater tomorrow. I’m looking forward to being in that other world environment. Not so much to a couple of steep …

Jun 17, 2022: Sage advise in a public restroom.

Jun 14, 2022: A new version of iA Writer has dropped today, version 6.0, along with a new website. I have been beta testing v.6 and while there are new tools that I …

Jun 8, 2022: Just a few years after the movies release(1989!), I finally got round to watching Dead Poets Society and enjoyed it very much. What a lovely man Robin …

Jun 6, 2022: I won’t be watching the WWDC keynote. I have never watched an Apple Keynote. However, I will be keeping an eye on news sites and the Micro.blog …

Jun 5, 2022: Let the party begin. My grandson is having his 6th birthday party today. This water slide appeared outside this morning.

Jun 2, 2022: I’ve started playing around with Tot Pocket and Siri Shortcuts for getting text to different places. I don’t know if I will stick with this setup, but …

Jun 2, 2022: We watched the movie Language Lessons on HBO Max last night. Very different. Very “of the times”. Like a series of Zoom calls. Well acted, …

Jun 1, 2022: May 2022 newsletter letter May 2022 Dear Friend, Following a day of interruptions and what I might call discombobulation I wrote the following in my journal last week (and …

May 30, 2022: Finished reading: Four Thousand Weeks by Oliver Burkeman. I thoroughly enjoyed this book. It felt to me like a contemporary presentation of Buddhist …

May 30, 2022: Coming back from time at the beach and a swim in the ocean, taking a shower, and that taste of salt as water washes away the dried salt in your hair.

May 29, 2022: Remembering my father: sitting at home on a Sunday morning, listening to Classical music and reading (though he would probably be doing the weekly …

May 29, 2022: We watched The Eyes of Tammy Faye (2021) this evening. I knew nothing about the Tammy Faye & Jim Baker story, but thoroughly enjoyed the movie. …

May 28, 2022: It’s been hard to find time to write today. I’m feeling it.

May 27, 2022: Meditation and the Spaciousness of the Mind There is a wonderful description of meditation which describes the role that the mind’s innate spaciousness can play in meditation practice. I have …

May 26, 2022: Evening light as rain approaches, a rainbow framing the scene. 🌈

May 25, 2022: Reflecting at the end of another day.

May 24, 2022: I never met Corey B. Marion, the founder of The Iconfactory, but feel as though I in part knew him through the omni presence of The Iconfactory in my …

May 24, 2022: I’ve dropped the ball with Micro.blog’s current May Photoblogging Challenge, not getting past Day 1. Then when I do sit up and find a photo for one of …

May 23, 2022: An Incredible Journey Not my choice of title, but the title that journalist Sarah Ruppenthal used following her interview with me four years ago. I was reminded of the …

May 23, 2022: I watched Licorice Pizza last night and enjoyed it. Maybe dragged a little in the middle? I’ve been listening to the soundtrack today, a rewind …

May 21, 2022: We recently watched Operation Mincemeat on Netflix, the movie of the story that I linked to in this post. I enjoy films that cover aspects of history …

May 21, 2022: The heat of the day wanes. The gentle wind that moved in late afternoon, stills. The night creatures start to emerge as dusk settles over the …

May 20, 2022: Memories of The Road Summer has arrived here in Maui, at least a preview of what summer is to bring. The last few days have been devoid of wind, hot and muggy - and has …

May 20, 2022: Those days when I feel as though I am wrestling with my own mind for what is going to get done.

May 19, 2022: Watching the performers, the creatives, the writers, artists and musicians, those who have dared to put themselves out there unsure of return. Doing …

May 16, 2022: Menehune Mayhem I spent yesterday at the Menehune Mayhem competition at Ho’okipa Beach Park. This is a surf competition for kids established a number of years ago by …

May 15, 2022: I took this photo of what I’m calling a Ghost Rainbow at around 8:15pm this evening, and it had just been raining.

May 14, 2022: We recently saw Waterman, a documentary about Duke Paoa Kahanamoku, or “Duke” as he was affectionately known, Olympic gold medalist, world …

May 12, 2022: I think that this plant is an Agave Vivipara L.? For the last week we have been watching this stalk grow out of the center of one of these plants, …

May 5, 2022: We took our grandsons and their cousins to see a movie last week. As I stepped into the cinema I realized that it was probably my first time in a …

May 2, 2022: This is not a droid sitting on a wall, but a movement sensor switch for a light sitting above it. My first entry for the May 2022 Photo Blogging …

May 1, 2022: April 2022 newsletter letter April 2022 Hello Friend, Welcome to my roundup of posts from April 2022. This is my first newsletter for a couple of months. No sooner had I re-booted …

Apr 30, 2022: Lunchtime We arrived at the restaurant. A sign hanging from a rope in front of the door asked us to ring the doorbell. A waiter opened the door, greeted us, …

Apr 30, 2022: We finally got round to watching CODA last night, and both enjoyed it very much. A feel good movie, but with some beautiful touches enabled by the …

Apr 28, 2022: Hello, Bookstore This is one that I will be looking out for. June 28th is bookmarked. In Theaters April 29. On Amazon & Apple TV June 28.

Apr 28, 2022: Be nimble…catching up with some photos from our March visit to Porto.

Apr 23, 2022: His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s message yesterday for Earth Day.

Apr 23, 2022: After a month’s hiatus, I have just rereinstituted my newsletter. You can subscribe here.

Apr 23, 2022: Sunset while walking at the cliffs a few evenings ago.

Apr 22, 2022: Sitting on The Downs It was last year, 2021. I was back in Bristol, England. My dad was unwell, nearing the end of his life. I went to sit on The Downs, and area of public …

Apr 21, 2022: Today’s distraction.

Apr 21, 2022: Following yesterday’s post and reminder by @manton about Micro.blog’s read-later bookmarking service with highlighting, I went back through my …

Apr 21, 2022: Wordle 306 5/6 🟨⬛🟨⬛⬛ ⬛⬛🟩🟩🟩 ⬛⬛🟩🟩🟩 ⬛⬛🟩🟩🟩 🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩 This was one of those, “well this could be one of many words, let’s just hope that I find the …

Apr 21, 2022: …young people like me were parched for the vision that poured out of pulpits of Black America, and the vision of a Black Reverend from Atlanta, …

Apr 21, 2022: The Early Bird Surfers - Reflections on Making Time A couple of weeks back I had an early morning Hawaiian Airlines flight to catch to Honolulu. In flight time the journey is a hop, skip and jump. Throw …

Apr 21, 2022: Eating celery and remembering my dad. I have memories from when I was a kid of a glass full of celery sticks, dad picking out one, dipping it in salt …

Apr 19, 2022: I’ve, well, dithered around this for a while but have finally decided to subscribe to John Gruber’s & Ben Thompson’s Dithering podcast. Two …

Apr 17, 2022: My wife prepared these two Easter baskets before going away. They now await the arrival of our grandsons. 🐰🍭

Apr 17, 2022: Today’s wet weather has brought out the Aseroe rubra or Anemone Stinkhorn fungi, that I wrote about last week, in greater numbers (the red dots …

Apr 16, 2022: What a fascinating story, with a perhaps unfortunate code name. Operation Mincemeat: The Welsh drifter who helped end WW2

Apr 16, 2022: I didn’t have much luck with the quality of video uploads earlier to convey that the rain is really coming down now, and so sharing a few photos. 🌧🌧 …

Apr 16, 2022: It’s Saturday morning, pouring with rain outside, and those two fit my mood perfectly. The forecast is for a wet day, a day for hunkering down. …

Apr 11, 2022: After seeing copious mentions of this book online, I am currently reading: Four Thousand Weeks by Oliver Burkeman 📚

Apr 10, 2022: Wordle 295 3/6 ⬛⬛⬛🟨⬛ 🟩🟩🟩⬛⬛ 🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩 Just a little bit of luck involved in this one today.

Apr 9, 2022: This came to me this morning as I was reflecting on motivation. You don’t stop because you are not the best. You keep going because you are …

Apr 9, 2022: Nature is an amazing thing. I’m seeing more of these fungi growing out of the mulch in our garden. Some searching online revealed that they are …

Apr 8, 2022: Finished reading: Reconciliation by Thich Nhat Hanh 📚

Apr 8, 2022: I bought a paper shredder yesterday and have spent some time going through paperwork that I want to get rid of securely. I find something deeply …

Apr 7, 2022: The timing and professionalism of this piece of presenting. While I can’t remember this particular shot, I do remember growing up watching James …

Apr 7, 2022: Well this was unexpected! Pink Floyd re-form to support Ukraine

Apr 6, 2022: I watched Windfall on Netflix last night. A thriller based around the story of a man who breaks into the holiday home of a tech billionaire and his …

Apr 6, 2022: Those Moments Where Your Life Changes Forever Some days something happens which changes our lives forever, even if in that moment we are unaware of what the consequences will be. Sometimes that …

Apr 3, 2022: The aloneness of early morning. Sitting and reflecting on what is important, what resides in the heart , however deep While the rest of the world …

Mar 31, 2022: I step outside this morning to drink my coffee, a US Citizen. More later...

Mar 30, 2022: Sometimes I come across a quote, a few words in a book or online, that are just what I need to hear in that moment. I came across these words today, …

Mar 26, 2022: This was not a large puzzle, both in physical size and in terms of number of pieces - one hundred - and subsequently did not take long to finish. The …

Mar 23, 2022: Very early hours at the airport. My Uber ride drops me off and I walk into a checkin hall unusually quiet. People sleep across chairs. People sit …

Mar 22, 2022: Deja vu of Britain on the back streets of Porto.

Mar 22, 2022: Well we just experienced our first meal delivered by Uber Eats. Living on Maui, if such exists, I am unaware of it. But on a wet night in Porto we …

Mar 22, 2022: Another beautiful sunset over Porto this evening.

Mar 16, 2022: The Sahara’s presence was still felt here in Porto today at the Cemitério do Prado do Repouo. The Carmelite Church in Vitória, Porto. And a …

Mar 15, 2022: This morning’s view, the Ponte Dom Luís bridge from over the rooftops in Porto, Portugal.

Mar 12, 2022: Honey on a Razor's Edge Mindfulness is available to us at all times. I say that to myself - and then I forget. The opportunity is there, and then it is gone. Too late. Feels …

Mar 11, 2022: I’m sad to be missing most of Micro Camp over the next two days. Important family commitments will be pulling me elsewhere. Thank you to …

Mar 9, 2022: Currently reading: Silence by Thich Nhat Hanh 📚

Mar 6, 2022: A friend sent this video taken from her house in a remote part of West Maui. The house is on a cliff that surrounds a bay and at this time of year …

Mar 6, 2022: What a wonderful cacophony of sound the dawn chorus of was this morning. If you listen carefully you might even hear the ocean in the distance, and it …

Mar 4, 2022: I see that with my new iPhone 13 Mini, alongside the eSim that it came with, the phone can also carry a physical Sim card, ie have two lines in one …

Mar 3, 2022: After a couple of days struggling to find the correct word, today was a welcome success. Wordle 257 3/6 ⬛🟨⬛⬛🟨 🟩🟩🟨⬛⬛ 🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩

Mar 3, 2022: His Holiness the Dalai Lama's message for Tibetan New Year His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s message for Tibetan New Year (Losar) - Water Tiger, 2149.

Mar 2, 2022: Another migraine. I have been suffering with them for over forty years, though their frequency and severity have varied greatly in that time. I have …

Mar 1, 2022: First Micro.blog hosted newsletter My first letter to accompany my first Micro.blog newsletter. Welcome to my first newsletter hosted on Micro.blog. This newsletter contains the long …

Feb 26, 2022: I wish that I could fast forward to six months to a year from now, to a time when all that I am dealing with today is behind me and resolved in …

Feb 24, 2022: There was a lot of trial and error in solving this one. I wasn’t even sure if the final answer was a recognized word or just slang? Wordle 250 …

Feb 24, 2022: This morning’s new arrival, an iPhone 13 Mini (PRODUCT)RED. This will be my first new phone for 5½ years. I’ll be saying goodbye to my trusted iPhone …

Feb 23, 2022: Belfast Minimal spoilers here. Less than you would get in a theatrical preview. We watched the movie Belfast a few weeks or so ago. My appreciation of the …

Feb 22, 2022: I spent a lot of time today going through files and paperwork, ripping up and throwing away what I no longer need. I don’t know if I feel …

Feb 20, 2022: Well yesterday’s concern over spending an afternoon and evening with the grandchildren was completely unfounded. They couldn’t have been better …

Feb 20, 2022: Currently reading: Reconciliation by Thich Nhat Hanh 📚

Feb 20, 2022: Finished reading: The Bells of Old Tokyo by Anna Sherman 📚

Feb 20, 2022: We’ll be (my wife and I) looking after the grandchildren this afternoon and evening while their parents head off to a friend’s wedding. I …

Feb 17, 2022: Earthy smells of mushroom dashi and Japanese curry roux fill the kitchen. I wrote this on Monday evening but was then distracted and did not have …

Feb 17, 2022: Currently reading: The Bells of Old Tokyo by Anna Sherman 📚

Feb 16, 2022: I’ve noticed this before. I have had a headache building all afternoon. In the last half hour big dark rain clouds have been building in the …

Feb 14, 2022: The Kindness of Strangers Sitting on the beach this afternoon an incident popped into my mind from over three decades ago. Why I thought of this I don’t know, but here is what …

Feb 12, 2022: Driving home from town, the highway (rather a grand identification for an ordinary road) curves round the coast. The afternoon is beautifully clear …

Feb 10, 2022: That was some work. What I find interesting for myself is that words that look obvious once they are written in front of me, I cannot see initially. …

Feb 10, 2022: I love the smell of freshly picked lemons, and am grateful that I have them growing in my back yard.

Feb 8, 2022: Well my usual starting word, DREAM was a good choice this morning. Wordle 234 2/6. ⬛🟩🟨🟨🟨 🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩

Feb 8, 2022: I was recently interviewed my Naomi Harrington for her That’s Deep Podcast. The subject of the interview was meditation. A very short clip from the …

Feb 7, 2022: A Sunday adventure to the South East side of Maui The south east side of Maui is a place of the elements. Wind, sun and ocean meet in strong presence at that place where the vast flanks of Haleakala …

Feb 7, 2022: I’ve just set up a Subscribe page for a monthly newsletter. I have chosen monthly for now as I feel as though that will fit in best with my …

Feb 6, 2022: Morning rainbow 🌈

Feb 6, 2022: We were on babysitting duty last night with the grandkids and watched Sing 2 with them. To be honest I had low expectations for the movie, but ended …

Feb 5, 2022: I’m very pleased to see this proposed 25 mile Greenway between Ukumehame and Līpoa Point in West Maui. I hope that it is completed quicker than the 20 …

Feb 4, 2022: Cattle trough on the cliffs.

Feb 2, 2022: Now this 1,000 piece jigsaw puzzle was a challenge. Satisfying to finish, to put in that last piece, but a challenge. 🧩

Feb 2, 2022: I’ve have had to stay up late to make a phone call on behalf of my mother back in England. As I head to bed I look up at the night sky. There …

Feb 1, 2022: Hawai’ian Wordle Just in time for the start of “Mahina ‘Ōlelo Hawai‘i” (Month of the Hawaiian Language), University of Hawaiʻi Maui College Assistant Professor of …

Feb 1, 2022: May Meditation Nudges - Full List Through May 2020, during the height of the COVID-19 lockdown, I offered a daily Meditation Nudge. This was a new article that I wrote each day through …

Jan 29, 2022: Gratitude and Micro.blog Gratitude is an important practice. While I might like to think of myself as independent and able to manage my life on my own, truth is little, indeed …

Jan 27, 2022: Finished reading: The Tree by John Fowles 📚

Jan 26, 2022: We watched Passing on Netflix last night. I found that it had a mesmerizing quality about it and was beautifully acted…I just don’t think …

Jan 22, 2022: Zen Master, Thich Naht Hanh, dies Buddhist monk, teacher and peace activist Thich Naht Hanh died tonight at his root temple, Tu Hien Temple, in Hue, Vietnam. He was 95. His community …

Jan 22, 2022: Here’s a modern day paradox that has just arrived. A Christmas card from a Tibetan monastery.

Jan 17, 2022: I think that this is becoming a daily thing. Wordle 212 4/6 🟩⬜⬜⬜🟨 🟩🟨⬜⬜⬜ 🟩⬜⬜⬜⬜ 🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩

Jan 17, 2022: With the sky last night being clear and there being no wind, we BBQ’d and sat round a fire.

Jan 17, 2022: I thought that I would join in. There is a little bit of luck in this attempt. Wordle 211 3/6 ⬜🟨🟨⬜⬜ 🟨🟩⬜⬜🟩 🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩

Jan 12, 2022: An unexpected day comes to an end. With my phone not uninstalling apps and ‘wire frame’ icons appearing on the Home Screen and in …

Jan 11, 2022: Well this morning has been completely unplanned, and not a little frustrating. Despite deleting an app from my phone, it would not go away. That and a …

Jan 6, 2022: Being held by the stillness of the morning.

Jan 4, 2022: Jamaican Morning Between the ages of 8 and 10, so from about 1971 to 1973, my family lived in Jamaica. My father was a radiologist and worked for two years at the …

Jan 4, 2022: We took the Christmas tree down this morning as well as a few other remaining decorations. That’s the holidays officially over in this household …

Jan 2, 2022: The rain and resultant humid weather that we have had over the last few days appears to have resulted in some interesting flowers growing amongst the …

Jan 1, 2022: A homemade sushi meal set out and prepared by my wife. A evening email to welcome in the New Year.

Jan 1, 2022: Still just over six hours left here before 2022 arrives but to everyone, whether there or not, wishing you all a very Happy New Year.

Dec 31, 2021: We watched Don’t Look Up on Netflix last night. I enjoyed it and have come to appreciate it more since last night. Funny, sobering and a parody of so …

Dec 31, 2021: And now it is flooding, flooding, flooding…

Dec 31, 2021: A wet, wet, wet, wet day…

Dec 30, 2021: This too shall pass…

Dec 29, 2021: I’ve just discovered that I can generate a RSS feed of my Pocket articles. This might change how I access them.

Dec 28, 2021: I just completed this jigsaw puzzle of Sea Anemones. My first for a long time. It was difficult because the puzzle was not made up of regular shapes. …

Dec 28, 2021: Finished reading: The Gifts of Reading by Robert Macfarlane 📚

Dec 27, 2021: Current view.

Dec 26, 2021: Taking a post Christmas dinner snooze.

Dec 25, 2021: Completed. I haven’t put Lego together for a long time. This was satisfying. It was a little too much for my grandson.

Dec 25, 2021: A quiet moment before the day starts. In a couple of hours this room will be full of excited grandchildren and family sitting down for our Christmas …

Dec 25, 2021: All is quiet and still outside. Showers hanging in the air, but for now there’s a dark sky with stars in abundance. Looking across the valley, …

Dec 25, 2021: The push and pull of the Holidays. I love seeing family and friends at this time of year, COVID allowing, but the introvert in me gets tired of the …

Dec 25, 2021: A Charlie Brown Christmas My annual watching of A Charlie Brown Christmas is complete. I feel that whether one believes in the Christian message of Christmas, this short …

Dec 24, 2021: I think one of the most difficult things in life is seeing someone close to you going through difficulties and not being able to help them. My …

Dec 23, 2021: I spent about three hours preparing our Anniversary dinner last night. It was a Japanese vegan dinner from the cookery book, Vegan Japaneasy: Over 80 …

Dec 22, 2021: Prepping our Anniversary dinner. A Japanese vegan meal.

Dec 21, 2021: Married on the Winter Solstice 14 years ago today.

Dec 19, 2021: Finished reading: A Child’s Christmas in Wales by Dylan Thomas, a take that I now read annually. 📚

Dec 17, 2021: 8:30pm. We have just got in after meeting friends for dinner on the south side. As we crossed back over the island, the sky lit up with lightening. …

Dec 13, 2021: Today I learned a new word, atavistic: happening because of a very old habit from a long time ago in human history, not because of a conscious …

Dec 11, 2021: Finished reading: Convenience Store Woman by Sayaka Murata (thank you @Munish for the recommendation) 📚

Dec 11, 2021: I sit here listening to Christmas Carols. I grew up singing Christmas Carols at school, went carol singing in my early teens back in the UK, …

Dec 10, 2021: Well the COVID booster (Moderna) after effects thankfully only lasted one day. I not 100% this morning and my arm feels sore where I had the shot, but …

Dec 9, 2021: Well the COVID booster shot that I received yesterday has knocked me for six. I find it a hard feeling to describe. A friend who had a similar …

Dec 9, 2021: After interruptions over the last couple of days - storms, power outages, a migraine - I am just about to start exploring the recent addition to …

Dec 9, 2021: Booster shot complete. Now to wait and see if I have a reaction. I’m pleased that that one is under my belt (or in my arm!). 💉

Dec 7, 2021: Well it appears that my post from Sunday night was published, three times no less (the extra two are now deleted), though I had no feedback that it …

Dec 6, 2021: Sitting outside in the dark listening to rain falling everywhere and trying to get a signal to contact Hawaiian Electric as the power has just gone …

Dec 6, 2021: The second dose of rain for the weekend has just started. I’m expecting this to keep falling through the afternoon, night and into tomorrow. I …

Dec 5, 2021: It is so still outside this morning. The calm before the storm?

Dec 5, 2021: Finished reading: Holloway by Robert Macfarlane 📚

Dec 5, 2021: Finished reading: Blessed Are the Weird by Jacob Nordby 📚

Dec 4, 2021: We watched Jane Champion’s The Power of The Dog on Netflix last night. Wow! What a wonderful film - the acting, art direction, the story and how …

Dec 4, 2021: Wet weather fun in Maui.

Dec 3, 2021: Storms are forecast to hit the Hawaiian islands this weekend. The first rains are falling on the north shore of Maui right now.

Dec 1, 2021: Finished reading: Elevation by Stephen King 📚

Dec 1, 2021: A double rainbow crossed the sky this morning while I was on the phone to my mother. 🌈

Nov 30, 2021: The power went down at 1:15pm this afternoon. The internet went down with it. We live in an area with poor cell reception and make heavy use of WiFi …

Nov 29, 2021: My head has been pounding for most of the afternoon. Rain has been threatening but only falling as gentle showers when it does drop. Now it’s pouring …

Nov 27, 2021: Colours at dusk.

Nov 26, 2021: Thanksgiving 2021. 😄…there was much good company, food and chatter in between. Before After

Nov 25, 2021: With darkness all around, I sat outside on the lanai sharpening knives for carving duties tomorrow at dinner, while watching the distant flashing …

Nov 25, 2021: Sitting in front of Apple Music creating a playlist for Thanksgiving dinner tomorrow.🎵

Nov 24, 2021: I don’t use Calcbot often for unit conversations, but when I do I’m pleased that I have it at hand.

Nov 23, 2021: My wife and I sat and rewatched My Neighbor Totoro last night with our grandsons. It is such a wonderful animated film. Something for the child in all …

Nov 23, 2021: I just discovered that Workspaces in Drafts can be filtered by date. Here is a Workspace that will pull out all drafts created today. Another level of …

Nov 23, 2021: Sitting alone Incense burning The rain falls outside

Nov 22, 2021: I have found the way to assure that we will wake up to rain, despite the forecast, after a long dry spell. Spend the day before doing copious amounts …

Nov 22, 2021: When I was growing up all the kids books showed cockerels calling out as the sun rose, heralding in a new day. What rubbish! It’s 10:30pm, …

Nov 22, 2021: Now that’s a Sunday. An unexpected brunch with some friends returning to the island, an early afternoon sleep, watched the first episode of the …

Nov 21, 2021: The Spanish Dagger Yucca (those leaves are pointed and sharp) is flowering.

Nov 20, 2021: I was hoping that there would be a way to bring one off interviews that I have as mp3 files into Apple Podcasts app. That way I could keep them …

Nov 18, 2021: Some days, despite the best intentions, I just seem to be spinning wheels. I feel as though nothing is being accomplished. Today is one of those days. …

Nov 16, 2021: That was a close call. I almost bought a late in the day coffee. Sometimes I am alright with a coffee this late, but the waxing moon is already doing …

Nov 14, 2021: I slept in this morning and woke up late. That’s very unusual for me. I must have been tired. Now I feel drugged, my head reeling and struggling to …

Nov 14, 2021: Dusk and it is still, so still after a bitingly hot day…. The forecast has rain coming in tonight.

Nov 12, 2021: Finished reading: Dewdrops on a Lotus Leaf: Zen Poems of Ryokan by John Stevens. Though never really finished reading, just looping back to pick it up …

Nov 12, 2021: Random thoughts that suddenly pop into my mind - I spent most of today outside working in the garden and was sitting down to rest after putting tools …

Nov 11, 2021: Not the clearest of photographs, but from left to right - Jupiter, Moon, Saturn, Venus.

Nov 7, 2021: I sit and write feeling the wind and sun on my face from a day outside. Today we hosted a small party for my grandson’s 2nd birthday. My son-in-law …

Nov 3, 2021: We’ve had some beautiful weather over the last week. Crystal clear days, still, uplifting…but it has been hot! As today progresses the …

Nov 3, 2021: I’ve found some quiet and still time before I go and prepare supper…and so I’m letting it sink into me, calming me at the end of …

Nov 2, 2021: Just out and available for $0.99 for the month of November is Jasraj Hothi’s, @jasraj on Micro.blog, new book The Indie Author. I’ve just …

Nov 2, 2021: Ah, excitement. Ulysses can indeed update Micro.blog posts. Oh that I should even have doubted that that was possible! 😔

Nov 1, 2021: A simple costume for Halloween last night. The pueo, the owl.

