2022-08-13: My wife had a scratchy throat last night, took a COVID test - negative. She slept well but woke up …

2022-08-12: I love the smell of a freshly fallen lime.

2022-08-12: The moon rising last night… The moon setting this morning…

2022-08-11: Those times when the writing gets difficult and my mind starts looking for distractions…in …

2022-08-11: Finished reading: How to Be Alone, a poem & book by Tanya Davis. Beautiful, perceptive…and …

2022-08-11: As I sit a Zebra dove calls out in the stillness, resting my heart.

2022-08-10: Finished reading: The Setting Sun by Osamu Dazai 📚

2022-08-08: Today has been acted through a fog. I was up until 2:00am last night because of a call for a meeting …

2022-08-08: This evening’s rainbow 🌈

2022-08-08: Saturday evening’s picnic table.

2022-08-07: I love Sunday mornings. They are just over too quickly.

2022-08-06: I’m not sure what is going on in this photo, taken in Tibet in 1995. I believe that it was …

2022-08-05: I had another sighting of the International Space Station at dusk this evening. The viewing was …

2022-08-05: Another slide coming out of my evening going through old travel photos. Like yesterday’s …

2022-08-04: I feel as though I have started receiving more spam emails in the last few weeks. Thankfully my …

2022-08-04: This photograph shows the village of Zhöl at the foot of the south wall of Potala Palace in Lhasa, …

2022-08-04: Quiet and stillness bring me to peace, like the stillness of a forest lake at sunset.

2022-08-03: Out for an evening stroll I could clearly see the International Space Station fly over. That was at …

2022-08-03: Opportunistic rosemary plant growing on a dead Hāpu’u tree.

2022-08-01: Spending this evening going through some old slides from travel back in the late ‘80s and ‘90s. …

2022-08-01: I just completed a yoga routine on Apple Fitness+ set to the music of ABBA. ABBA’s music was always …

2022-07-31: English scientist James Lovelock died this week on his 103rd birthday. A bit of a maverick, he was …

2022-07-30: The lights over the lanai cast sufficient light for me to read while rendering the world beyond in …

2022-07-30: Sometimes Faith is all that I have. The practice might appear on first read, on first hearing it to …

2022-07-30: Sunrise through the window this morning.

2022-07-29: Tired, but in a good way, having just finished trimming the hedge which I started last weekend. …

2022-07-28: Interesting clouds floating over the house.

2022-07-28: Our house looks out onto the Pacific Ocean, in the far distance where water meets the horizon. I …

2022-07-27: I have my voting papers for upcoming elections here in Hawaii. The first time that I will be able to …

2022-07-26: I have just made use of my step-daughter’s infrared sauna to help rest some weary muscles. Yesterday …

2022-07-22: Bronx’s view of the neighbourhood.

2022-07-22: Seeking shade.

2022-07-21: Peninsular Notebooks, Porto My analogue journaling and tracking of todo lists happens in Field Notes notebooks. Over the last …

2022-07-18: The Great Lakes, summer 2022 edition of Field Notes has arrived and looks beautiful.

2022-07-18: What I am reflecting on today, So I’m here to tell you that the path to peace is right here, when …

2022-07-16: Tropical Storm Darby is having a lot to say for itself today. Rain, rain and rain, though …

2022-07-15: On Saying Goodbye Unintentionally this post is following close on the heals of my last post. I came across the article …

2022-07-15: I came across this article in The Guardian from 2002 about the eco-house that I built in South …

2022-07-14: Some days just feel difficult, like trudging through treacle. Today is one of those days. It feels …

2022-07-09: It rained last night and I woke up to rain this morning. It’s a Saturday and right now a rainy …

2022-07-08: I love Rainbow Shower Trees. Their flowers come in yellow, as in this photo, red, a sort of hyrid of …

2022-07-06: I had to psyche myself up for a job today. A job which through no process of negotiation that I am …

2022-07-03: Sitting nurturing a migraine on its second day. Just wanting the world to be still and quiet.

2022-07-01: Summer showers, Heavy but brief - Steam rising from the asphalt.

2022-06-30: Currently reading: Practicing Peace in Times of War by Pema Chodron. Actually I have this book on …

2022-06-29: I love the expression (emphasis mine) that Thich Nhat Hanh used, in the quote below, to describe the …

2022-06-29: Amazon has its uses 😋

2022-06-29: I find myself making another cup of coffee…and I have to be honest, I don’t know whether I am doing …

2022-06-28: I find something very compelling in this quote by Mingyur Rinpoche, that we can train our minds so …

2022-06-27: Finished reading: Silence by Thich Nhat Hanh. I read a few pages each morning during my meditation …

2022-06-26: Come and join me for sunset at the cliffs near Ho’okipa, on the north shore of Maui. In the center …

2022-06-25: Music, smells, sounds…they can all be so powerful in invoking memories. I was reminded of this while …

2022-06-25: A clear, starlit sky over our home.

2022-06-23: The struggle sometimes (always?…no, I’ll stick with sometimes) of putting pen to paper, tapping on …

2022-06-23: Morning rainbow 🌈

2022-06-22: Another day draws to an end.

2022-06-20: I’m nurturing some stiff muscles this morning, along with happy memories after hiking through …

2022-06-18: I’ll be hiking through Haleakala Crater tomorrow. I’m looking forward to being in that other world …

2022-06-16: Sage advise in a public restroom.

2022-06-14: A new version of iA Writer has dropped today, version 6.0, along with a new website. I have been …

2022-06-08: Just a few years after the movies release(1989!), I finally got round to watching Dead Poets Society …

2022-06-06: I won’t be watching the WWDC keynote. I have never watched an Apple Keynote. However, I will …

2022-06-05: Let the party begin. My grandson is having his 6th birthday party today. This water slide appeared …

2022-06-02: I’ve started playing around with Tot Pocket and Siri Shortcuts for getting text to different places. …

2022-06-01: We watched the movie Language Lessons on HBO Max last night. Very different. Very “of the …

2022-05-30: Finished reading: Four Thousand Weeks by Oliver Burkeman. I thoroughly enjoyed this book. It felt to …

2022-05-29: Coming back from time at the beach and a swim in the ocean, taking a shower, and that taste of salt …

2022-05-29: Remembering my father: sitting at home on a Sunday morning, listening to Classical music and reading …

2022-05-28: We watched The Eyes of Tammy Faye (2021) this evening. I knew nothing about the Tammy Faye & Jim …

2022-05-27: It’s been hard to find time to write today. I’m feeling it.

2022-05-26: Meditation and the Spaciousness of the Mind There is a wonderful description of meditation which describes the role that the mind’s innate …

2022-05-25: Evening light as rain approaches, a rainbow framing the scene. 🌈

2022-05-24: Reflecting at the end of another day.

2022-05-24: I never met Corey B. Marion, the founder of The Iconfactory, but feel as though I in part knew him …

2022-05-23: I’ve dropped the ball with Micro.blog’s current May Photoblogging Challenge, not getting past Day 1. …

2022-05-23: An Incredible Journey Not my choice of title, but the title that journalist Sarah Ruppenthal used following her interview …

2022-05-22: I watched Licorice Pizza last night and enjoyed it. Maybe dragged a little in the middle? I’ve …

2022-05-21: We recently watched Operation Mincemeat on Netflix, the movie of the story that I linked to in this …

2022-05-20: The heat of the day wanes. The gentle wind that moved in late afternoon, stills. The night creatures …

2022-05-20: Memories of The Road Summer has arrived here in Maui, at least a preview of what summer is to bring. The last few days …

2022-05-20: Those days when I feel as though I am wrestling with my own mind for what is going to get done.

2022-05-18: Watching the performers, the creatives, the writers, artists and musicians, those who have dared to …

2022-05-16: Menehune Mayhem I spent yesterday at the Menehune Mayhem competition at Ho’okipa Beach Park. This is a surf …

2022-05-14: I took this photo of what I’m calling a Ghost Rainbow at around 8:15pm this evening, and it …

2022-05-13: We recently saw Waterman, a documentary about Duke Paoa Kahanamoku, or “Duke” as he was …

2022-05-11: I think that this plant is an Agave Vivipara L.? For the last week we have been watching this stalk …

2022-05-04: We took our grandsons and their cousins to see a movie last week. As I stepped into the cinema I …

2022-05-01: This is not a droid sitting on a wall, but a movement sensor switch for a light sitting above it. My …

2022-04-30: Lunchtime We arrived at the restaurant. A sign hanging from a rope in front of the door asked us to ring the …

2022-04-29: We finally got round to watching CODA last night, and both enjoyed it very much. A feel good movie, …

2022-04-28: Hello, Bookstore This is one that I will be looking out for. June 28th is bookmarked. In Theaters …

2022-04-27: Be nimble…catching up with some photos from our March visit to Porto.

2022-04-23: His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s message yesterday for Earth Day.

2022-04-22: After a month’s hiatus, I have just rereinstituted my newsletter. You can subscribe here.

2022-04-22: Sunset while walking at the cliffs a few evenings ago.

2022-04-22: Sitting on The Downs It was last year, 2021. I was back in Bristol, England. My dad was unwell, nearing the end of his …

2022-04-21: Today’s distraction.

2022-04-21: Following yesterday’s post and reminder by @manton about Micro.blog’s read-later bookmarking service …

2022-04-21: Wordle 306 5/6 🟨⬛🟨⬛⬛ ⬛⬛🟩🟩🟩 ⬛⬛🟩🟩🟩 ⬛⬛🟩🟩🟩 🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩 This was one of those, “well this could be one of …

2022-04-20: …young people like me were parched for the vision that poured out of pulpits of Black …

2022-04-20: 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 …

2022-04-20: Eating celery and remembering my dad. I have memories from when I was a kid of a glass full of …

2022-04-18: I’ve, well, dithered around this for a while but have finally decided to subscribe to John Gruber’s …

2022-04-17: My wife prepared these two Easter baskets before going away. They now await the arrival of our …

2022-04-16: Today’s wet weather has brought out the Aseroe rubra or Anemone Stinkhorn fungi, that I wrote …

2022-04-16: What a fascinating story, with a perhaps unfortunate code name. Operation Mincemeat: The Welsh …

2022-04-16: I didn’t have much luck with the quality of video uploads earlier to convey that the rain is really …

2022-04-16: It’s Saturday morning, pouring with rain outside, and those two fit my mood perfectly. The …

2022-04-11: After seeing copious mentions of this book online, I am currently reading: Four Thousand Weeks by …

2022-04-10: Wordle 295 3/6 ⬛⬛⬛🟨⬛ 🟩🟩🟩⬛⬛ 🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩 Just a little bit of luck involved in this one today.

2022-04-09: This came to me this morning as I was reflecting on motivation. You don’t stop because you …

2022-04-08: Nature is an amazing thing. I’m seeing more of these fungi growing out of the mulch in our garden. …

2022-04-07: Finished reading: Reconciliation by Thich Nhat Hanh 📚

2022-04-07: I bought a paper shredder yesterday and have spent some time going through paperwork that I want to …

2022-04-07: The timing and professionalism of this piece of presenting. While I can’t remember this …

2022-04-07: Well this was unexpected! Pink Floyd re-form to support Ukraine

2022-04-06: I watched Windfall on Netflix last night. A thriller based around the story of a man who breaks into …

2022-04-05: Those Moments Where Your Life Changes Forever Some days something happens which changes our lives forever, even if in that moment we are unaware …

2022-04-03: The aloneness of early morning. Sitting and reflecting on what is important, what resides in the …

2022-03-31: I step outside this morning to drink my coffee, a US Citizen. More later...

2022-03-29: Sometimes I come across a quote, a few words in a book or online, that are just what I need to hear …

2022-03-25: This was not a large puzzle, both in physical size and in terms of number of pieces - one hundred - …

2022-03-22: Very early hours at the airport. My Uber ride drops me off and I walk into a checkin hall unusually …

2022-03-22: Deja vu of Britain on the back streets of Porto.

2022-03-22: Well we just experienced our first meal delivered by Uber Eats. Living on Maui, if such exists, I am …

2022-03-21: Another beautiful sunset over Porto this evening.

2022-03-16: The Sahara’s presence was still felt here in Porto today at the Cemitério do Prado do Repouo. …

2022-03-15: This morning’s view, the Ponte Dom Luís bridge from over the rooftops in Porto, Portugal.

2022-03-11: Honey on a Razor's Edge Mindfulness is available to us at all times. I say that to myself - and then I forget. The …

2022-03-11: I’m sad to be missing most of Micro Camp over the next two days. Important family commitments …

2022-03-09: Currently reading: Silence by Thich Nhat Hanh 📚

2022-03-06: A friend sent this video taken from her house in a remote part of West Maui. The house is on a cliff …

2022-03-06: What a wonderful cacophony of sound the dawn chorus of was this morning. If you listen carefully you …

2022-03-03: I see that with my new iPhone 13 Mini, alongside the eSim that it came with, the phone can also …

2022-03-03: After a couple of days struggling to find the correct word, today was a welcome success. Wordle 257 …

2022-03-02: 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.

2022-03-01: Another migraine. I have been suffering with them for over forty years, though their frequency and …

2022-02-25: I wish that I could fast forward to six months to a year from now, to a time when all that I am …

2022-02-24: There was a lot of trial and error in solving this one. I wasn’t even sure if the final answer …

2022-02-23: This morning’s new arrival, an iPhone 13 Mini (PRODUCT)RED. This will be my first new phone for 5½ …

2022-02-22: Belfast Minimal spoilers here. Less than you would get in a theatrical preview. We watched the movie Belfast …

2022-02-21: I spent a lot of time today going through files and paperwork, ripping up and throwing away what I …

2022-02-20: Well yesterday’s concern over spending an afternoon and evening with the grandchildren was …

2022-02-20: Currently reading: Reconciliation by Thich Nhat Hanh 📚

2022-02-19: Finished reading: The Bells of Old Tokyo by Anna Sherman 📚

2022-02-19: We’ll be (my wife and I) looking after the grandchildren this afternoon and evening while …

2022-02-17: Earthy smells of mushroom dashi and Japanese curry roux fill the kitchen. I wrote this on Monday …

2022-02-17: Currently reading: The Bells of Old Tokyo by Anna Sherman 📚

2022-02-15: I’ve noticed this before. I have had a headache building all afternoon. In the last half hour …

2022-02-13: The Kindness of Strangers Sitting on the beach this afternoon an incident popped into my mind from over three decades ago. Why …

2022-02-11: Driving home from town, the highway (rather a grand identification for an ordinary road) curves …

2022-02-10: That was some work. What I find interesting for myself is that words that look obvious once they are …

2022-02-09: I love the smell of freshly picked lemons, and am grateful that I have them growing in my back yard.

2022-02-08: Well my usual starting word, DREAM was a good choice this morning. Wordle 234 2/6. ⬛🟩🟨🟨🟨 🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩

2022-02-07: I was recently interviewed my Naomi Harrington for her That’s Deep Podcast. The subject of the …

2022-02-07: 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 …

2022-02-07: I’ve just set up a Subscribe page for a monthly newsletter. I have chosen monthly for now as I …

2022-02-06: Morning rainbow 🌈

2022-02-06: We were on babysitting duty last night with the grandkids and watched Sing 2 with them. To be honest …

2022-02-05: I’m very pleased to see this proposed 25 mile Greenway between Ukumehame and Līpoa Point in West …

2022-02-03: Cattle trough on the cliffs.

2022-02-02: Now this 1,000 piece jigsaw puzzle was a challenge. Satisfying to finish, to put in that last piece, …

2022-02-02: I’ve have had to stay up late to make a phone call on behalf of my mother back in England. As …

2022-02-01: Hawai’ian Wordle Just in time for the start of “Mahina ‘Ōlelo Hawai‘i” (Month of the Hawaiian Language), University …

2022-01-31: May Meditation Nudges - Full List Through May 2020, during the height of the COVID-19 lockdown, I offered a daily Meditation Nudge. …

2022-01-28: Gratitude and Micro.blog Gratitude is an important practice. While I might like to think of myself as independent and able to …

2022-01-26: Finished reading: The Tree by John Fowles 📚

2022-01-25: We watched Passing on Netflix last night. I found that it had a mesmerizing quality about it and was …

2022-01-21: Zen Master, Thich Naht Hanh, dies Buddhist monk, teacher and peace activist Thich Naht Hanh died tonight at his root temple, Tu Hien …

2022-01-21: Here’s a modern day paradox that has just arrived. A Christmas card from a Tibetan monastery.