Nov 1, 2021: Walking around Chinatown in Honolulu yesterday before lunch, I came across this copy of The Hobbit translated into Hawaiian. 📚

Oct 30, 2021: Heading back to Maui today. I’ll be sorry to leave this little cabin.

Oct 30, 2021: The best television - watching a fire burning in the hearth.

Oct 30, 2021: An evening fire.

Oct 30, 2021: Finished reading: English Pastoral by James Rebanks. What a beautiful and important book, born from love. 📚

Oct 29, 2021: He is one of the elders of our community, a man of good sense, from the same forge as my father. ― James Rebanks, English Pastoral

Oct 29, 2021: I brought a small speaker with me so that we could listen to relaxing music, but I won’t be using it. The music here is the silence, the wind, …

Oct 29, 2021: The rustic nature of the cabin that we are staying in for a couple of nights.

Oct 29, 2021: Blessed with an opportunity to stay in a remote cabin in Nanakuli Forest Reserve on Oahu, built by architect Valdimir Ossipoff. Sunset from the cabin …

Oct 27, 2021: A moment of silence in the middle of a busy morning.

Oct 26, 2021: The second hole is dug and the hatch revealed. Tomorrow the tank is cleaned and pumped.

Oct 26, 2021: Our septic tank sits under the front lawn. Today I uncovered one if it’s hatches, carefully saving the sections of lawn to put back in place once the …

Oct 24, 2021: Occasionally something pulls me to reach for a book that I have not opened for a number of years. A couple of days ago that book was Dewdrops On A …

Oct 23, 2021: I watched Dune on HBO Max last night and enjoyed it. I loved being taken into another world, another time and place. It left me wanting more, to …

Oct 23, 2021: This morning’s rainbow 🌈

Oct 23, 2021: Yesterday I bought a ZAGG Messenger Folio keyboard for my 5th generation iPad. The keys feel and sound a little ”springy”, but right now that is a …

Oct 21, 2021: Noticing my mind settle As jobs awaiting my return Are completed.

Oct 19, 2021: Happy faces as myself and three good friends finished an 11.2 mile hike across Haleakala crater, at the Halemau’u Trailhead, earlier this year. …

Oct 18, 2021: The map on this screen was my compass, and helped me see where we were as I headed back across the Atlantic a couple of weeks ago.

Oct 14, 2021: This wheel is not going very far. (Micro.blog October photo challenge, Day 14)

Oct 13, 2021: Dog vs Crab standoff. Animals (Micro.blog October photo challenge, Day 13)

Oct 12, 2021: The Lockheed Constellation “Connie” at the TWA Hotel at JFK airport, New York. Legend (Micro.blog October photo challenge, Day 12)

Oct 12, 2021: Hygge (Micro.blog October photo challenge, Day 11)

Oct 10, 2021: The Clifton Suspension Bridge, Bristol. Designed by Isambard Kingdom Brunel, it was built after his death and completed in 1864. (Micro.blog October …

Oct 9, 2021: An environment that I feel held and safe in. (Micro.blog October photo challenge, Day 9)

Oct 8, 2021: Pre-twilight light as the sun sets across The Downs in Bristol. (Micro.blog October photo challenge, Day 8)

Oct 7, 2021: Conckers On the western edge of the world, as defined by the International Date Line, it’s Sunday afternoon. I’m sitting at 39,993ft above the Pacific Ocean, …

Oct 7, 2021: This cauliflower came drizzled in a grainy mustard sauce along with lime and cilantro, giving a light spicey taste. Overall, it was delicious. …

Oct 7, 2021: There are some beautiful Copper Beach trees on the streets of Bristol. (Micro.blog October photo challenge, Day 6)

Oct 6, 2021: This morning’s toy of choice before my grandson headed off to school. (Micro.blog October photo challenge, Day 5)

Oct 4, 2021: The view from my seat was anything but sharp as I waited to depart Heathrow on Saturday afternoon. It felt like the heavens were making up for …

Oct 3, 2021: A scene at Terminal 5, Heathrow yesterday morning. Although there are a lot of people sitting down here, the majority appeared to be walking around …

Oct 2, 2021: It’s still dark outside as I get ready for my trip back to Maui. (Micro.blog October photo challenge, Day 2)

Oct 1, 2021: A note to self, ”Stop, Breathe.” Breathing in I clam my body, Breathing out I smile. Breathing in I clam my body, Breathing out I smile. Dwelling in …

Oct 1, 2021: A gentle touch. (Micro.blog October photo challenge, Day 1)

Sep 30, 2021: I love the art work of Polish artist Mateusz Urbanowicz. He lives in Tokyo and paints beautifully intricate scenes of around Japan. For my birthday …

Sep 29, 2021: Finished reading: Walkabout by James Vance Marshall. I saw the movie many years ago, but never read the book until I found a copy on my parent’s …

Sep 28, 2021: Well I was wondering where the rain was. This afternoon it has decided to show itself! 🌧🌧🌧🌧🌧🌧🌧

Sep 28, 2021: I’ve been searching online this morning to see if it possible to remotely access an iPad from a MacBook Air. “Other side of the …

Sep 26, 2021: With the death of my father still close and real for me, I appreciated this beautiful article by Matthew Syed in today’s Sunday Times. The death …

Sep 21, 2021: There was a beautiful Harvest Moon over Bristol last night, rising as an orange orb in the early evening. The attached photo, taken with my iPhone 7 …

Sep 21, 2021: Those times when, struggling to make a decision, I busy myself everywhere else as an unhelpful distraction.

Sep 19, 2021: A moody sky in Bristol this evening.

Sep 19, 2021: A quiet and restful celebration of 58 orbits round the sun, today. 🎂

Sep 11, 2021: Finished reading: Billy Summers by Stephen King. My first Stephen King book and I thoroughly enjoyed it. 📚

Sep 10, 2021: When the Weather fits the Mood Yesterday it was pouring with rain outside, really pouring. The proximity of my parents’ top floor flat to the roof amplified the sound of the falling …

Sep 10, 2021: The distant, deep sound of the bell in the University of Bristol’s Wills Memorial Building chiming 7:00am.

Sep 8, 2021: My dad passed away last night.

Sep 4, 2021: The Cycle of Life I’m walking to the shops, walking down back streets, residential streets instead of the main road. I find more joy and interest in looking at the …

Aug 31, 2021: Urban commuter route.

Aug 31, 2021: The first bird songs of the morning.

Aug 26, 2021: Whoops, what happened there? Micro.blog just gave me a Bad Gateway error for a couple of minutes? It seems to be functioning fine now. cc @manton

Aug 26, 2021: Sometimes grey, overcast mornings are the best to wake up to.

Aug 25, 2021: How phones used to be…and this one works.

Aug 25, 2021: Well I lost that one, but it was fun to play Rummikub with my sister last night, with mum looking on to learn how to play.

Aug 24, 2021: I’ve been up since 2:00am. It is now 4:15am. Oh the woes of jet lag.

Aug 20, 2021: I find people watching at big international airports, fascinating. Especially at this time of COVID. Where have people come from? Where are they …

Aug 16, 2021: Slowly but surely.

Aug 15, 2021: After my post last night, I woke up this morning and deleted Glass from my phone. I never even got past the waitlist. It’s a good decision for me. I’m …

Aug 15, 2021: What am I doing? Self-induced peer pressure? I don’t know, but I have just signed up for an invite to the new photograph app Glass after reading about it in multiple …

Aug 14, 2021: Saturday midday.

Aug 14, 2021: Rain and Sun Rain during the night, sun during the day. That’s a good combination, ensuring that the ground gets watered and we have a warm, bright day. And then …

Aug 13, 2021: We watched French Exit a couple of nights ago, staring Michelle Pfeiffer and Lucas Hedges. Categorized as a comedy and drama, outside of that I found …

Aug 11, 2021: A Short Meditation to Start Your Day at Micro Camp On both days of Micro Camp, before the presentations start, I will be leading a short meditation to help you quieten your mind and prepare for the day …

Aug 10, 2021: Just arrived from my favourite coffee shop. Sterling Coffee Roasters use to be our local coffee shop when we lived in Portland. 📍 Sterling Coffee …

Aug 7, 2021: As I record my video, try and record it, for next week’s Micro Camp, I am thinking that it would be funny to see a video of outtakes - I say …

Aug 6, 2021: Searching a cupboard for some honey, I came across this jar of Marmite. Joy! I haven’t had any for a long time. I know what breakfast will include …

Aug 5, 2021: The Poop Song My five year old grandson was listening to family members instruct Siri to play this song or that song on our HomePod Mini. So in his five year old …

Aug 4, 2021: Sacred Space Sitting alone at night, silence, small light on in the corner, stillness, dark outside, alone with a book, my thoughts, writing. Walking across the …

Aug 2, 2021: Sand Blasted on an Evening Walk The trade winds having being blowing very strong over the last couple of days, and an evening stroll along Baldwin Beach was a real challenge …

Aug 1, 2021: This morning’s harvest. It had just fallen from the tree.

Jul 29, 2021: The Jungle Book I watched Disney’s The Jungle Book with my grandsons last night. It is a real favourite of mine. I don’t know how many times I have seen the …

Jul 26, 2021: Hey, is there any blue sky up there?! We’ve had a lot of rain recently. I got soaking wet yesterday working outside. We need to go and look for …

Jul 17, 2021: Morning view.

Jul 17, 2021: We watched Tampopo last night, a very unusual Japanese comedy, which when it came out was referred to as a “Ramen western”. I think that …

Jul 17, 2021: I’ve just been reading the lyrics to This Is Not America by David Bowie & Pat Metheny. It’s a song that I love, but the first time that I have …

Jul 17, 2021: There’s nothing like walking on grass with bare feet to awaken the senses.

Jul 16, 2021: Well the tent that I put up a couple of days ago has been a great success with my grandson. He has slept in it every night with his dad. Last night it …

Jul 14, 2021: I just discovered that Firefox has an eyedropper tool. How helpful!

Jul 14, 2021: Raising a tent in the back garden I spent a few hours this morning, under baking hot sun, putting this tent up for my grandson. Now it’s up, the tent’s construction looks …

Jul 10, 2021: Why not just write? Not because there is anything necessary to say, or maybe there is, but you can’t see it clearly now, and so just write. See …

Jul 9, 2021: Starting my move from the Amazon/Kindle world to Rakuten/Kobo.

Jul 7, 2021: 86th Birthday Message | The 14th Dalai Lama www.dalailama.com/videos/86…

Jul 7, 2021: We watched The Courier last night. A true Cold War spy story, connected to Cuban Missile Crises. I’ve always felt that the Cold War makes the …

Jul 6, 2021: Well it seems as though there was a 5.0 earthquake just off the coast of the Big Island of Hawai’i at a depth of 12.7km, but was felt here on …

Jul 6, 2021: Woah! The whole house just shook. An earthquake?

Jul 5, 2021: Aaahhh, the first coffee of the day… ☕️

Jul 3, 2021: Do Not Disturb! 📖✍🏻

Jul 2, 2021: Where’s the rewind button for today? I was productive, got done some work that needed to be done and lie here exhausted, but it was not what I …

Jun 26, 2021: Friday evening sunset from Ho’okipa. A beautiful evening. Warm, the ocean refreshing, and a family member taking guests out for surfing lessons. …

Jun 25, 2021: Mother and calf - it is not only the humans who enjoy the views around here.

Jun 24, 2021: The Harshness of Interruptions When I read this this essay by Nancy Kline of Time to Think I thought, ”YES!” I’ll go further - I felt, “YES!” Kline speaks, not …

Jun 23, 2021: A “Good Morning” rainbow. 🌈

Jun 23, 2021: Garden harvest.

Jun 21, 2021: Interview for the INFClub I was recently interview by Jas Hothi, @jasraj on Micro.blog, for Episode 61 of the INFClub podcast. We had a great conversation, along with plenty of …

Jun 21, 2021: Although it has recently re-opened, I have not been in this theatre for at least 18 months. It might be close to two years. What a time we have …

Jun 21, 2021: In 2021, once again, Congress will be voting on a measure that will define who we are. Heather Cox Richardson’s June 19th newsletter

Jun 19, 2021: Plants and flowers in the garden early this morning. The white flower on the left is a Spanish Dagger, of the Yucca family. The purple flowers on the …

Jun 18, 2021: I was awake early this morning, just before 4:30am. For no particular reason, I just woke up. It was beautifully still and quiet. There was no one …

Jun 12, 2021: Looking up to a sliver of a New Moon with Venus just to the left and up a bit (south west?) of it. You might be able to make them out in the photo?

Jun 12, 2021: Approaching the top, and the view over Hana.

Jun 12, 2021: The foothills of Haleakala above the town of Hana.

Jun 10, 2021: If you look carefully at this photograph, on the horizon you can see a mountain rising up above the clouds. That is Mauna Kea on the island of …

Jun 9, 2021: Winding back to Hana time.

Jun 8, 2021: I’m reading the Discover timeline on Micro.blog. I think that the only thing that happened today was WWDC.

Jun 8, 2021: A future harvest of papayas. 🤞🏻

Jun 5, 2021: Today’s status. My grandson’s fifth birthday. I’ll be staying off that due to a painful lower back.

Jun 5, 2021: I’m grateful for my bank today for quickly catching the fraudulent behavior on my account. It’s a pain to deal with, but at least it was …

Jun 4, 2021: Starting a new one, Underland, though I have yet to read the book.

Jun 3, 2021: Well last night’s International Space Station spotting was not very successful. After beautiful clear skies, day and night for the past week, …

Jun 3, 2021: International Space Station spotting tonight. It is due to go over at 9:16pm. At the moment it looks like a clear night.

Jun 1, 2021: Walking in the local neighborhood.

May 31, 2021: I saw this nest while out at Waihe’e Coastal Dunes and Wetlands, yesterday evening. The nest was only about knee high in a bush. With no dogs …

May 30, 2021: Voices carry so clearly on these still mornings.

May 30, 2021: The silence and stillness of a Sunday morning.

May 30, 2021: This afternoon at Ho’okipa. The island of Molokai is in the distance.

May 29, 2021: We watched Minari a couple of nights ago. I felt that there were some strong performances by the cast, especially by Yuh-Jung Youn playing the …

May 28, 2021: I love this, On the last day of the world I would want to plant a tree – W.S. Merwin The Merwin Conservancy

May 25, 2021: I just found this emoji, 😵‍💫 It describes well how I feel after too long spent staring at a screen.

May 23, 2021: This a Jazz type of Sunday morning. We listened to Sunday Morning Jazz and have now moved onto Jazz Anthology, both on Apple Music.

May 23, 2021: I spent this afternoon tackling the cane grass that encroaches from two properties that abut ours. No one currently lives on either of them. Without …

May 22, 2021: I had never heard of Alvin Sykes and this article about his life, inspiring.

May 21, 2021: Even if I really want to get something done, if that ‘something’ crosses some undefined effort threshold in my head, I notice how my mind …

May 19, 2021: Looking at the USCIS Civics Test for Naturalization, I wonder how well I would do with a test on the history and political structure of the UK (where …

May 19, 2021: Today has been a struggle. A coming together of pieces, just one of which can get the stress/worry nerve twitching. Right now I am appreciating time …

May 18, 2021: We watched Swimming Pool (2003) a couple of nights ago. A slow, art house, thriller. Anglo/French. 3.5/4 stars. 🍿

May 18, 2021: A productive day, of sorts (I feel that there is always more that I could do, or do better). Chipping away at some jobs needing to be done. Helped …

May 17, 2021: Entertaining tonight

May 16, 2021: I went out for a bicycle ride late morning. The path took me past the airport, and Kanaha Beach Park, busy with Wind & Kite surfers.

May 15, 2021: The light feels so clear today.

May 14, 2021: When mental fog sets in, I have to remind myself to step away from what I am doing. Pushing through occasionally works, but more often than not the …

May 12, 2021: I might be late to the game here, but thank you @vincent for the reply editing. 🙇🏼

May 11, 2021: I have just joined the Open Path Healing Collective which offers affordable services from qualified holistic health practitioners. I’m looking …

May 10, 2021: I made a Greek Salad last night as part of Mother’s Day dinner. No photographs, but it was well received by everyone (including me! 😏). I wanted …

May 10, 2021: Mother’s Day morning on the South side.

May 9, 2021: At my grandson’s school as the children danced round the Maypole this morning.

May 8, 2021: We watched the first two episodes of HBO’s new series Mare of Easttown last night. By the end of the second I was definitely pulled in. …

May 8, 2021: Well it took a couple of months to complete, but today I pressed submit on my US Citizenship application. I always get nervous when completing …

May 6, 2021: OK, shutting the hatches back down. Heaviness drifting across my body again.

May 6, 2021: The second Moderna shot has hit me hard. I have spent most of today in bed, just resting, with a fair amount of sleep as well. I thought that I was …

May 4, 2021: Moderna #2 complete 💉

May 2, 2021: Today’s rainbow 🌈

May 2, 2021: Are any Micro.blog podcasters not seeing their podcasts update on Apple Podcasts or not appear in searches on the platform? I have published a new …

May 1, 2021: I just realized that today is May 1st (the day is still young here). Where is the year going? Slow down, please!

Apr 26, 2021: We spent yesterday at Launiupoko Beach Park on the south west side of the island. A welcome break & change of scenery. Compared to the wet & …

Apr 25, 2021: Pilgrimage I like this short definition of ’pilgrimage’ taken from The British Pilgrimage Trust website, Pilgrimage (n.): A journey with purpose on foot to …

Apr 24, 2021: I was recently interviewed by Andy Mort for Episode 331 of his Gentle Rebel Podcast on the subject of Meditation. You can listen to our chat at the …

Apr 24, 2021: Shadows

Apr 19, 2021: Nasa successfully flies small helicopter on Mars. I don’t know what use this will be in years to come, but I find thinking about the knowledge and …

Apr 19, 2021: My iPhone 7 Plus is 4½ years old. Last week I took it out of the tattered case that it has sat in for that time. The phone looks like new! A new phone …

Apr 17, 2021: The clouds come down, the rain falls, the day closes in. Wanting some down time, the weather fits my mood…and need (less likelihood of working …

Apr 17, 2021: Please help me here. I type ‘spin’ into Apple’s iOS emoji search, and these two critters pop up as the only results, 🐡 & 🦔 How? …

Apr 17, 2021: After spending two hours sitting in the dentist chair this morning, my only view being a light and two pairs of eyes staring down at me, I walked out …

Apr 16, 2021: What beautiful weather we are having. Absolutely gorgeous. Little wind, temperatures keeping it cool in the morning and evening, but warm enough …

Apr 14, 2021: Office view this morning.

Apr 14, 2021: I spent some time this evening scrolling through the Discover feed of Micro.blog. It’s been said before, but what a wonderful community there is here!

Apr 13, 2021: I found this page from the BBC website helpful in explaining why vaccines alone will not stop COVID spreading.

Apr 13, 2021: Heard yesterday, You can add salt, but you can’t take it away.

Apr 13, 2021: From our home we are blessed with distant views of the ocean. I love to watch the weather roll in across that vast expanse of water. Right now dark …

Apr 12, 2021: This has felt like a difficult weekend. Mentally exhausting. It has not all been difficult - beautiful weather, and good company on Saturday night, …

Apr 10, 2021: Just back from an early morning visit to the Upcountry Farmers Market in Kula. Now for a late breakfast.

Apr 9, 2021: Nothing like some back pain to kick me into exercising more. It has been a gradual start, but I am getting out more and feeling better for it - …

Apr 8, 2021: Me, “I’m going for a walk” Gets in car, stops off at the post office, drives on to park where I plan to walk. Falls asleep in the …

Apr 7, 2021: Maybe this time, just maybe this time, the wet weather is on its way and things will start to dry up, and warm up here (though the cooler weather …

Apr 7, 2021: I listened to episode 100 of @monday on the way to get my vaccine this afternoon. What a treat. Thank you @jean for hosting this and all the preceding …

Apr 7, 2021: No. 1

Apr 7, 2021: OK, I’m heading in for my first Moderna shot. Although I know that I am not the first person to be vaccinated and won’t be the last, this …

Apr 4, 2021: Human knot tying ahead.

Apr 4, 2021: Just finished a chaotic but fun Easter breakfast with the grandkids. Thank goodness that eating outside was an option as…, let’s just say that …

Apr 4, 2021: I head out for my first bike ride for an age….and the heavens decide that the rain from a couple of weeks ago wasn’t quite enough! At …

Apr 3, 2021: I am a complete novice at this, and so am maybe asking something that is not possible. Is there a tool, preferably a Mac app but I’m interested …

Apr 3, 2021: I have my first COVID vaccine shot scheduled for Tuesday afternoon of next week. 💉🦠

Mar 31, 2021: Sitting next to me yesterday morning, my 4 year old grandson looked up at my bookshelves and asked, “Grandpa, have you read all of those …

Mar 31, 2021: Chronic Fatigue and the HSP There’s pattern which repeats itself pretty much each time I find myself home alone for a few days - which with the presence of the COVID pandemic is …

Mar 30, 2021: It amazes me that however often I read through something that I am writing, I still seem to come up against typos, repeated words, and other …

Mar 30, 2021: Views of Lana’i. The different islands Hawai’ian islands all have their own vibe. Lana’i was relaxed, quiet, and restful. I was going to say pristine as well, except …

Mar 28, 2021: You might have to look very close here, but this photo is taken from the Koloiki Ridge on Lana’i, with Moloka’i on the left and Maui on the right.

Mar 26, 2021: Disbelief The Georgia law is eye-popping, but it is only one of more than 250 measures in 43 states designed to keep Republicans in power no matter what voters …

Mar 25, 2021: Evening views at the beach. My grandson playing in the rock pools. The setting sun.

Mar 24, 2021: I’ve just updated my Now page. About time really, as it has been stuck in November last year since….well November last year!

Mar 23, 2021: I’m not spending much time in coffee shops these days, but I took some time this morning to sit outside at Maui Coffee Attic.

Mar 22, 2021: We watched Promising Young Woman last night. I highly recommend it. 🍿

Mar 20, 2021: Finished reading: Manazuru by Hiromi Kawakami📚

Mar 19, 2021: Early to HEY, later to HEY World

Mar 19, 2021: I’m unclear. If I am using iCloud Drive to store a folder of text files (accessible via different apps on iOS & Mac OS), does iCD keep old …

Mar 17, 2021: I’m intrigued by the look of Freezeframe and would definitely like to take it for a spin when the app becomes available.

Mar 15, 2021: I’m in the market for a Calendar app…I’m an old Fantastical user until it moved to a subscription model, and returned to the stock app. I …

Mar 7, 2021: I posted Episode 49 (Widening our circle, taking tonglen further) of the Behind The Thoughts podcast today, but I think that it got lost during a …

Mar 4, 2021: Having just read my emails and seen the announcement of Hey World’s launch, as I then went to open my Micro.blog timeline I thought, “I …

Mar 3, 2021: Starting my Field Notes annual subscription.

Feb 28, 2021: We watched The Little Things last night. It starred Denzel Washington, Rami Malek & Jared Leto, and the performances from these three are the glue …

Feb 27, 2021: I spent some time yesterday evening playing around with URL schemes as I tried to build a Drafts action. I was aware of URL schemes existence but had …

Feb 26, 2021: Having bought the cookbook Vegan Japan Easy  a little while back (ahem), I though it about time that I try a recipe. A couple of nights back I …

Feb 26, 2021: Well I don’t think that the weather gods have seen the forecast this morning. Showers until noon, then sun. If the rain falling outside now can be …

Feb 25, 2021: My love of Ulysses has been rekindled with their support for Micro.blog publishing and how the app handles that. With the new Beta that includes …

Feb 25, 2021: Last night we watched Nomandland on Hulu, about a woman (played by Frances McDormand) leading a modern day nomadic existence in the American West. I …

Feb 21, 2021: Watching the airplanes come in and leave each day, following flight paths close to our house, it is as though they are traveling highways in the sky, …

Feb 21, 2021: Yesterday was a day of draft form filling, my application for US citizenship. There are still some blanks that I need to check the answers to and some …

Feb 18, 2021: The Comfort of Memories I find myself sitting in my car on our driveway. It is overcast and there is steady stream of rain falling. The weather looks set in for the day, and …

Feb 18, 2021: Whoah! The thunder is rumbling this morning. The Gods up on Haleakala have something to say as the house shakes, the rain falls, the wind picks up and …

Feb 17, 2021: I don’t listen to audio books often, but last night I discovered that I could listen to a book that I had downloaded to my Kindle, via the iOS Kindle …

Feb 15, 2021: Instead of a photo for Day 14 of February 2021 Photoblogging Challenge, compassion, I want to thank Maui Fire Department and the Medics who took such …

Feb 14, 2021: Make, Day 13 of February 2021 Photoblogging Challenge. Well that’s that dinosaur contained. Evening construction projects with my grandson.

Feb 13, 2021: Sporg, Day 12 of February 2021 Photoblogging Challenge. What a sporg will do to a tree after a bad day. Beware!

Feb 12, 2021: Machine, Day 11 of February 2021 Photoblogging Challenge. Rigged up to some machines at KBOO in Portland for an interview in 2011.

Feb 11, 2021: Energy, Day 10 of February 2021 Photoblogging Challenge. My energy levels were much stronger at this early stage of the hike through Haleakala crater …

Feb 9, 2021: Muddy, Day 9 of February 2021 Photoblogging Challenge. The mudflats at low tide at Weston-super-Mare.

Feb 9, 2021: Hope, Day 8 of February 2021 Photoblogging Challenge. My hope for this year is to be able to get back to the UK to visit my parents. 18 months or more …

Feb 8, 2021: Craving, Day 7 of February 2021 Photoblogging Challenge. Today I was craving peace and quiet, so found myself at Waihe’e Coastal Dunes & Wetlands …

Feb 6, 2021: Sport, Day 6 of February 2021 Photoblogging Challenge. This is probably the closest that I get to participating in sports, and I don’t do this …

Feb 6, 2021: With the cold weather that we have been having here on Maui, our house is beginning to feel like a cold-blooded animal. Early morning the house is …

Feb 6, 2021: Since relaunching my podcast, Behind The Thoughts , I am pleased with myself for keeping up with posting weekly episodes. I have found a workflow that …

Feb 6, 2021: Pets, Day 5 of February 2021 Photoblogging Challenge. This is Bronx, my stepdaughter’s French Bulldog, our surrogate pet.

Feb 4, 2021: Layers, Day 4 of February 2021 Photoblogging Challenge. Cloud layers over Portland, OR at dawn, December 2012.

Feb 4, 2021: There is snow on the summit of Haleakala. Zoom in and you can see it. Not the quantity that some parts of the world are experiencing right now, but a …

Feb 4, 2021: Comfort, Day 3 of February 2021 Photoblogging Challenge. I sometimes find comfort in remembering the corner of South Wales where I used to live.

Feb 2, 2021: Morning Beverage, Day 2 of February 2021 Photoblogging Challenge. Setting up to make my pre-dawn pour over coffee.

Feb 1, 2021: Close up, Day 1 of February 2021 Photoblogging Challenge. Sometimes I find nourishment in the little, unnoticed details of life.

Jan 31, 2021: We’ve had our HomePod Mini for two or three months now and I am still very pleased with it. We have a HomePod as well and I am amazed by the …

Jan 31, 2021: I spent the day installing an Orbi WiFi system in our home. The reason was to move from two networks, that we have to cope with two buildings, to one. …

Jan 30, 2021: Your morning rainbow fix 🌈

Jan 30, 2021: That first taste of coffee in the morning ☕️

Jan 29, 2021: Well I didn’t plan that when I got up this morning, but I am now the owner of a pair of AirPods Pro. Other failing technology and $50 off in …

Jan 29, 2021: I watched White Tiger a couple of nights ago and the movie is still sitting with me. ‘Enjoyed’ is not the word I would use to describe the …

Jan 28, 2021: Brrrhhh, it’s cold this morning. Admittedly not as cold as those with snow outside their front door, or if you woke up to a frost. But the pre-dawn …

Jan 28, 2021: A change is as good as a rest. I’m not thinking clearly and so have decided to bring a task slated for tomorrow, forward to today. I’m heading out to …

Jan 27, 2021: I’m joining the Scan Thing bandwagon. That cup was sitting on the dashboard of my pickup. Amazing!

Jan 27, 2021: I love the light in this photo. Outside the front of the Marriott in Wailea.

Jan 26, 2021: ”Holy Computer Nerd, Batman!” I would not like to be technically challenged in trying to get money transferred from the US Governments’s EIPcard …

Jan 26, 2021: Walking down the driveway of the Marriott, Wailea on Saturday night. Old trees, twinkling lights, magic in the air.

Jan 25, 2021: Tea, thinking British tea here, hits that spot that coffee cannot. Of course the same goes for coffee as well, just a different spot.

Jan 23, 2021: Video - The power of quiet leadership A short, inspiring video on the power of quiet leadership. The power of quiet leadership - BBC Ideas

Jan 19, 2021: A day of rivers and flooding, and it’s still raining as we turn in for the day.

Jan 19, 2021: Kiki's Map of Maui Since HBO started their HBO Max service, I have slowly been filling in the Studio Ghibli movies that I have not seen. I recently watched Kiki's …

Jan 19, 2021: Now puddles are beginning to form everywhere. 🌧🌧🌧

Jan 18, 2021: It’s raining - hard!

Jan 17, 2021: There is a 40-50 foot swell hitting the Hawaiian islands today. I was hoping to go out and see it, but I’m not feeling well. So I am left with …

Jan 16, 2021: Posting from iA Writer Posting from iA Writer. It has been a while since I posted directly from here, so I decided just to test how it works. I forgot how it automatically …

Jan 15, 2021: Sometimes recording a podcast comes easily. Other times it’s a struggle as I over think the process. My decision is to publish anyway. If I …

Jan 13, 2021: This post is coming from Ulysses. I am just testing the app’s first alpha version for publishing to Micro.blog.

Jan 11, 2021: I have just announced the relaunch of my meditation podcast, Behind The Thoughts. I’m happy to be podcasting on Micro.blog. 🎙

Jan 11, 2021: Announcing a new, old podcast It was early April 2017. I was sitting in an Airbnb in Portland, OR. My wife and I had returned to the city that had been our home for eight years, to …

Jan 10, 2021: I’ll get there! When @jean interviewed me for Micro Monday back in May 2019, Jean asked me if I would host a Podcast. Today I was on the home …

Jan 9, 2021: Last night we watched Before You Know It, and enjoyed it. A good, light comedy set in New York. 🍿

Jan 8, 2021: Some days appear to move easily, like a hot knife through butter, and others feel like walking through treacle. Today was like the latter. I put some …

Jan 6, 2021: We were recommended to watch the movie Babyteeth and did so last night. Up until the recommendation I had never heard of it, but now highly recommend …

Jan 6, 2021: I just want to give a shout out of gratitude to the Micro.blog community for how they have helped me (unknowingly) in putting together how I manage my …

Jan 5, 2021: Managing my Life On January 1st, with a new month here, never mind a new year, I worked through my December todos, seeing what was undone and bringing those items …

Jan 3, 2021: Heading out to a remote part of the West Mauis this afternoon to lead a meditation for a dear friend.

Jan 2, 2021: Question to self, Where does play show up in my life? As a follow up, If it is not present, what is getting in the way?

Jan 2, 2021: This evening.

Jan 1, 2021: His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s New Year Greeting for 2021.

Jan 1, 2021: I don’t know if I will make it to New Year (still 11 hours to go here)? I rarely do. But my wife and I are planning on dinner and a movie - …

Dec 30, 2020: For me over the last few years this week between Christmas and New Year has just felt very lllooonnnggg. With the weekends tagged on, it is feeling …

Dec 29, 2020: I’m just catching up with the sad news of Barry Lopez passing away on Christmas Day at the age of 75, from prostate cancer. I am grateful to …

Dec 28, 2020: We found a quiet, empty and very small hideaway yesterday, admits what I thought were troublingly crowded beaches (we almost turned around and went …

Dec 28, 2020: The smell of freshly cut grass drifts over from next door, alongside the roar of the lawn mower. I am transported back to summer evenings of my youth, …

Dec 27, 2020: My wife and I just spent the afternoon watching Pixar’s new movie Soul, an exploration of life, death and meaning. Imaginative storytelling …

Dec 26, 2020: Movie watching just got bumped forward to this afternoon. The clouds have come in, the wind has picked up and the rain is thundering down on the roof. …

Dec 26, 2020: There’s been a lot of activity, and eating, over the last couple of days. I am ready for a movie this evening…nothing else.

Dec 25, 2020: This was accidently posted to the wrong blog. Correcting the error and date now: Waking up to the white egrets flying east for their day. Home for …

Dec 24, 2020: This has been an unexpected ”finding new Micro.blog” early afternoon.

Dec 24, 2020: I just watch A Charlie Brown Christmas on Apple TV+. Aside from enjoying the antics of the Peanuts gang, I love the Christmas message and spirit that …

Dec 24, 2020: What a beautiful day! 🌞🎄

Dec 23, 2020: This quote from Bryan Stevenson is sitting with me today, Each of us is more than the worst thing we’ve ever done.

Dec 22, 2020: Melissa and I are not long back from a lovely evening at Mama’s Fish House to celebrate our wedding anniversary. Mama’s does the …

Dec 21, 2020: The Winter Solstice, the Jupiter and Saturn in conjunction, AND Melissa and my 13th wedding anniversary. A day of auspiciousness. 😊 Here’s a fun …

Dec 21, 2020: Listening to Essential Carols - The Very Best of King’s College Choir, Cambridge by Choir of King’s College, Cambridge. 🎵

Dec 19, 2020: I’m looking for a site that hosts audio files in the same way that YouTube and Vimeo host videos, but preferably without advertisements, and not …

Dec 18, 2020: I’m nurturing a throbbing head today, day 2 of the migraine, and taking it quietly.

Dec 18, 2020: This is the time of year that I wish there was a Trader Joe’s just down the road, for all of those European treats that make the Holidays, the …

Dec 17, 2020: I’ve suffered from migraines since I was in my mid-teens. They are not as ferocious, a very apt description, as they use to be and occur less …

Dec 16, 2020: Well I have now transferred all of my videos from YouTube to Vimeo and deleted my YouTube page. While I still have some exploring around the options …

Dec 16, 2020: Another book that arrived today from Powell’s Books (thanks to a book token that I was given over a year ago 🤦🏼‍♂️). A very old copy of Now We Are Six …

Dec 16, 2020: I can’t remember who on Micro.blog mentioned this book? It was a while ago. A long while ago from my memory, but at long last I have bought my own …

Dec 15, 2020: I watched The Only Living Boy in New York last night and thoroughly enjoyed the story that it told. Jeff Bridges plays a lovely old character. Well …

Dec 15, 2020: My wife & I sat outside last night to watch the Geminids Meteor shower. We saw a few meteors, both quick flashes and long streaks. We would have …

Dec 14, 2020: Silhouette and star at sunset.

Dec 12, 2020: I watched the first Bond film, Dr. No the other night. I wanted an evening of nostalgia and escape. When the film was made in 1962 my mother was in …

Dec 11, 2020: I paid for a full subscription to Castro today. It has helped me get into more regular podcast listening, more than any other podcast app that I have …

Dec 11, 2020: It’s so still and quiet this morning. Something to rest into.

Dec 11, 2020: Set up and in place. We have a HomePod in another bigger space. This Mini is in a small room & I think has an incredible sound for its size. Its …

Dec 10, 2020: Moving from YouTube to Vimeo I’m exploring moving my videos, which to date are all concerned with meditation, from YouTube to Vimeo. I am on a trial account with Vimeo for a …

Dec 9, 2020: Today I am touched by the kindness of friends. Sometimes the kindness of others almost overwhelms me, like when someone just drops everything to help. …

Dec 9, 2020: I have made an unexpected and happy discovery, that I have an audio copy of Alan Bennett’s book, The Uncommon Reader. I love listening to Alan …

Dec 8, 2020: I’m really happy that our refrigerator is making ice again. File that under, “things that I take for granted until they don’t …

Dec 6, 2020: An Open Letter to Santa Claus Regarding His Travel Plans 🎅🏻😄

Dec 6, 2020: After a wonderful online seminar this morning for men who identify as highly sensitive, I went for a walk to move the body and rest weary eyes.

Dec 5, 2020: Seeing life through other’s eyes I started writing this earlier in the year while spending a weekend in Hana, on the far east coast of Maui. My wife and I, and a couple of COVID free …

Dec 5, 2020: Here are some photographs - courtesy of Martin Caprile, MJC HAWAII, www.martincaprile.com - of Jaws and those who surfed it a couple of days ago. One …

Dec 4, 2020: Well so much for the “California weather” from a couple of days ago. It is now overcast and raining…but I like this weather as well. It is the closest …

Dec 3, 2020: I am looking forward to the 2nd Highly Sensitive Men’s Seminar this coming Saturday. Most of all to sit in the company, virtually, with men of a …

Dec 3, 2020: We are having some beautiful weather at the moment. My wife calls it “California weather.” Cool mornings and evenings. Sharp, clear days with sun and …

Dec 2, 2020: This morning I could see a helicopter in the distance, flying over the cliffs. It turns out Jaws, the Peahi wave, is breaking and so a competition …

Dec 1, 2020: I went over to the south side of Maui yesterday evening to meet with a couple of good friends. We sat on the beach and chatted until long after the …

Nov 30, 2020: Yeh! I have just crossed the Microblogvember 2020 finishing line. ✍🏻 🏁

Nov 30, 2020: I have two blogs hosted on Micro.blog and two things reinforce that decision for me. One is the features and support (is that two in itself?!). The …

Nov 29, 2020: Following on from yesterday’s discovery that it will take 5 to 6 weeks to order an Apple HomePod Mini from their online store, my wife found out …

Nov 29, 2020: A little Christmas colour to add to the already present colours in Maui Mall. 🎄

Nov 29, 2020: It’s gone! 😳 Mystery metal monolith vanishes from Utah desert

Nov 29, 2020: I’ve lived about half my life in the country and half in cities. I think that I’m more of a country person, but give me a walkable city and I …

Nov 29, 2020: Ordering a new Apple HomePod Mini online, the wait is 5 to 6 weeks. Going into a store and availability is now. The second option is not available to …

Nov 28, 2020: When I had a tooth infection recently, my COVID mask served a second purpose, covering up the swelling on the side of my mouth. When I didn’t …

Nov 27, 2020: If I have a dilemma to solve, I work best if I have some time to ruminate over the problem. That’s not to say that I cannot operate under …

Nov 27, 2020: I’ve just quickly put together a playlist together on Apple Music for dinner later this evening. Maybe some editing will happen over the coming days …

Nov 26, 2020: I feel that I adjust pretty well when I move to a new place, whether that is a new town or new country. If I have any requirement for finding my feet, …

Nov 25, 2020: If I receive a call with no called ID or is a number that I don’t know, nine times out of ten I will let it go to the answer machine. If a message is …

Nov 25, 2020: I love this Dumpster Fire over at Hey Email. Doing their bit to clear the grime from the year. Instructions and context at the website, and if you …

Nov 25, 2020: I received an email from the Ulysses' developers this morning asking if I wanted to join alpha testing of posting to Micro.blog this December. They …

Nov 24, 2020: Loan mushroom on a stormy day.

Nov 24, 2020: Eight months ago, when Maui first went into lockdown because of the pandemic, we were very unsure as to what was going to happen. Because of that, and …

Nov 24, 2020: I felt captured today, in a strangely humorous way. I had some swelling around a lower tooth. Before I knew it my day’s plans had changed to an early …

Nov 22, 2020: When I was traveling back in the 80’s, border crossings always brought on a sense of excitement and anticipation. A little formality before stepping …

Nov 21, 2020: My wife & I got through the first three episodes of Long Way Up last night. Thoroughly enjoyed it and looking forward to the rest. One take away …

Nov 21, 2020: As winter approaches, the change in attire is less pronounced here in Hawai’i than in more northerly latitudes. I can miss the change to warmer …

Nov 21, 2020: Hate hurts the hater. Let it go. Move toward what you love instead. ~ Laurie Helgoe

Nov 20, 2020: Memories fade but the scars still linger… Memories Fade by Tears for Fears. This is what immediately came to mind, though I don’t know why, when I …

Nov 20, 2020: I remember as a kid an adult telling me that, “everything is possible, but some things are highly improbable.” At the time I thought that I had been …

Nov 18, 2020: This seems like a good move by Apple - Apple to lower commissions for small businesses on App Store.

Nov 18, 2020: Listening to Barack Obama: A Promised Land on Apple Music, a playlist curated by the former President in honor of his new memoir.

Nov 18, 2020: A little gecko sitting on the a/c controls.

Nov 18, 2020: I miss traveling by train. I love just being able to sit back and watch the world go by, whether it’s a short journey or one of many hours. In places …

Nov 17, 2020: Yesterday family and neighbors gathered for a Lu’au and a Kahuna’s blessing to celebrate my grandson’s first birthday. Instead of seeing the event …

Nov 15, 2020: There are some days when, almost out of the blue, I feel far from home. I am happy where I am living now. I have family and friends around me. Then …

Nov 14, 2020: I haven’t put up a rainbow photo for a while. This one is from this morning. 🌈

Nov 14, 2020: In the middle of a sugar cane field here on Maui are the ruins of an old mill. The roots of trees have started to take it over the large building, as …

Nov 14, 2020: And what does it mean to waste time anyway? If you waste time is it lost forever? And if time is lost forever, what does that mean? ~ Ruth Ozeki, A …

Nov 13, 2020: Having just finished watching The Queen’s Gambit on Netflix, I find myself marveling at the minds of chess Grandmasters. When I play chess there might …

Nov 13, 2020: I’ve just started the upgrade process to Big Sur. I think that this is the earliest that I have adopted a new version on an Apple OS upgrade - the day …

Nov 12, 2020: The elements here in Hawai’i can inflict their fare share of wear and tear on a house. What with the trade winds, rain, hot sun and salty ocean air - …

Nov 12, 2020: An old business center in Lahaina, Maui.

Nov 11, 2020: There are times when I don’t say that much, and times when I can sit and talk and talk. The former is the more likely. ✍🏻

Nov 11, 2020: HH the Dalai Lama’s letter congratulating President-elect Joe Biden

Nov 10, 2020: My wife and I watched the first episode of The Queen’s Gambit on Netflix last night. I enjoyed it and look forward to the rest of the series. It …

Nov 10, 2020: I’ve just started reading: A Tale For The Time Being by Ruth Ozeki 📚

Nov 10, 2020: I love the Japanese pixel art on this site. The artist is Yuuta Toyoi.

Nov 10, 2020: When I was kid there was a home for the elderly just down the road from us. Some of those who lived there use to walk along our quiet road on their …

Nov 9, 2020: I use to push through regardless during the day, forcing myself to work even if I was tired. Now, situation permitting, I allow myself a short, …

Nov 9, 2020: A couple of hours ago we were sitting on a beach, and I was looking for shade it was so hot. Now this….well I did want rain! 🌧

Nov 8, 2020: Yesterday evening’s walk along Baldwin Beach, just catching the sunset.

Nov 8, 2020: While I find that I can get use to most things with time, there always appears to be one or two things that just seem to remain a bind, remaining a …

Nov 7, 2020: I’ve just updated my Now page.

Nov 7, 2020: The Introvert and The Wet Weather In this little corner of Hawai’i the wet weather has been slow in coming. While the seasonal changes are not as noticeable as in the far northern …

Nov 7, 2020: Today we were going to inflate some balloons and have a Lu’au to celebrate my grandson’s first birthday. However, both grandsons have had a cold and …

Nov 7, 2020: I’m exploring and experimenting with the new wallpapers that came with iOS 14.2.

Nov 7, 2020: Rain, rain, rain. It is overcast and wet outside. We’ve needed it. ☔️

Nov 7, 2020: Those days - hours/weeks/months? - when I could just disappear into a world of thought and reflection.

Nov 6, 2020: When I question other people’s choices, I need to remind myself that they probably find some of my choices just as puzzling. ✍🏻

Nov 6, 2020: I sat in the car in a parking lot to do a short loving kindness meditation before heading home. Creating a pause in the day, and a softening of the …

Nov 5, 2020: I’m of below average height and wonder what it would be like to be so tall that I would have to stoop to pass under a doorway, or to be able to see …

Nov 5, 2020: Book in the Car In my attempt to read more, I have put a book in the glove compartment of my car. I am not the fastest of readers, and find that I do not have a lot …

Nov 4, 2020: I am happy where I live, but at times I do wish my family lived nearer to me, or me to them. My parents, sister’s family and I are spread between …

Nov 4, 2020: Noticing how my mind looks for or manufactures distractions when I don’t want to do that job.

Nov 4, 2020: OK, enough for tonight. Results have slowed down to snail pace now. This feels too close to call, but going to bed with fingers crossed.

Nov 4, 2020: I’m finding the sound of rain falling outside quite soothing right now.

Nov 4, 2020: It’s 8:45pm here in Hawai’i. I have been listening to NPR since 6:15 while eating dinner, alongside keeping an eye on websites and …

Nov 4, 2020: For those reading this blog who do not use the Micro.blog blogging platform, if you see the emoji, ✍🏻, I am using it to denote that the entry is a …

Nov 4, 2020: As I sit and think about what to write that includes Microblogvember’s word for day three, astonish, I feel as though I am forcing a blog entry. Might …

Nov 2, 2020: I concentrate best when I am by myself with no one buzzing around, or even working in the same space. The paradoxical aside from that is if I am by …

Nov 1, 2020: And “Dinosaur Family” from yesterday evening. 🦖🦕

Nov 1, 2020: Last night’s costume - front & side views! In order to keep the costume inflated there was a small fan blowing inside the dinosaur. It …

Nov 1, 2020: Oh what I would give for a dreary wet, cloudy, even cold morning right now. We had the glimpse of one a couple of days ago, but otherwise it has been …

Nov 1, 2020: My grandson is in for surprise this evening. His dad, grandmother and I will all be dressing up as dinosaurs, his big love. He has no idea that this …

Nov 1, 2020: Last night I watched On The Rocks on Apple TV+ and thoroughly enjoyed it. Maybe a little slow at first and a little wanting for more in places, but …

Oct 29, 2020: My grandson’s new favourite song: I Love Hawaii (feat. Nyjah Music & Zyah Rhythm) - Single by Tammy Moniz 🎵

Oct 27, 2020: Walking into the kitchen this morning, the air smelt of freshly brewed coffee - delicious! ☕️

Oct 27, 2020: I was out on slug patrol tonight in the vegetable garden, I pick up snails & slugs and move them a long way away. I lifted up some parsley and saw …

Oct 25, 2020: I watched Rebecca on Netflix yesterday afternoon while the rain fell outside. It felt like a guilty pleasure that I haven’t indulged in for a while. 🍿

Oct 25, 2020: Patience and many crossed fingers was rewarded this afternoon with rain falling. We could have done with more, the ground needed it, but I’ll take …

Oct 24, 2020: Well that last bank of cloud, although it got quite dark and big, was burnt out. I’m now resting my hopes on this second bank of cloud that is …

Oct 24, 2020: The clouds and wind are growing. I’m hoping that this means some rain after a very hot, dry spell. This is very much fingers crossed 🤞🏻 as rain has …

Oct 24, 2020: The airspace over Maui has definitely been busier in the last week. Not as busy as it was pre-pandemic, but busier since new COVID testing policies …

Oct 24, 2020: Giggle Hill, the name of the park and the hill, from the ground.

Oct 23, 2020: Plumeria flowers in Hana, Maui.

Oct 22, 2020: Found in an old journal entry dated Saturday, September 8, 2012, Landscapes speak to us. We just need to listen.

Oct 19, 2020: Kyoto, Japan - October 2016.

Oct 19, 2020: The weather forecast has been for rain for a couple of days now, but none has manifest. Instead we have had hot 90F weather. I’m no meteorologist, but …

Oct 17, 2020: Memories of visiting Saiho-ji and it’s beautiful moss gardens in October 2016. The carpet of moss in the garden. And a magical grotto formed around a …

Oct 16, 2020: You might have read this quote before, but I heard it for the first time last night, and it hit home, I slept and dreamt that life was joy. I awoke …

Oct 16, 2020: Happy memories of sitting around this fire pit last night, chatting until late.

Oct 16, 2020: While some COVID restrictions are still in place, Hawai’i is more open to visitors than it has been for six months. I saw three commercial and two …

Oct 14, 2020: For the “A Day In The Life” Micro.blog photo challenge. 🗺 Lunch at All Kine Maui Grindz in Haiku Marketplace, Haiku, HI. 🕰 1:35PM HST 🍽 Eggplant …

Oct 13, 2020: I have reinstated my Now page.

Oct 13, 2020: The “A Day In The Life” photo challenge is making me realize how many opportunities for taking photographs that I miss !

Oct 13, 2020: Sonder - n. the realization that each random passerby is living a life as vivid and complex as your own. By John Koenig and his Dictionary of Obscure …

Oct 13, 2020: Last Saturday a friend & I hiked Haleakala crater. We left the summit at just after sunrise and we’re back at our vehicle 8 hours later. We …

Oct 12, 2020: Early morning view.

Oct 12, 2020: A view from within Haleakala crater from yesterday’s walk.

Oct 11, 2020: Happy, unexpected discovery that I have a box half full of my favourite Tibetan incense.

Oct 11, 2020: I hiked for 8 hours through Haleakala crater yesterday with a good friend. We were gifted with beautiful weather. My body is feeling it this morning, …

Oct 10, 2020: Just after this photograph was taken, and while we were enjoying a picnic dinner overlooking the ocean, the International Space Station flew over.

Oct 10, 2020: Today I’m getting things together for a hike across Haleakala crater tomorrow. I have not been up there for a while, and am itching to start - and I’m …

Oct 7, 2020: I meditate not to escape the world, but to better show up in the world.

Oct 7, 2020: I’m about to start re-reading: Faith by Sharon Salzberg. I found it an inspiring read a couple of years back, and want to revisit it. It will be …

Oct 7, 2020: The Night Sky in Two Movements Last night felt like a night of the stars, the celestial type. As my wife and I walked home from my step-daughter’s house, the Milky Way arched across …

Oct 5, 2020: I got back on my bicycle this afternoon. The wind made it hard work, that and my lack of cycling of late (long time!), but I will try to get back into …

Oct 1, 2020: The weather is sucked in - low cloud, mist, steady drizzle and warm. I love this sense of being cocooned at home by the weather. Since originally …

Oct 1, 2020: My Micro.blog stickers have arrived. 🎇 Thank you @macgenie for sending them.