2022-01-17: I think that this is becoming a daily thing. Wordle 212 4/6 🟩⬜⬜⬜🟨 🟩🟨⬜⬜⬜ 🟩⬜⬜⬜⬜ 🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩

2022-01-16: With the sky last night being clear and there being no wind, we BBQ’d and sat round a fire.

2022-01-16: I thought that I would join in. There is a little bit of luck in this attempt. Wordle 211 3/6 ⬜🟨🟨⬜⬜ …

2022-01-11: An unexpected day comes to an end. With my phone not uninstalling apps and ‘wire frame’ …

2022-01-11: Well this morning has been completely unplanned, and not a little frustrating. Despite deleting an …

2022-01-06: Being held by the stillness of the morning.

2022-01-03: Jamaican Morning Between the ages of 8 and 10, so from about 1971 to 1973, my family lived in Jamaica. My father was …

2022-01-03: We took the Christmas tree down this morning as well as a few other remaining decorations. …

2022-01-01: The rain and resultant humid weather that we have had over the last few days appears to have …

2021-12-31: A homemade sushi meal set out and prepared by my wife. A evening email to welcome in the New Year.

2021-12-31: Still just over six hours left here before 2022 arrives but to everyone, whether there or not, …

2021-12-30: We watched Don’t Look Up on Netflix last night. I enjoyed it and have come to appreciate it more …

2021-12-30: And now it is flooding, flooding, flooding…

2021-12-30: A wet, wet, wet, wet day…

2021-12-29: This too shall pass…

2021-12-28: I’ve just discovered that I can generate a RSS feed of my Pocket articles. This might change …

2021-12-28: I just completed this jigsaw puzzle of Sea Anemones. My first for a long time. It was difficult …

2021-12-27: Finished reading: The Gifts of Reading by Robert Macfarlane 📚

2021-12-26: Current view.

2021-12-25: Taking a post Christmas dinner snooze.

2021-12-25: Completed. I haven’t put Lego together for a long time. This was satisfying. It was a little …

2021-12-25: A quiet moment before the day starts. In a couple of hours this room will be full of excited …

2021-12-24: All is quiet and still outside. Showers hanging in the air, but for now there’s a dark sky …

2021-12-24: The push and pull of the Holidays. I love seeing family and friends at this time of year, COVID …

2021-12-24: A Charlie Brown Christmas My annual watching of A Charlie Brown Christmas is complete. I feel that whether one believes in the …

2021-12-24: I think one of the most difficult things in life is seeing someone close to you going through …

2021-12-22: I spent about three hours preparing our Anniversary dinner last night. It was a Japanese vegan …

2021-12-21: Prepping our Anniversary dinner. A Japanese vegan meal.

2021-12-21: Married on the Winter Solstice 14 years ago today.

2021-12-18: Finished reading: A Child’s Christmas in Wales by Dylan Thomas, a take that I now read …

2021-12-16: 8:30pm. We have just got in after meeting friends for dinner on the south side. As we crossed back …

2021-12-12: Today I learned a new word, atavistic: happening because of a very old habit from a long time ago …

2021-12-11: Finished reading: Convenience Store Woman by Sayaka Murata (thank you @Munish for the …

2021-12-10: I sit here listening to Christmas Carols. I grew up singing Christmas Carols at school, went carol …

2021-12-10: Well the COVID booster (Moderna) after effects thankfully only lasted one day. I not 100% this …

2021-12-09: Well the COVID booster shot that I received yesterday has knocked me for six. I find it a hard …

2021-12-08: After interruptions over the last couple of days - storms, power outages, a migraine - I am just …

2021-12-08: Booster shot complete. Now to wait and see if I have a reaction. I’m pleased that that one is …

2021-12-06: Well it appears that my post from Sunday night was published, three times no less (the extra two are …

2021-12-05: Sitting outside in the dark listening to rain falling everywhere and trying to get a signal to …

2021-12-05: The second dose of rain for the weekend has just started. I’m expecting this to keep falling …

2021-12-05: It is so still outside this morning. The calm before the storm?

2021-12-05: Finished reading: Holloway by Robert Macfarlane 📚

2021-12-04: Finished reading: Blessed Are the Weird by Jacob Nordby 📚

2021-12-04: We watched Jane Champion’s The Power of The Dog on Netflix last night. Wow! What a wonderful …

2021-12-03: Wet weather fun in Maui.

2021-12-03: Storms are forecast to hit the Hawaiian islands this weekend. The first rains are falling on the …

2021-11-30: Finished reading: Elevation by Stephen King 📚

2021-11-30: A double rainbow crossed the sky this morning while I was on the phone to my mother. 🌈

2021-11-29: The power went down at 1:15pm this afternoon. The internet went down with it. We live in an area …

2021-11-28: My head has been pounding for most of the afternoon. Rain has been threatening but only falling as …

2021-11-26: Colours at dusk.

2021-11-25: Thanksgiving 2021. 😄…there was much good company, food and chatter in between. Before After

2021-11-24: With darkness all around, I sat outside on the lanai sharpening knives for carving duties tomorrow …

2021-11-24: Sitting in front of Apple Music creating a playlist for Thanksgiving dinner tomorrow.🎵

2021-11-24: I don’t use Calcbot often for unit conversations, but when I do I’m pleased that I have …

2021-11-23: My wife and I sat and rewatched My Neighbor Totoro last night with our grandsons. It is such a …

2021-11-22: I just discovered that Workspaces in Drafts can be filtered by date. Here is a Workspace that will …

2021-11-22: Sitting alone Incense burning The rain falls outside

2021-11-22: I have found the way to assure that we will wake up to rain, despite the forecast, after a long dry …

2021-11-21: When I was growing up all the kids books showed cockerels calling out as the sun rose, heralding in …

2021-11-21: Now that’s a Sunday. An unexpected brunch with some friends returning to the island, an early …

2021-11-20: The Spanish Dagger Yucca (those leaves are pointed and sharp) is flowering.

2021-11-20: I was hoping that there would be a way to bring one off interviews that I have as mp3 files into …

2021-11-17: Some days, despite the best intentions, I just seem to be spinning wheels. I feel as though nothing …

2021-11-15: That was a close call. I almost bought a late in the day coffee. Sometimes I am alright with a …

2021-11-14: I slept in this morning and woke up late. That’s very unusual for me. I must have been tired. Now I …

2021-11-13: Dusk and it is still, so still after a bitingly hot day…. The forecast has rain coming in tonight.

2021-11-12: Finished reading: Dewdrops on a Lotus Leaf: Zen Poems of Ryokan by John Stevens. Though never really …

2021-11-11: Random thoughts that suddenly pop into my mind - I spent most of today outside working in the garden …

2021-11-10: Not the clearest of photographs, but from left to right - Jupiter, Moon, Saturn, Venus.

2021-11-06: I sit and write feeling the wind and sun on my face from a day outside. Today we hosted a small …

2021-11-03: We’ve had some beautiful weather over the last week. Crystal clear days, still, …

2021-11-02: I’ve found some quiet and still time before I go and prepare supper…and so I’m …

2021-11-02: Just out and available for $0.99 for the month of November is Jasraj Hothi’s, @jasraj on …

2021-11-01: Ah, excitement. Ulysses can indeed update Micro.blog posts. Oh that I should even have doubted that …

2021-11-01: A simple costume for Halloween last night. The pueo, the owl.

2021-10-31: Walking around Chinatown in Honolulu yesterday before lunch, I came across this copy of The Hobbit …

2021-10-30: Heading back to Maui today. I’ll be sorry to leave this little cabin.

2021-10-29: The best television - watching a fire burning in the hearth.

2021-10-29: An evening fire.

2021-10-29: Finished reading: English Pastoral by James Rebanks. What a beautiful and important book, born from …

2021-10-29: He is one of the elders of our community, a man of good sense, from the same forge as my father. ― …

2021-10-29: I brought a small speaker with me so that we could listen to relaxing music, but I won’t be …

2021-10-29: The rustic nature of the cabin that we are staying in for a couple of nights.

2021-10-28: Blessed with an opportunity to stay in a remote cabin in Nanakuli Forest Reserve on Oahu, built by …

2021-10-27: A moment of silence in the middle of a busy morning.

2021-10-26: The second hole is dug and the hatch revealed. Tomorrow the tank is cleaned and pumped.

2021-10-25: Our septic tank sits under the front lawn. Today I uncovered one if it’s hatches, carefully saving …

2021-10-23: Occasionally something pulls me to reach for a book that I have not opened for a number of years. A …

2021-10-23: I watched Dune on HBO Max last night and enjoyed it. I loved being taken into another world, another …

2021-10-23: This morning’s rainbow 🌈

2021-10-22: Yesterday I bought a ZAGG Messenger Folio keyboard for my 5th generation iPad. The keys feel and …

2021-10-21: Noticing my mind settle As jobs awaiting my return Are completed.

2021-10-18: Happy faces as myself and three good friends finished an 11.2 mile hike across Haleakala crater, at …

2021-10-17: The map on this screen was my compass, and helped me see where we were as I headed back across the …

2021-10-14: This wheel is not going very far. (Micro.blog October photo challenge, Day 14)

2021-10-13: Dog vs Crab standoff. Animals (Micro.blog October photo challenge, Day 13)

2021-10-12: The Lockheed Constellation “Connie” at the TWA Hotel at JFK airport, New York. Legend (Micro.blog …

2021-10-11: Hygge (Micro.blog October photo challenge, Day 11)

2021-10-10: The Clifton Suspension Bridge, Bristol. Designed by Isambard Kingdom Brunel, it was built after his …

2021-10-09: An environment that I feel held and safe in. (Micro.blog October photo challenge, Day 9)

2021-10-08: Pre-twilight light as the sun sets across The Downs in Bristol. (Micro.blog October photo challenge, …

2021-10-07: Conckers On the western edge of the world, as defined by the International Date Line, it’s Sunday afternoon. …

2021-10-07: This cauliflower came drizzled in a grainy mustard sauce along with lime and cilantro, giving a …

2021-10-06: There are some beautiful Copper Beach trees on the streets of Bristol. (Micro.blog October photo …

2021-10-05: This morning’s toy of choice before my grandson headed off to school. (Micro.blog October …

2021-10-04: The view from my seat was anything but sharp as I waited to depart Heathrow on Saturday afternoon. …

2021-10-03: A scene at Terminal 5, Heathrow yesterday morning. Although there are a lot of people sitting down …

2021-10-01: It’s still dark outside as I get ready for my trip back to Maui. (Micro.blog October photo …

2021-09-30: A note to self, ”Stop, Breathe.” Breathing in I clam my body, Breathing out I smile. Breathing in I …

2021-09-30: A gentle touch. (Micro.blog October photo challenge, Day 1)

2021-09-30: I love the art work of Polish artist Mateusz Urbanowicz. He lives in Tokyo and paints beautifully …

2021-09-28: Finished reading: Walkabout by James Vance Marshall. I saw the movie many years ago, but never read …

2021-09-28: Well I was wondering where the rain was. This afternoon it has decided to show itself! 🌧🌧🌧🌧🌧🌧🌧

2021-09-28: I’ve been searching online this morning to see if it possible to remotely access an iPad from …

2021-09-25: With the death of my father still close and real for me, I appreciated this beautiful article by …

2021-09-20: There was a beautiful Harvest Moon over Bristol last night, rising as an orange orb in the early …

2021-09-20: Those times when, struggling to make a decision, I busy myself everywhere else as an unhelpful …

2021-09-19: A moody sky in Bristol this evening.

2021-09-19: A quiet and restful celebration of 58 orbits round the sun, today. 🎂

2021-09-11: Finished reading: Billy Summers by Stephen King. My first Stephen King book and I thoroughly enjoyed …

2021-09-10: When the Weather fits the Mood Yesterday it was pouring with rain outside, really pouring. The proximity of my parents’ top floor …

2021-09-09: The distant, deep sound of the bell in the University of Bristol’s Wills Memorial Building …

2021-09-08: My dad passed away last night.

2021-09-03: The Cycle of Life I’m walking to the shops, walking down back streets, residential streets instead of the main road. I …

2021-08-31: Urban commuter route.

2021-08-30: The first bird songs of the morning.

2021-08-25: Whoops, what happened there? Micro.blog just gave me a Bad Gateway error for a couple of minutes? It …

2021-08-25: Sometimes grey, overcast mornings are the best to wake up to.

2021-08-25: How phones used to be…and this one works.

2021-08-24: Well I lost that one, but it was fun to play Rummikub with my sister last night, with mum looking on …

2021-08-23: I’ve been up since 2:00am. It is now 4:15am. Oh the woes of jet lag.

2021-08-20: I find people watching at big international airports, fascinating. Especially at this time of COVID. …

2021-08-15: Slowly but surely.

2021-08-15: After my post last night, I woke up this morning and deleted Glass from my phone. I never even got …

2021-08-14: What am I doing? Self-induced peer pressure? I don’t know, but I have just signed up for an invite to the new …

2021-08-14: Saturday midday.

2021-08-13: Rain and Sun Rain during the night, sun during the day. That’s a good combination, ensuring that the ground gets …

2021-08-12: We watched French Exit a couple of nights ago, staring Michelle Pfeiffer and Lucas Hedges. …

2021-08-10: 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 …

2021-08-09: Just arrived from my favourite coffee shop. Sterling Coffee Roasters use to be our local coffee shop …

2021-08-07: As I record my video, try and record it, for next week’s Micro Camp, I am thinking that it …

2021-08-05: Searching a cupboard for some honey, I came across this jar of Marmite. Joy! I haven’t had any for a …

2021-08-04: The Poop Song My five year old grandson was listening to family members instruct Siri to play this song or that …

2021-08-03: Sacred Space Sitting alone at night, silence, small light on in the corner, stillness, dark outside, alone with a …

2021-08-01: Sand Blasted on an Evening Walk The trade winds having being blowing very strong over the last couple of days, and an evening stroll …

2021-07-31: This morning’s harvest. It had just fallen from the tree.

2021-07-28: The Jungle Book I watched Disney’s The Jungle Book with my grandsons last night. It is a real favourite of mine. I …

2021-07-25: Hey, is there any blue sky up there?! We’ve had a lot of rain recently. I got soaking wet …

2021-07-17: Morning view.

2021-07-17: We watched Tampopo last night, a very unusual Japanese comedy, which when it came out was referred …

2021-07-16: I’ve just been reading the lyrics to This Is Not America by David Bowie & Pat Metheny. It’s a …

2021-07-16: There’s nothing like walking on grass with bare feet to awaken the senses.

2021-07-15: Well the tent that I put up a couple of days ago has been a great success with my grandson. He has …

2021-07-13: I just discovered that Firefox has an eyedropper tool. How helpful!

2021-07-13: 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 …

2021-07-10: Why not just write? Not because there is anything necessary to say, or maybe there is, but you …

2021-07-09: Starting my move from the Amazon/Kindle world to Rakuten/Kobo.

2021-07-06: 86th Birthday Message | The 14th Dalai Lama www.dalailama.com/videos/86…

2021-07-06: We watched The Courier last night. A true Cold War spy story, connected to Cuban Missile Crises. …

2021-07-05: Well it seems as though there was a 5.0 earthquake just off the coast of the Big Island of …

2021-07-05: Woah! The whole house just shook. An earthquake?

2021-07-05: Aaahhh, the first coffee of the day… ☕️

2021-07-03: Do Not Disturb! 📖✍🏻

2021-07-01: Where’s the rewind button for today? I was productive, got done some work that needed to be …

2021-06-26: Friday evening sunset from Ho’okipa. A beautiful evening. Warm, the ocean refreshing, and a …

2021-06-24: Mother and calf - it is not only the humans who enjoy the views around here.

2021-06-23: The Harshness of Interruptions When I read this this essay by Nancy Kline of Time to Think I thought, ”YES!” I’ll go further …

2021-06-23: A “Good Morning” rainbow. 🌈

2021-06-22: Garden harvest.