Oct 1, 2020: I was in The Home Depot yesterday picking up some compost for the vegetable garden. Inside they were setting up a display of Christmas decorations. …

Oct 1, 2020: After two hot and muggy days with no wind, the weather finally breaks just before I head to bed. It’s raining pretty steadily outside as I write. I …

Sep 30, 2020: It is so still outside this evening, so still. Not a breath of wind. Just the crickets whistling and the humid heat, dialed down a couple of degrees …

Sep 30, 2020: The 2nd Highly Sensitive Men's Seminar Here is a promotional video of the 2nd High Sensitive Men’s seminar taking place over Zoom on December 5th. See my previous post for more …

Sep 29, 2020: Sunrise in Hana, East Maui, yesterday.

Sep 27, 2020: Currently reading: LEONARD AND HUNGRY PAUL by Ronan Hession 📚

Sep 26, 2020: Finished reading: Sweet Bean Paste by Dorian Sukegawa , 1962- (author.) 📚

Sep 25, 2020: While setting up my new MacBook Air this evening, I somehow deleted a handful of Calendars. I can’t figure out how that happened, but have decided to …

Sep 25, 2020: My new MacBook Air has arrived. It will replace my trusted but beginning to struggle Early 2014 Air. Batteries being one problem - access to them is …

Sep 24, 2020: West from east. West Maui from Maluaka Beach on east Maui.

Sep 23, 2020: The front cover.

Sep 21, 2020: The Second Highly Sensitive Men’s Seminar Towards the end of the second week of December, the 2nd Highly Sensitive Men’s seminar will be held. I am not an organizer of this event, but plan to …

Sep 21, 2020: Yesterday, I watched the documentary My Octupus Teacher on Netflix. An extraordinary feature that I highly recommend. I was left wondering just how …

Sep 17, 2020: I installed iOS 14 on my iPhone 7 Plus this morning. I am not sure how old this model is now, but it is no spring chicken in iPhone years! While I …

Sep 16, 2020: A mongoose visiting the flower bed just outside our house. I think that we have a family floating around the property. I have seen a couple of …

Sep 16, 2020: A Bird Flew Into A Window Last weekend was one of unplugging and heading to the beautiful community of Hana on the eastarn edge of Maui. So isolated is the community, that at …

Sep 14, 2020: We unplugged yesterday and took a trip to Hana on the Eastern edge of Maui, spending the day with some friends at Hamoa Beach. We took a brief break …

Sep 11, 2020: Seen on Twitter. I could feel the meaning in this, Loneliness is the inability to speak with another in one’s private language. ~ Yiyun Li

Sep 11, 2020: Scenes from upcountry Maui.

Sep 9, 2020: Just listen. Recognize the tendency to want to save, and instead hold back and just listen.

Sep 7, 2020: This morning’s double rainbow. I had to use pano mode on my phone to capture this, it was so big. 🌈

Sep 6, 2020: Living in a hot, sunny climate, I find something comforting about waking up to a wet, overcast morning, especially when that morning is on a Sunday. …

Sep 6, 2020: I find it interesting to watch my mind’s reaction when the internet goes down for a few hours. It’s not that I need to be online all the time, or that …

Sep 6, 2020: Currently reading: Sweet Bean Paste by Durian Sukegawa 📚

Sep 5, 2020: Well there’s something to send me off to bed with sweet dreams. The house just shook and the news subsequently reported that a 3.7 magnitude …

Sep 2, 2020: Those times when I try and avert my eyes from my todo list.

Aug 31, 2020: Love I have been visiting the ruins of Tintern Abbey since I was a kid. I like to be there after the day’s visitors have left, to sit beside the river …

Aug 30, 2020: Discovery Back in the late 80’s when I was out discovering the world and myself. This slide is of Erhai Lake near the then small town of Dali, Yunnan, …

Aug 29, 2020: Flake I feel that this door’s look benefits from the flaky look as the paint peels off. Taken in Hudson, NY last year. Day 29 of mbaug

Aug 29, 2020: Emotions My wife will be arriving home tomorrow following the sad passing of my wonderful mother-in-law. We shall no longer look out over this Florida …

Aug 28, 2020: Overcome This vehicle has been overcome by age. Day 27 of mbaug

Aug 26, 2020: My local post office offers three reasons for wearing a mask in public during these times. These reasons come under the headings of, Humility …

Aug 26, 2020: Relentless The relentless expanse of the ocean. Hana, Maui. August 2016. Day 26 of mbaug

Aug 26, 2020: Finished reading: Hardboiled and Hard Luck by Yoshimoto Banana 📚

Aug 25, 2020: Hope Lacoste, France. September 2018. Day 25 of mbaug

Aug 24, 2020: Frosty A snowman in my back garden when I lived in South Wales. March 2004. Day 24 of mbaug

Aug 23, 2020: Graceful A Hawaiian blessing in Portland for a catamaran that had been built in the city, and was just about to head off across the Pacific for Maui. …

Aug 22, 2020: Home Nothing more to add. Day 22 of mbaug

Aug 22, 2020: New moon and clouds at dusk last night.

Aug 21, 2020: Crunch The crunch, crunch of a pebbly beach. This beach is in Porlock, Somerset, UK. The photo was taken five years ago. Day 21 of mbaug

Aug 21, 2020: I have been playing around with CSS to make the categories on my Archive page display horizontally and not vertically. I know very little about CSS …

Aug 20, 2020: Change I’ve watched this old railway carriage, in a corner of South Wales, change over the decades as it is slowly taken over by the natural world …

Aug 20, 2020: This morning it is grey, overcast and raining. This weather makes me feel like hunkering down at home for the day. I quietly hope that the rain stays …

Aug 19, 2020: Ribbon I’m not sure if these count as ribbons, but I’ll take them! Rolls of indigo cloth tied up with ribbons in a fabric factory in Chikugo-shi, …

Aug 18, 2020: Grid The wire grid pattern that makes up the fence around our property. Day 18 of mbaug

Aug 18, 2020: Late afternoon rainbow. It is possible to make out another one just above it. At one point there was a third. 🌈

Aug 17, 2020: Cuddly Bronx, mostly cuddly, but not always! Day 17 of mbaug

Aug 16, 2020: Stationary This one wasn’t going anywhere very quickly. Taken in Florida a couple of years ago. Day 16 of mbaug

Aug 15, 2020: Silhouette Inside looking out. Day 15 of mbaug

Aug 15, 2020: Nature’s patterns.

Aug 15, 2020: Among Among the ruins of Glanum, south of Saint-Rémy-de-Provence. A sober reminder of the transitory nature of civilizations. Day 14 of mbaug

Aug 13, 2020: Filter Filtering the morning brew. Day 13 of mbaug

Aug 13, 2020: There is some construction going on across the road from me. The workers there have a radio playing music, and the station just played a string of …

Aug 13, 2020: Sound This photo was taken in a fabric weaving factory in Yame, southern Japan in October 2016. Noise might have been a better prompt than sound as …

Aug 12, 2020: Well the weather forecast did not forecast correctly last night and I was unable to get a view of the Perseids Meteor Shower. Cloud and rain instead …

Aug 12, 2020: I’m hoping to get a view of the Perseids Meteor Shower. The weather looks clear, moon rise isn’t until after midnight, and so fingers …

Aug 12, 2020: Transport This was taken during travels in my twenties. I am in Pakistan, somewhere between Karachi and Lahore. Out walking, I was offered a ride on a …

Aug 10, 2020: Windows Christmas 2018. Day 10 of mbaug

Aug 9, 2020: Black-and-White Taken in the South of France (Arles, I think), September 2018. Day 9 of mbaug

Aug 9, 2020: Currently reading: The Highly Sensitive Person’s Workbook by Elaine N. Aron Ph.d. 📚

Aug 9, 2020: View For 16 years this view was my view. Sitting in South Wales, looking across the fields to the Black Mountains in the far distance (just out of …

Aug 8, 2020: Listening to Saturday Morning, Lying in Bed by Indiemono, except that I have been up for a while. For the last few weeks, this playlist seems to have …

Aug 8, 2020: Currently reading: Hardboiled and Hard Luck by Yoshimoto Banana 📚

Aug 7, 2020: Daytripping Weston-Super-Mare during the spring of 2016. The family and grandparents use to day trip here when I was a kid. Fond memories of riding on …

Aug 6, 2020: Bisect Kyoto Gyoen (Imperial Gardens, Kyoto, Japan), September 2016. Day 6 of mbaug

Aug 6, 2020: Flow A second photograph for today’s micro.blog August photo challenge. This one is taken at Daitoku-ji Temple in Kyoto, Japan in October, 2016. Day 5 …

Aug 6, 2020: Flow Isle of Skye, Scotland. 2015 Day 5 of mbaug

Aug 4, 2020: Peace The peace, for me, that comes through faith and practice. Day 4 of mbaug

Aug 4, 2020: The struggle at times to simply write. I have to force myself to even just get messy and put anything onto ”paper”.

Aug 3, 2020: Bug A centipede catching the early morning light. These critters have a very nasty bite as my wife can attest to. She needed antibiotics to manage the …

Aug 3, 2020: Unrelated but happening now, I can’t sleep, It’s pouring with rain outside.

Aug 3, 2020: Currently reading: Dare to lead by Brené Brown 📚

Aug 3, 2020: I post a lot of sunsets here, and I couldn’t resist adding this evening’s to the mix.

Aug 3, 2020: Finished reading: Advice on Dying by 14th Dalai Lama 📚

Aug 2, 2020: Float Balloon Fiesta, Bristol, UK. August, 2015. Day 2 of mbaug

Aug 1, 2020: Up Flatiron building, NYC, 2015. Day 1 of mbaug

Aug 1, 2020: Looking Out on the World This is a strong image for me, an image from the past, A remembrance - sitting in my bedroom window at Tandderwen. Late at night, silence, quiet, …

Jul 31, 2020: After a break of a month or so, I started my yoga practice again this morning. It felt in equal measure good and bad.

Jul 31, 2020: In June of 2019 there were 297,449 visitor arrivals to Maui. In June of this year there were 1,929 individuals. It’s a different world.

Jul 31, 2020: I experienced déjà vu this afternoon, of an English summer’s day. I think that it was because I was working outside in the garden, the sun was …

Jul 29, 2020: Finished reading: Kitchen by Yoshimoto Banana 📚

Jul 27, 2020: The sun setting after the passing of Hurricane Douglas. Here in this corner of Maui the storm was really pretty mellow. I hope that the same goes for …

Jul 26, 2020: I feel as though we have been receiving warnings about Hurricane Douglas' imminent arrival since last night. It rained a little through the night, was …

Jul 26, 2020: Sitting outside after dark watching the storm clouds pass by. Hurricane Douglas is on its way, though on the weather maps it looks smaller than …

Jul 25, 2020: The calm before the storm. It is hot, humid and still outside. In about 24 hours Hurricane Douglas is forecast to arrive and be near the main Hawaiian …

Jul 22, 2020: Pen & Paper helping to find a way forward There are times when I find myself loosing focus on what I am doing and I start looking for distractions. Not unlikely it is because I am coming up …

Jul 21, 2020: Currently reading: Advice on Dying, And Living a Better Life by His Holiness the Dalai Lama 📚

Jul 21, 2020: Listening to Inner World by HH the Dalai Lama on Apple Music. Chants and teachings from the Dalai Lama, infused with music. When asked why he agreed …

Jul 20, 2020: Views from yesterday, an overcast and wet Sunday afternoon. 😴

Jul 20, 2020: Two faces of Maui. A jungle covered fresh water swimming hole. Remote rugged cliffs where the West Maui Mountains drop into the ocean.

Jul 14, 2020: Hawaii’s 14-day quarantine is now extended until the end of August. While this continuing “isolation” is going to continue to hit …

Jul 13, 2020: Journaling light.

Jul 13, 2020: I’m appreciating some quiet time at the end of the day, after an active day with family and friends.

Jul 12, 2020: Contemplating impermanence not only motivates your practice, but also fuels it. ~ HH the Dalai Lama

Jul 11, 2020: There are times when I feel like crawling into a cave. A break might be helpful, a time to take stock and breathe, but running away doesn’t …

Jul 11, 2020: Listening to Saturday Morning, Lying in Bed on Apple Music, though I’m not in bed, but up drinking my morning coffee. 🎵

Jul 10, 2020: I love this tweet by Rebecca Nagle following the Supreme Court ruling that about half of the land in Oklahoma is within an Indian reservation, …

Jul 6, 2020: Imagery 📚 I love coming across phrases in books that just jump out at me. One the books that I have on the go right now is Kitchen by Banana Yoshimoto. I …

Jul 6, 2020: A beautiful reminder of the importance of Stillness from John O’Donohue, shared via Rebecca Toh. Thank you to @patrickrhone for making me aware …

Jul 6, 2020: Today, July 6th, is His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s 85th birthday. Here is his 85th Birthday Message.

Jul 6, 2020: I feel as though I have spent today getting over yesterday!

Jul 6, 2020: Waihee Beach Park for a picnic lunch. The tide was too high for a walk, and so we surprised a friend who lives nearby that we hadn’t seen for months.

Jul 4, 2020: Twitter let me know that today is my 12th anniversary on the platform. I am probably also at my most ambivalent as to whether to stay there. From the …

Jul 3, 2020: The welcoming smell of coffee brewing in the early morning. ☕️

Jul 3, 2020: Today’s papaya harvest. The two long ones are Strawberry papayas, our first.

Jul 2, 2020: The last 15 minutes or so has been spent unsubscribing from lists that either no longer serve me or that I no longer read. I’m amazed at how …

Jul 1, 2020: Tulip petals.

Jul 1, 2020: Empty Maui Mall parking lot.

Jun 28, 2020: There are a couple of birds singing their hearts out outside, and I do not know what they are. The songs remind me of the British Blackbird. I use to …

Jun 26, 2020: We might be in the middle of a pandemic, but I can see four building projects from my house. There aren’t many visitors coming to the islands, but …

Jun 26, 2020: Late night words.

Jun 25, 2020: Questions for Fastmail users - who came from gmail with a custom domain. Is migration easy and quick? Is there any danger of lost or missing emails …

Jun 23, 2020: Tech question: I am using the Minos theme for my business site. I wondered if it is possible to add an image of my avatar next to title on the top …

Jun 23, 2020: I’m sure that I am encountering more people not signaling when they make a turn while driving? Is it Maui, me and my intolerance, or something …

Jun 22, 2020: On this Micro Monday I would like to recommend @Miraz, even though it will be Tuesday with her! 😊 For sharing the beautiful part of New Zealand where …

Jun 21, 2020: Garden harvest. A first with the eggplants. The tomatoes are ending their productive cycle with the current plants. That bowl was a lot more full a …

Jun 21, 2020: I had to use the panorama feature on the iPhone to capture this double rainbow. 🌈

Jun 18, 2020: To the clifftop.

Jun 17, 2020: Another Studio Ghibli evening last night. Grave of the Fireflies this time. As others here have some said, the story the movie tells is tragic & …

Jun 15, 2020: I watch Studio Ghibli’s Princess Mononoke last night, as I make my way through the animation studio’s movies now on HBO Max. And what a visual treat …

Jun 14, 2020: I’m alone at home right now It is Sunday morning. I am sitting at our small desk that looks out onto the front garden and from there, in the distance, to the expanse of the …

Jun 14, 2020: The forecast said no rain today. Here it comes.

Jun 13, 2020: I’ve been feeling washed out for the last couple of days. Today has been the slowest day. The symptoms remind me of chronic fatigue that I had a …

Jun 8, 2020: It has been a Studio Ghibli weekend. I saw, From Up on Poppy Hill on Friday, and My Neighbor Totoro this evening. I thoroughly enjoyed them both. …

Jun 8, 2020: I have just finished reading The Briefcase by Hiromi Kawakami. A simple love story that I enjoyed. 📚

Jun 3, 2020: May Meditation Nudges - Final Week As a compliment to the live meditation sessions that I am running through May on YouTube and archived on my YouTube page, I am sharing tips and advice …

Jun 1, 2020: May Meditation Nudge 31 Boundaries This is an ongoing series running through May to compliment the twice weekly meditation sessions that I will be hosting on YouTube (and are …

May 31, 2020: I wondered if anyone here uses Calibre, the ebook organizer software? If so, how or what do you use it for? I am looking at it as a tool to take books …

May 31, 2020: May Meditation Nudge 30 Keeping it light This is an ongoing series running through May to compliment the twice weekly meditation sessions that I will be hosting on YouTube …

May 30, 2020: May Meditation Nudges - Forth Week As a compliment to the live meditation sessions that I am running through May on YouTube and archived on my YouTube page, I am sharing tips and advice …

May 30, 2020: May Meditation Nudge 29 Hear, reflect, meditate This is an ongoing series running through May to compliment the twice weekly meditation sessions that I will be hosting on …

May 28, 2020: May Meditation Nudge 28 Vulnerability & meditation This is an ongoing series running through May to compliment the twice weekly meditation sessions that I will be hosting …

May 28, 2020: I’m very happy to see the Studio Ghibli movies on HBO’s new HBO Max.

May 28, 2020: May Meditation Nudge 27 You are not alone This is an ongoing series running through May to compliment the twice weekly meditation sessions that I will be hosting on YouTube …

May 27, 2020: Big sky.

May 26, 2020: May Meditation Nudge 26 Breaking my own suggestions This is an ongoing series running through May to compliment the twice weekly meditation sessions that I will be hosting on …

May 26, 2020: Sunset yesterday evening at Turtle Bay.

May 26, 2020: May Meditation Nudge 25 Does this ring true for you? This is an ongoing series running through May to compliment the twice weekly meditation sessions that I will be hosting …

May 25, 2020: I think that my consumption of tea has increased since the arrival of Hobnobs in my mailbox. They are simply a wonderful accompaniment to tea, in this …

May 25, 2020: May Meditation Nudge 24 Loving kindness This is an ongoing series running through May to compliment the twice weekly meditation sessions that I will be hosting on YouTube …

May 24, 2020: Leaves grow big in these parts.

May 24, 2020: May Meditation Nudges - Third Week As a compliment to the live meditation sessions that I am running through May on YouTube and archived on my YouTube page, I am sharing tips and advice …

May 24, 2020: May Meditation Nudge 23 Fine tuning the focus This is an ongoing series running through May to compliment the twice weekly meditation sessions that I will be hosting on …

May 23, 2020: I’ve been seeing a number of posts on micro.blog of people sharing their bread making adventures, and thought that this article in the Guardian …

May 23, 2020: May Meditation Nudge 22 Emotions This is an ongoing series running through May to compliment the twice weekly meditation sessions that I will be hosting on YouTube (and are …

May 21, 2020: May Meditation Nudge 21 Missing your regular meditation This is an ongoing series running through May to compliment the twice weekly meditation sessions that I will be …

May 21, 2020: Morning time is definitely my most productive time. With a good start I can keep going through the day. If I loose the morning, the rest of the day is …

May 20, 2020: Oh, the joy of writing. I sometimes start writing with one intention in mind of where I want to go and before I know it, something else is developing. For all of that I still …

May 20, 2020: May Meditation Nudge 20 Meditate from where you are This is an ongoing series running through May to compliment the twice weekly meditation sessions that I will be hosting on …

May 20, 2020: It’s raining right now. The forecast is for overcast weather through the day, and the likelihood of more rain. For the most part I will be by …

May 20, 2020: May Meditation Nudge 19 Faith This is an ongoing series running through May to compliment the twice weekly meditation sessions that I will be hosting on YouTube (and are now …

May 18, 2020: May Meditation Nudge 18 Self-Confidence This is an ongoing series running through May to compliment the twice weekly meditation sessions that I will be hosting on YouTube …

May 17, 2020: May Meditation Nudge 17 Awareness and Mindfulness This is an ongoing series running through May to compliment the twice weekly meditation sessions that I will be hosting on …

May 17, 2020: A short piece beautifully describing the Welsh hills, which I do not know well enough, but dearly miss.

May 17, 2020: May Meditation Nudge 16 No judgement This is an ongoing series running through May to compliment the twice weekly meditation sessions that I will be hosting on YouTube (and …

May 16, 2020: In response to requests, HH the Dalai Lama is giving teachings today & tomorrow from his residence in Dharamsala, India. The teachings are based …

May 16, 2020: It’s Saturday! Where’s the week gone?

May 16, 2020: Dusk.

May 16, 2020: I find it interesting how my mood for different music changes sometimes for reasons that I cannot fathom. In the last twenty four hours I have been …

May 16, 2020: May Meditation Nudge 15 Community This is an ongoing series running through May to compliment the twice weekly meditation sessions that I will be hosting on YouTube (and are …

May 15, 2020: May Meditation Nudges - Second Week As a compliment to the live meditation sessions that I am running through May on YouTube and archived on my YouTube page, I am sharing tips and advice …

May 14, 2020: May Meditation Nudge 14 Just show up This is an ongoing series running through May to compliment the twice weekly meditation sessions that I will be hosting on YouTube (and …

May 14, 2020: Sitting in a still, cool, quiet morning, listening to the dawn chorus, drinking my coffee. I could stay here forever, though I probably wouldn’t …

May 13, 2020: May Meditation Nudge 13 Boredom This is an ongoing series running through May to compliment the twice weekly meditation sessions that I will be hosting on YouTube (and are …

May 13, 2020: Today I am feeling particularly grateful to the developers of the software and platforms that I use. They make my work, and play, more enjoyable and …

May 13, 2020: I don’t know what species of tomato these two are, but they are delicious. Just picked in the garden and illuminated by the early morning sun.

May 12, 2020: Random acts of kindness. With grateful thanks to @rnv for hearing my yearning for Hobnobs on micro.blog a couple of weeks back and very kindly sending …

May 12, 2020: A message from His Holiness the Dalai calling for the world to unite in response to COVID-19 . And here it is read by his good friend, Archbishop …

May 12, 2020: May Meditation Nudge 12 Take a break This is an ongoing series running through May to compliment the twice weekly meditation sessions that I will be hosting on YouTube (and …

May 11, 2020: May Meditation Nudge 11 The Breath This is an ongoing series running through May to compliment the twice weekly meditation sessions that I will be hosting on YouTube (and are …

May 10, 2020: May Meditation Nudge 10 Meditate where you are This is an ongoing series running through May to compliment the twice weekly meditation sessions that I will be hosting on …

May 10, 2020: Last night we had a power outage at dusk. It lasted until about 9:00pm. We played Rummikub by flashlight and read for the rest of the evening. Despite …

May 9, 2020: I want to customize a part of a micro.blog site and am wondering where to go? I want to replace the text “Follow xxx on Micro.blog” that …

May 9, 2020: May Meditation Nudge 9 Beware of waiting for silence before you meditate This is an ongoing series running through May to compliment the twice weekly meditation sessions …

May 8, 2020: I woke up this morning to a Flash Flood warning on Dark Sky. I thought, “well they’ve got it wrong this time.” It now appears that I …

May 8, 2020: May Meditation Nudge 8 Creating a place to sit This is an ongoing series running through May to compliment the twice weekly meditation sessions that I will be hosting on …

May 8, 2020: May Meditation Nudges - First Week Through May I am streaming twice weekly meditation sessions on YouTube. For those who cannot make the live stream, all of the videos are archived on …

May 7, 2020: May Meditation Nudge 7 Motivation & Dedication This is an ongoing series running through May to compliment the twice weekly meditation sessions that I will be hosting on …

May 6, 2020: Calling on MarsEdit users and AppleScripters. I am looking for a way of getting text from iA Writer to MarsEdit. Copy/Paste is an option, but I was …

May 6, 2020: May Meditation Nudge 6 Meditation is a marathon not a sprint This is an ongoing series running through May to compliment the twice weekly meditation sessions that I will be …

May 6, 2020: Hawaii is moving from a Stay-at-Home order to a Safer-at-Home order. Govenor Ige is allowing some retail stores and businesses to open on Thursday. …

May 5, 2020: May Meditation Nudge 5 Familiarization This is an ongoing series running through May to compliment the twice weekly meditation sessions that I will be hosting on YouTube …

May 4, 2020: May Meditation Nudge 4 Frequency - how often and for how long? This is an ongoing series running through May to compliment the twice weekly meditation sessions that I will …

May 4, 2020: I have decided to retire my Now page from my business website, Crossing The Threshold. I feel that I allow it to languish too often. It sits there …

May 4, 2020: May Meditation Nudges To compliment the twice weekly meditation sessions that I will be running through May on YouTube and are now archived on YouTube, I am posting what I …

May 3, 2020: May Meditation Nudge 3 Meditation Timer This is an ongoing series running through May to compliment the twice weekly meditation sessions that I will be hosting on YouTube …

May 3, 2020: I was just reminded of this quote by His Holiness the Dalai Lama, “If you think you are too small to make a difference, try sleeping with a …

May 3, 2020: Setting up, trying out and getting used to Indiepaper. Liking that I can pick up my saved articles in Feebin & NetNewsWire. // @cleverdevil …

May 3, 2020: I found myself in a field of sunflowers today.

May 3, 2020: With a bit of digging around to find out “how”, I updated my YouTube page to hopefully make it a little more navigable.

May 2, 2020: I’m ten posts off hitting my one thousandth post on Micro.blog. Make that nine now!

May 2, 2020: May Meditation Nudge 2 Beware of looking for good and bad meditations This is an ongoing series running through May to compliment the twice weekly meditation sessions that I …

May 2, 2020: I just sent out my second newsletter using Buttondown and was reminded how much I enjoy using the service.

May 1, 2020: May Meditation Nudge 1 The Meditation Posture This is an ongoing series running through May to compliment the twice weekly meditation sessions that I will be hosting on …

May 1, 2020: May Meditation Schedule Update on December 17, 2020: I have now moved the videos from YouTube to my YouTube page. Following the daily meditation sessions through April, I …

May 1, 2020: May Meditation Schedule With the April meditation series now over. The question came up for me as to “what next?” I set up the April series not only as a class …

Apr 30, 2020: Last April meditation soon Update on December 18, 2022: I have now archived the videos on my YouTube page. After 3½ weeks, in 45 minutes I will streaming my last daily April …

Apr 28, 2020: I know that I haven’t been out that much when cobwebs start appearing inside the truck! 🕸

Apr 27, 2020: The 11th Panchen Lama's birthday & disappearance Today is the 31st birthday of the 11th Panchen Lama, Gedhun Choekyi Nyima as recognized by the current Dalai Lama on 14 May, 1995. Three days after …

Apr 27, 2020: Living on the North Shore of Maui, I see a little more rain than elsewhere on the island. The sun and warmth is appreciated, but the break the rain …

Apr 27, 2020: A friend parked his car outside our house before heading off on a bike ride. On returning we sat outside, 6 feet apart, and chatted for a good while. …

Apr 26, 2020: This Sunday Morning Jazz playlist on Apple Music reminds me of when I was a kid and the sort of music that my dad would have playing on a Sunday …

Apr 26, 2020: The cliffs at Ho’okipa.

Apr 26, 2020: My wife and I are just back from the cliffs near to Ho’okipa Beach Park. We went there to get some air and perspective. The exercise was a …

Apr 25, 2020: I suddenly find myself having a craving for a Chocolate Hobnob, a great British biscuit (cookie) for the uninitiated. There are certainly none here in …

Apr 24, 2020: We were blessed with a beautiful rainbow this morning.

Apr 24, 2020: As life has got simpler, quieter with the stay at home order, I find myself marking the week by the evening that I put the trash out.

Apr 22, 2020: Over the weekend I saw a view on the other side of the island for the first time for a long while, and in the current climate it will probably be a …

Apr 21, 2020: My late afternoon office.

Apr 21, 2020: It’s feeling as though summer is arriving early this year. That and that summer might be hot. If that is the case and social distancing is still …

Apr 19, 2020: Looking up.

Apr 18, 2020: I’ve just finished reading Fog Island Mountains by Michelle Bailat-Jones. Set in Japan it is a story that deals with two storms. In one, a …

Apr 17, 2020: ‘Prayer Is Not Enough.'. The Dalai Lama on Why We Need to Fight Coronavirus With Compassion.

Apr 17, 2020: I just discovered this playlist on Apple Music and am enjoying it very much, 2019 Autumn. I’m listening to it while appreciating the cool spring …

Apr 17, 2020: I had the “Lockdown Haircut” and am pretty satisfied with the result. Thank you to my wife for braving the scissors.

Apr 16, 2020: Days lack little variety right now. A job in the garden might take me down one road, or a work related task might keep me busier than usual, but they …

Apr 14, 2020: Watering the garden, late afternoon.

Apr 14, 2020: The rollercoaster of life right now. Not that life isn’t ever a rollercoaster, at least for me, but that now the constraints on me are tighter …

Apr 13, 2020: Reminder of daily meditations through April Update on December 18, 2022: I have now archived the video on my YouTube page. Just a reminder that I am offering a daily meditation through April. …

Apr 13, 2020: Can anyone help me in creating a Service item using Automator’s Quick Action, to take text and send it to the OSX Micro.blog app? I am good with the …

Apr 12, 2020: Easter Sunday project. To start going through travel slides from decades ago. I’m wondering what forgotten memories I shall unearth?

Apr 12, 2020: Dusk this evening.

Apr 11, 2020: This week has seen some unusually still weather here on Maui. That and the lack of traffic made last night quiet and still. Sitting outside at dusk my …

Apr 11, 2020: Journaling while in Self-Isolation I have long kept a journal. For me it started as a record of my travels during the late 1980’s. Since returning from those journeys my journal …

Apr 11, 2020: Ending day 27’ish of isolation listening to Windham Hill Sampler ‘96. The music feels suitably reflective to suit the time and space that …

Apr 11, 2020: I allowed myself to sit and read this afternoon. Not to do. There always seems to be something to do around the house or garden. Even better, others …

Apr 10, 2020: It’s quite common to see hitchhikers here on Maui, but I did think that social distancing would mean that there would be none on the road? …

Apr 10, 2020: One of those days which never really feels as though it gets going, such that by the end of it there is a sense of frustration and a “cross my …

Apr 9, 2020: One piece of gold that I am taking away from the last (almost) four weeks in self-isolation with the family, is the re-igniting of my yoga practice. I …

Apr 9, 2020: Morning light.

Apr 9, 2020: Today’s harvest. An early crop of salad greens forced on us by an infestation of beatles.

Apr 8, 2020: The small town of Paia here on Maui earlier this morning. I was sad to see this sight.

Apr 8, 2020: Paia here on Maui early this morning. I’m sad to see this.

Apr 8, 2020: Apart from very heavy rain last night, we have been blessed with some beautifully still evenings the last few days. No wind and a comfortable …

Apr 8, 2020: New Introduction to Self-Isolating Meditation Sessions Update on December 18, 2022: I have now archived the video on my YouTube page. For those who joined the first Self-Isolating Meditation Sessions …

Apr 7, 2020: My wife and I watched Roman Holiday last night and thoroughly enjoyed it. It was lovely to watch an old black & white movie, never mind a good one …

Apr 7, 2020: Aaahhh. It is finally raining. I can feel the pressure in my head easing off. The weather had been so heavy and muggy, and with it I had an …

Apr 7, 2020: An Invitation to some Self-Isolating Meditation Sessions Starting tomorrow, Tuesday, April 7, I shall be offering a free virtual meditation session each day, probably through April. The intention is to give …

Apr 5, 2020: Starting Tuesday I will be offering short virtual daily meditation sessions, no experience necessary. I hope these will offer an opportunity to come …

Apr 5, 2020: Another beautiful evening sitting by the fire. No wind. Perfectly still. The rain is on it’s way.

Apr 4, 2020: I sit here by the fire, watching a couple of night time flights coming into Maui and one leave the island, and I wonder just who is on those …

Apr 4, 2020: Late night, sitting outside by a fire.

Apr 2, 2020: I love this artwork of Normandy by David Hockney. I feel that they a simple freshness to them and a celebration of life, even more poignant in this …

Apr 2, 2020: The vegetable garden at sunrise this morning.

Apr 2, 2020: I know some more extroverted members of my family are baffled by my contentedness with being quiet, as I am baffled by their apparent need to say so …

Apr 1, 2020: Stillness and silence as the wind drops at dusk.

Mar 31, 2020: Passing it on - Advice for this time of Self-Isolation Laurie Helgoe is a psychologist and an author whose work I admire. Her book Introvert Power has long been a favourite of mine on the growing genre of …

Mar 30, 2020: Slug patrol report - 4 I had an early start on slug patrol this evening, not too long after sunset. We have been having wet weather lately, and whether true or not I thought …

Mar 29, 2020: Just seen elsewhere online. Credit to the (unknown) original poster. Kinda feeling like the Earth just sent us all to our rooms to think about what …

Mar 29, 2020: Slug patrol report - 3 Having thought that I was on top of the problem two nights ago, it seems that the slugs came out with reinforcements tonight. I just saved a couple of …

Mar 29, 2020: Rummikub to end the day.

Mar 29, 2020: The Plumeria flower, for me the scent of Hawaii. This flower was the first to flower on our tree, and fell to the ground today.

Mar 28, 2020: I have just updated my Now Page.

Mar 28, 2020: What a difference a year makes. 268 visitors arrived in Hawaii yesterday, 14 of them in Maui. On the same day last year 30,000 visitors arrived in the …

Mar 28, 2020: Well I feel safer with this arriving in the mail today! 🙄

Mar 27, 2020: It’s been said elsewhere, but sometimes just relocating to a different place in the house can up my productivity.

Mar 27, 2020: I am grateful for having nature and fresh air to enjoy at this time.

Mar 27, 2020: This evening’s sunset.

Mar 27, 2020: Feeling dirty, my new way of being? I went out today to pick up a few needed odds and ends. I left home with a face mask and hand sanitizer. I put the face mask on in the two stores that …

Mar 26, 2020: A view from yesterday while out walking the road to Old Maui High. It was a stormy day, as is today.

Mar 25, 2020: Aiyee! The wind and rain this morning 💨☔️

Mar 23, 2020: I don’t drink, but when I opened the door to my truck yesterday evening it smelt strongly of alcohol. I can only think that it was due to my usage of …

Mar 22, 2020: My wife and I took an early evening walk before dinner. Just through a local neighborhood, but I appreciated the time out, the exercise and some …

Mar 22, 2020: The Governor of Hawaii has now mandated that from Thursday, March 26 all incoming visitors and residents must go into 14-day quarantine.

Mar 21, 2020: Can you see them? That is Saturn & Jupiter at dawn this morning.

Mar 21, 2020: Entertaining the three year old grandson as the world outside closes down.

Mar 20, 2020: Just back from the night time slug & snail patrol of the vegetable garden. I can report a handful of slugs, including three big ones, along with a …

Mar 19, 2020: Well, now the roads to Hana have been closed to non-residents. This is to allow emergency and delivery vehicles to get through on what is a narrow …

Mar 18, 2020: The new edition of my Now Page is now up.

Mar 17, 2020: I feel very fortunate to have the men of The ManKind Project, Maui in my life.

Mar 17, 2020: The road to Hana looked quieter today. Still cars heading out on the highway, but not as many. A good friend told me that the Four Seasons Hotel on …

Mar 16, 2020: I have this sense of something approaching, and I don’t know how much is in my head and how much I am justified in feeling this way? I do know …

Mar 15, 2020: Reflecting on a wonderful weekend, last weekend out at YMCA Camp Keanae for a ManKind Project NWTA. Looking out at the ocean from the Y. Two scenes of …

Mar 15, 2020: Rainbow chard harvested this afternoon (there is a bit of kale in there as well). It just has not stopped growing through the winter months… …

Mar 5, 2020: House moving, Maui style.

Mar 5, 2020: Testing Shortcut to post from Tot to micro.blog. It sort of works, but chokes on some text formatting.

Mar 3, 2020: Posting via iOS Shortcuts. Thank you to @yorrike for the Shortcut which I just found.

Mar 2, 2020: I’m really pleased with an iOS Shortcut that I created last night to create and maintain my Dropbox based Journal. Nothing mind blowing in …

Mar 1, 2020: Micro blogging from Alfred. Thank you for the workflow @jbwhaley. I’ve just come across it.

Mar 1, 2020: Vision 📷 Possibly not the clearest of photos, but it was good to see this. My vision this morning. Snow on the summit of Haleakala. ❄️ For this I …

Mar 1, 2020: Leap 📷 This Leap Year day is a mix bag of weather here. Plenty of wind, occasional sun, and horizontal rain. Snow or freezing rain is expected on the …

Feb 29, 2020: I wonder where this would take Twitter? Republican mega-donor buys stake in Twitter and seeks to oust Jack Dorsey – report

Feb 29, 2020: Into day two of a bad migraine. I haven’t had one like this for a while. I’m trying to rest, but also raising my head above the parapet at …

Feb 28, 2020: Below 📷 The cloud below, from Haleakala summit at sunrise.

Feb 28, 2020: Together 📷 Shadows and sun. Reflection and light. Dark and rust. At Dia:Beacon on the banks of the Hudson River, NY.

Feb 27, 2020: Escape 📷

Feb 27, 2020: Seeing with New Eyes I mentioned in my last blog entry how I live overlooking the Hana Highway in Maui. It is one of the major attractions for visitors to the island, to …

Feb 26, 2020: Hurdle 📷 For one morning a year the freeway is not a hurdle to cyclists, as the annual Providence Bridge Pedal hits Portland every summer.

Feb 24, 2020: Double 📷 An art exhibition at Palm Beach County Conventure Center a couple of years back.

Feb 24, 2020: Sitting outside at dusk. Quiet and peaceful as the day settles down to rest.

Feb 24, 2020: Station 📷 The new trams at Kahului airport just before they were operational, sitting at their still to be constructed staton.

Feb 24, 2020: Finding Balance in my Life There is a saying, that ‘a change is as good as a rest.' A few days ago I decided to make that change and it made me realize how little I make …

Feb 22, 2020: Spectical 📷 Traditional Japanese Indigo vats.

Feb 21, 2020: Progress 📷 A turtle making slow but steady progress as it crawls back to the ocean after a rest on the beach.

Feb 20, 2020: Scale 📷 The Columbia Gorge.

Feb 19, 2020: Space 📷 Somewhere over the North Atlantic.

Feb 19, 2020: Oppose 📷

Feb 18, 2020: Cool 📷 Flying over Greenland a few years ago.

Feb 17, 2020: I have to be honest that I am finding some of these photo prompts for the February challenge….well, a challenge.

Feb 16, 2020: Rest 📷

Feb 16, 2020: Balance 📷 Looking for some balance and perspective in my life, I spent the day in the beautiful setting of YMCA Camp Keanae on a work day exchange.

Feb 15, 2020: I’m heading out to beautiful Camp Keanae today with some friends for a work exchange day. We’ll be back out again in a few weeks for a …

Feb 14, 2020: Warmth 📷 Waiting for the rising sun to bring some warmth to the cold and windy Maui morning.

Feb 14, 2020: It’s blowing a gale outside. Wind, rain, warmer than the last week, but still cold. Dark outside, sitting inside listening to the wind blowing, …

Feb 14, 2020: Rise 📷 A rainbow rising up over the island this morning. 🌈

Feb 13, 2020: Attachment 📷 Selecting which attachment to use on my screwdriver as I attempt another (successful) DIY project at home.

Feb 11, 2020: Plain 📷 Looking down at the plain concrete floor in Starbucks.

Feb 11, 2020: Guilty pleasures on a wet afternoon 🍿 We have been having a lot of cold, wet and windy weather here in Maui. A couple of days ago my grandson came down to visit late afternoon. It started …

Feb 11, 2020: Sign 📷 Though the day that this was taken, the weather was much nicer. Cold, wet and windy today.

Feb 10, 2020: Lull 📷 Paia early on Sunday morning, a quiet lull before the crowds arrive.

Feb 8, 2020: Contrast 📷 Sky, land and sea this morning. If you look closely, you’ll see a rainbow in thr center of the photo, rising out of the ocean. 🌈

Feb 8, 2020: Showing up on MB, Sunlit was working this morning when I posted a photo, now it crashes on opening (despite quitting & restarting my phone) under …

Feb 7, 2020: Above 📷

Feb 7, 2020: Snow in Maui today, Snow Graces Haleakalā Summit on Maui.

Feb 7, 2020: Meditation as a Toolbox There is a Tibetan saying that just as every valley has its own language so every teacher has his own doctrine. ~ Paul Williams, Mahayana Buddhism …

Feb 7, 2020: It’s a shame that the subject for todays photograph post was not water, rivers or puddles or something similar. There was torrential rain this …

Feb 7, 2020: Plant(s) 📷 Agave.

Feb 6, 2020: Hide 📷

Feb 5, 2020: Spot(s) 📷

Feb 4, 2020: I know that my travels across the internet get tracked such that I see advertisements for things that I have searched for in the middle of other sites …

Feb 3, 2020: Reflect 📷 The cliffs at Ho’okipa.

Feb 2, 2020: I saw Just Mercy last night. One of those movies that I come home from and start reading up on the history behind the story. Sad and hopeful. A …

Feb 2, 2020: Hhhmmm? I posted a photo half an hour ago. If I go into my account online I see it, but it does not show up on my timeline in the micro.blog, Sunlit …

Feb 2, 2020: Sight 📷 Sunglasses on the dashboard.

Feb 1, 2020: Open 📷 The tool shed.

Feb 1, 2020: I’m no expert at doing odd jobs around the house, but I always have a sense of pride when I successfully complete a job and know that I have …

Feb 1, 2020: Stepping out of Retreat, and Valuing Solitude I share here an experience from a few weeks ago. I stepped outside, I made it into town for the first time for two weeks. The world appeared so vivid …

Jan 30, 2020: Note to self - looking for excuses not to do something will not get it done! ☹️

Jan 29, 2020: I feel that I need to trim my RSS feeds. Too much there and not enough read. I think that I’ll trim them back to essentials (it will be …

Jan 27, 2020: Family walking along Waiehu Beach.

Jan 26, 2020: Haleakala from Waiehu Beach Park.

Jan 24, 2020: An observation, no judgements, just an observation. Extrovert and introvert sit outside together on a beautiful evening, to eat dinner. Extrovert sits …

Jan 22, 2020: Reflections - sunset yesterday evening.

Jan 22, 2020: I’m considering exploring Mastodon, but I’m unsure where to start - ie which instance to use. Can any Mastodon users here on MB offer me …

Jan 18, 2020: Sometimes I yearn for the quiet of the night.

Jan 17, 2020: Last night I disappeared down a YouTube rabbit hole of late 70’s, 80’s music. Music that defined my teenage years and early twenties. I …

Jan 17, 2020: I did not read all of this article, but I was struck that it’s subtitle that, We all start out as a blank slate, whether we can think or not, …

Jan 12, 2020: Maui Now : Four More Inches of Snow in Forecast for Big Island Summits. Here on Maui that is manifesting as rain, rain, rain, rain,…and more …

Jan 7, 2020: Books, my friends I have downsized my books over the last few years. Living space has necessitated that. But I stand in front of my bookcase so grateful for the books …

Jan 5, 2020: I sometimes wish that every morning could be a Sunday morning. I’d probably wish otherwise if they were! 😉

Jan 5, 2020: What can happen in Maui when you go out to eat during heavy winter rain.

Jan 4, 2020: I have just updated my Now page, finally!

Jan 3, 2020: Holiday socializing is exhausting me this year Socializing is exhausting me this Holiday season. This year, 2019/2020 just feels busier to me than previous or recent years. In part I think it is …

Jan 1, 2020: A Beautiful Start to the New Year Last night I stayed up to see the New Year in for the first time for many years. I am not usually keen on New Year’s celebrations. But this year …

Jan 1, 2020: Meditation - Follow the Instruction I sometimes say that having goals is a dangerous place to be when you are starting a meditation practice. Why is that? What I am not saying I am not …

Dec 31, 2019: Off to see Bill Maher tonight at the MACC. His annual New Years show here on Maui.

Dec 28, 2019: Kona winds The Hawaiian Islands are kept cool by NNE trade winds. Those are the winds that one experiences most of the time here. Occasionally those winds are …

Dec 25, 2019: Watching A Charlie Brown Christmas.

Dec 25, 2019: Merry Christmas from Maui, though the weather is not that good today.

Dec 25, 2019: The Magic of a Child's View Like some other posts here, I write this to remind myself as much as anything else. I fall into old habits very easily and then something happens that …

Dec 24, 2019: In case you or someone close to you is wondering where Santa is, here is the official NORAD Santa Tracker.

Dec 24, 2019: Views of the south shore of Maui and the West Maui Mountains, from up country.

Dec 23, 2019: Up country Maui.

Dec 23, 2019: The rain and strong winds of the last few days appear to have blown themselves out. This morning we are waking up to a quiet, still day, some …

Dec 22, 2019: Listening to Classical Sunday on Apple Music. 🎵

Dec 21, 2019: Fifteen years ago I was living in South Wales. Here is the view from my then home of the sun setting on the Winter Solstice.

Dec 21, 2019: Nighttime shadows.

Dec 21, 2019: Celebrating 12 years of marriage today. We are waking up to very stormy weather, so very unsure what we’ll do. Maybe just a sssslllllooooowwwwww …

Dec 21, 2019: This evening’s sunset. Yes, for real.

Dec 21, 2019: Apple can deliver products very quickly! I’m mightily impressed with Apple’s delivery. I ordered a refurbished MacBook Air for my wife late on Wednesday night. They said it would …

Dec 20, 2019: Early morning Christmas sparkle.

Dec 19, 2019: It feels very green here this morning.

Dec 19, 2019: Sometimes and evening to myself is just what the doctor ordered.

Dec 18, 2019: Storm rolling in across the Pacific.

Dec 18, 2019: Some days do not start well.

Dec 18, 2019: I am so happy to read this news admits the mudslinging that is out there today: Far Side creator Gary Larson launches website with promise of new work

Dec 17, 2019: MacBook Air not letting me in. I had a scare this morning. I powered up my MacBook Air and was presented with an Apple message saying that I had forgotten my password, which I …

Dec 16, 2019: I just realized that I did not post anything on micro.blog yesterday. I got busy and just forgot. My first day without posting at least since …

Dec 15, 2019: Brush fire near Paia in Maui. I am currently about two or three miles away, but can smell the fire and ash is falling. It has been burning for three …

Dec 15, 2019: When you are the lone one amongst many When you are the solitary introvert or HSP amongst many who are not. When you are the quiet one and your actions or needs are looked on as being off …

Dec 14, 2019: Making the jump to Catalina tonight. I hope that my MacBook Air (11-inch, Early 2014) can cope with the move. 🤞🏻

Dec 13, 2019: Writing can be so cathartic.

Dec 13, 2019: Moon setting at dawn this morning.

Dec 11, 2019: The Jaws Big Wave competition here on Maui gets the green light for tomorrow, Thursday. Competitors will be paddling to surf 35ft to 50ft waves. Good …

Dec 10, 2019: Morning coffee really hit the spot this morning ☕️

Dec 9, 2019: I like those days when I slip into a grove for work. Everything just seems to flow. Hopefully I haven’t spoken too soon?! 😬

Dec 9, 2019: I was looking at my iPhone and caught that moment when it switched to dark mode. Just passing on the news. 😁

Dec 9, 2019: Listening to The Musica Box by Genesis from their 1971 album Nursery Crime, when Peter Gabriel and Steve Hackett were in the group. Everyone is out, …

Dec 9, 2019: Haleakala at dusk this evening.

Dec 8, 2019: I went to see Dark Waters last night. I enjoyed it very much, if “enjoy” is the right word? Really the telling of a true story that …

Dec 7, 2019: Playing around with the new double exposure film in the FIMO - Analog Camera, on my iPhone 7 Plus.

Dec 7, 2019: Reading Gary Snyder’s poetry on this fresh, cool morning. Blue skies, little cloud, birds singing. Voices carrying across the clear air.

Dec 6, 2019: When I am bewildered as to how other people are acting, it might also be a sign for me to shine a light on myself. How am I not showing up …

Dec 6, 2019: I am grateful for my Bullet Journal. It drops into the present moment and helps me clear my mind.

Dec 5, 2019: Everyday I recite to myself the Tibetan Buddhist text, Eight Verses on Thought Transformation. I find it helpful in managing the vicissitudes of life, …

Dec 4, 2019: A couple of decades ago I suffered from chronic fatigue. There was little I could do apart from rest. One of the symptoms I would get was a pain in my …

Dec 3, 2019: Our grandson shows up, walking over from his home next door, and walks straight in. No knocking on the door for him. We are his second home, and that …

Dec 3, 2019: Winter mornings on the north shore of Maui.

Dec 2, 2019: This Micro Monday I would like to recommend @johnpeterharvey. John posts some wonderful and evocative photographs around London and elsewhere. For me …

Dec 2, 2019: For panoramic views of Maui, head to the summit of Haleakala on a clear day. If you are lucky, you will even be able to see Mauna Kea on the Big …

Dec 2, 2019: As I look out of the window I see wind and almost horizontal rain. I can imagine some people commenting, “What horrible weather.” For me …

Dec 2, 2019: I’m going to keep going with the microblogvember prompts until December 6th to keep that post everyday muscle flexed (even if I do post …

Dec 1, 2019: Listening to Classical Sunday Morning on Apple Music on this wet and windy Sunday morning. 🎵

Dec 1, 2019: Gazing into Haleakala's Crater Looking down into Haleakala’s crater (photo courtesy of my wife), yesterday. It was as a beautiful day to be up there. Up above the clouds, no …

Dec 1, 2019: Eucalyptus trees at Hosmer Grove, Haleakala National Park.

Nov 30, 2019: Walking the beach at Baldwin Beach Park on Thanksgiving morning.

Nov 30, 2019: Well I have done it. A month of posting to micro.blog. Thank you to @macgenie for curating Microblogvember. The next challenge for me is to build on …

Nov 30, 2019: For meditation to be truly effective it must be integrated into your daily life. This can be helped by setting yourself some personal guidelines like …

Nov 29, 2019: I wouldn’t say that yesterday, Thanksgiving, was fantastic, but I would say that it was just right. A mellow morning, a walk on the beach, home …

Nov 29, 2019: I watched The Irishman last night. From the opening scenes I knew that I was in for something special. It was long, yes, but I felt well paced, told a …

Nov 28, 2019: There are challenges in my life at the moment but that is no reason, in fact it is the reason to give thanks this Thanksgiving. Thank you for family …

Nov 28, 2019: A young crescent Moon, Venus and Jupiter at dusk this evening.