2021-06-21: Interview for the INFClub I was recently interview by Jas Hothi, @jasraj on Micro.blog, for Episode 61 of the INFClub podcast. …

2021-06-21: Although it has recently re-opened, I have not been in this theatre for at least 18 months. It might …

2021-06-20: In 2021, once again, Congress will be voting on a measure that will define who we are. Heather Cox …

2021-06-19: Plants and flowers in the garden early this morning. The white flower on the left is a Spanish …

2021-06-18: I was awake early this morning, just before 4:30am. For no particular reason, I just woke up. It was …

2021-06-11: Looking up to a sliver of a New Moon with Venus just to the left and up a bit (south west?) of it. …

2021-06-11: Approaching the top, and the view over Hana.

2021-06-11: The foothills of Haleakala above the town of Hana.

2021-06-10: If you look carefully at this photograph, on the horizon you can see a mountain rising up above the …

2021-06-08: Winding back to Hana time.

2021-06-07: I’m reading the Discover timeline on Micro.blog. I think that the only thing that happened …

2021-06-07: A future harvest of papayas. 🤞🏻

2021-06-05: Today’s status. My grandson’s fifth birthday. I’ll be staying off that due to a …

2021-06-04: I’m grateful for my bank today for quickly catching the fraudulent behavior on my account. …

2021-06-04: Starting a new one, Underland, though I have yet to read the book.

2021-06-03: Well last night’s International Space Station spotting was not very successful. After …

2021-06-02: International Space Station spotting tonight. It is due to go over at 9:16pm. At the moment it looks …

2021-05-31: Walking in the local neighborhood.

2021-05-31: I saw this nest while out at Waihe’e Coastal Dunes and Wetlands, yesterday evening. The nest …

2021-05-30: Voices carry so clearly on these still mornings.

2021-05-30: The silence and stillness of a Sunday morning.

2021-05-29: This afternoon at Ho’okipa. The island of Molokai is in the distance.

2021-05-28: We watched Minari a couple of nights ago. I felt that there were some strong performances by the …

2021-05-28: I love this, On the last day of the world I would want to plant a tree – W.S. Merwin The Merwin …

2021-05-24: I just found this emoji, 😵‍💫 It describes well how I feel after too long spent staring at a screen.

2021-05-23: This a Jazz type of Sunday morning. We listened to Sunday Morning Jazz and have now moved onto Jazz …

2021-05-22: I spent this afternoon tackling the cane grass that encroaches from two properties that abut ours. …

2021-05-21: I had never heard of Alvin Sykes and this article about his life, inspiring.

2021-05-21: Even if I really want to get something done, if that ‘something’ crosses some undefined …

2021-05-18: Looking at the USCIS Civics Test for Naturalization, I wonder how well I would do with a test on the …

2021-05-18: Today has been a struggle. A coming together of pieces, just one of which can get the stress/worry …

2021-05-17: We watched Swimming Pool (2003) a couple of nights ago. A slow, art house, thriller. Anglo/French. …

2021-05-17: A productive day, of sorts (I feel that there is always more that I could do, or do better). …

2021-05-16: Entertaining tonight

2021-05-15: I went out for a bicycle ride late morning. The path took me past the airport, and Kanaha Beach …

2021-05-14: The light feels so clear today.

2021-05-14: When mental fog sets in, I have to remind myself to step away from what I am doing. Pushing through …

2021-05-12: I might be late to the game here, but thank you @vincent for the reply editing. 🙇🏼

2021-05-11: I have just joined the Open Path Healing Collective which offers affordable services from qualified …

2021-05-10: I made a Greek Salad last night as part of Mother’s Day dinner. No photographs, but it was …

2021-05-09: Mother’s Day morning on the South side.

2021-05-08: At my grandson’s school as the children danced round the Maypole this morning.

2021-05-08: We watched the first two episodes of HBO’s new series Mare of Easttown last night. By the end …

2021-05-07: Well it took a couple of months to complete, but today I pressed submit on my US Citizenship …

2021-05-05: OK, shutting the hatches back down. Heaviness drifting across my body again.

2021-05-05: The second Moderna shot has hit me hard. I have spent most of today in bed, just resting, with a …

2021-05-04: Moderna #2 complete 💉

2021-05-01: Today’s rainbow 🌈

2021-05-01: Are any Micro.blog podcasters not seeing their podcasts update on Apple Podcasts or not appear in …

2021-05-01: I just realized that today is May 1st (the day is still young here). Where is the year going? Slow …

2021-04-26: We spent yesterday at Launiupoko Beach Park on the south west side of the island. A welcome break …

2021-04-25: Pilgrimage I like this short definition of ’pilgrimage’ taken from The British Pilgrimage Trust website, …

2021-04-24: I was recently interviewed by Andy Mort for Episode 331 of his Gentle Rebel Podcast on the subject …

2021-04-23: Shadows

2021-04-19: Nasa successfully flies small helicopter on Mars. I don’t know what use this will be in years to …

2021-04-18: My iPhone 7 Plus is 4½ years old. Last week I took it out of the tattered case that it has sat in …

2021-04-17: The clouds come down, the rain falls, the day closes in. Wanting some down time, the weather fits my …

2021-04-16: Please help me here. I type ‘spin’ into Apple’s iOS emoji search, and these two …

2021-04-16: After spending two hours sitting in the dentist chair this morning, my only view being a light and …

2021-04-15: What beautiful weather we are having. Absolutely gorgeous. Little wind, temperatures keeping it cool …

2021-04-14: Office view this morning.

2021-04-13: I spent some time this evening scrolling through the Discover feed of Micro.blog. It’s been said …

2021-04-13: I found this page from the BBC website helpful in explaining why vaccines alone will not stop COVID …

2021-04-13: Heard yesterday, You can add salt, but you can’t take it away.

2021-04-13: From our home we are blessed with distant views of the ocean. I love to watch the weather roll in …

2021-04-11: This has felt like a difficult weekend. Mentally exhausting. It has not all been difficult - …

2021-04-10: Just back from an early morning visit to the Upcountry Farmers Market in Kula. Now for a late …

2021-04-08: Nothing like some back pain to kick me into exercising more. It has been a gradual start, but I am …

2021-04-07: Me, “I’m going for a walk” Gets in car, stops off at the post office, drives on to …

2021-04-07: Maybe this time, just maybe this time, the wet weather is on its way and things will start to dry …

2021-04-06: I listened to episode 100 of @monday on the way to get my vaccine this afternoon. What a treat. …

2021-04-06: No. 1

2021-04-06: OK, I’m heading in for my first Moderna shot. Although I know that I am not the first person …

2021-04-04: Human knot tying ahead.

2021-04-04: Just finished a chaotic but fun Easter breakfast with the grandkids. Thank goodness that eating …

2021-04-03: I head out for my first bike ride for an age….and the heavens decide that the rain from a …

2021-04-03: I am a complete novice at this, and so am maybe asking something that is not possible. Is there a …

2021-04-02: I have my first COVID vaccine shot scheduled for Tuesday afternoon of next week. 💉🦠

2021-03-30: Sitting next to me yesterday morning, my 4 year old grandson looked up at my bookshelves and asked, …

2021-03-30: Chronic Fatigue and the HSP There’s pattern which repeats itself pretty much each time I find myself home alone for a few days - …

2021-03-30: It amazes me that however often I read through something that I am writing, I still seem to come up …

2021-03-29: Views of Lana’i. The different islands Hawai’ian islands all have their own vibe. Lana’i was relaxed, quiet, and …

2021-03-27: You might have to look very close here, but this photo is taken from the Koloiki Ridge on Lana’i, …

2021-03-25: Disbelief The Georgia law is eye-popping, but it is only one of more than 250 measures in 43 states designed …

2021-03-24: Evening views at the beach. My grandson playing in the rock pools. The setting sun.

2021-03-23: I’ve just updated my Now page. About time really, as it has been stuck in November last year …

2021-03-23: I’m not spending much time in coffee shops these days, but I took some time this morning to sit …

2021-03-22: We watched Promising Young Woman last night. I highly recommend it. 🍿

2021-03-19: Finished reading: Manazuru by Hiromi Kawakami📚

2021-03-19: Early to HEY, later to HEY World

2021-03-19: I’m unclear. If I am using iCloud Drive to store a folder of text files (accessible via …

2021-03-17: I’m intrigued by the look of Freezeframe and would definitely like to take it for a spin when …

2021-03-15: I’m in the market for a Calendar app…I’m an old Fantastical user until it moved to a …

2021-03-06: I posted Episode 49 (Widening our circle, taking tonglen further) of the Behind The Thoughts podcast …

2021-03-04: Having just read my emails and seen the announcement of Hey World’s launch, as I then went to …

2021-03-02: Starting my Field Notes annual subscription.

2021-02-28: We watched The Little Things last night. It starred Denzel Washington, Rami Malek & Jared Leto, …

2021-02-27: I spent some time yesterday evening playing around with URL schemes as I tried to build a Drafts …

2021-02-26: Having bought the cookbook Vegan Japan Easy  a little while back (ahem), I though it about time that …

2021-02-26: Well I don’t think that the weather gods have seen the forecast this morning. Showers until noon, …

2021-02-25: My love of Ulysses has been rekindled with their support for Micro.blog publishing and how the app …

2021-02-24: Last night we watched Nomandland on Hulu, about a woman (played by Frances McDormand) leading a …

2021-02-21: Watching the airplanes come in and leave each day, following flight paths close to our house, it is …

2021-02-20: Yesterday was a day of draft form filling, my application for US citizenship. There are still some …

2021-02-18: The Comfort of Memories I find myself sitting in my car on our driveway. It is overcast and there is steady stream of rain …

2021-02-18: Whoah! The thunder is rumbling this morning. The Gods up on Haleakala have something to say as the …

2021-02-17: I don’t listen to audio books often, but last night I discovered that I could listen to a book that …

2021-02-14: Instead of a photo for Day 14 of February 2021 Photoblogging Challenge, compassion, I want to thank …

2021-02-13: Make, Day 13 of February 2021 Photoblogging Challenge. Well that’s that dinosaur contained. Evening …

2021-02-12: Sporg, Day 12 of February 2021 Photoblogging Challenge. What a sporg will do to a tree after a bad …

2021-02-11: Machine, Day 11 of February 2021 Photoblogging Challenge. Rigged up to some machines at KBOO in …

2021-02-10: Energy, Day 10 of February 2021 Photoblogging Challenge. My energy levels were much stronger at this …

2021-02-09: Muddy, Day 9 of February 2021 Photoblogging Challenge. The mudflats at low tide at …

2021-02-08: Hope, Day 8 of February 2021 Photoblogging Challenge. My hope for this year is to be able to get …

2021-02-07: Craving, Day 7 of February 2021 Photoblogging Challenge. Today I was craving peace and quiet, so …

2021-02-06: Sport, Day 6 of February 2021 Photoblogging Challenge. This is probably the closest that I get to …

2021-02-06: With the cold weather that we have been having here on Maui, our house is beginning to feel like a …

2021-02-06: Since relaunching my podcast, Behind The Thoughts , I am pleased with myself for keeping up with …

2021-02-05: Pets, Day 5 of February 2021 Photoblogging Challenge. This is Bronx, my stepdaughter’s French …

2021-02-04: Layers, Day 4 of February 2021 Photoblogging Challenge. Cloud layers over Portland, OR at dawn, …

2021-02-03: There is snow on the summit of Haleakala. Zoom in and you can see it. Not the quantity that some …

2021-02-03: Comfort, Day 3 of February 2021 Photoblogging Challenge. I sometimes find comfort in remembering the …

2021-02-02: Morning Beverage, Day 2 of February 2021 Photoblogging Challenge. Setting up to make my pre-dawn …

2021-02-01: Close up, Day 1 of February 2021 Photoblogging Challenge. Sometimes I find nourishment in the …

2021-01-31: We’ve had our HomePod Mini for two or three months now and I am still very pleased with it. We …

2021-01-30: I spent the day installing an Orbi WiFi system in our home. The reason was to move from two …

2021-01-30: Your morning rainbow fix 🌈

2021-01-30: That first taste of coffee in the morning ☕️

2021-01-29: Well I didn’t plan that when I got up this morning, but I am now the owner of a pair of …

2021-01-29: I watched White Tiger a couple of nights ago and the movie is still sitting with me. …

2021-01-28: Brrrhhh, it’s cold this morning. Admittedly not as cold as those with snow outside their front door, …

2021-01-27: A change is as good as a rest. I’m not thinking clearly and so have decided to bring a task slated …

2021-01-26: I’m joining the Scan Thing bandwagon. That cup was sitting on the dashboard of my pickup. Amazing!

2021-01-26: I love the light in this photo. Outside the front of the Marriott in Wailea.

2021-01-25: ”Holy Computer Nerd, Batman!” I would not like to be technically challenged in trying to get money …

2021-01-25: Walking down the driveway of the Marriott, Wailea on Saturday night. Old trees, twinkling lights, …

2021-01-24: Tea, thinking British tea here, hits that spot that coffee cannot. Of course the same goes for …

2021-01-23: Video - The power of quiet leadership A short, inspiring video on the power of quiet leadership. The power of quiet leadership - BBC Ideas

2021-01-18: A day of rivers and flooding, and it’s still raining as we turn in for the day.

2021-01-18: Kiki's Map of Maui Since HBO started their HBO Max service, I have slowly been filling in the Studio Ghibli movies that …

2021-01-18: Now puddles are beginning to form everywhere. 🌧🌧🌧

2021-01-18: It’s raining - hard!

2021-01-16: There is a 40-50 foot swell hitting the Hawaiian islands today. I was hoping to go out and see it, …

2021-01-15: Posting from iA Writer Posting from iA Writer. It has been a while since I posted directly from here, so I decided just to …

2021-01-14: Sometimes recording a podcast comes easily. Other times it’s a struggle as I over think the …

2021-01-12: This post is coming from Ulysses. I am just testing the app’s first alpha version for publishing to …

2021-01-10: I have just announced the relaunch of my meditation podcast, Behind The Thoughts. I’m happy to …

2021-01-10: 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 …

2021-01-09: I’ll get there! When @jean interviewed me for Micro Monday back in May 2019, Jean asked me if …

2021-01-08: Last night we watched Before You Know It, and enjoyed it. A good, light comedy set in New York. 🍿

2021-01-07: Some days appear to move easily, like a hot knife through butter, and others feel like walking …

2021-01-06: We were recommended to watch the movie Babyteeth and did so last night. Up until the recommendation …

2021-01-05: I just want to give a shout out of gratitude to the Micro.blog community for how they have helped me …

2021-01-05: Managing my Life On January 1st, with a new month here, never mind a new year, I worked through my December todos, …

2021-01-03: Heading out to a remote part of the West Mauis this afternoon to lead a meditation for a dear …

2021-01-02: Question to self, Where does play show up in my life? As a follow up, If it is not present, what …

2021-01-01: This evening.

2021-01-01: His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s New Year Greeting for 2021.

2020-12-31: I don’t know if I will make it to New Year (still 11 hours to go here)? I rarely do. But my …

2020-12-30: For me over the last few years this week between Christmas and New Year has just felt very …

2020-12-29: I’m just catching up with the sad news of Barry Lopez passing away on Christmas Day at the age …

2020-12-28: We found a quiet, empty and very small hideaway yesterday, admits what I thought were troublingly …

2020-12-27: The smell of freshly cut grass drifts over from next door, alongside the roar of the lawn mower. I …

2020-12-26: My wife and I just spent the afternoon watching Pixar’s new movie Soul, an exploration of …

2020-12-26: Movie watching just got bumped forward to this afternoon. The clouds have come in, the wind has …

2020-12-26: There’s been a lot of activity, and eating, over the last couple of days. I am ready for a …

2020-12-25: This was accidently posted to the wrong blog. Correcting the error and date now: Waking up to the …

2020-12-24: This has been an unexpected ”finding new Micro.blog” early afternoon.

2020-12-23: I just watch A Charlie Brown Christmas on Apple TV+. Aside from enjoying the antics of the Peanuts …

2020-12-23: What a beautiful day! 🌞🎄

2020-12-22: This quote from Bryan Stevenson is sitting with me today, Each of us is more than the worst thing …

2020-12-21: Melissa and I are not long back from a lovely evening at Mama’s Fish House to celebrate our …

2020-12-21: The Winter Solstice, the Jupiter and Saturn in conjunction, AND Melissa and my 13th wedding …

2020-12-20: Listening to Essential Carols - The Very Best of King’s College Choir, Cambridge by Choir of …

2020-12-19: I’m looking for a site that hosts audio files in the same way that YouTube and Vimeo host …

2020-12-18: I’m nurturing a throbbing head today, day 2 of the migraine, and taking it quietly.