Nov 27, 2019: I sometimes say that my years living in a Buddhist community were the most rich time of my life. And then I think of other things that I have been …

Nov 27, 2019: Odd things I do: Stand outside at night while cleaning my teeth so that I can stare up at a star covered sky.

Nov 26, 2019: This morning has been a mixed bag so far. I woke up with an unsettled mind, and I just can’t shake it off. For now I need to accept its …

Nov 26, 2019: A first try at Japanese Calligraphy I quite pleased with the simple Landing Page that I have added to my website. The calligraphy I created using the Zen Brush 2 app on my iPhone. Update …

Nov 25, 2019: One of the things that I like about being an introvert is being happy and secure in my own company. In fact sometimes I have to be careful that I do …

Nov 24, 2019: Listening to the Always Sunday playlist on Apple Music. I like it. Different and mellow enough for a Sunday morning.

Nov 24, 2019: I love meeting new people and the company of others, but as an introvert I sometimes just need to be alone. Please don’t take it personally. At …

Nov 24, 2019: I didn’t wake up until 7:30am this morning. I very rarely sleep that late, but boy I feel better for the rest.

Nov 23, 2019: Ella Fitzgerald feels like a good fit to a slow, wet Saturday. 🎵

Nov 23, 2019: Saturday morning rainbow.

Nov 23, 2019: My step-daughter’s french bulldog, Bronx, is completely woebegone with out his owner around.

Nov 23, 2019: Sometimes wet, overcast Saturday mornings are just what the doctor ordered.

Nov 22, 2019: The house falls so quiet when the hum of the refrigerator stops.

Nov 21, 2019: When I lived in Wales there was an old, hollow apple tree in which one year a couple of Tawny Owls raised their young. The adults were secretive. …

Nov 20, 2019: Things that I don’t give a second thought about might be difficult or uncomfortable for others. Those things that might be part of my everyday …

Nov 19, 2019: Every day I face the challenge of not distracting myself. Of running to places to abate those feelings of resistance to the task in front of me.

Nov 19, 2019: After writing this blog post today, I pulled Steve Pressfield’s classic the War of Art off the bookshelf for a big reminder about resistance.

Nov 19, 2019: Letting the outside in as the rain pours.

Nov 19, 2019: The first heavy rains of the autumn/winter season. Puddles forming. Thunder in distance.

Nov 19, 2019: Distracting myself - taking small bites Those days when I can’t seem to find focus. My mind is looking for ways out. I can feel the resistance to what needs to be done. Time is wasted …

Nov 19, 2019: Using Airplay to play music out of my Homepod while still playing out of my MacBook Air as well. I feel as though I am surrounded by Gregorian …

Nov 19, 2019: Listening to Gregorian Chant: Songs Of The Spirit while I work. 🎵

Nov 18, 2019: All has been quiet around us for the last year, and then suddenly in the last month work has started to build two separate structures on neighbouring …

Nov 18, 2019: Ha! While I was working in the garden today I was composing a post for microblogvember. I had something almost ready to go, but now find that I was …

Nov 17, 2019: When I see the 625 users who @macgenie is following who I am not, it gives me an idea of the size of the micro.blog community.

Nov 17, 2019: Reflections through the glass.

Nov 16, 2019: Being British I enjoy drinking tea, but I am very selective about what type I drink. Living in the US now my main drink is coffee, of which I am also …

Nov 16, 2019: What I am learning from Microblogvember Microblogvember is a challenge that is taking place on the micro.blog platform through the month of November 2019. Each day Jean MacDonald, Community …

Nov 16, 2019: Patterns of nature. Broccoli, a November harvest.

Nov 15, 2019: During heavy rains, torrents of water carry mud, branches and whatever else is in its path into the ocean, causing the water to become murky. Best …

Nov 15, 2019: A short video of Gabor Mate, author of In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts: Close Encounters with Addiction, speaking about addiction and its relation to …

Nov 15, 2019: The challenge of sticking my neck out and stepping just beyond my comfort zone. Of making a stretch, ie doing something that is not so far from where …

Nov 13, 2019: The negative voice, “I’m not able, I can’t,” does not serve me. Instead I can use the practice of mindfulness to catch that …

Nov 12, 2019: Sometimes the challenge within meditation is to stay present with yourself when a difficult emotion arises. To constantly return to the object of …

Nov 12, 2019: After reading @philipbrewer’s recent blog post I decided to head to the nearby cliffs at Ho’okipa this afternoon to take a walk …

Nov 12, 2019: A bed of fragrant plumeria awaits the arrival of the husband and wife to be.

Nov 11, 2019: Not touching things does not appear to be an option for my three year old grandson. He is led by curiosity, which is wonderful to behold, and closely …

Nov 11, 2019: When I am looking for space in my life, the place to go might not be a physical place, but instead inside myself by quieting my mind. Techniques are …

Nov 9, 2019: I saw the Korean film, Parasite, last night. I highly recommend it. Well acted and with a couple of unexpected twists in the later parts of the film. …

Nov 9, 2019: With autumn weather now here, although the days have been unseasonably hot and dry, mornings have felt cold enough to open the windows and doors to …

Nov 8, 2019: Until last night we have not had much rain over for a month. With only a new moon, the plus side of that has been cloud free skies at night and …

Nov 8, 2019: Sunrise a couple of mornings ago. Red sky in the morning, shepherd’s warning. It was actually quite a pleasant day, though I am still yearning …

Nov 8, 2019: It can be frightening to be vulnerable, to take off the armour that I put up to make myself appear in the world the way that I feel that I should so …

Nov 6, 2019: Is there a Microblogvember pin? Not that I need one to take part in the challenge, but I thought that I heard mention of one? 😉 // @macgenie @manton

Nov 6, 2019: I’m trying to stick to getting one job done today, before moving onto something else and instead of bouncing between jobs which usually sees a …

Nov 6, 2019: What a blessing. It looks as though it will be overcast today, giving us a break from a very hot November sun.

Nov 5, 2019: Thinking back to the streets that I have lived on since I was a child, and the stories that they can tell about my life.

Nov 5, 2019: Sometimes it is good to get down to ground level, to lie on the ground, feel its solidness beneath you, notice the details, the cut grass, the smells, …

Nov 5, 2019: I wondered if anyone here has used AirTable? I came across it while reading this article on the BBC website. I can’t quite understand what it …

Nov 5, 2019: Four days into Microblogvember, and I am having to think hard as to how to use the words that @macgenie is sharing with us. Or perhaps I am taking …

Nov 3, 2019: Fancy is an interesting word. On the one hand it can be a description of design, “what a fancy house.” At the same time it can speak to …

Nov 3, 2019: I live on an island in the middle of the Pacific ocean with many beautiful beaches, but I don’t visit them that often. Today was an exception, …

Nov 2, 2019: The mark of a good morning for me is one where I have some quiet time to sit, reflect, meditate and write before the busyness of the day sets in. …

Nov 2, 2019: The key to getting back in the saddle and reigniting my love of cycling has been to just do it. Last week I went into our back shed, pulled my two …

Nov 2, 2019: I’m going to give Microblogvember a go and see how I get. All the way to the end of the month hopefully. Thank you @macgenie for setting this …

Nov 1, 2019: Playing the Halloween humbug tonight. The rest of the family have gone out to take my grandson trick or treating, at 3 he is beginning to get it (at …

Nov 1, 2019: Running from our Thoughts During an afternoon Mentoring circle in Maui Community Correctional Center (MCCC) yesterday, I led a meditation. The meditation was on awareness. …

Oct 30, 2019: The Crescent Moon and Jupiter (if you zoom in) low in the sky as the sun sets.

Oct 3, 2019: Meditation - The Intellectual vs The Knowing If you have an intellectual leaning, it is very easy to learn about meditation, what it can do for you and the transformation that it can bring. Books …

Sep 30, 2019: Christmas has landed in Lowes…in September!? 😳🙄

Sep 29, 2019: Oh, I yearn for a quiet day today. 🌾

Sep 28, 2019: Oh, I look forward to seeing the return of this show - Spitting Image show plots return to TV after 23 years

Sep 28, 2019: A beautiful stripped down version of Genesis’ song Afterglow, performed as a duet between Tony Banks and Phil Collins from Genesis' album ”Wind & …

Sep 26, 2019: The Exhaustion of a Family Visit From my experience people visiting and staying in my home always requires a break in my routine. There is entertaining, showing around, just more …

Sep 23, 2019: I’m probably late to the game here, but I like the cricket category on micro.blog 🏏

Sep 22, 2019: South shore Maui. Sunset this evening.

Sep 21, 2019: The Kaupō Church on a wind swept peninsular, the south east side of Haleakala in Maui.

Sep 20, 2019: Is iPadOS going out later than iOS13, or is it a case of a bit later where I am?

Sep 20, 2019: Celebrating 56 orbits of the sun with a trip to magical Hana in East Maui. Here looking down on Red Sands beach.

Sep 15, 2019: Moon rise over the Barn.

Sep 15, 2019: I woke up this morning to the Full Moon setting, perfect light and the birds singing.

Sep 15, 2019: Bullet Journal - A Place for Mind to Relax Meditation is giving a huge, luscious meadow to a restless cow. The cow might be restless for a while in its huge meadow but at some stage, because …

Sep 13, 2019: Wow! It is so quiet and still this morning. Ssshhhh…

Sep 12, 2019: When Shame Hits Shame corrodes the part of us that believes we can do and be better. ~ Daring Greatly, by Brené Brown From my experience shame can come out of …

Sep 10, 2019: The colours of nature. Chard, Collard Greens & Kale freshly harvested from the garden.

Sep 3, 2019: I don’t know if this is just a US thing, but can someone tell me why after a holiday weekend does my online banking have a list of pending …

Sep 3, 2019: I have just finished reading Reboot: Leadership and the Art of Growing Up by Jerry Colonna. A wonderful and inspiring read, fed even more by …

Sep 3, 2019: Labor Day harvest. The first pineapple that I have ever picked from my front yard…anywhere. 🍍

Aug 28, 2019: Two young Bismarck Palms guarding the gate.

Aug 27, 2019: The Highly Sensitive Man by Tom Falkenstein has been published in English and dropped onto my Kindle last night. It has come with high praise. …

Aug 27, 2019: I just discovered this super simple, stripped down Twitter app for iOS. It is called Readme, and just shows your main timeline and your lists. …

Aug 26, 2019: I have finally got around to updating my micro.blog site to include the new Photos page. This has revealed a need to tidy up my photos from back when …

Aug 26, 2019: I’ve just updated my Now page.

Aug 26, 2019: The vegetable garden is looking a bit sparse at the moment, at least compared with how it has looked. Still plenty growing though. We have added three …

Aug 26, 2019: Adapting to Transitions Early summer this year was a time for travel. Family travel. Across the continental US to a family wedding and then across the Atlantic to visit with …

Aug 25, 2019: Listening to The Lark Ascending, by Ralph Vaughan Williams. Such a beautiful piece of music, and so evocative of the British summer and the bird after …

Aug 25, 2019: I’ve found it! The version of Bridge Over Troubled Water that Paul Simon played here on Maui. He introduced it by saying that after writing it …

Aug 20, 2019: I got some writing done today. That felt good.

Aug 17, 2019: Is there a race on?

Aug 17, 2019: Five and a half hours standing in a hot storage room while working today. Lying on my bed feels like the right thing to do right now! 🛏️

Aug 15, 2019: An Evening with Paul Simon Yesterday I spent a wonderful evening at the Maui Arts and Cultural Center at Paul Simon’s second of two shows on the island. Although …

Aug 15, 2019: Beware of hiding yellow jackets My face looks as though I have had half a dozen fillings. Yesterday while outside working on something in the garden which I am now told want work - …

Aug 15, 2019: I’m looking forward to seeing Paul Simon at the MACC, his second of two nights there. My plan is to leave my phone at home, or at least buried …

Aug 13, 2019: I saw The Farewell at the weekend and thoroughly enjoyed it. I thought the movie worthy of its good reviews, and found it refreshing to watch a film …

Aug 10, 2019: Bear falls on California patrol car, causing crash and fire. Thankfully there were no serious injuries, though they can’t be sure about the bear …

Aug 10, 2019: Sunset from the cliffs at Ho’okipa this evening.

Aug 10, 2019: I’m pleased that the weekend is here. It will be over soon enough, but for now I am pleased that it is here. My wife & I spent this evening …

Aug 9, 2019: What time in the day do you work best? When are you at your most productive? For me it is (early) morning, and if I am by myself, in the evening. I …

Aug 7, 2019: Not all days are great.

Aug 6, 2019: We were busy building.

Aug 4, 2019: Listening to Jazz for a Sunday Morning 🎵

Aug 3, 2019: What a difference a night makes. To the south the sun glints off of the observatories on the summit of Haleakala. There is little wind and scattered …

Aug 3, 2019: Evening storm rainbows.

Aug 2, 2019: Late night visitor.

Aug 1, 2019: Hawaii is starting to feel Hurricane Erick as it approaches on a course that will take it south of the islands. It’s around 380 miles from the …

Aug 1, 2019: Crossing The Threshold Patrick Rhone recently shared a photograph with a quote in it, on his blog. The quote spoke to me of the meaning behind the title of this website, …

Jul 29, 2019: The Great Hack I watched The Great Hack on Netflix last night. Following all the news reports over the last year or so, it wasn’t all new news to me but just …

Jul 28, 2019: Phew! It’s hot! Yes, that’s probably what I should expect with summer in Hawaii…but it is still H O T. ☀️

Jul 27, 2019: A Poem That I Always Come Back To Since I first came across this poem, it comes to me in times of doubt. It reminds me of those who do feel different, who question the normal route …

Jul 26, 2019: I saw The Lion King last night and enjoyed it. Despite what the critics said, I thought that it was a good film which stood well alongside the …

Jul 25, 2019: Beware! My grandson is on a bombing run…🎈💦

Jul 24, 2019: I found this video, Crannog, very moving. It’s about Alexis who has a life threatening illness and spends her time caring for animals who are …

Jul 24, 2019: "…like tears in rain." RIP Rutger Hauer.

Jul 22, 2019: For those who use MailMate for their email on a Mac and check email on their iPhone, what client do you use on the iPhone? I’m looking for something …

Jul 22, 2019: I just harvested a head of broccoli from the garden. It tastes so sweet, so delicious. I could feel the goodness seep into me…and that was before it …

Jul 22, 2019: Still reflecting on time spent in Inverness, CA.

Jul 21, 2019: Memories of Tomalis Bay, CA - though it could have been a Scottish bothy.

Jul 20, 2019: Home!

Jul 18, 2019: Views of West Marin, CA.

Jul 18, 2019: As I get closer to home following a few weeks on the road, I notice myself playing a little more attention to my Bullet Journal. It has not been been …

Jul 16, 2019: Tree against a Californian sky.

Jul 14, 2019: Greetings from 35,000ft.

Jul 13, 2019: His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s message on his 84th Birthday, this last Wednesday, July 10th. Just as we teach physical hygiene to stay …

Jul 12, 2019: Wildflower garden at the University of Bristol.

Jul 12, 2019: Temple Church in the center of Bristol. The church was bombed during the Second World War, and while buildings around it were raised to the ground, …

Jul 11, 2019: The Everyman theater in Bristol. The moldings from the original cinema are still in place. A lovely venue for a movie.

Jul 11, 2019: Hayfever is a problem for me if I visit Britain over the summer. Although I am taking something to try and dry me up, yesterday was particularly bad. …

Jul 9, 2019: Wildflowers outside the BBC in Bristol.

Jul 8, 2019: Monkeying around in Clifton, Bristol.

Jul 8, 2019: A beautiful display of British wildflowers outside of Bristol Zoo.

Jul 7, 2019: “Violence is what happens when we don’t know what else to do with our suffering.” ― Parker J. Palmer

Jul 5, 2019: 130 Guests and Me This is a post written in installments over the course of, and just after a weekend of wedding celebrations. A weekend of activities that were just …

Jul 3, 2019: Sunset over the Long Island Sound yesterday evening.

Jul 2, 2019: Lloyd Harbor, Long Island, NY.

Jul 2, 2019: Sitting amongst tall tress in Long Island, listening to the birds singing and appreciating the peaceful and restful atmosphere.

Jun 29, 2019: The Hudson River from the town of Hudson, NY.

Jun 28, 2019: Evening in the Catskill Mountains.

Jun 27, 2019: Today I’m heading to somewhere up in the Catskill Mountains of upstate New York. I’m not sure of our final destination? This will be a new …

Jun 27, 2019: Darn it! I was going for 30 days of posting, replies to others aside, and about 2 weeks in I didn’t get round to posting yesterday. So it is …

Jun 25, 2019: I find airplane travel interesting. I get on the plane in one reality, and hours later I get off in another reality. No smooth transition. I write …

Jun 25, 2019: I swear that I find it harder to travel as I get older. Perhaps I should clarify? I invariably enjoy the period traveling once I am on the road, but I …

Jun 24, 2019: At a time when there feels like so much toxicity, hate & bipartisanship in politics, I find it refreshing when someone looks for any crack of …

Jun 23, 2019: I have spent a good part of the today ironing. It is not an activity that I get involved in very often, but I am heading to a family wedding soon. I …

Jun 23, 2019: A simple meal becomes delicious when it is greens picked straight from the garden and steamed.

Jun 21, 2019: Being calmed by the quiet and stillness of the morning.

Jun 21, 2019: Sitting here in darkness after the power went out an hour ago. I should probably head to bed.

Jun 21, 2019: I bought a copy of [Zen Brush 2](Zen Brush 2 by PSOFT https://apps.apple.com/us/app/zen-brush-2/id1012274888) to try my hand at drawing, something …

Jun 20, 2019: Listening to Supper’s Ready by Genesis on their live album Seconds Out, recorded back in 1976/77. 🎵

Jun 20, 2019: A fresh salad from the garden, for dinner tonight.

Jun 20, 2019: I’ve never had a pineapple growing in my garden before. I look forward to harvesting this one.

Jun 19, 2019: The county are carrying out over night road work on the highway. To that end they have spot lights illuminating the road. From a distance it looks …

Jun 19, 2019: If you would like an excuse to visit Maui this summer, Paul Simon is playing 2 nights here in August, the 13th & 14th. I always find concerts here …

Jun 18, 2019: I bought tickets today to see Lou Doillon in New York City at the beginning July.

Jun 18, 2019: The patterns of nature. A freshly sliced beetroot.

Jun 17, 2019: The vegetable garden harvest continues. It just seems to keep on giving. These beetroots were picked a little early, the above ground leaf growth was …

Jun 16, 2019: I’m exhausted after most of the day in the garden, and hot sun. I should think that I’ll sleep well tonight. 😴

Jun 15, 2019: Big sky. Aloha Friday!

Jun 14, 2019: Taking a look at Focusmate, and online, virtual coworking environment.

Jun 14, 2019: Boundaries Yesterday dealt me a lesson in spades. I will keep the details confidential to respect the agreements of those who I was working with - what is said …

Jun 13, 2019: nvAlt, nvUltra & The Archive I’m looking forward to seeing nvUltra when it comes out of Beta. I’m currently a few days into a 60 day trial of The Archive - it’s nvAlt …

Jun 13, 2019: Sitting outside after a long day, studying for a test tomorrow, listening to the crickets, distant barking dogs and occasional voices in the dark.

Jun 13, 2019: Catnapping Being able to catch a quick 40 winks can be a life saver for me. I usually find a patch of the afternoon, mid-afternoon, when I start flagging. My …

Jun 11, 2019: Kamehameha Day here in Hawaii today, commemorating and honoring King Kamehameha who unified the Hawaiian Islands under one rule.

Jun 10, 2019: Dinner tonight will include a first harvest from our vegetable garden. It will probably include String Beans, Bok Choy & Lettuce.

Jun 10, 2019: What I was staring at as my head thumped this afternoon.

Jun 9, 2019: Day two of this migraine. I just wish that they could give me a warning as to when they are coming on. I’ll end up missing a lot of the weekend …

Jun 8, 2019: Cliff top gate.

Jun 8, 2019: Just stacked firewood. Plenty there now for a few evenings around the fire pit.

Jun 7, 2019: I think, no I know that I spend too much time at times trying to tweak my software setup! Just get on with your work, David. Stop procrastinating!

Jun 4, 2019: If writing doesn’t happen, I get lost.

Jun 3, 2019: Ulysses or iaWriter I’m still vacillating between using iAWriter or Ulysses as my main writing app. I like Ulysses’s interface, but I also like the fact, …

Jun 2, 2019: Well this has been a sssllloooww Saturday. I started off with good intentions, but after an hour and a half of weedeating (UK: strimming), I came …

Jun 1, 2019: First Buttondown Newsletter My first newsletter using the Buttondown email service went out today. In the newsletter I reflect on my changing approach to online output, including …

May 31, 2019: Tonight is the monthly meeting of the Introvert/Highly Sensitive men’s group here on Maui. I started it about 19 months ago, unsure if there …

May 30, 2019: Just back from seeing the movie, The Mustang. Highly recommended. 🍿

May 29, 2019: Is it me, or does May feel like a very lllooonnnggg month?

May 28, 2019: That Maui phenomenon of feeling rain drops falling on you, but looking up and seeing blue sky! I think that it is the wind? 🧐

May 28, 2019: Progress in the raised beds… 🌱

May 26, 2019: Sunset this evening.

May 25, 2019: A wonderful piece of news here on Maui to end the week. Amanda Eller, a 35 year old woman who has been missing for 16 days after going for a walk in …

May 24, 2019: Well I finally took out a library membership yesterday, and on recommendation from folks here downloaded Libby onto my iPhone. I now ask why it took …

May 24, 2019: What the roads do here…

May 23, 2019: I think that I ache more at the end of each day.

May 22, 2019: The case of the mysterious disappearing brocolli starts. We have put sand around them to prevent slugs. There is netting above to prevent birds. But …

May 22, 2019: Evening fun.

May 22, 2019: I just pre-ordered The Highly Sensitive Man: Finding Strength in Sensitivity. It’s due out at the end of August. 📚

May 22, 2019: I’m helping a family member out with some filing, matching addresses up with names. The hundreds of addresses are on index cards stuffed into …

May 22, 2019: Vegetable Garden Update. Since planting out our vegetable garden we have had the case of the mysterious disappearing broccoli starts. Although there were no signs of slugs, …

May 21, 2019: A Day of Rest And on the seventh day God ended his work which he had made; and he rested on the seventh day from all his work which he had made. - Genesis 2:2, King …

May 20, 2019: This program is on HPR this evening, The Body Show: Treating Migraines. I hope that there are some gems in there, but as someone who has suffered from …

May 19, 2019: Now I’ll see how green my fingers are 🌱.

May 19, 2019: Life is about give and take, and it is about boundaries.

May 19, 2019: Off to see Long Shot tonight 🍿

May 18, 2019: Another day of low cloud, most and rain. Winter has returned, it would seem.

May 17, 2019: Today has had a very wintery feeling about it. I feel like hunkering down this evening.

May 16, 2019: Details from murals around Wailuku, Maui.

May 15, 2019: Detail of mural in Wailuku Food Court, showing a Main Street, Wailuku in 1900.

May 14, 2019: I’m pleased to get my first newsletter out using Buttondown. I made a couple of technical snafus, but with help sorted them out. If …

May 13, 2019: Mother’s Day at Baby Beach, so called as a reef just off the shore creates a natural and safe pool for kids to swim and play in. …

May 10, 2019: A request for help with DNS settings Can the micro.blog community help me? I am rusty with setting up DNS records. I want to add a subdomain of the type mail.yourdomain.com so that I can …

May 9, 2019: I’ve just discovered PopClip - a free trial is available on their website. It is also on the Mac App Store. It seems to be a useful tool. Does …

May 8, 2019: I have just put the 2nd edition of my Meditation eBook up on my website. Although titled that it is aimed at introverts and highly sensitive people, …

May 8, 2019: Today’s papaya harvest.

May 7, 2019: Finally waving the white flag and giving in to the migraine which has sat with me since this morning. They come out of the blue, unexpected. It could …

May 6, 2019: The internet has just come back online after an almost 36 hour outage. No explanation appears to be available as to the reason, though I suspect that …

May 5, 2019: Today This morning’s very strong winds must have taken the internet out. The issue that I reported this morning has been escalated from just our …

May 4, 2019: Those times when your internet goes down and you start feeling those twitches of wanting to connect…

May 4, 2019: Sun, ocean and the island of Moloka’i in the distance. This evening at Ho’okipa cliffs.

May 3, 2019: Those times when I walk upstairs and for some reason, for seemingly no reason, I miss a step and have to quickly step on the next one up…??

May 3, 2019: A micro.blog feature request - an option to Reply All when replying to a conversation, with the possibility to delete names if they are not to whom …

May 3, 2019: What did the English speaking world sound like before the word “like” was inserted at the beginning of each sentence, or when someone …

May 1, 2019: Wow! The sky tonight is like a pin cushion of lights.

May 1, 2019: When my head gets in the way of my writing... Those times when I am writing a blog post or newsletter, and then my head gets ahead of me and starts editing everything that I am planning to write …

May 1, 2019: Starting to draft my first newsletter to go out using Buttondown. Once it is out, I’ll add a link to my website for new subscribers.

Apr 30, 2019: Hawaii Inter-island flights My wife & I took the inaugural Southwest Airlines flight from Maui to Honolulu yesterday. It is the first airline to enter the inter-island market …

Apr 29, 2019: Last night at Blue Note Hawaii to see Jeff Goldblum and his Jazz band. Good music and much talking with the audience from Jeff. He really gave of …

Apr 29, 2019: A quiet little nook.

Apr 28, 2019: My wife and I took our grandson to see Dumbo this evening. We were disappointed with it, and left before it finished…and it was probably a bit …

Apr 27, 2019: I’m about 5 minutes into Aretha Franklin singing Amazing Grace, with another 8 minutes or so to go. Extraordinary! 🎵

Apr 27, 2019: Social Media Vulnerability I define vulnerability as uncertainty, risk and emotional exposure…Vulnerability sounds like truth and feels like courage. Truth and courage …

Apr 24, 2019: A discombobulated day ended with good dinner and conversation with friends. That grounded me.

Apr 23, 2019: Late afternoon shadows.

Apr 22, 2019: Morning Gridlock Some mornings I feel paralyzed in moving towards getting things done. It is as though my mind is in a mental gridlock. Normally the only thing that …

Apr 21, 2019: This morning has been a caffine morning ☕️, and I still dozed off! Try and wake myself now with a jump in the ocean.

Apr 21, 2019: Reading Finding Freedom: Writings from Death Row by Jarvis Jay Masters 📚

Apr 20, 2019: Sharing the beach late afternoon with this local visitor who was taking a nap. It’s a turtle…I respectfully kept my distance.

Apr 19, 2019: At Maui Ocean Center with my grandson today. It was my first visit there, but not his. I was very impressed and would love to go back and have more …

Apr 18, 2019: Now there’s a rainbow…and if you look close there is another one above it.

Apr 17, 2019: It’s a warm day. That sun feels good.

Apr 17, 2019: I’m grateful to everyone here who has brought Buttondown to my attention. I have signed up for an account, and while I haven’t sent out a …

Apr 16, 2019: Reflections on Death This post is not an attempt to be bleak, or to put a damper on the day. Rather it is a sharing of thoughts that go through my mind on the subject of …

Apr 15, 2019: Well some Sundays are relaxing. This one I hoped to be, but it doesn’t feel like it as I look back. Perhaps a movie tonight can round things off …

Apr 13, 2019: I love Grant Snyder’s work at Incidental Comics. This one is called New Snow.

Apr 12, 2019: Not sure what I will use this for yet, but it is bookmarked - Heck Yes Markdown

Apr 12, 2019: Gone are the beautiful, still, sunny days. The weather now seems to be alternating between wind and sun, to wind and torrential rain.

Apr 12, 2019: One day this will be a beautiful Plumeria tree, bearing fragrant flowers. For now it is a stump in the ground.

Apr 12, 2019: I’m looking for and can’t find how long, or what size can a short video be to upload to MB?

Apr 9, 2019: I picked this video of a Jackson’s Chameleon from my old Instagram feed. These guy’s are never in a hurry!

Apr 9, 2019: I closed my Instagram account last year, and those photos have been lounging on my computer, unsure what to do with them. With the ease that they can …

Apr 8, 2019: I can always find something to tinker with on my website or micro.blog…not the best situation when I hit a dull patch at work. …

Apr 8, 2019: Stillness in the Air With the season change has come the corresponding weather change. Living in a tropical climate that means something a little different to the more …

Apr 7, 2019: Dr. Robin Wall Kimmerer - Generosity, Reciprocity and Hope My wife & I went to a wonderfully inspiring and rich talk last night given by Dr. Robin Wall Kimmerer in The Green Room, a series of lectures …

Apr 7, 2019: Reflections on a talk that I attended last night given by Dr. Robin Wall Kimmerer, botanist & writer - Generosity, Reciprocity and Hope

Apr 6, 2019: Just noticing that a number of my photos has disappeared off of my feed. Anyone else? cc @manton

Apr 5, 2019: Cow at sunset yesterday evening at Hookipa.

Apr 5, 2019: That feeling as you realize that you are reaching your limit. When you have taken on enough and need to step back, need to call out your boundaries. …

Apr 3, 2019: The race is on…

Apr 2, 2019: My Wonderful Days - Journaling My Wonderful Days. I’ve been using this journaling app on iOS since 2011. On OS X almost as long. I don’t use it regularly. Sometimes …

Apr 2, 2019: Evening shadows.

Apr 2, 2019: With Spring Break over, it has become noticeably quieter here. I wouldn’t say that the streets are deserted, but cars and crowds are definitely …

Apr 1, 2019: I love a full, freshly stocked fridge.

Apr 1, 2019: Although I live in Hawaii, I actually spend very little time at the beach. Today was a welcome exception to that. Restful and warm.

Mar 31, 2019: Happy Sunday ☀️

Mar 31, 2019: I love that feeling as I near the end of a journal and can feel the weight and “crincklyness” (if it is not a word, I’ll use it …

Mar 31, 2019: In Transition (aka, looking for a quieter online life)

Mar 31, 2019: In Transition (aka, looking for a quieter online life) Spring has sprung. Even in the tropical climate of Hawaii, it has been noticeable in the last couple of days. …

Mar 30, 2019: Waiting for the papayas to ripen.

Mar 29, 2019: A muddled mind mine is seeking help. I wish to have links from posts on my main blog appear in micro.blog. When I add my blog feed to cross-posting is …

Mar 26, 2019: To infinity and beyond…. (Sunset at the cliffs, yesterday evening).

Mar 23, 2019: A small ritual for the Spring Equinox A dear friend came over a couple of nights ago. I lit a fire outside in the fire pit, my wife made dinner, and once we had eaten we sat around the …

Mar 21, 2019: Do Nothing for 2 Minutes Just stop typing, rest those shoulders, and breathe.

Mar 21, 2019: You might have to look very carefully here, but that white dot in the middle of the photo is the International Space Station. I was sitting outside …

Mar 20, 2019: Hazy sunset, yesterday evening. Quiet and still. Restful at the end of a busy day.

Mar 20, 2019: Hoping for a better night’s sleep tonight. The last two nights have not been good. Fitful sleep followed by getting up early. I put it down to …

Mar 19, 2019: In case you get lost in Wailuku.

Mar 16, 2019: Appreciating that the weekend has arrived, and hopefully with it a bit of space.

Mar 16, 2019: Playing around with portrait mode and depth of field. Also the new beta of Sunlit…looking good.

Mar 14, 2019: Reinstalling Typora I’ve just reinstalled Typora after seeing a new update on Macupdate. I had previously uninstalled it as iA Writer fulfills many of my needs, but …

Mar 14, 2019: The wind has finally died down and we are waking up to a still, clear morning. There are times when I wish that this part of the day would carry on …

Mar 10, 2019: Yesterday evening’s show.

Mar 10, 2019: Today is the 60th anniversary of Tibetan Uprising Day, the 1959 uprising of the Tibetan people against the Chinese presence in their country, and the …

Mar 10, 2019: Those times when two seconds after saying something to someone, I wish that I hadn’t! 🤭

Mar 9, 2019: It’s cold here, and the wind is not helping. I know that one person’s cold is another person’s “warm winter,” but this …

Mar 9, 2019: Searching For The Sun. With it being my wife’s birthday today, we headed over to the south side of the island to find some sun - it has been cold & wet of late - …

Mar 7, 2019: Eating late after a long day. A day that included co-facilitating a men’s circle in the local jail. Always so rewarding. While I see benefit …

Mar 5, 2019: When my mind feels shaken and stirred I had a quiet morning working at home by myself. A good friend came by around lunchtime and so I stopped for a bite to eat. Before too long we are …

Mar 4, 2019: Some days just feel difficult.

Mar 3, 2019: Just for a day...or twelve. I have just realized this. Today is one of the twelve days during the year when the date, written in xx/xx/xx format, can be read the same regardless …

Mar 1, 2019: Just the act of writing something down that I need to remember, for me in my Bullet Journal, is liberating. Even if I can’t get to it in that …

Mar 1, 2019: Big sky this morning. Using it to clear my head and expand my mind, in breaks from the computer.

Feb 28, 2019: Power outage. It is very dark out there.

Feb 27, 2019: While the world is waking up, find some time to sit quietly.

Feb 27, 2019: I don’t think that I could have managed this monotonous data entry job today without heavy rain and mist outside.

Feb 26, 2019: I’m curious if anyone here on M.B turn off their phones in the name of productivity? I do when I feel as though I just want to concentrate on one …

Feb 25, 2019: Saturday night sitting by a fire with family and neighbors, toasting marshmallows. The air was so still and above us an ink black sky was covered in …

Feb 24, 2019: Listening to Jazz for a Sunday Morning while drinking coffee and easing into the day. 🎵

Feb 21, 2019: The power of a migraine to bring a day to a halt! And in the worst case, three days.

Feb 20, 2019: A beautiful sunset, filling the sky with a red glow, at the end of a very, very wet day.

Feb 20, 2019: It’s a very wet day here today. It hasn’t stopped raining since we woke up, and not just a light drizzle! ☔️

Feb 19, 2019: Grey, a thick mist and raining. I feel like I am half way up a mountain and not a 100 feet or so above sea level. A good day though just to hunker …

Feb 19, 2019: “Are you listening to your intuition?” I ask myself.

Feb 18, 2019: Reminding myself of early mornings, of the birds singing and the whales leaping, as the day’s demands start to appear. Simple joys are always …

Feb 18, 2019: Hand grinding coffee beans ready for tomorrow morning.

Feb 18, 2019: That particular feeling of tiredness that comes of having spent a good part of the weekend in the garden. Sleepy, slow, lethargic…and …

Feb 11, 2019: The clouds have parted and revealed snow covering the summit of Haleakala. I have never seen so much up there. I’d consider driving up, but it …

Feb 11, 2019: Calm after the storm. Waking up to a much more settled world following yesterday’s very strong winds - some wind & rain forecast for later. …

Feb 11, 2019: 8:45pm and the power has just come back on. It has been out through the afternoon. We have had very strong winds here, and the surf has been quite …

Feb 10, 2019: 3″ of Snow Forecast on Maui Summit at Haleakalā. Yes, it is cold here on Maui this weekend. Admittedly Haleakala’s summit is 10,000ft above …

Feb 10, 2019: Strange clouds over Maui. Does anyone know what this sort of cloud is called and/or signifies in terms of weather conditions?

Feb 10, 2019: Any recommendations for domain hosts? I’m looking to transfer a domain and would appreciate what this community suggests.

Feb 10, 2019: The sky is still blue and the sun is out, but the winds are building. A storm is apparently on the way, and I wouldn’t disbelieve that forecast …

Feb 10, 2019: Cooking dinner over a fire last night…then the rain landed!

Feb 7, 2019: Mining the gold in the mundane. It’s in there somewhere, I know, I just have to find it…..Patience? Gratitude (for having work to do)? …

Feb 5, 2019: Reflecting on time spent…reflecting, last week. Retreat.

Feb 5, 2019: Retreat With my wife away for 10 days visiting her mother, I decided to dial things back at home. While work continued, outside of that I spent more time …

Feb 3, 2019: Up early from some Morning Pages.

Jan 28, 2019: Yes this is for real. Sunset this evening. 😳

Jan 27, 2019: Feeling peaceful in the quietness of the early hours of Sunday.

Jan 24, 2019: The cliffs at sunset yesterday evening. There was a swell coming in with some big waves breaking.

Jan 23, 2019: I love waking up early and listening to the dawn chorus.

Jan 23, 2019: The Beauty of writing. Don’t just think it, write it. A reminder to self.

Jan 20, 2019: I was reflecting this morning after clearing out a cupboard that we have under our stairs. I remember reading or someone saying to me that we do not …

Jan 19, 2019: Sunset over the West Maui Mountains last night.

Jan 17, 2019: The clouds this morning.

Jan 16, 2019: Reading: ‘Voice of the forest’: George the snail, last of his kind, dies at age 14 “In a few minutes I collected several hundred …

Jan 13, 2019: Not long home from the Annual meeting of the ManKind Project’s Maui community, to elect new council members and to reflect on the where we are …

Jan 12, 2019: Sunset over the West Maui Mountains yesterday evening, while watching the surfers at Ho’okipa.

Jan 10, 2019: Reading: The school using giant book murals to encourage reading

Jan 10, 2019: Reading Crow and Weasel by Barry Lopez, Illustrations by Tom Pohrt 📚

Jan 10, 2019: My wife sometimes accuses me of living in a cave because of my like of having as few lights on as possible in the house (in part because bright lights …

Jan 8, 2019: Ritual on the south shore of Maui. Attending a friend’s wedding yesterday evening.

Jan 6, 2019: It is just so quiet and still this morning.

Jan 6, 2019: A cool and clear morning here. I love the winter temperatures and light on the island.

Jan 4, 2019: The script that @cleverdevil shared to post a grid of photographs is giving me a blank page. The cursor recognizes that images are there, but no image …

Jan 4, 2019: Windows on the world.

Jan 4, 2019: Morning bounty from the garden.

Jan 4, 2019: Well it sure is cold here in Maui this evening….and I’m loving it! 😄

Jan 3, 2019: I love silence. We are the best of friends and perfect partners.

Jan 3, 2019: I have not been on micro.blog over the New Year weekend. Just dipping in now for a peek as the second day of the 2019 comes to an end. And so I will …

Dec 26, 2018: Awaiting the family to gather…

Dec 25, 2018: Christmas would not be Christmas for me without listening to the Queen’s Christmas Message. I always find some wisdom and inspiration in what …

Dec 25, 2018: A double rainbow on Christmas morning. 🌈🎄

Dec 25, 2018: Reading A Child’s Christmas In Wales by Dylan Thomas with woodcuts by Ellen Raskin. My father’s side of the family is from Wales and I lived there for …

Dec 25, 2018: Merry Christmas to the micro.blog community from Maui.

Dec 25, 2018: Beware of wishing for something….sometimes it comes true. Having moved to Hawaii, I always struggle with hot, sunny Christmases. It just does …

Dec 24, 2018: In case you are wondering where he is, here is the official Norad Santa Tracker. In Iran as of writing with just over 2 billion presents delivered! 🎅🏻

Dec 24, 2018: I’m loving the moon these last few nights, even if it does make falling asleep a little more of a challenge. So bright, and illuminating the …

Dec 24, 2018: Late afternoon rainbow.

Dec 24, 2018: Wrapping presents while listening to Carols as sung by the choir of Kings College Cambridge. Meanwhile it is in the mid-seventies and sunny outside. …

Dec 23, 2018: I love this quote on Quiet Revolution by Navdeep Singh Dillon, in his article Carving Out Alone Time During the Holiday Season (emphasis my own) …

Dec 23, 2018: While the party raged on next door last night, babysitting my grandson and watching Lilo & Stich with him, was for me a much better way to spend …

Dec 23, 2018: The moon early this morning.

Dec 22, 2018: Canadian GoFundMe Raises $6B In Two Hours To Pay For Privacy Hedge Along Entire US Border 😳😄

Dec 22, 2018: Wedding Anniversary and Solstice celebrations 2018.

Dec 20, 2018: Old Maui High.

Dec 20, 2018: Use wisdom to determine how much I give of myself to others. Help, yes. Serve, please do. But use judgement to discern what your needs are and where …

Dec 19, 2018: I love the Hypocam black and white camera and editing app for the iPhone, and was surprised and happy to see a new version launch yesterday. I’m …

Dec 19, 2018: Christmas tree in the dead of night (shot using Filmborn app on iOS).

Dec 16, 2018: The Holiday Express to Santa Land, c/o the Sugarcane Train, and my grandson taking it all in.

Dec 16, 2018: I’m listening to NPR News. They are doing a piece on plastic bags and how to deal with them. Apparently in Kenya you can face prison time just …

Dec 15, 2018: Reflections in the lake at Saiho-ji, the “moss temple,” or “Koke-dera,” outside of Kyoto, Japan.

Dec 14, 2018: Toys.

Dec 13, 2018: A Circle of Men “For centuries men have been meeting and sitting in circle." I have heard that statement, or variations on it, many times over the last few …

Dec 9, 2018: Sitting outside listening to the rain trickling through the gutters…and it is cold here on Maui.

Dec 8, 2018: A quiet night.

Dec 6, 2018: Shadows.

Dec 5, 2018: Just started Solitude a Return to the Self 📚

Dec 4, 2018: I wrote this last night while running the sprinkler system at sunset, The shadow stands still in the dancing droplets of the sprinkler

Dec 3, 2018: In the beautiful grounds of Kula San, the small community hospital in Keokea, up-country Maui.

Dec 2, 2018: If you attend a Jack White concert, he has a rule - no phones. Here’s one man’s experience, The Simple Joy of “No Phones Allowed”.

Dec 2, 2018: Dusk, the quiet time…

Dec 1, 2018: Is someone able to help with what I would call a formatting question when I post to micro.blog? How do I get text to start a new line, posting either …

Dec 1, 2018: I’ve just added the archive of a podcast I ran on building a meditation practice, called “Behind The Thoughts”, to my website. It …

Dec 1, 2018: What can I learn from this moment?

Nov 30, 2018: I saw the Green Book last night with my wife. We both thoroughly enjoyed it. Great performances from Mahershala Ali and Viggo Mortensen. A well told …

Nov 30, 2018: I’m finding that the Discover tab in Sunlit is showing the same photos always. I have the new version of Sunlit installed. Deleted the app & …

Nov 29, 2018: I hadn’t heard about Harry Leslie Smith until I watched this moving video about the [‘World’s oldest …

Nov 29, 2018: I find sleep such a wonderful medicine when I’m unwell. I’ve caught the bug that has been circling through my family over the last …

Nov 28, 2018: Rainy days.

Nov 28, 2018: I read this Haiku today, “Without a brush, The Willow paints the wind.” by Saryu And now I am experiencing the swaying cane grass in a …

Nov 27, 2018: Jaws - The Power of the Waves Perhaps I am being impatient, but one of my posts appears to have disappeared into the ether I had been commenting how the Pe’ahi Challenge was …

Nov 27, 2018: Zooming in, as best I can with an iPhone on a cliff, on Jaws at the Pe’ahi Challenge three years ago in 2016. That little line on the right is a …

Nov 27, 2018: The Jaws Challenge I am no surfer, but the Pe’ahi Challenge, otherwise known as Jaws , bears watching at least once just for the shear audacity of the surfers …

Nov 24, 2018: I don’t regret canceling my social media accounts, but it is days like today when I could announce to my old networks about my wife’s …

Nov 24, 2018: And so my Instagram account goes. This has been quite a month of social media pruning. This has been informed by me being honest with myself about how …

Nov 24, 2018: My wife is hosting a pop-up sale today for her online company, Cloth and Goods. She deals in Japanese ceramics, refashioned African and Japanese …

Nov 24, 2018: Regardless of where the investigation goes, one thing that impresses me about Mueller is his seeming integrity and silence throughout it all.

Nov 24, 2018: Good morning world.

Nov 23, 2018: Beware of centipedes if you visit Hawaii. You are unlikely to see any, but if you do, steer clear of them. My wife was bitten by one on her big toe …

Nov 23, 2018: Reposting and testing a few photos after noticing that they were not appearing in the photo grid from @cleverdevil’s recent script. I’m …

Nov 23, 2018: Roof details

Nov 22, 2018: The day is just starting here in Hawaii, and the turkey smells delicious already…and it’s just sitting in the fridge. Happy Thanksgiving …

Nov 20, 2018: This was very difficult for me to watch, my hands are sweating now, but at the same time I find it fascinating.

Nov 18, 2018: This quote by Eckhart Tolle had stuck with me since a friend shared it a few days ago, “Whatever you think the world is withholding from you, …

Nov 15, 2018: Hallway by night.

Nov 15, 2018: I’m still finding Sunlit unpredictable. 90% of the time it will crash while I am using the app, occasionally not. The crashes vary - when I open …

Nov 13, 2018: Sunrise this morning.

Nov 13, 2018: Sunset this evening.

Nov 13, 2018: UFOs spotted off the Irish coast?

Nov 11, 2018: What It’s Like To Be A ‘Highly Sensitive Person’ When You’re A Man

Nov 10, 2018: I have finally put my book on building a Meditation practice, along with tips on how meditation can help introverts and HSPs, up onto my website.

Nov 10, 2018: Borrowing with gratitude from Thich Naht Hanh, I have lost my smile, but don’t worry. The sunflower has it.

Nov 9, 2018: Well in the fresh light of a new day I just answered my own question about whether it was possible to delete a Mastodon account or not. At least from …

Nov 9, 2018: I love the poetry of Zen monk Ryokan. His words bring me peace, quiten my mind and speak to me of the essence of life. Here is one of his haiku, The …

Nov 9, 2018: The weather this last week has been exquisite. Driving to the hospital this morning the West Maui mountains were sharply etched against an azure sky, …

Nov 9, 2018: Mastodon users, is it correct what I read that it is not possible to delete a Mastodon account?

Nov 8, 2018: I’m getting stitches taken out of my toe this morning. I’m looking forward to having them out, but not looking forward to having the …

Nov 8, 2018: I’m so grateful for these dark nights with no, or little, artificial light. To see all those stars around us, above us, surround us.

Nov 7, 2018: I work best when I have no interruptions. The preference is to be just be working alone. Today has been the complete opposite of that - constant …

Nov 7, 2018: A day like today reminds me that I need to get on with my application for US citizenship. Although I sit here in my home, as a US resident, I sit here …

Nov 6, 2018: Well I only got two days into the 30 day plan outlined in www.amazon.com. However, I did do a major social media purge, deleting a bunch of accounts …

Nov 5, 2018: Back to Twitterrific. It is where I started with Twitter a decade ago, and though I wander onto other apps occasionally, it still embraces for me what …

Nov 3, 2018: An Incredible Journey Being introverted or highly sensitive doesn’t fit the archetypal image of a male, but some of us are just wired that way. I …

Nov 3, 2018: The Barn with Hapu’u trees and grasses. Also my seventh and final post on Twitter for the mylifeinblackandwhite challenge.

Nov 3, 2018: Well two days without any rain. I feel as though I should be celebrating something.

Nov 2, 2018: The power of a smell to take you immediately to a place and time.

Nov 2, 2018: Well I still managed to clear and catch up on a lot of emails today. That feels satisfying.

Nov 2, 2018: Me: “If I didn’t have all these distractions, I could catch up on emails, etc….” A few days later having had an accident, 7 …

Nov 1, 2018: Evening clouds.

Nov 1, 2018: They’ll be no trick or treating for me with my grandson this evening. A wheelbarrow dropped on my toe requiring me to have stiches. Now it is …

Oct 31, 2018: Sitting and reading in the silence and stillness of the night, save for the sound of falling rain.

Oct 30, 2018: Anyone here use Apple’s iCloud for email? Emails are coming in for me via Apple Mail, but not going out. All works fine via the web interface. …

Oct 29, 2018: WSJ article, Do You Know How Others See You? on Tasha Eurich’s new book Insight, on developing self-awareness, both inner and outer.

Oct 29, 2018: Requirements for a healthy body - an afternoon nap, and an outdoor shower!

Oct 28, 2018: Celebrating some email spring cleaning today.

Oct 27, 2018: A little fairy magic in the front garden today.

Oct 27, 2018: With the moon rising late (or setting early?), I was gazing up at the Milky Way last night. Right now I don’t think that that will be happening …

Oct 26, 2018: Home…looking east.

Oct 25, 2018: Freedom is a real blessing for me when I want to get things done, but don’t want to allow my wandering mind to take me somewhere else.

Oct 25, 2018: I’m up early to do some writing. Trying a new routine. See what happens, if it works.

Oct 25, 2018: Kaupo Church. Sitting on a windswept promontory on the south east side of Maui, this simple but beautiful church is a favorite spot of mine on the …

Oct 24, 2018: The slopes of Haleakala reach down to the ocean on the more barren south east side of Maui.

Oct 23, 2018: As I ponder my relationship with social media, and having closed a few accounts recently, this quote caught my attention, My day-to-day life was the …

Oct 19, 2018: On a walk this morning I saw my first humpback whale of the season breaching the water off the cliffs of North Maui. I believe that that is a little …

Oct 19, 2018: I finally upgraded my MacBook Air to Mojave, now that SmallCubed’s MailSuite is now running on the new OS.

Oct 19, 2018: I’m finding my timeline is taking a while to load in the iOS app, ~ 5 seconds. Anyone else? Icro seems to load almost immediately. cc @manton

Oct 18, 2018: Wet, grey, overcast afternoons feel just right sometimes.

Oct 17, 2018: Sometimes with the traffic here, I forget that I am on an island in the middle of the Pacific Ocean.

Oct 17, 2018: Family visit, we want to show them the island…it rains… 🌧

Oct 17, 2018: That mid-afternoon weariness.

Oct 14, 2018: View while weeding in the garden this morning.

Oct 14, 2018: Morning dew on vetiver grass.

Oct 13, 2018: Oh how I love that smell of smoke from a fire place…in this case a new fire pit in our front yard….even better, one’s clothes …

Oct 13, 2018: Curling up with a good book tonight would be just what the doctor ordered. Sadly, it’s not going to happen.

Oct 12, 2018: I remember a Buddhist monk saying that, “suffering is wanting things other than they are.” It is a reflection that has always served me …

Oct 11, 2018: Autumn is here, my favourite season. I love the colours of the changing leaves, the leaves under foot, the temperature change, the cozy “inside” …

Oct 11, 2018: Storm brewing => headache developing.