2020-12-17: This is the time of year that I wish there was a Trader Joe’s just down the road, for all of …

2020-12-17: I’ve suffered from migraines since I was in my mid-teens. They are not as ferocious, a very …

2020-12-16: Well I have now transferred all of my videos from YouTube to Vimeo and deleted my YouTube page. …

2020-12-15: Another book that arrived today from Powell’s Books (thanks to a book token that I was given over a …

2020-12-15: I can’t remember who on Micro.blog mentioned this book? It was a while ago. A long while ago from my …

2020-12-15: I watched The Only Living Boy in New York last night and thoroughly enjoyed the story that it told. …

2020-12-14: My wife & I sat outside last night to watch the Geminids Meteor shower. We saw a few meteors, …

2020-12-13: Silhouette and star at sunset.

2020-12-12: I watched the first Bond film, Dr. No the other night. I wanted an evening of nostalgia and escape. …

2020-12-11: I paid for a full subscription to Castro today. It has helped me get into more regular podcast …

2020-12-11: It’s so still and quiet this morning. Something to rest into.

2020-12-10: Set up and in place. We have a HomePod in another bigger space. This Mini is in a small room & I …

2020-12-09: Moving from YouTube to Vimeo I’m exploring moving my videos, which to date are all concerned with meditation, from YouTube …

2020-12-09: Today I am touched by the kindness of friends. Sometimes the kindness of others almost overwhelms …

2020-12-08: I have made an unexpected and happy discovery, that I have an audio copy of Alan Bennett’s …

2020-12-07: I’m really happy that our refrigerator is making ice again. File that under, “things …

2020-12-06: An Open Letter to Santa Claus Regarding His Travel Plans 🎅🏻😄

2020-12-05: After a wonderful online seminar this morning for men who identify as highly sensitive, I went for a …

2020-12-04: 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 …

2020-12-04: Here are some photographs - courtesy of Martin Caprile, MJC HAWAII, www.martincaprile.com - of Jaws …

2020-12-04: Well so much for the “California weather” from a couple of days ago. It is now overcast and …

2020-12-03: I am looking forward to the 2nd Highly Sensitive Men’s Seminar this coming Saturday. Most of …

2020-12-03: We are having some beautiful weather at the moment. My wife calls it “California weather.” Cool …

2020-12-02: This morning I could see a helicopter in the distance, flying over the cliffs. It turns out Jaws, …

2020-12-01: I went over to the south side of Maui yesterday evening to meet with a couple of good friends. We …

2020-11-30: Yeh! I have just crossed the Microblogvember 2020 finishing line. ✍🏻 🏁

2020-11-30: I have two blogs hosted on Micro.blog and two things reinforce that decision for me. One is the …

2020-11-29: Following on from yesterday’s discovery that it will take 5 to 6 weeks to order an Apple …

2020-11-29: A little Christmas colour to add to the already present colours in Maui Mall. 🎄

2020-11-29: It’s gone! 😳 Mystery metal monolith vanishes from Utah desert

2020-11-29: I’ve lived about half my life in the country and half in cities. I think that I’m more of a …

2020-11-28: Ordering a new Apple HomePod Mini online, the wait is 5 to 6 weeks. Going into a store and …

2020-11-28: When I had a tooth infection recently, my COVID mask served a second purpose, covering up the …

2020-11-27: If I have a dilemma to solve, I work best if I have some time to ruminate over the problem. …

2020-11-26: I’ve just quickly put together a playlist together on Apple Music for dinner later this evening. …

2020-11-26: I feel that I adjust pretty well when I move to a new place, whether that is a new town or new …

2020-11-25: 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 …

2020-11-25: I love this Dumpster Fire over at Hey Email. Doing their bit to clear the grime from the year. …

2020-11-25: I received an email from the Ulysses' developers this morning asking if I wanted to join alpha …

2020-11-24: Loan mushroom on a stormy day.

2020-11-24: Eight months ago, when Maui first went into lockdown because of the pandemic, we were very unsure as …

2020-11-23: I felt captured today, in a strangely humorous way. I had some swelling around a lower tooth. Before …

2020-11-22: When I was traveling back in the 80’s, border crossings always brought on a sense of excitement and …

2020-11-21: My wife & I got through the first three episodes of Long Way Up last night. Thoroughly enjoyed …

2020-11-21: As winter approaches, the change in attire is less pronounced here in Hawai’i than in more northerly …

2020-11-21: Hate hurts the hater. Let it go. Move toward what you love instead. ~ Laurie Helgoe

2020-11-20: Memories fade but the scars still linger… Memories Fade by Tears for Fears. This is what …

2020-11-19: I remember as a kid an adult telling me that, “everything is possible, but some things are highly …

2020-11-18: This seems like a good move by Apple - Apple to lower commissions for small businesses on App Store.

2020-11-17: Listening to Barack Obama: A Promised Land on Apple Music, a playlist curated by the former …

2020-11-17: A little gecko sitting on the a/c controls.

2020-11-17: I miss traveling by train. I love just being able to sit back and watch the world go by, whether …

2020-11-16: Yesterday family and neighbors gathered for a Lu’au and a Kahuna’s blessing to celebrate my …

2020-11-15: There are some days when, almost out of the blue, I feel far from home. I am happy where I am living …

2020-11-14: I haven’t put up a rainbow photo for a while. This one is from this morning. 🌈

2020-11-14: In the middle of a sugar cane field here on Maui are the ruins of an old mill. The roots of trees …

2020-11-13: And what does it mean to waste time anyway? If you waste time is it lost forever? And if time is …

2020-11-13: Having just finished watching The Queen’s Gambit on Netflix, I find myself marveling at the minds of …

2020-11-12: I’ve just started the upgrade process to Big Sur. I think that this is the earliest that I have …

2020-11-12: The elements here in Hawai’i can inflict their fare share of wear and tear on a house. What with the …

2020-11-11: An old business center in Lahaina, Maui.

2020-11-11: There are times when I don’t say that much, and times when I can sit and talk and talk. The former …

2020-11-11: HH the Dalai Lama’s letter congratulating President-elect Joe Biden

2020-11-10: My wife and I watched the first episode of The Queen’s Gambit on Netflix last night. I enjoyed …

2020-11-10: I’ve just started reading: A Tale For The Time Being by Ruth Ozeki 📚

2020-11-10: I love the Japanese pixel art on this site. The artist is Yuuta Toyoi.

2020-11-10: When I was kid there was a home for the elderly just down the road from us. Some of those who lived …

2020-11-09: I use to push through regardless during the day, forcing myself to work even if I was tired. Now, …

2020-11-08: A couple of hours ago we were sitting on a beach, and I was looking for shade it was so hot. Now …

2020-11-08: Yesterday evening’s walk along Baldwin Beach, just catching the sunset.

2020-11-08: While I find that I can get use to most things with time, there always appears to be one or two …

2020-11-07: I’ve just updated my Now page.

2020-11-07: 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 …

2020-11-07: Today we were going to inflate some balloons and have a Lu’au to celebrate my grandson’s first …

2020-11-07: I’m exploring and experimenting with the new wallpapers that came with iOS 14.2.

2020-11-07: Rain, rain, rain. It is overcast and wet outside. We’ve needed it. ☔️

2020-11-06: Those days - hours/weeks/months? - when I could just disappear into a world of thought and …

2020-11-06: When I question other people’s choices, I need to remind myself that they probably find some …

2020-11-05: I sat in the car in a parking lot to do a short loving kindness meditation before heading home. …

2020-11-05: I’m of below average height and wonder what it would be like to be so tall that I would have to …

2020-11-04: 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 …

2020-11-04: I am happy where I live, but at times I do wish my family lived nearer to me, or me to them. My …

2020-11-04: Noticing how my mind looks for or manufactures distractions when I don’t want to do that job.

2020-11-03: OK, enough for tonight. Results have slowed down to snail pace now. This feels too close to call, …

2020-11-03: I’m finding the sound of rain falling outside quite soothing right now.

2020-11-03: It’s 8:45pm here in Hawai’i. I have been listening to NPR since 6:15 while eating …

2020-11-03: For those reading this blog who do not use the Micro.blog blogging platform, if you see the emoji, …

2020-11-03: As I sit and think about what to write that includes Microblogvember’s word for day three, astonish, …

2020-11-02: I concentrate best when I am by myself with no one buzzing around, or even working in the same …

2020-11-01: And “Dinosaur Family” from yesterday evening. 🦖🦕

2020-11-01: Last night’s costume - front & side views! In order to keep the costume inflated there was …

2020-11-01: Oh what I would give for a dreary wet, cloudy, even cold morning right now. We had the glimpse of …

2020-10-31: My grandson is in for surprise this evening. His dad, grandmother and I will all be dressing up as …

2020-10-31: Last night I watched On The Rocks on Apple TV+ and thoroughly enjoyed it. Maybe a little slow at …

2020-10-29: My grandson’s new favourite song: I Love Hawaii (feat. Nyjah Music & Zyah Rhythm) - Single by …

2020-10-27: Walking into the kitchen this morning, the air smelt of freshly brewed coffee - delicious! ☕️

2020-10-26: I was out on slug patrol tonight in the vegetable garden, I pick up snails & slugs and move them …

2020-10-25: I watched Rebecca on Netflix yesterday afternoon while the rain fell outside. It felt like a guilty …

2020-10-24: Patience and many crossed fingers was rewarded this afternoon with rain falling. We could have done …

2020-10-24: Well that last bank of cloud, although it got quite dark and big, was burnt out. I’m now …

2020-10-24: The clouds and wind are growing. I’m hoping that this means some rain after a very hot, dry spell. …

2020-10-24: The airspace over Maui has definitely been busier in the last week. Not as busy as it was …

2020-10-23: Giggle Hill, the name of the park and the hill, from the ground.

2020-10-22: Plumeria flowers in Hana, Maui.

2020-10-22: Found in an old journal entry dated Saturday, September 8, 2012, Landscapes speak to us. We just …

2020-10-18: Kyoto, Japan - October 2016.

2020-10-18: The weather forecast has been for rain for a couple of days now, but none has manifest. Instead we …

2020-10-16: Memories of visiting Saiho-ji and it’s beautiful moss gardens in October 2016. The carpet of moss in …

2020-10-16: You might have read this quote before, but I heard it for the first time last night, and it hit …

2020-10-15: Happy memories of sitting around this fire pit last night, chatting until late.

2020-10-15: While some COVID restrictions are still in place, Hawai’i is more open to visitors than it has been …

2020-10-13: For the “A Day In The Life” Micro.blog photo challenge. 🗺 Lunch at All Kine Maui Grindz in …

2020-10-13: I have reinstated my Now page.

2020-10-13: The “A Day In The Life” photo challenge is making me realize how many opportunities for taking …

2020-10-12: Sonder - n. the realization that each random passerby is living a life as vivid and complex as your …

2020-10-12: Last Saturday a friend & I hiked Haleakala crater. We left the summit at just after sunrise and …

2020-10-12: Early morning view.

2020-10-11: A view from within Haleakala crater from yesterday’s walk.

2020-10-11: Happy, unexpected discovery that I have a box half full of my favourite Tibetan incense.

2020-10-11: I hiked for 8 hours through Haleakala crater yesterday with a good friend. We were gifted with …

2020-10-09: Just after this photograph was taken, and while we were enjoying a picnic dinner overlooking the …

2020-10-09: Today I’m getting things together for a hike across Haleakala crater tomorrow. I have not been up …

2020-10-07: I meditate not to escape the world, but to better show up in the world.

2020-10-06: I’m about to start re-reading: Faith by Sharon Salzberg. I found it an inspiring read a couple …

2020-10-06: 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 …

2020-10-04: I got back on my bicycle this afternoon. The wind made it hard work, that and my lack of cycling of …

2020-10-01: The weather is sucked in - low cloud, mist, steady drizzle and warm. I love this sense of being …

2020-10-01: My Micro.blog stickers have arrived. 🎇 Thank you @macgenie for sending them.

2020-10-01: I was in The Home Depot yesterday picking up some compost for the vegetable garden. Inside they were …

2020-09-30: After two hot and muggy days with no wind, the weather finally breaks just before I head to bed. …

2020-09-29: It is so still outside this evening, so still. Not a breath of wind. Just the crickets whistling and …

2020-09-29: 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 …

2020-09-29: Sunrise in Hana, East Maui, yesterday.

2020-09-26: Currently reading: LEONARD AND HUNGRY PAUL by Ronan Hession 📚

2020-09-25: Finished reading: Sweet Bean Paste by Dorian Sukegawa , 1962- (author.) 📚

2020-09-24: While setting up my new MacBook Air this evening, I somehow deleted a handful of Calendars. I can’t …

2020-09-24: My new MacBook Air has arrived. It will replace my trusted but beginning to struggle Early 2014 Air. …

2020-09-24: West from east. West Maui from Maluaka Beach on east Maui.

2020-09-23: The front cover.

2020-09-21: 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. …

2020-09-21: Yesterday, I watched the documentary My Octupus Teacher on Netflix. An extraordinary feature that I …

2020-09-17: I installed iOS 14 on my iPhone 7 Plus this morning. I am not sure how old this model is now, but it …

2020-09-16: A mongoose visiting the flower bed just outside our house. I think that we have a family floating …

2020-09-15: A Bird Flew Into A Window Last weekend was one of unplugging and heading to the beautiful community of Hana on the eastarn …

2020-09-14: We unplugged yesterday and took a trip to Hana on the Eastern edge of Maui, spending the day with …

2020-09-11: Seen on Twitter. I could feel the meaning in this, Loneliness is the inability to speak with …

2020-09-10: Scenes from upcountry Maui.

2020-09-09: Just listen. Recognize the tendency to want to save, and instead hold back and just listen.

2020-09-07: This morning’s double rainbow. I had to use pano mode on my phone to capture this, it was so big. 🌈

2020-09-06: Living in a hot, sunny climate, I find something comforting about waking up to a wet, overcast …

2020-09-05: I find it interesting to watch my mind’s reaction when the internet goes down for a few hours. It’s …

2020-09-05: Currently reading: Sweet Bean Paste by Durian Sukegawa 📚

2020-09-04: Well there’s something to send me off to bed with sweet dreams. The house just shook and the news …

2020-09-02: Those times when I try and avert my eyes from my todo list.

2020-08-31: Love I have been visiting the ruins of Tintern Abbey since I was a kid. I like to be there after the …

2020-08-30: Discovery Back in the late 80’s when I was out discovering the world and myself. This slide is of …

2020-08-29: Flake I feel that this door’s look benefits from the flaky look as the paint peels off. Taken in …

2020-08-28: Emotions My wife will be arriving home tomorrow following the sad passing of my wonderful …

2020-08-27: Overcome This vehicle has been overcome by age. Day 27 of mbaug

2020-08-26: My local post office offers three reasons for wearing a mask in public during these times. These …

2020-08-26: Relentless The relentless expanse of the ocean. Hana, Maui. August 2016. Day 26 of mbaug

2020-08-26: Finished reading: Hardboiled and Hard Luck by Yoshimoto Banana 📚

2020-08-25: Hope Lacoste, France. September 2018. Day 25 of mbaug

2020-08-24: Frosty A snowman in my back garden when I lived in South Wales. March 2004. Day 24 of mbaug

2020-08-23: Graceful A Hawaiian blessing in Portland for a catamaran that had been built in the city, and was …

2020-08-22: Home Nothing more to add. Day 22 of mbaug

2020-08-21: New moon and clouds at dusk last night.

2020-08-21: Crunch The crunch, crunch of a pebbly beach. This beach is in Porlock, Somerset, UK. The photo was …

2020-08-20: I have been playing around with CSS to make the categories on my Archive page display horizontally …

2020-08-20: Change I’ve watched this old railway carriage, in a corner of South Wales, change over the decades …

2020-08-20: This morning it is grey, overcast and raining. This weather makes me feel like hunkering down at …

2020-08-19: Ribbon I’m not sure if these count as ribbons, but I’ll take them! Rolls of indigo cloth tied up …

2020-08-18: Grid The wire grid pattern that makes up the fence around our property. Day 18 of mbaug

2020-08-17: Late afternoon rainbow. It is possible to make out another one just above it. At one point there was …

2020-08-17: Cuddly Bronx, mostly cuddly, but not always! Day 17 of mbaug

2020-08-16: Stationary This one wasn’t going anywhere very quickly. Taken in Florida a couple of years ago. Day …

2020-08-15: Silhouette Inside looking out. Day 15 of mbaug

2020-08-15: Nature’s patterns.

2020-08-14: Among Among the ruins of Glanum, south of Saint-Rémy-de-Provence. A sober reminder of the transitory …

2020-08-13: Filter Filtering the morning brew. Day 13 of mbaug

2020-08-13: There is some construction going on across the road from me. The workers there have a radio playing …

2020-08-12: Sound This photo was taken in a fabric weaving factory in Yame, southern Japan in October 2016. …

2020-08-12: Well the weather forecast did not forecast correctly last night and I was unable to get a view of …

2020-08-11: I’m hoping to get a view of the Perseids Meteor Shower. The weather looks clear, moon rise …

2020-08-11: Transport This was taken during travels in my twenties. I am in Pakistan, somewhere between Karachi …

2020-08-10: Windows Christmas 2018. Day 10 of mbaug

2020-08-09: Black-and-White Taken in the South of France (Arles, I think), September 2018. Day 9 of mbaug

2020-08-08: Currently reading: The Highly Sensitive Person’s Workbook by Elaine N. Aron Ph.d. 📚

2020-08-08: View For 16 years this view was my view. Sitting in South Wales, looking across the fields to the …

2020-08-08: Listening to Saturday Morning, Lying in Bed by Indiemono, except that I have been up for a while. …

2020-08-07: Currently reading: Hardboiled and Hard Luck by Yoshimoto Banana 📚

2020-08-07: Daytripping Weston-Super-Mare during the spring of 2016. The family and grandparents use to day trip …

2020-08-06: Bisect Kyoto Gyoen (Imperial Gardens, Kyoto, Japan), September 2016. Day 6 of mbaug

2020-08-05: Flow A second photograph for today’s micro.blog August photo challenge. This one is taken at …

2020-08-05: Flow Isle of Skye, Scotland. 2015 Day 5 of mbaug

2020-08-04: Peace The peace, for me, that comes through faith and practice. Day 4 of mbaug

2020-08-04: The struggle at times to simply write. I have to force myself to even just get messy and put …

2020-08-03: Bug A centipede catching the early morning light. These critters have a very nasty bite as my wife …

2020-08-02: Unrelated but happening now, I can’t sleep, It’s pouring with rain outside.

2020-08-02: Currently reading: Dare to lead by Brené Brown 📚

2020-08-02: I post a lot of sunsets here, and I couldn’t resist adding this evening’s to the mix.

2020-08-02: Finished reading: Advice on Dying by 14th Dalai Lama 📚

2020-08-02: Float Balloon Fiesta, Bristol, UK. August, 2015. Day 2 of mbaug

2020-08-01: Up Flatiron building, NYC, 2015. Day 1 of mbaug

2020-07-31: Looking Out on the World This is a strong image for me, an image from the past, A remembrance - sitting in my bedroom window …

2020-07-31: After a break of a month or so, I started my yoga practice again this morning. It felt in equal …

2020-07-31: In June of 2019 there were 297,449 visitor arrivals to Maui. In June of this year there were 1,929 …

2020-07-30: I experienced déjà vu this afternoon, of an English summer’s day. I think that it was because I was …

2020-07-29: Finished reading: Kitchen by Yoshimoto Banana 📚

2020-07-26: The sun setting after the passing of Hurricane Douglas. Here in this corner of Maui the storm was …

2020-07-26: I feel as though we have been receiving warnings about Hurricane Douglas' imminent arrival since …

2020-07-25: Sitting outside after dark watching the storm clouds pass by. Hurricane Douglas is on its way, …

2020-07-24: The calm before the storm. It is hot, humid and still outside. In about 24 hours Hurricane Douglas …

2020-07-22: 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 …

2020-07-21: Currently reading: Advice on Dying, And Living a Better Life by His Holiness the Dalai Lama 📚

2020-07-21: Listening to Inner World by HH the Dalai Lama on Apple Music. Chants and teachings from the Dalai …

2020-07-20: Views from yesterday, an overcast and wet Sunday afternoon. 😴

2020-07-19: Two faces of Maui. A jungle covered fresh water swimming hole. Remote rugged cliffs where the West …

2020-07-14: Hawaii’s 14-day quarantine is now extended until the end of August. While this continuing …

2020-07-12: Journaling light.

2020-07-12: I’m appreciating some quiet time at the end of the day, after an active day with family and …

2020-07-12: Contemplating impermanence not only motivates your practice, but also fuels it. ~ HH the Dalai Lama

2020-07-11: There are times when I feel like crawling into a cave. A break might be helpful, a time to take …

2020-07-11: Listening to Saturday Morning, Lying in Bed on Apple Music, though I’m not in bed, but up drinking …

2020-07-09: I love this tweet by Rebecca Nagle following the Supreme Court ruling that about half of the land in …

2020-07-06: Imagery 📚 I love coming across phrases in books that just jump out at me. One the books that I have on the …

2020-07-06: A beautiful reminder of the importance of Stillness from John O’Donohue, shared via Rebecca …

2020-07-06: Today, July 6th, is His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s 85th birthday. Here is his 85th Birthday …

2020-07-05: I feel as though I have spent today getting over yesterday!

2020-07-05: Waihee Beach Park for a picnic lunch. The tide was too high for a walk, and so we surprised a friend …

2020-07-03: Twitter let me know that today is my 12th anniversary on the platform. I am probably also at my most …

2020-07-03: The welcoming smell of coffee brewing in the early morning. ☕️

2020-07-02: Today’s papaya harvest. The two long ones are Strawberry papayas, our first.

2020-07-02: The last 15 minutes or so has been spent unsubscribing from lists that either no longer serve me or …

2020-07-01: Tulip petals.

2020-06-30: Empty Maui Mall parking lot.

2020-06-28: There are a couple of birds singing their hearts out outside, and I do not know what they are. The …

2020-06-26: We might be in the middle of a pandemic, but I can see four building projects from my house. There …

2020-06-25: Late night words.

2020-06-25: Questions for Fastmail users - who came from gmail with a custom domain. Is migration easy and …

2020-06-23: Tech question: I am using the Minos theme for my business site. I wondered if it is possible to add …

2020-06-22: I’m sure that I am encountering more people not signaling when they make a turn while driving? …

2020-06-22: On this Micro Monday I would like to recommend @Miraz, even though it will be Tuesday with her! 😊 …

2020-06-21: Garden harvest. A first with the eggplants. The tomatoes are ending their productive cycle with the …

2020-06-21: I had to use the panorama feature on the iPhone to capture this double rainbow. 🌈

2020-06-18: To the clifftop.

2020-06-16: Another Studio Ghibli evening last night. Grave of the Fireflies this time. As others here have some …

2020-06-15: I watch Studio Ghibli’s Princess Mononoke last night, as I make my way through the animation …

2020-06-14: 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 …

2020-06-14: The forecast said no rain today. Here it comes.

2020-06-12: I’ve been feeling washed out for the last couple of days. Today has been the slowest day. The …

2020-06-07: It has been a Studio Ghibli weekend. I saw, From Up on Poppy Hill on Friday, and My Neighbor Totoro …

2020-06-07: I have just finished reading The Briefcase by Hiromi Kawakami. A simple love story that I enjoyed. 📚

2020-06-03: May Meditation Nudges - Final Week As a compliment to the live meditation sessions that I am running through May on YouTube and …

2020-05-31: May Meditation Nudge 31 Boundaries This is an ongoing series running through May to compliment the twice weekly meditation …

2020-05-30: I wondered if anyone here uses Calibre, the ebook organizer software? If so, how or what do you use …

2020-05-30: May Meditation Nudge 30 Keeping it light This is an ongoing series running through May to compliment the twice weekly …

2020-05-30: May Meditation Nudges - Forth Week As a compliment to the live meditation sessions that I am running through May on YouTube and …

2020-05-29: May Meditation Nudge 29 Hear, reflect, meditate This is an ongoing series running through May to compliment the twice weekly …

2020-05-28: May Meditation Nudge 28 Vulnerability & meditation This is an ongoing series running through May to compliment the twice …

2020-05-27: I’m very happy to see the Studio Ghibli movies on HBO’s new HBO Max.

2020-05-27: May Meditation Nudge 27 You are not alone This is an ongoing series running through May to compliment the twice weekly …

2020-05-26: Big sky.

2020-05-26: May Meditation Nudge 26 Breaking my own suggestions This is an ongoing series running through May to compliment the twice …

2020-05-26: Sunset yesterday evening at Turtle Bay.

2020-05-25: May Meditation Nudge 25 Does this ring true for you? This is an ongoing series running through May to compliment the twice …

2020-05-25: I think that my consumption of tea has increased since the arrival of Hobnobs in my mailbox. They …

2020-05-24: May Meditation Nudge 24 Loving kindness This is an ongoing series running through May to compliment the twice weekly …

2020-05-23: Leaves grow big in these parts.

2020-05-23: May Meditation Nudges - Third Week As a compliment to the live meditation sessions that I am running through May on YouTube and …

2020-05-23: May Meditation Nudge 23 Fine tuning the focus This is an ongoing series running through May to compliment the twice weekly …

2020-05-23: I’ve been seeing a number of posts on micro.blog of people sharing their bread making …

2020-05-22: May Meditation Nudge 22 Emotions This is an ongoing series running through May to compliment the twice weekly meditation …

2020-05-21: May Meditation Nudge 21 Missing your regular meditation This is an ongoing series running through May to compliment the …

2020-05-21: Morning time is definitely my most productive time. With a good start I can keep going through the …

2020-05-20: 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, …

2020-05-20: May Meditation Nudge 20 Meditate from where you are This is an ongoing series running through May to compliment the twice …

2020-05-20: It’s raining right now. The forecast is for overcast weather through the day, and the …

2020-05-19: May Meditation Nudge 19 Faith This is an ongoing series running through May to compliment the twice weekly meditation …

2020-05-18: May Meditation Nudge 18 Self-Confidence This is an ongoing series running through May to compliment the twice weekly …

2020-05-17: May Meditation Nudge 17 Awareness and Mindfulness This is an ongoing series running through May to compliment the twice …

2020-05-16: A short piece beautifully describing the Welsh hills, which I do not know well enough, but dearly …

2020-05-16: May Meditation Nudge 16 No judgement This is an ongoing series running through May to compliment the twice weekly meditation …

2020-05-16: In response to requests, HH the Dalai Lama is giving teachings today & tomorrow from his …

2020-05-16: It’s Saturday! Where’s the week gone?

2020-05-15: Dusk.

2020-05-15: I find it interesting how my mood for different music changes sometimes for reasons that I cannot …

2020-05-15: May Meditation Nudge 15 Community This is an ongoing series running through May to compliment the twice weekly meditation …

2020-05-14: May Meditation Nudges - Second Week As a compliment to the live meditation sessions that I am running through May on YouTube and …

2020-05-14: May Meditation Nudge 14 Just show up This is an ongoing series running through May to compliment the twice weekly meditation …

2020-05-14: Sitting in a still, cool, quiet morning, listening to the dawn chorus, drinking my coffee. I could …

2020-05-13: May Meditation Nudge 13 Boredom This is an ongoing series running through May to compliment the twice weekly meditation …

2020-05-13: Today I am feeling particularly grateful to the developers of the software and platforms that I use. …

2020-05-13: I don’t know what species of tomato these two are, but they are delicious. Just picked in the …

2020-05-12: Random acts of kindness. With grateful thanks to @rnv for hearing my yearning for Hobnobs on …

2020-05-12: A message from His Holiness the Dalai calling for the world to unite in response to COVID-19 . And …

2020-05-12: May Meditation Nudge 12 Take a break This is an ongoing series running through May to compliment the twice weekly meditation …

2020-05-11: May Meditation Nudge 11 The Breath This is an ongoing series running through May to compliment the twice weekly meditation …

2020-05-10: May Meditation Nudge 10 Meditate where you are This is an ongoing series running through May to compliment the twice weekly …

2020-05-09: Last night we had a power outage at dusk. It lasted until about 9:00pm. We played Rummikub by …

2020-05-09: I want to customize a part of a micro.blog site and am wondering where to go? I want to replace the …

2020-05-09: May Meditation Nudge 9 Beware of waiting for silence before you meditate This is an ongoing series running through May to …

2020-05-08: I woke up this morning to a Flash Flood warning on Dark Sky. I thought, “well they’ve …

2020-05-08: May Meditation Nudge 8 Creating a place to sit This is an ongoing series running through May to compliment the twice weekly …

2020-05-07: May Meditation Nudges - First Week Through May I am streaming twice weekly meditation sessions on YouTube. For those who cannot make …

2020-05-07: May Meditation Nudge 7 Motivation & Dedication This is an ongoing series running through May to compliment the twice …

2020-05-06: Calling on MarsEdit users and AppleScripters. I am looking for a way of getting text from iA Writer …

2020-05-06: May Meditation Nudge 6 Meditation is a marathon not a sprint This is an ongoing series running through May to compliment …

2020-05-05: Hawaii is moving from a Stay-at-Home order to a Safer-at-Home order. Govenor Ige is allowing some …

2020-05-05: May Meditation Nudge 5 Familiarization This is an ongoing series running through May to compliment the twice weekly …

2020-05-04: May Meditation Nudge 4 Frequency - how often and for how long? This is an ongoing series running through May to compliment …

2020-05-03: I have decided to retire my Now page from my business website, Crossing The Threshold. I feel that I …

2020-05-03: May Meditation Nudges To compliment the twice weekly meditation sessions that I will be running through May on YouTube and …

2020-05-03: May Meditation Nudge 3 Meditation Timer This is an ongoing series running through May to compliment the twice weekly …

2020-05-02: I was just reminded of this quote by His Holiness the Dalai Lama, “If you think you are too …

2020-05-02: Setting up, trying out and getting used to Indiepaper. Liking that I can pick up my saved articles …

2020-05-02: I found myself in a field of sunflowers today.

2020-05-02: With a bit of digging around to find out “how”, I updated my YouTube page to hopefully …

2020-05-02: I’m ten posts off hitting my one thousandth post on Micro.blog. Make that nine now!

2020-05-02: May Meditation Nudge 2 Beware of looking for good and bad meditations This is an ongoing series running through May to …

2020-05-01: I just sent out my second newsletter using Buttondown and was reminded how much I enjoy using the …

2020-05-01: May Meditation Nudge 1 The Meditation Posture This is an ongoing series running through May to compliment the twice weekly …

2020-04-30: May Meditation Schedule Update on December 17, 2020: I have now moved the videos from YouTube to my Vimeo page. Following …

2020-04-30: May Meditation Schedule With the April meditation series now over. The question came up for me as to “what …

2020-04-30: Last April meditation soon Update on December 17, 2020: I have now moved the videos from YouTube to my Vimeo page. After 3½ …

2020-04-28: I know that I haven’t been out that much when cobwebs start appearing inside the truck! 🕸

2020-04-27: The 11th Panchen Lama's birthday & disappearance Today is the 31st birthday of the 11th Panchen Lama, Gedhun Choekyi Nyima as recognized by the …

2020-04-27: Living on the North Shore of Maui, I see a little more rain than elsewhere on the island. The sun …

2020-04-26: A friend parked his car outside our house before heading off on a bike ride. On returning we sat …

2020-04-26: This Sunday Morning Jazz playlist on Apple Music reminds me of when I was a kid and the sort of …

2020-04-25: The cliffs at Ho’okipa.

2020-04-25: My wife and I are just back from the cliffs near to Ho’okipa Beach Park. We went there to get …

2020-04-25: I suddenly find myself having a craving for a Chocolate Hobnob, a great British biscuit (cookie) for …

2020-04-24: We were blessed with a beautiful rainbow this morning.

2020-04-23: As life has got simpler, quieter with the stay at home order, I find myself marking the week by the …

2020-04-21: Over the weekend I saw a view on the other side of the island for the first time for a long while, …

2020-04-20: My late afternoon office.

2020-04-20: It’s feeling as though summer is arriving early this year. That and that summer might be hot. …

2020-04-19: Looking up.