Oct 10, 2018: I would never dream of doing this, my palms start sweating just seeing a photo of someone looking over a precipitous drop, but I look forward to …

Oct 5, 2018: Is it possible to embed my Micro.blog feed in a Weebly built website? If so, can anyone help with directions? Thank you in advance.

Oct 5, 2018: Seriously wondering if I can leave behind my iPhone, smart phones in general, and just make use of a retro cell phone….or am I too wired in …

Oct 3, 2018: Virginia Wolf on the subject of inner loneliness as quoted by Olivia Laing in her book, The Lonely City, If I could catch the feeling, I would: the …

Oct 3, 2018: Shapes, light & shadows.

Oct 2, 2018: Racing airplanes across the Atlantic. I just loved the rich, deep blue of the sky.

Sep 29, 2018: Exploring the back streets of Bristol as the Indian Summer continues.

Sep 28, 2018: Late afternoon autumn sunlight through my favourite Beach Trees. As I stood there taking the photo, beach nuts were falling around me as squirrels …

Sep 26, 2018: Bristol Cathedral and Council House. A beautiful clear sunny autumn afternoon.

Sep 25, 2018: Bell Tower at dusk. Lacoste memories.

Sep 22, 2018: Clouds, trees, shapes and colours at sunset along the French Riviera.

Sep 22, 2018: Big bird in rock - at Calanques National Park yesterday.

Sep 22, 2018: Boats at sunset.

Sep 19, 2018: The sun sets over the Mediterranean at the end of a day celebrating 55 years on this planet for me. A day of reflection and gratitude…for …

Sep 18, 2018: The quietness and stillness of Provence as the sun rises. Hear the insects fly by, acorns and leaves falling from trees, the silence. Notice the sun …

Sep 15, 2018: Look carefully, there’s a coloured giraffe somewhere in this photo…🦒

Sep 13, 2018: View over Villeneuve-les-Avignon, the 14th Century Fort Saint-Andre, and the 1,912m Mt Ventoux, from a picnic dinner with @clothandgoods.

Sep 12, 2018: Pont du Gard, a Roman aqueduct built to carry water between the city of Uzés to the Roman colony in Nimes. Built in the first century AD, and taking …

Sep 12, 2018: Palais des Papes, one of the largest medieval Gothic buildings in Europe and the Papal residence during the 14th Century, at sunset from where we are …

Sep 10, 2018: Local wisdom…🍷

Sep 10, 2018: Side street, away from the crowds.

Sep 6, 2018: Detail from a sweet vegan restaurant, Vert Bouteille. Many thanks to Bénédicte for the warm welcome and delicious lunch as we sheltered from the rain.

Sep 6, 2018: By the seaside…in the Camargue National Park

Sep 5, 2018: Vintage.

Sep 5, 2018: Mont Major Abbey. I could hear the distant voices of the monks chanting in this beautifully preserved abbey.

Sep 4, 2018: Exploring the side streets after dinner.

Aug 31, 2018: Looking for a spot.

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Aug 18, 2018: Frayed Nerves I am not going to pretend that I can work well when I know that people are around who might call on me at any moment, because I can’t. Loud music, …

Jul 24, 2018: End of the day.

Jul 8, 2018: Say cheese!

Jul 6, 2018: Shadows and trees, shapes and design … memories of Japan.

Jul 3, 2018: Reflections at sunset

Jun 30, 2018: A windswept ruin in Kilmuir on the Isle of Skye from three years ago (😳 wow! time flies), feels appropriate to accompany the new blog post, …

Jun 28, 2018: Where is the Prison in Your Life? One of the most rewarding activities that I am involved in right now is a weekly men’s circle that I co-facilitate in Maui Community Correctional …

Jun 15, 2018: Grandpa duties…🚂 @brioplay

Jun 7, 2018: “In a world where scarcity and shame dominate and feeling afraid has become second nature, vulnerability is subversive.” ~ @brenebrown

Jun 5, 2018: Flying home

Jun 2, 2018: The sky was on fire this evening.

May 31, 2018: A quiet corner somewhere.

May 27, 2018: I never live up to my ideals.

May 23, 2018: Home at dusk

May 12, 2018: Morning rain drops highlight meticulous work.

Apr 25, 2018: Accidental selfie! I was trying to take a photo of the sunset, but didn’t have my glasses on (see the squinting eyes) and hit the wrong button. …

Apr 24, 2018: Inside and out - through the window.

Apr 22, 2018: Sunset last night.

Apr 1, 2018: Sunsets over the last week.

Mar 26, 2018: Hapu’u tree unfurling.

Mar 25, 2018: The finale of Concert For Our Lives Maui.

Mar 25, 2018: Haleakala looks over us at the skies clear at the start of Concert For Our Lives Maui. What a great day. Thanks to all involved.

Mar 15, 2018: Throw back to an unexpected and fun weekend in Newport, OR with an old friend a few years back.

Mar 9, 2018: Keeping the germs at bay.

Feb 27, 2018: Looking to the Future Do you ever have an event coming up that you are just not looking forward to, indeed dreading? You are mentally counting down the days to when you …

Feb 21, 2018: This rather dark photo, a scan from a slide (remember them?!), was taken in 1989 when I was 25. I believe that it was taken somewhere in central …

Feb 21, 2018: Finding Solace in Memories Introverts spend a lot of time in their inner lives. It is what makes us introverts. We sit, process, think, ruminate and so much so that the external …

Feb 19, 2018: That’s snow on the summit of Haleakala this morning - the first time that I have seen it up there. We had a very brief hail storm down here …

Feb 17, 2018: Another perspective.

Feb 17, 2018: When You Doubt Even Yourself Old habits die hard…even, or maybe especially when they run counter to something that you truly believe in. Visitors to this site will know that aside …

Feb 16, 2018: Throw back to street art in the Wynwood neighborhood of Miami.

Feb 11, 2018: Slow Sunday.

Feb 10, 2018: Just before the men arrived for the 3rd gathering of Introvert/HSP I-Group here on Maui.

Jan 30, 2018: View over the course.

Jan 29, 2018: Street scene Miami.

Jan 27, 2018: Starting life.

Jan 25, 2018: The cleaning crew.

Jan 19, 2018: Japanese erasures used in an art installation at @artpalmbeachfair.

Jan 19, 2018: A day at the @artpalmbeachfair, and stopping by Gallery 88 for the Bekindr project - The Transformative Power of Kindness

Dec 31, 2017: Thank you 2017 from while I was on Instagram.

Dec 12, 2017: Barn sunset

Nov 30, 2017: Praying mantis work colleague this morning.

Nov 23, 2017: …and last night I was grateful for that. Warm soup 🍵🙏🏻

Nov 21, 2017: Bronx finding the sun as the cool November weather blows through.

Nov 16, 2017: Evening sit.

Nov 14, 2017: Morning colours with rainbow.

Oct 26, 2017: An electrical storm, torrential rain two nights ago, a power outage, poor cell service & no internet all day yesterday…and more rain, meant …

Oct 23, 2017: Watching the show 🌅

Oct 22, 2017: Finding stillness in quiet reflections. New on the blog - finding nourishment in life as an introvert and/or hsp when you feel shaken up - link in the …

Oct 17, 2017: Basking in the glow of staffing another ManKind Project NWTA this last weekend at Camp Keanae here on Maui. If you are here on Maui, come along on …

Oct 12, 2017: Getting Things Done When the World Around You is Spinning Out of Control Can you move from frantic behaviour to concentration? Can you move from disturbance to instant focus? Can you jump from requests for help to focusing …

Oct 1, 2017: Evening reflections…

Sep 30, 2017: “Boxes, boxes everywhere, and still no place to sit,” with apologies to Hemmingway. With a recent move it feels as though we have been …

Sep 29, 2017: Hazy sunset after rain. Restful. Peaceful.

Sep 22, 2017: “…HSPs are complex, highly capable individuals who are not like everyone else in temperament and disposition. Our needs are simply …

Sep 17, 2017: The gods were on fine form this morning. That’s the sun and cloud, not a fire. …. #sunrise #clouds #lookslikeafire #cloudporn

Sep 7, 2017: Sitting in complete silence in our new Barn. Complete silence and stillness such that my ears are ringing. It is in such situations that I can come to …

Aug 22, 2017: Not the eclipse, but this monster storm cloud loomed over the West Maui Mountains yesterday evening.

Aug 17, 2017: A new discovery for me today, @akamaicoffee, and I like it.

Aug 15, 2017: Lifts galore…

Aug 11, 2017: Eyes onto the world from our new barn.

Aug 2, 2017: On the home straight?!

Jul 21, 2017: Shadows and light at dusk.

Jul 8, 2017: Haleakala summit at sunset.

Jun 27, 2017: Shadows & Silhouettes.

Jun 23, 2017: Throw back to Beach Trees lining The Promenande in Bristol, England.

Jun 20, 2017: Light fixtures at Gatwick Airport.

Jun 20, 2017: There’s still a glow in the sky over #Bristol at gone 10:00pm. I miss the long summer nights of the far northern hemisphere….And will …

Jun 18, 2017: Overhead this morning.

Jun 17, 2017: Forever grateful.

Jun 15, 2017: Sheep resting in a field, fields that surrounded my home in South Wales for many years.

Jun 10, 2017: The Avon Gorge in full bloom.

Jun 9, 2017: “Loo Of The Year” award.

Jun 9, 2017: Westjet over Greenland a couple of days ago.

Jun 7, 2017: Vancouver, city of fountains - throw back to yesterday in the city as I wait for luggage in London.

Jun 7, 2017: Sun, Water & Mountains - Vancouver.

Jun 6, 2017: A day in Vancouver en route to the UK.

May 31, 2017: A sun set view from upcountry. Snapping a picture over the trees and rooftops.

May 30, 2017: Back from staffing another wonderful NWTA at Camp Keanae. Grateful to the men of @themankindproject for all their support and work.

May 20, 2017: Sunset this evening.

May 7, 2017: A friend in California.

May 6, 2017: Walking in West Marin a couple of days ago.

Apr 29, 2017: The jigsaw puzzle that is the new office building going up across the road from where we are staying in Portland, through the lens of @prisma.

Apr 25, 2017: Rustic bird table.

Apr 24, 2017: Solitude

Apr 23, 2017: All states of mind are workable. Get to know them, make them your friends not your enemy or something to run from, and they loose their power.

Apr 21, 2017: Early autumn light & shadow at Daitoku-ji, a temple of the Rinzai tradition of Japanese Zen Buddhism in Kyoto.

Apr 17, 2017: Layers of colours as spring touches the Japanese Gardens in Portland. While there today, I recorded Episode #6 of the Behind The Thoughts podcast. …

Apr 17, 2017: Bonsai Maple tree.

Apr 16, 2017: Spring has sprung.

Apr 13, 2017: Quan Yin at my favorite Portland Spa, Kanani Pearl Spa. A piece of Hawaii in Portland.

Apr 13, 2017: I have a new podcast is up. Called “Behind The Thoughts,” it is for those who would like to start meditating, have sat once or twice but find it hard …

Apr 11, 2017: Full moon over Portland.

Apr 11, 2017: City with nautical roots.

Apr 5, 2017: Spring in Portland.

Apr 2, 2017: View from above. @race4theroses this morning here in Portland.

Mar 30, 2017: Early spring skies in the Pacific Northwest.

Mar 26, 2017: Flying into the Pacific Northwest this evening under the good care of Hawaiian Airlines.

Mar 26, 2017: I haven’t seen this carpet for a while - 2 years since I was here. Back in Portland for a visit.

Mar 25, 2017: Sunlight & window.

Mar 24, 2017: “Red sky in the morning, shepherds warning…,” and one hour later it was raining!

Mar 22, 2017: New creations in Haiku.

Mar 10, 2017: New on the blog - I Miss my Meditation Sessions Sometimes. Being comfortable with when routine gets interrupted by life and exploring strategies for …

Mar 8, 2017: Stop. Breathe.

Mar 6, 2017: I Miss my Meditation Sessions Sometimes Meditation is my life blood. My days feel better when I start them with meditation, even the bad days. I have touched into something inside me which …

Mar 2, 2017: “Every time you tell an HSP they are too sensitive, it’s like telling someone with blue eyes that their eyes are too blue.” ~ Elena Herdieckerhoff.

Feb 27, 2017: Happy Losar, Tibetan Fire Bird Year 2144.

Feb 24, 2017: Rainbow framed in evening sunlight.

Feb 18, 2017: It’s great to see UVSC launch. Here is a message from the founders. @jamilnewirth and @christhibaut are excited to announce the launch of their UVSC …

Feb 17, 2017: New on the blog, Big View - Relax the Mind. Using expansive views to allow the mind to rest and relax after meditation, after work, after study, when …

Feb 16, 2017: Big View - Relax the Mind Two minutes walk from where I live is a bluff. It is not immediately obvious that the bluff is accessible, being as it is down a short path at the end …

Feb 2, 2017: Meditation Tips for Introverts and Highly Sensitive People. I’m pleased to announce the 2nd edition of my eBook, “Meditation Tips for Introverts and Highly Sensitive People.” The book looks at how meditation …

Jan 31, 2017: New on the blog (link in my bio) - Self Care Sunday. The importance of self care for the highly sensitive people and introverts.

Jan 30, 2017: Sunny side up! Breakfast this morning. Can you spot Bronx?

Jan 30, 2017: Self Care Sunday If we cannot keep ourselves in balance physically, emotionally, mentally, and spiritually we cannot hope to function from a center of well-being. ~ …

Jan 27, 2017: It’s a dog’s life - Bronx.

Jan 21, 2017: A poignant moment captured by @petesouza - Farewell!

Jan 17, 2017: New on the blog, Meditation Practices for Managing Pain.

Jan 16, 2017: Meditation Practices for Managing Pain Two days before Christmas, two days before the socializing of the Holiday season really got into swing, two days before I felt that at some stage in …

Jan 10, 2017: Ryogen-in Temple in the Daitoku-ji Temple complex, Kyoto, Japan. Daitoku-ji is one of fourteen autonomous branches of the Rinzai school of Japanese …

Jan 8, 2017: Bronx owning the road.

Jan 8, 2017: Wailea sunset.

Jan 7, 2017: Northfolk Pine & moon at dusk.

Jan 3, 2017: First bike ride of 2017.

Jan 1, 2017: Visiting Maui? Make sure that you dress for the trip. 🌧💦☔️

Dec 28, 2016: bestnine2016 from Instagram. Thank you for following. Sending you best wishes for 2017. 2016bestnine.com

Dec 25, 2016: It’s snowing in Maui this Christmas! ☃️ Thank you to Paia Fire Department. Merry Christmas to all! 🎄

Dec 24, 2016: Carol singing and Hula in Makawao. 🎵"Silent Night, Holy Night"

Dec 23, 2016: The Sandman at Mama’s Fish House last night helping Melissa & I celebrate 9 years.

Dec 22, 2016: New on the blog, “Lessons from Japan - An Introvert’s Experience.” Reflections from a recent visit to Japan, a country that got under my skin in such …

Dec 17, 2016: Sunset at Hookipa cliffs with Melissa.

Dec 17, 2016: Lessons from Japan - An Introvert's Experience I recently returned from a visit to Japan. It was not my first visit to Asia, but my first visit to Japan. In my readings about introverts and HSP’s, …

Dec 16, 2016: A throw back to a beautiful summer’s day in 2011, walking along the banks of the River Usk in South Wales during a precious visit back to the UK.

Dec 14, 2016: Bamboo fence, near Saiho-ji (Moss Temple), Kyoto.

Dec 9, 2016: Throw back to images of Japan - Layers upon layers, at Daitoku-ji, a Rinzai Zen Temple in Kyoto.

Nov 28, 2016: Egg, bacon & tomato. Experimenting with design on my phone.

Nov 25, 2016: Thanksgiving night.

Nov 23, 2016: Coconut washed ashore.

Nov 19, 2016: Flowers and church.

Nov 17, 2016: Looking skywards. Sitting under the shelter of trees.

Nov 15, 2016: Supermoon in pixels.

Nov 9, 2016: After yesterday’s US election, I offer this part of the Prayer of St Francis overlaid on an image of the Zen garden at Tenryu-ji Temple, the …

Nov 6, 2016: Moon rise this evening.

Nov 6, 2016: Temple cat. Spot the cat at Seiganji Temple, Kyoto. Seiganji is the head temple of the Jodo Seizan-Fukakusa school of Buddhism. It was founded, in a …

Nov 5, 2016: Fence Post.

Nov 2, 2016: Chinese Graveyard.

Nov 2, 2016: Above Turtle Bay near Ho’okipa with Melissa.

Oct 31, 2016: Rainbow & storm clouds.

Oct 29, 2016: Cows at dusk with Melissa.

Oct 29, 2016: Side street in Paia.

Oct 28, 2016: Small bamboo garden outside a building in Kyoto.

Oct 28, 2016: Working out of Honolulu Coffee (now no more, 8/26/2019) in Paia yesterday morning. Wanting a cappuccino? This is their order - good.

Oct 24, 2016: This morning’s view.

Oct 23, 2016: View looking back from the ocean.

Oct 22, 2016: My recent visit to Japan has rekindled my interest in origami. My first few shapes that I have folded have been a table, a Lilly (proud of that one!), …

Oct 21, 2016: Looking up into the branches of a Rainbow Shower tree.

Oct 19, 2016: Artist by the Takase River or canal, Kyoto. The flat bottomed boat is a replica of the type of boat that use to bring goods up & down this canal.

Oct 18, 2016: In Koutou-In Temple, Daitoku-ji, Kyoto. Another temple in the Rinzai Zen Temple complex. Can anyone help with a translation?

Oct 17, 2016: A strange looking spider spotted on the ceiling at Maui Memorial Hospital A&E. 😉

Oct 16, 2016: A homecoming welcome.

Oct 16, 2016: Display on the outside wall of an Aesop Skin Care store in Nakagyo Ward, Kyoto.

Oct 14, 2016: Entrance to Yasaka-jinja Shinto Shrine, by night, on the edge of the Gion district, Kyoto.

Oct 14, 2016: Zuihō-tei garden at Zuiho-in temple, Daitoku-ji.

Oct 13, 2016: I stumbled across this cool little coffee shop while wandering the back streets of northern Kyoto on my way to the subway station from Daitoku-ji. …

Oct 10, 2016: The Isshidan garden at Ryogen-in Temple within the vast Daitoku-ji complex in northern Kyoto. Daitoku-ji is one of fourteen autonomous branches of the …

Oct 9, 2016: Beautiful metal work at and by @kaikadocafe

Oct 9, 2016: Right to left - from Indigo plant -> to dried leaves -> to powder ready to create the liquid dye

Oct 9, 2016: Flower and fruit arrangement on natural indigo cloth in the indigo dying room of kasuri

Oct 8, 2016: Standing at a train station, seeing the tracks disappearing into the distance, has always held a special place in my heart. This is especially so at a …

Oct 7, 2016: A small part of the fairy tale garden at the ‘Moss Temple’ or Saiho-ji, near to Kyoto. … The temple is of Rinzai Zen Buddhist tradition. …

Oct 6, 2016: Coffee shop ambiance

Oct 4, 2016: A small temple of the Tendai tradition of Japanese Buddhism.

Sep 28, 2016: Under my feet in Kyoto.

Sep 28, 2016: Simplicity and beauty in plant arrangement.

Sep 26, 2016: Kyoto night scene.

Sep 25, 2016: Rooftop tree

Sep 24, 2016: Waking up in a new world. 🇯🇵

Sep 23, 2016: To infinity and beyond.

Sep 21, 2016: Haiku landscape

Aug 26, 2016: Still some places available for the Gentle Men Discussion this coming Monday, August 29. I am holding two separate discussions at 11:00am(PST) & …

Aug 23, 2016: Cliff walks with @bronxnewirth

Aug 10, 2016: An afternoon view

Aug 9, 2016: An Invitation to a discussion A facilitated discussion for and about gentle men - introverted and sensitive men who do not fully identify with the dominant macho expectations. What …

Aug 7, 2016: Saturday afternoon

Aug 2, 2016: Day 1: Morning light

Jul 27, 2016: Gentle Men Discussion You are Invited to a Discussion For and About Gentle Men Invitation I have previously held two discussions with men to explore what it means to be a …

Jul 17, 2016: Big Sky

Jul 16, 2016: Summer patterns

Jul 9, 2016: Bon Festival at Mantokuji Soto Zen Mission

Jul 9, 2016: Evening magic.

Jul 5, 2016: The end of the day - July, 4th.

Jul 5, 2016: Wind swept beach trees.

Jul 3, 2016: Storm clouds over Pe’ahi Farms while out walking with my wife, Melissa. Check out her online store Cloth and Goods.

Jun 21, 2016: I don’t think that the kid in me will ever grow tired of rock pools, a window into another world. An early morning low tide coupled with the …

Jun 19, 2016: Fire and Rock

Jun 17, 2016: My American Airlines flight catching an United flight an hour out from Hawaii.

Jun 14, 2016: Steepholm from the beach at Weston-Super-Mare

Jun 13, 2016: Sustainable travel

Jun 8, 2016: School crossing.

Jun 7, 2016: Back to Tintern.

May 30, 2016: Spring daisys and wildflowers in the Avon Gorge.

May 26, 2016: Summer wall of wisteria.

May 26, 2016: Maui’s not the only place with these. 🌈

May 24, 2016: Little people live in Monmouth.

May 21, 2016: It was lovely to visit St. Werburghs City Farm again after so long… decades. So much has changed in the surrounding area, but all good …

May 15, 2016: Ancient signposts.

May 15, 2016: Back home in Bristol and an evening walk across the Downs. Cool, clear, bursting with spring life, the Black Birds singing.

May 12, 2016: South Florida landscape.

May 8, 2016: Devotion.

May 6, 2016: Remembering Prince on the cliffs near Ho’okipa.

Apr 25, 2016: Evening surf at Ho’okipa.

Apr 23, 2016: “The secret to understanding nature lies in learning how to use your eyes.” ~ George Sand. Earth Day.

Apr 11, 2016: A beautiful walk in Makawao Forest this morning with Melissa.

Apr 11, 2016: Hearing It As It Is From Men Boy this article/post has taken a long time to come together - too long. I’m not sure why. I could probably blame writers procrastination, that blank …

Apr 9, 2016: Gas pump in Point Reyes Nathional Sea Shore.

Apr 8, 2016: Decaying wood.

Apr 3, 2016: The Red Heart of volcanic rock and dirt.

Apr 1, 2016: Sunset view while having dinner at Monsoon India to celebrate my step son Jamil’s birthday earlier this week. Sun setting over the island of …

Mar 28, 2016: Easter.

Mar 27, 2016: Nearing the end of a game of Go with Maui Go Club at the now closed Tea Box Maui.

Mar 20, 2016: A repost from Ethan Nichtern: Heroes Who Meditate Day 19 -Matthieu Ricard. Ricard was beginning a career as a talented French scientist ( his father …

Mar 18, 2016: This evening.

Mar 16, 2016: Fallen palm branch.

Mar 10, 2016: Remembering His Holiness the Dalai Lama and the Tibetan people on this 57th Anniversary of Tibetan Uprising Day, marking 57 years in exile for the …

Mar 6, 2016: Thompson Road. Upcountry Maui.

Mar 5, 2016: Sun, sea & sand. Evening waves.

Feb 28, 2016: Saturday morning Go with Maui Go Club.

Feb 24, 2016: The summit.

Feb 20, 2016: I am touched and grateful for the interest that there has been in the Gentle Men discussion that I am holding on February 29th. There is potentially …

Feb 19, 2016: Old posts.

Feb 14, 2016: Chinese New Year Lion entering Tea Box Maui this afternoon.

Feb 13, 2016: Junk sculpture & ocean.

Feb 12, 2016: Inviting men, men who are looking for a new story of what it means to be a man. The quiet men, the sensitive men, men who don’t identify with …

Feb 11, 2016: Young bananas.

Feb 9, 2016: Migraine aura.

Feb 6, 2016: “That’s life… Starting over, one breath at a time.” ~ Sharon Salzberg.

Feb 2, 2016: Time to practice meditation. Sharon Salzberg’s 28 day meditation challenge starts today. Sign up for free at her website. Over 9,000 people so …

Jan 29, 2016: I have long been interested in how men fit in and are accepted among one another. Specifically quiet or gentle men. I am hosting online a small group, …

Jan 26, 2016: Repost from Sharon Salzberg: 6,000 people have committed to meditate daily throughout February in Sharon’s RealHappiness Challenge! Join them …

Jan 26, 2016: An Invitation to a Discussion... Invitation I am sending out this invitation to men, or men who you may know in your life, to join me for a free discussion about what it means to be a …

Jan 25, 2016: Tree. Polaroid.

Jan 24, 2016: Tree’s arching over a bike path.

Jan 19, 2016: I was so grateful to see these three last week - Olly Chambers, Lucy Chambers, Anna Chambers, and their brother (off camera) Eddy Chambers - my nieces …

Jan 16, 2016: Out watching Jaws yesterday. You can get a sense of the size of those monsters by the surfer going left on the wave….and the helicopter buzzing …

Jan 14, 2016: This evening.

Jan 12, 2016: Repost @the_real_iman.

Jan 11, 2016: Reaching skyward…

Jan 11, 2016: “Men feed on each other because you taught them that life was cheap,” ~ James Kavanaugh.