2020-04-17: I’ve just finished reading Fog Island Mountains by Michelle Bailat-Jones. Set in Japan it is a …

2020-04-17: ‘Prayer Is Not Enough.'. The Dalai Lama on Why We Need to Fight Coronavirus With Compassion.

2020-04-16: I just discovered this playlist on Apple Music and am enjoying it very much, 2019 Autumn. I’m …

2020-04-16: I had the “Lockdown Haircut” and am pretty satisfied with the result. Thank you to my …

2020-04-16: Days lack little variety right now. A job in the garden might take me down one road, or a work …

2020-04-14: Watering the garden, late afternoon.

2020-04-14: The rollercoaster of life right now. Not that life isn’t ever a rollercoaster, at least for …

2020-04-13: Reminder of daily meditations through April Update on December 17, 2020: I have now moved the videos from YouTube to my Vimeo page. Just a …

2020-04-13: Can anyone help me in creating a Service item using Automator’s Quick Action, to take text and send …

2020-04-12: Easter Sunday project. To start going through travel slides from decades ago. I’m wondering …

2020-04-11: Dusk this evening.

2020-04-11: This week has seen some unusually still weather here on Maui. That and the lack of traffic made last …

2020-04-10: Journaling while in Self-Isolation I have long kept a journal. For me it started as a record of my travels during the late …

2020-04-10: Ending day 27’ish of isolation listening to Windham Hill Sampler ‘96. The music feels …

2020-04-10: I allowed myself to sit and read this afternoon. Not to do. There always seems to be something to do …

2020-04-09: It’s quite common to see hitchhikers here on Maui, but I did think that social distancing …

2020-04-09: One of those days which never really feels as though it gets going, such that by the end of it there …

2020-04-09: One piece of gold that I am taking away from the last (almost) four weeks in self-isolation with the …

2020-04-09: Morning light.

2020-04-08: Today’s harvest. An early crop of salad greens forced on us by an infestation of beatles.

2020-04-08: The small town of Paia here on Maui earlier this morning. I was sad to see this sight.

2020-04-08: Paia here on Maui early this morning. I’m sad to see this.

2020-04-07: Apart from very heavy rain last night, we have been blessed with some beautifully still evenings the …

2020-04-07: New Introduction to Self-Isolating Meditation Sessions Update on December 17, 2020: I have now moved the videos from YouTube to my Vimeo page. For those …

2020-04-06: My wife and I watched Roman Holiday last night and thoroughly enjoyed it. It was lovely to watch an …

2020-04-06: Aaahhh. It is finally raining. I can feel the pressure in my head easing off. The weather had been …

2020-04-06: An Invitation to some Self-Isolating Meditation Sessions Starting tomorrow, Tuesday, April 7, I shall be offering a free virtual meditation session each day, …

2020-04-05: Starting Tuesday I will be offering short virtual daily meditation sessions, no experience …

2020-04-04: Another beautiful evening sitting by the fire. No wind. Perfectly still. The rain is on it’s …

2020-04-03: I sit here by the fire, watching a couple of night time flights coming into Maui and one leave the …

2020-04-03: Late night, sitting outside by a fire.

2020-04-02: I love this artwork of Normandy by David Hockney. I feel that they a simple freshness to them and a …

2020-04-02: The vegetable garden at sunrise this morning.

2020-04-01: I know some more extroverted members of my family are baffled by my contentedness with being quiet, …

2020-03-31: Stillness and silence as the wind drops at dusk.

2020-03-30: 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 …

2020-03-29: Slug patrol report - 4 I had an early start on slug patrol this evening, not too long after sunset. We have been having wet …

2020-03-28: Just seen elsewhere online. Credit to the (unknown) original poster. Kinda feeling like the Earth …

2020-03-28: Slug patrol report - 3 Having thought that I was on top of the problem two nights ago, it seems that the slugs came out …

2020-03-28: Rummikub to end the day.

2020-03-28: The Plumeria flower, for me the scent of Hawaii. This flower was the first to flower on our tree, …

2020-03-27: I have just updated my Now Page.

2020-03-27: What a difference a year makes. 268 visitors arrived in Hawaii yesterday, 14 of them in Maui. On the …

2020-03-27: Well I feel safer with this arriving in the mail today! 🙄

2020-03-27: It’s been said elsewhere, but sometimes just relocating to a different place in the house can up my …

2020-03-27: I am grateful for having nature and fresh air to enjoy at this time.

2020-03-26: This evening’s sunset.

2020-03-26: 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 …

2020-03-26: A view from yesterday while out walking the road to Old Maui High. It was a stormy day, as is today.

2020-03-25: Aiyee! The wind and rain this morning 💨☔️

2020-03-22: I don’t drink, but when I opened the door to my truck yesterday evening it smelt strongly of …

2020-03-21: My wife and I took an early evening walk before dinner. Just through a local neighborhood, but I …

2020-03-21: The Governor of Hawaii has now mandated that from Thursday, March 26 all incoming visitors and …

2020-03-21: Can you see them? That is Saturn & Jupiter at dawn this morning.

2020-03-20: Entertaining the three year old grandson as the world outside closes down.

2020-03-19: Just back from the night time slug & snail patrol of the vegetable garden. I can report a …

2020-03-19: Well, now the roads to Hana have been closed to non-residents. This is to allow emergency and …

2020-03-18: The new edition of my Now Page is now up.

2020-03-17: I feel very fortunate to have the men of The ManKind Project, Maui in my life.

2020-03-16: The road to Hana looked quieter today. Still cars heading out on the highway, but not as many. A …

2020-03-15: I have this sense of something approaching, and I don’t know how much is in my head and how …

2020-03-15: Reflecting on a wonderful weekend, last weekend out at YMCA Camp Keanae for a ManKind Project NWTA. …

2020-03-14: Rainbow chard harvested this afternoon (there is a bit of kale in there as well). It just has not …

2020-03-05: House moving, Maui style.

2020-03-04: Testing Shortcut to post from Tot to micro.blog. It sort of works, but chokes on some text …

2020-03-02: Posting via iOS Shortcuts. Thank you to @yorrike for the Shortcut which I just found.

2020-03-01: I’m really pleased with an iOS Shortcut that I created last night to create and maintain my …

2020-03-01: Micro blogging from Alfred. Thank you for the workflow @jbwhaley. I’ve just come across it.

2020-03-01: Vision 📷 Possibly not the clearest of photos, but it was good to see this. My vision this morning. …

2020-02-29: Leap 📷 This Leap Year day is a mix bag of weather here. Plenty of wind, occasional sun, and …

2020-02-29: I wonder where this would take Twitter? Republican mega-donor buys stake in Twitter and seeks to …

2020-02-28: Into day two of a bad migraine. I haven’t had one like this for a while. I’m trying to …

2020-02-28: Below 📷 The cloud below, from Haleakala summit at sunrise.

2020-02-27: Together 📷 Shadows and sun. Reflection and light. Dark and rust. At Dia:Beacon on the banks of the …

2020-02-26: Escape 📷

2020-02-26: 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 …

2020-02-25: Hurdle 📷 For one morning a year the freeway is not a hurdle to cyclists, as the annual Providence …

2020-02-24: Double 📷 An art exhibition at Palm Beach County Conventure Center a couple of years back.

2020-02-23: Sitting outside at dusk. Quiet and peaceful as the day settles down to rest.

2020-02-23: Station 📷 The new trams at Kahului airport just before they were operational, sitting at their still …

2020-02-23: 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 …

2020-02-22: Spectical 📷 Traditional Japanese Indigo vats.

2020-02-21: Progress 📷 A turtle making slow but steady progress as it crawls back to the ocean after a rest on …

2020-02-20: Scale 📷 The Columbia Gorge.

2020-02-19: Space 📷 Somewhere over the North Atlantic.

2020-02-18: Oppose 📷

2020-02-17: Cool 📷 Flying over Greenland a few years ago.

2020-02-17: I have to be honest that I am finding some of these photo prompts for the February …

2020-02-16: Rest 📷

2020-02-15: Balance 📷 Looking for some balance and perspective in my life, I spent the day in the beautiful …

2020-02-15: I’m heading out to beautiful Camp Keanae today with some friends for a work exchange day. …

2020-02-14: Warmth 📷 Waiting for the rising sun to bring some warmth to the cold and windy Maui morning.

2020-02-13: It’s blowing a gale outside. Wind, rain, warmer than the last week, but still cold. Dark …

2020-02-13: Rise 📷 A rainbow rising up over the island this morning. 🌈

2020-02-12: Attachment 📷 Selecting which attachment to use on my screwdriver as I attempt another (successful) …

2020-02-11: Plain 📷 Looking down at the plain concrete floor in Starbucks.

2020-02-10: 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 …

2020-02-10: Sign 📷 Though the day that this was taken, the weather was much nicer. Cold, wet and windy today.

2020-02-09: Lull 📷 Paia early on Sunday morning, a quiet lull before the crowds arrive.

2020-02-08: Contrast 📷 Sky, land and sea this morning. If you look closely, you’ll see a rainbow in thr …

2020-02-07: Showing up on MB, Sunlit was working this morning when I posted a photo, now it crashes on opening …

2020-02-07: Above 📷

2020-02-07: Snow in Maui today, Snow Graces Haleakalā Summit on Maui.

2020-02-07: Meditation as a Toolbox There is a Tibetan saying that just as every valley has its own language so every teacher has his …

2020-02-06: It’s a shame that the subject for todays photograph post was not water, rivers or puddles or …

2020-02-06: Plant(s) 📷 Agave.

2020-02-05: Hide 📷

2020-02-04: Spot(s) 📷

2020-02-03: I know that my travels across the internet get tracked such that I see advertisements for things …

2020-02-03: Reflect 📷 The cliffs at Ho’okipa.

2020-02-02: I saw Just Mercy last night. One of those movies that I come home from and start reading up on the …

2020-02-02: Hhhmmm? I posted a photo half an hour ago. If I go into my account online I see it, but it does not …

2020-02-02: Sight 📷 Sunglasses on the dashboard.

2020-02-01: Open 📷 The tool shed.

2020-01-31: I’m no expert at doing odd jobs around the house, but I always have a sense of pride when I …

2020-01-31: 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 …

2020-01-29: Note to self - looking for excuses not to do something will not get it done! ☹️

2020-01-29: I feel that I need to trim my RSS feeds. Too much there and not enough read. I think that I’ll …

2020-01-26: Family walking along Waiehu Beach.

2020-01-26: Haleakala from Waiehu Beach Park.

2020-01-24: An observation, no judgements, just an observation. Extrovert and introvert sit outside together on …

2020-01-22: Reflections - sunset yesterday evening.

2020-01-21: I’m considering exploring Mastodon, but I’m unsure where to start - ie which instance to …

2020-01-17: Sometimes I yearn for the quiet of the night.

2020-01-17: Last night I disappeared down a YouTube rabbit hole of late 70’s, 80’s music. Music that …

2020-01-17: I did not read all of this article, but I was struck that it’s subtitle that, We all start …

2020-01-12: Maui Now : Four More Inches of Snow in Forecast for Big Island Summits. Here on Maui that is …

2020-01-06: Books, my friends I have downsized my books over the last few years. Living space has necessitated that. But I stand …

2020-01-05: I sometimes wish that every morning could be a Sunday morning. I’d probably wish otherwise if …

2020-01-04: What can happen in Maui when you go out to eat during heavy winter rain.

2020-01-03: I have just updated my Now page, finally!

2020-01-02: Holiday socializing is exhausting me this year Socializing is exhausting me this Holiday season. This year, 2019/2020 just feels busier to me than …

2020-01-01: 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 …

2019-12-31: Meditation - Follow the Instruction I sometimes say that having goals is a dangerous place to be when you are starting a meditation …

2019-12-30: Off to see Bill Maher tonight at the MACC. His annual New Years show here on Maui.

2019-12-27: Kona winds The Hawaiian Islands are kept cool by NNE trade winds. Those are the winds that one experiences most …

2019-12-25: Watching A Charlie Brown Christmas.

2019-12-25: Merry Christmas from Maui, though the weather is not that good today.

2019-12-24: 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 …

2019-12-24: In case you or someone close to you is wondering where Santa is, here is the official NORAD Santa …

2019-12-24: Views of the south shore of Maui and the West Maui Mountains, from up country.

2019-12-23: Up country Maui.

2019-12-23: The rain and strong winds of the last few days appear to have blown themselves out. This morning we …

2019-12-22: Listening to Classical Sunday on Apple Music. 🎵

2019-12-21: Fifteen years ago I was living in South Wales. Here is the view from my then home of the sun setting …

2019-12-21: Nighttime shadows.

2019-12-21: Celebrating 12 years of marriage today. We are waking up to very stormy weather, so very unsure what …

2019-12-20: This evening’s sunset. Yes, for real.

2019-12-20: Apple can deliver products very quickly! I’m mightily impressed with Apple’s delivery. I ordered a refurbished MacBook Air for my …

2019-12-20: Early morning Christmas sparkle.

2019-12-19: It feels very green here this morning.

2019-12-18: Sometimes and evening to myself is just what the doctor ordered.

2019-12-18: Storm rolling in across the Pacific.

2019-12-18: Some days do not start well.

2019-12-17: I am so happy to read this news admits the mudslinging that is out there today: Far Side creator …

2019-12-17: 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 …

2019-12-16: I just realized that I did not post anything on micro.blog yesterday. I got busy and just forgot. My …

2019-12-14: Brush fire near Paia in Maui. I am currently about two or three miles away, but can smell the fire …

2019-12-14: 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 …

2019-12-13: Making the jump to Catalina tonight. I hope that my MacBook Air (11-inch, Early 2014) can cope with …

2019-12-13: Writing can be so cathartic.

2019-12-12: Moon setting at dawn this morning.

2019-12-11: The Jaws Big Wave competition here on Maui gets the green light for tomorrow, Thursday. Competitors …

2019-12-10: Morning coffee really hit the spot this morning ☕️

2019-12-09: I like those days when I slip into a grove for work. Everything just seems to flow. Hopefully I …

2019-12-08: I was looking at my iPhone and caught that moment when it switched to dark mode. Just passing on the …

2019-12-08: Listening to The Musica Box by Genesis from their 1971 album Nursery Crime, when Peter Gabriel and …

2019-12-08: Haleakala at dusk this evening.

2019-12-08: I went to see Dark Waters last night. I enjoyed it very much, if “enjoy” is the right …

2019-12-07: Playing around with the new double exposure film in the FIMO - Analog Camera, on my iPhone 7 Plus.

2019-12-07: Reading Gary Snyder’s poetry on this fresh, cool morning. Blue skies, little cloud, birds …

2019-12-06: When I am bewildered as to how other people are acting, it might also be a sign for me to shine a …

2019-12-05: I am grateful for my Bullet Journal. It drops into the present moment and helps me clear my mind.

2019-12-05: Everyday I recite to myself the Tibetan Buddhist text, Eight Verses on Thought Transformation. I …

2019-12-04: A couple of decades ago I suffered from chronic fatigue. There was little I could do apart from …

2019-12-03: Our grandson shows up, walking over from his home next door, and walks straight in. No knocking on …

2019-12-03: Winter mornings on the north shore of Maui.

2019-12-02: This Micro Monday I would like to recommend @johnpeterharvey. John posts some wonderful and …

2019-12-02: For panoramic views of Maui, head to the summit of Haleakala on a clear day. If you are lucky, you …

2019-12-01: As I look out of the window I see wind and almost horizontal rain. I can imagine some people …

2019-12-01: I’m going to keep going with the microblogvember prompts until December 6th to keep that post …

2019-12-01: Listening to Classical Sunday Morning on Apple Music on this wet and windy Sunday morning. 🎵

2019-12-01: Gazing into Haleakala's Crater Looking down into Haleakala’s crater (photo courtesy of my wife), yesterday. It was as a …

2019-11-30: Eucalyptus trees at Hosmer Grove, Haleakala National Park.

2019-11-30: Walking the beach at Baldwin Beach Park on Thanksgiving morning.

2019-11-30: Well I have done it. A month of posting to micro.blog. Thank you to @macgenie for curating …

2019-11-30: For meditation to be truly effective it must be integrated into your daily life. This can be helped …

2019-11-29: I wouldn’t say that yesterday, Thanksgiving, was fantastic, but I would say that it was just …

2019-11-29: I watched The Irishman last night. From the opening scenes I knew that I was in for something …

2019-11-28: There are challenges in my life at the moment but that is no reason, in fact it is the reason to …

2019-11-27: A young crescent Moon, Venus and Jupiter at dusk this evening.

2019-11-27: I sometimes say that my years living in a Buddhist community were the most rich time of my life. And …

2019-11-26: Odd things I do: Stand outside at night while cleaning my teeth so that I can stare up at a star …

2019-11-26: This morning has been a mixed bag so far. I woke up with an unsettled mind, and I just can’t …

2019-11-25: A first try at Japanese Calligraphy I quite pleased with the simple Landing Page that I have added to my website. The calligraphy I …

2019-11-25: One of the things that I like about being an introvert is being happy and secure in my own company. …

2019-11-24: Listening to the Always Sunday playlist on Apple Music. I like it. Different and mellow enough for a …

2019-11-24: I love meeting new people and the company of others, but as an introvert I sometimes just need to be …

2019-11-24: I didn’t wake up until 7:30am this morning. I very rarely sleep that late, but boy I feel …

2019-11-23: Ella Fitzgerald feels like a good fit to a slow, wet Saturday. 🎵

2019-11-23: Saturday morning rainbow.

2019-11-23: My step-daughter’s french bulldog, Bronx, is completely woebegone with out his owner around.

2019-11-23: Sometimes wet, overcast Saturday mornings are just what the doctor ordered.

2019-11-22: The house falls so quiet when the hum of the refrigerator stops.

2019-11-21: When I lived in Wales there was an old, hollow apple tree in which one year a couple of Tawny Owls …

2019-11-20: Things that I don’t give a second thought about might be difficult or uncomfortable for …

2019-11-19: Every day I face the challenge of not distracting myself. Of running to places to abate those …

2019-11-18: After writing this blog post today, I pulled Steve Pressfield’s classic the War of Art off the …

2019-11-18: Letting the outside in as the rain pours.

2019-11-18: The first heavy rains of the autumn/winter season. Puddles forming. Thunder in distance.

2019-11-18: 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 …

2019-11-18: Using Airplay to play music out of my Homepod while still playing out of my MacBook Air as well. I …

2019-11-18: Listening to Gregorian Chant: Songs Of The Spirit while I work. 🎵

2019-11-18: All has been quiet around us for the last year, and then suddenly in the last month work has started …

2019-11-17: Ha! While I was working in the garden today I was composing a post for microblogvember. I had …

2019-11-16: When I see the 625 users who @macgenie is following who I am not, it gives me an idea of the size of …

2019-11-16: Reflections through the glass.

2019-11-16: Being British I enjoy drinking tea, but I am very selective about what type I drink. Living in the …

2019-11-15: What I am learning from Microblogvember Microblogvember is a challenge that is taking place on the micro.blog platform through the month of …

2019-11-15: Patterns of nature. Broccoli, a November harvest.

2019-11-15: During heavy rains, torrents of water carry mud, branches and whatever else is in its path into the …

2019-11-15: A short video of Gabor Mate, author of In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts: Close Encounters with …

2019-11-14: The challenge of sticking my neck out and stepping just beyond my comfort zone. Of making a stretch, …

2019-11-13: The negative voice, “I’m not able, I can’t,” does not serve me. Instead I …

2019-11-12: Sometimes the challenge within meditation is to stay present with yourself when a difficult emotion …

2019-11-11: After reading @philipbrewer’s recent blog post I decided to head to the nearby cliffs at …

2019-11-11: A bed of fragrant plumeria awaits the arrival of the husband and wife to be.

2019-11-11: Not touching things does not appear to be an option for my three year old grandson. He is led by …

2019-11-10: When I am looking for space in my life, the place to go might not be a physical place, but instead …

2019-11-09: I saw the Korean film, Parasite, last night. I highly recommend it. Well acted and with a couple of …

2019-11-09: With autumn weather now here, although the days have been unseasonably hot and dry, mornings have …

2019-11-08: Until last night we have not had much rain over for a month. With only a new moon, the plus side of …

2019-11-07: Sunrise a couple of mornings ago. Red sky in the morning, shepherd’s warning. It was …

2019-11-07: It can be frightening to be vulnerable, to take off the armour that I put up to make myself appear …

2019-11-06: Is there a Microblogvember pin? Not that I need one to take part in the challenge, but I thought …

2019-11-06: I’m trying to stick to getting one job done today, before moving onto something else and …

2019-11-06: What a blessing. It looks as though it will be overcast today, giving us a break from a very hot …

2019-11-05: Thinking back to the streets that I have lived on since I was a child, and the stories that they can …

2019-11-04: Sometimes it is good to get down to ground level, to lie on the ground, feel its solidness beneath …

2019-11-04: I wondered if anyone here has used AirTable? I came across it while reading this article on the BBC …

2019-11-04: Four days into Microblogvember, and I am having to think hard as to how to use the words that …

2019-11-03: Fancy is an interesting word. On the one hand it can be a description of design, “what a fancy …

2019-11-02: I live on an island in the middle of the Pacific ocean with many beautiful beaches, but I …

2019-11-02: The mark of a good morning for me is one where I have some quiet time to sit, reflect, meditate and …

2019-11-01: The key to getting back in the saddle and reigniting my love of cycling has been to just do it. Last …

2019-11-01: I’m going to give Microblogvember a go and see how I get. All the way to the end of the month …

2019-10-31: Playing the Halloween humbug tonight. The rest of the family have gone out to take my grandson trick …

2019-10-31: Running from our Thoughts During an afternoon Mentoring circle in Maui Community Correctional Center (MCCC) yesterday, I led a …

2019-10-29: The Crescent Moon and Jupiter (if you zoom in) low in the sky as the sun sets.

2019-10-02: 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 …

2019-09-29: Christmas has landed in Lowes…in September!? 😳🙄

2019-09-29: Oh, I yearn for a quiet day today. 🌾

2019-09-28: Oh, I look forward to seeing the return of this show - Spitting Image show plots return to TV after …

2019-09-28: A beautiful stripped down version of Genesis’ song Afterglow, performed as a duet between Tony Banks …

2019-09-25: The Exhaustion of a Family Visit From my experience people visiting and staying in my home always requires a break in my routine. …

2019-09-22: I’m probably late to the game here, but I like the cricket category on micro.blog 🏏

2019-09-21: South shore Maui. Sunset this evening.

2019-09-21: The Kaupō Church on a wind swept peninsular, the south east side of Haleakala in Maui.

2019-09-19: Is iPadOS going out later than iOS13, or is it a case of a bit later where I am?

2019-09-19: Celebrating 56 orbits of the sun with a trip to magical Hana in East Maui. Here looking down on Red …

2019-09-14: Moon rise over the Barn.

2019-09-14: I woke up this morning to the Full Moon setting, perfect light and the birds singing.

2019-09-14: 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 …

2019-09-13: Wow! It is so quiet and still this morning. Ssshhhh…

2019-09-12: When Shame Hits Shame corrodes the part of us that believes we can do and be better. ~ Daring Greatly, by Brené …

2019-09-09: The colours of nature. Chard, Collard Greens & Kale freshly harvested from the garden.

2019-09-03: I don’t know if this is just a US thing, but can someone tell me why after a holiday weekend …

2019-09-02: I have just finished reading Reboot: Leadership and the Art of Growing Up by Jerry Colonna. A …

2019-09-02: Labor Day harvest. The first pineapple that I have ever picked from my front yard…anywhere. 🍍

2019-08-27: Two young Bismarck Palms guarding the gate.

2019-08-27: The Highly Sensitive Man by Tom Falkenstein has been published in English and dropped onto my Kindle …

2019-08-26: I just discovered this super simple, stripped down Twitter app for iOS. It is called Readme, and …

2019-08-26: I have finally got around to updating my micro.blog site to include the new Photos page. This has …

2019-08-26: I’ve just updated my Now page.

2019-08-25: The vegetable garden is looking a bit sparse at the moment, at least compared with how it has …

2019-08-25: Adapting to Transitions Early summer this year was a time for travel. Family travel. Across the continental US to a family …

2019-08-25: Listening to The Lark Ascending, by Ralph Vaughan Williams. Such a beautiful piece of music, and so …

2019-08-24: I’ve found it! The version of Bridge Over Troubled Water that Paul Simon played here on Maui. …

2019-08-19: I got some writing done today. That felt good.

2019-08-17: Is there a race on?

2019-08-16: Five and a half hours standing in a hot storage room while working today. Lying on my bed feels like …

2019-08-15: An Evening with Paul Simon Yesterday I spent a wonderful evening at the Maui Arts and Cultural Center at Paul Simon’s …

2019-08-14: Beware of hiding yellow jackets My face looks as though I have had half a dozen fillings. Yesterday while outside working on …

2019-08-14: I’m looking forward to seeing Paul Simon at the MACC, his second of two nights there. My plan …

2019-08-12: I saw The Farewell at the weekend and thoroughly enjoyed it. I thought the movie worthy of its good …

2019-08-10: Bear falls on California patrol car, causing crash and fire. Thankfully there were no serious …

2019-08-09: Sunset from the cliffs at Ho’okipa this evening.

2019-08-09: I’m pleased that the weekend is here. It will be over soon enough, but for now I am pleased …

2019-08-08: What time in the day do you work best? When are you at your most productive? For me it is (early) …

2019-08-06: Not all days are great.

2019-08-05: We were busy building.

2019-08-04: Listening to Jazz for a Sunday Morning 🎵

2019-08-03: What a difference a night makes. To the south the sun glints off of the observatories on the summit …

2019-08-02: Evening storm rainbows.

2019-08-01: Late night visitor.

2019-08-01: Hawaii is starting to feel Hurricane Erick as it approaches on a course that will take it south of …

2019-07-31: Crossing The Threshold Patrick Rhone recently shared a photograph with a quote in it, on his blog. The quote spoke to me of …

2019-07-28: The Great Hack I watched The Great Hack on Netflix last night. Following all the news reports over the last year or …

2019-07-27: Phew! It’s hot! Yes, that’s probably what I should expect with summer in …

2019-07-26: 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 …

2019-07-26: I saw The Lion King last night and enjoyed it. Despite what the critics said, I thought that it was …

2019-07-24: Beware! My grandson is on a bombing run…🎈💦

2019-07-24: I found this video, Crannog, very moving. It’s about Alexis who has a life threatening illness …

2019-07-24: "…like tears in rain." RIP Rutger Hauer.

2019-07-22: For those who use MailMate for their email on a Mac and check email on their iPhone, what client do …

2019-07-21: I just harvested a head of broccoli from the garden. It tastes so sweet, so delicious. I could feel …

2019-07-21: Still reflecting on time spent in Inverness, CA.

2019-07-20: Memories of Tomalis Bay, CA - though it could have been a Scottish bothy.

2019-07-19: Home!

2019-07-18: Views of West Marin, CA.

2019-07-17: As I get closer to home following a few weeks on the road, I notice myself playing a little more …

2019-07-16: Tree against a Californian sky.

2019-07-14: Greetings from 35,000ft.

2019-07-13: His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s message on his 84th Birthday, this last Wednesday, July 10th. …

2019-07-12: Wildflower garden at the University of Bristol.

2019-07-11: Temple Church in the center of Bristol. The church was bombed during the Second World War, and while …

2019-07-11: The Everyman theater in Bristol. The moldings from the original cinema are still in place. A lovely …

2019-07-11: Hayfever is a problem for me if I visit Britain over the summer. Although I am taking something to …

2019-07-09: Wildflowers outside the BBC in Bristol.

2019-07-08: Monkeying around in Clifton, Bristol.

2019-07-07: A beautiful display of British wildflowers outside of Bristol Zoo.

2019-07-07: “Violence is what happens when we don’t know what else to do with our suffering.” ― Parker J. …

2019-07-04: 130 Guests and Me This is a post written in installments over the course of, and just after a weekend of wedding …

2019-07-03: Sunset over the Long Island Sound yesterday evening.

2019-07-02: Lloyd Harbor, Long Island, NY.

2019-07-02: Sitting amongst tall tress in Long Island, listening to the birds singing and appreciating the …

2019-06-29: The Hudson River from the town of Hudson, NY.

2019-06-27: Evening in the Catskill Mountains.

2019-06-27: Today I’m heading to somewhere up in the Catskill Mountains of upstate New York. I’m not …

2019-06-27: Darn it! I was going for 30 days of posting, replies to others aside, and about 2 weeks in I …

2019-06-25: I find airplane travel interesting. I get on the plane in one reality, and hours later I get off in …

2019-06-24: I swear that I find it harder to travel as I get older. Perhaps I should clarify? I invariably enjoy …

2019-06-23: At a time when there feels like so much toxicity, hate & bipartisanship in politics, I find it …

2019-06-22: I have spent a good part of the today ironing. It is not an activity that I get involved in very …

2019-06-22: A simple meal becomes delicious when it is greens picked straight from the garden and steamed.

2019-06-21: Being calmed by the quiet and stillness of the morning.

2019-06-20: Sitting here in darkness after the power went out an hour ago. I should probably head to bed.

2019-06-20: I bought a copy of [Zen Brush 2](Zen Brush 2 by PSOFT …

2019-06-19: Listening to Supper’s Ready by Genesis on their live album Seconds Out, recorded back in …

2019-06-19: A fresh salad from the garden, for dinner tonight.

2019-06-19: I’ve never had a pineapple growing in my garden before. I look forward to harvesting this one.

2019-06-18: The county are carrying out over night road work on the highway. To that end they have spot lights …

2019-06-18: If you would like an excuse to visit Maui this summer, Paul Simon is playing 2 nights here in …

2019-06-17: I bought tickets today to see Lou Doillon in New York City at the beginning July.

2019-06-17: The patterns of nature. A freshly sliced beetroot.

2019-06-16: The vegetable garden harvest continues. It just seems to keep on giving. These beetroots were picked …

2019-06-15: I’m exhausted after most of the day in the garden, and hot sun. I should think that I’ll …

2019-06-14: Big sky. Aloha Friday!

2019-06-13: Taking a look at Focusmate, and online, virtual coworking environment.

2019-06-13: Boundaries Yesterday dealt me a lesson in spades. I will keep the details confidential to respect the …

2019-06-13: nvAlt, nvUltra & The Archive I’m looking forward to seeing nvUltra when it comes out of Beta. I’m currently a few days into …

2019-06-12: Sitting outside after a long day, studying for a test tomorrow, listening to the crickets, distant …

2019-06-12: Catnapping Being able to catch a quick 40 winks can be a life saver for me. I usually find a patch of the …

2019-06-11: Kamehameha Day here in Hawaii today, commemorating and honoring King Kamehameha who unified the …

2019-06-10: Dinner tonight will include a first harvest from our vegetable garden. It will probably include …

2019-06-09: What I was staring at as my head thumped this afternoon.

2019-06-09: Day two of this migraine. I just wish that they could give me a warning as to when they are coming …

2019-06-08: Cliff top gate.

2019-06-07: Just stacked firewood. Plenty there now for a few evenings around the fire pit.

2019-06-06: I think, no I know that I spend too much time at times trying to tweak my software setup! Just get …

2019-06-04: If writing doesn’t happen, I get lost.

2019-06-03: Ulysses or iaWriter I’m still vacillating between using iAWriter or Ulysses as my main writing app. I like …

2019-06-01: Well this has been a sssllloooww Saturday. I started off with good intentions, but after an hour and …

2019-05-31: First Buttondown Newsletter My first newsletter using the Buttondown email service went out today. In the newsletter I reflect …

2019-05-30: Tonight is the monthly meeting of the Introvert/Highly Sensitive men’s group here on Maui. I …

2019-05-29: Just back from seeing the movie, The Mustang. Highly recommended. 🍿

2019-05-29: Is it me, or does May feel like a very lllooonnnggg month?

2019-05-28: That Maui phenomenon of feeling rain drops falling on you, but looking up and seeing blue sky! I …

2019-05-27: Progress in the raised beds… 🌱

2019-05-25: Sunset this evening.

2019-05-24: A wonderful piece of news here on Maui to end the week. Amanda Eller, a 35 year old woman who has …

2019-05-24: Well I finally took out a library membership yesterday, and on recommendation from folks here …

2019-05-23: What the roads do here…

2019-05-22: I think that I ache more at the end of each day.

2019-05-22: The case of the mysterious disappearing brocolli starts. We have put sand around them to prevent …

2019-05-21: Evening fun.

2019-05-21: I just pre-ordered The Highly Sensitive Man: Finding Strength in Sensitivity. It’s due out at the …

2019-05-21: I’m helping a family member out with some filing, matching addresses up with names. The …

2019-05-21: Vegetable Garden Update. Since planting out our vegetable garden we have had the case of the mysterious disappearing broccoli …

2019-05-20: 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 …

2019-05-20: This program is on HPR this evening, The Body Show: Treating Migraines. I hope that there are some …

2019-05-19: Now I’ll see how green my fingers are 🌱.

2019-05-19: Life is about give and take, and it is about boundaries.

2019-05-18: Off to see Long Shot tonight 🍿

2019-05-17: Another day of low cloud, most and rain. Winter has returned, it would seem.

2019-05-16: Today has had a very wintery feeling about it. I feel like hunkering down this evening.

2019-05-16: Details from murals around Wailuku, Maui.

2019-05-15: Detail of mural in Wailuku Food Court, showing a Main Street, Wailuku in 1900.

2019-05-13: I’m pleased to get my first newsletter out using Buttondown. I made a couple of technical …

2019-05-13: Mother’s Day at Baby Beach, so called as a reef just off the shore creates a natural and safe …

2019-05-10: 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 …

2019-05-09: I’ve just discovered PopClip - a free trial is available on their website. It is also on the …

2019-05-08: I have just put the 2nd edition of my Meditation eBook up on my website. Although titled that it is …

2019-05-07: Today’s papaya harvest.

2019-05-06: Finally waving the white flag and giving in to the migraine which has sat with me since this …

2019-05-05: The internet has just come back online after an almost 36 hour outage. No explanation appears to be …

2019-05-04: Today This morning’s very strong winds must have taken the internet out. The issue that I reported …

2019-05-04: Those times when your internet goes down and you start feeling those twitches of wanting to …

2019-05-03: Sun, ocean and the island of Moloka’i in the distance. This evening at Ho’okipa cliffs.

2019-05-03: Those times when I walk upstairs and for some reason, for seemingly no reason, I miss a step and …

2019-05-03: A micro.blog feature request - an option to Reply All when replying to a conversation, with the …

2019-05-02: What did the English speaking world sound like before the word “like” was inserted at …

2019-04-30: Wow! The sky tonight is like a pin cushion of lights.

2019-04-30: 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 …

2019-04-30: Starting to draft my first newsletter to go out using Buttondown. Once it is out, I’ll add a …

2019-04-29: Hawaii Inter-island flights My wife & I took the inaugural Southwest Airlines flight from Maui to Honolulu yesterday. It is …

2019-04-29: Last night at Blue Note Hawaii to see Jeff Goldblum and his Jazz band. Good music and much talking …

2019-04-28: A quiet little nook.

2019-04-27: My wife and I took our grandson to see Dumbo this evening. We were disappointed with it, and left …

2019-04-26: I’m about 5 minutes into Aretha Franklin singing Amazing Grace, with another 8 minutes or so …

2019-04-26: Social Media Vulnerability I define vulnerability as uncertainty, risk and emotional exposure…Vulnerability sounds like …

2019-04-23: A discombobulated day ended with good dinner and conversation with friends. That grounded me.

2019-04-22: Late afternoon shadows.

2019-04-22: Morning Gridlock Some mornings I feel paralyzed in moving towards getting things done. It is as though my mind is in …

2019-04-21: This morning has been a caffine morning ☕️, and I still dozed off! Try and wake myself now with a …

2019-04-20: Reading Finding Freedom: Writings from Death Row by Jarvis Jay Masters 📚

2019-04-19: Sharing the beach late afternoon with this local visitor who was taking a nap. It’s a …

2019-04-18: At Maui Ocean Center with my grandson today. It was my first visit there, but not his. I was very …

2019-04-18: Now there’s a rainbow…and if you look close there is another one above it.

2019-04-17: It’s a warm day. That sun feels good.

2019-04-16: I’m grateful to everyone here who has brought Buttondown to my attention. I have signed up …

2019-04-15: 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 …

2019-04-14: Well some Sundays are relaxing. This one I hoped to be, but it doesn’t feel like it as I look …

2019-04-13: I love Grant Snyder’s work at Incidental Comics. This one is called New Snow.

2019-04-12: Not sure what I will use this for yet, but it is bookmarked - Heck Yes Markdown

2019-04-12: Gone are the beautiful, still, sunny days. The weather now seems to be alternating between wind and …

2019-04-11: One day this will be a beautiful Plumeria tree, bearing fragrant flowers. For now it is a stump in …

2019-04-11: I’m looking for and can’t find how long, or what size can a short video be to upload to …

2019-04-09: I picked this video of a Jackson’s Chameleon from my old Instagram feed. These guy’s are never …

2019-04-08: I closed my Instagram account last year, and those photos have been lounging on my computer, unsure …

2019-04-08: I can always find something to tinker with on my website or micro.blog…not the best situation …

2019-04-07: Stillness in the Air With the season change has come the corresponding weather change. Living in a tropical climate that …

2019-04-06: 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 …

2019-04-06: Reflections on a talk that I attended last night given by Dr. Robin Wall Kimmerer, botanist & …

2019-04-06: Just noticing that a number of my photos has disappeared off of my feed. Anyone else? cc @manton

2019-04-05: Cow at sunset yesterday evening at Hookipa.

2019-04-04: That feeling as you realize that you are reaching your limit. When you have taken on enough and need …

2019-04-03: The race is on…

2019-04-02: My Wonderful Days - Journaling My Wonderful Days. I’ve been using this journaling app on iOS since 2011. On OS X almost as …

2019-04-01: Evening shadows.

2019-04-01: With Spring Break over, it has become noticeably quieter here. I wouldn’t say that the streets …

2019-03-31: I love a full, freshly stocked fridge.

2019-03-31: Although I live in Hawaii, I actually spend very little time at the beach. Today was a welcome …

2019-03-31: Happy Sunday ☀️

2019-03-30: I love that feeling as I near the end of a journal and can feel the weight and …

2019-03-30: In Transition (aka, looking for a quieter online life)

2019-03-30: In Transition (aka, looking for a quieter online life) Spring has sprung. Even in the tropical climate of Hawaii, …

2019-03-29: Waiting for the papayas to ripen.

2019-03-29: A muddled mind mine is seeking help. I wish to have links from posts on my main blog appear in …

2019-03-25: To infinity and beyond…. (Sunset at the cliffs, yesterday evening).

2019-03-23: 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 …

2019-03-21: Do Nothing for 2 Minutes Just stop typing, rest those shoulders, and breathe.

2019-03-21: You might have to look very carefully here, but that white dot in the middle of the photo is the …

2019-03-20: Hazy sunset, yesterday evening. Quiet and still. Restful at the end of a busy day.

2019-03-19: Hoping for a better night’s sleep tonight. The last two nights have not been good. Fitful …

2019-03-18: In case you get lost in Wailuku.

2019-03-16: Appreciating that the weekend has arrived, and hopefully with it a bit of space.

2019-03-16: Playing around with portrait mode and depth of field. Also the new beta of Sunlit…looking …

2019-03-14: Reinstalling Typora I’ve just reinstalled Typora after seeing a new update on Macupdate. I had previously uninstalled it …

2019-03-14: The wind has finally died down and we are waking up to a still, clear morning. There are times when …

2019-03-10: Yesterday evening’s show.

2019-03-10: Today is the 60th anniversary of Tibetan Uprising Day, the 1959 uprising of the Tibetan people …

2019-03-09: Those times when two seconds after saying something to someone, I wish that I hadn’t! 🤭

2019-03-08: It’s cold here, and the wind is not helping. I know that one person’s cold is another …

2019-03-08: Searching For The Sun. With it being my wife’s birthday today, we headed over to the south side of the island to find …

2019-03-06: Eating late after a long day. A day that included co-facilitating a men’s circle in the local …

2019-03-04: 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 …

2019-03-03: Some days just feel difficult.

2019-03-03: 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 …

2019-03-01: Just the act of writing something down that I need to remember, for me in my Bullet Journal, is …

2019-03-01: Big sky this morning. Using it to clear my head and expand my mind, in breaks from the computer.

2019-02-27: Power outage. It is very dark out there.

2019-02-27: While the world is waking up, find some time to sit quietly.

2019-02-26: I don’t think that I could have managed this monotonous data entry job today without heavy …

2019-02-26: I’m curious if anyone here on M.B turn off their phones in the name of productivity? I do when I …

2019-02-25: Saturday night sitting by a fire with family and neighbors, toasting marshmallows. The air was so …

2019-02-24: Listening to Jazz for a Sunday Morning while drinking coffee and easing into the day. 🎵

2019-02-20: The power of a migraine to bring a day to a halt! And in the worst case, three days.

2019-02-19: A beautiful sunset, filling the sky with a red glow, at the end of a very, very wet day.

2019-02-19: It’s a very wet day here today. It hasn’t stopped raining since we woke up, and not just …

2019-02-19: Grey, a thick mist and raining. I feel like I am half way up a mountain and not a 100 feet or so …

2019-02-18: “Are you listening to your intuition?” I ask myself.

2019-02-18: Reminding myself of early mornings, of the birds singing and the whales leaping, as the day’s …

2019-02-17: Hand grinding coffee beans ready for tomorrow morning.

2019-02-17: That particular feeling of tiredness that comes of having spent a good part of the weekend in the …

2019-02-11: The clouds have parted and revealed snow covering the summit of Haleakala. I have never seen so much …

2019-02-11: Calm after the storm. Waking up to a much more settled world following yesterday’s very strong …

2019-02-10: 8:45pm and the power has just come back on. It has been out through the afternoon. We have had very …

2019-02-10: 3″ of Snow Forecast on Maui Summit at Haleakalā. Yes, it is cold here on Maui this weekend. …

2019-02-10: Strange clouds over Maui. Does anyone know what this sort of cloud is called and/or signifies in …

2019-02-09: Any recommendations for domain hosts? I’m looking to transfer a domain and would appreciate …

2019-02-09: The sky is still blue and the sun is out, but the winds are building. A storm is apparently on the …

2019-02-09: Cooking dinner over a fire last night…then the rain landed!

2019-02-06: Mining the gold in the mundane. It’s in there somewhere, I know, I just have to find …

2019-02-04: Reflecting on time spent…reflecting, last week. Retreat.

2019-02-04: Retreat With my wife away for 10 days visiting her mother, I decided to dial things back at home. While work …

2019-02-03: Up early from some Morning Pages.

2019-01-27: Yes this is for real. Sunset this evening. 😳

2019-01-27: Feeling peaceful in the quietness of the early hours of Sunday.

2019-01-24: The cliffs at sunset yesterday evening. There was a swell coming in with some big waves breaking.

2019-01-23: I love waking up early and listening to the dawn chorus.

2019-01-22: The Beauty of writing. Don’t just think it, write it. A reminder to self.

2019-01-20: I was reflecting this morning after clearing out a cupboard that we have under our stairs. I …

2019-01-18: Sunset over the West Maui Mountains last night.

2019-01-17: The clouds this morning.

2019-01-16: Reading: ‘Voice of the forest’: George the snail, last of his kind, dies at age 14 “In …

2019-01-12: Not long home from the Annual meeting of the ManKind Project’s Maui community, to elect new …

2019-01-12: Sunset over the West Maui Mountains yesterday evening, while watching the surfers at Ho’okipa.

2019-01-10: Reading: The school using giant book murals to encourage reading

2019-01-09: Reading Crow and Weasel by Barry Lopez, Illustrations by Tom Pohrt 📚

2019-01-09: My wife sometimes accuses me of living in a cave because of my like of having as few lights on as …

2019-01-08: Ritual on the south shore of Maui. Attending a friend’s wedding yesterday evening.

2019-01-06: It is just so quiet and still this morning.

2019-01-06: A cool and clear morning here. I love the winter temperatures and light on the island.

2019-01-04: The script that @cleverdevil shared to post a grid of photographs is giving me a blank page. The …

2019-01-04: Windows on the world.

2019-01-04: Morning bounty from the garden.

2019-01-03: Well it sure is cold here in Maui this evening….and I’m loving it! 😄

2019-01-02: I love silence. We are the best of friends and perfect partners.

2019-01-02: I have not been on micro.blog over the New Year weekend. Just dipping in now for a peek as the …

2018-12-25: Awaiting the family to gather…

2018-12-25: Christmas would not be Christmas for me without listening to the Queen’s Christmas Message. I …

2018-12-25: A double rainbow on Christmas morning. 🌈🎄

2018-12-24: Reading A Child’s Christmas In Wales by Dylan Thomas with woodcuts by Ellen Raskin. My father’s side …

2018-12-24: Merry Christmas to the micro.blog community from Maui.

2018-12-24: Beware of wishing for something….sometimes it comes true. Having moved to Hawaii, I always …

2018-12-24: In case you are wondering where he is, here is the official Norad Santa Tracker. In Iran as of …

2018-12-23: I’m loving the moon these last few nights, even if it does make falling asleep a little more …

2018-12-23: Late afternoon rainbow.

2018-12-23: Wrapping presents while listening to Carols as sung by the choir of Kings College Cambridge. …

2018-12-23: I love this quote on Quiet Revolution by Navdeep Singh Dillon, in his article Carving Out Alone Time …

2018-12-23: While the party raged on next door last night, babysitting my grandson and watching Lilo & Stich …

2018-12-22: The moon early this morning.

2018-12-22: Canadian GoFundMe Raises $6B In Two Hours To Pay For Privacy Hedge Along Entire US Border 😳😄

2018-12-21: Wedding Anniversary and Solstice celebrations 2018.

2018-12-20: Old Maui High.

2018-12-20: Use wisdom to determine how much I give of myself to others. Help, yes. Serve, please do. But use …

2018-12-19: I love the Hypocam black and white camera and editing app for the iPhone, and was surprised and …

2018-12-19: Christmas tree in the dead of night (shot using Filmborn app on iOS).

2018-12-16: The Holiday Express to Santa Land, c/o the Sugarcane Train, and my grandson taking it all in.

2018-12-16: I’m listening to NPR News. They are doing a piece on plastic bags and how to deal with them. …

2018-12-15: Reflections in the lake at Saiho-ji, the “moss temple,” or “Koke-dera,” …

2018-12-13: Toys.

2018-12-13: A Circle of Men “For centuries men have been meeting and sitting in circle." I have heard that statement, …

2018-12-08: Sitting outside listening to the rain trickling through the gutters…and it is cold here on …

2018-12-07: A quiet night.

2018-12-06: Shadows.

2018-12-04: Just started Solitude a Return to the Self 📚

2018-12-03: I wrote this last night while running the sprinkler system at sunset, The shadow stands still in …

2018-12-02: In the beautiful grounds of Kula San, the small community hospital in Keokea, up-country Maui.

2018-12-01: If you attend a Jack White concert, he has a rule - no phones. Here’s one man’s …

2018-12-01: Dusk, the quiet time…

2018-12-01: Is someone able to help with what I would call a formatting question when I post to micro.blog? How …

2018-11-30: I’ve just added the archive of a podcast I ran on building a meditation practice, called …

2018-11-30: What can I learn from this moment?

2018-11-30: I saw the Green Book last night with my wife. We both thoroughly enjoyed it. Great performances from …

2018-11-29: I’m finding that the Discover tab in Sunlit is showing the same photos always. I have the new …

2018-11-28: I hadn’t heard about Harry Leslie Smith until I watched this moving video about the …

2018-11-28: I find sleep such a wonderful medicine when I’m unwell. I’ve caught the bug that has …

2018-11-28: Rainy days.

2018-11-27: I read this Haiku today, “Without a brush, The Willow paints the wind.” by Saryu And …

2018-11-26: 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 …

2018-11-26: Zooming in, as best I can with an iPhone on a cliff, on Jaws at the Pe’ahi Challenge three …

2018-11-26: The Jaws Challenge I am no surfer, but the Pe’ahi Challenge, otherwise known as Jaws , bears watching at least …

2018-11-24: I don’t regret canceling my social media accounts, but it is days like today when I could …

2018-11-24: And so my Instagram account goes. This has been quite a month of social media pruning. This has been …

2018-11-24: My wife is hosting a pop-up sale today for her online company, Cloth and Goods. She deals in …

2018-11-24: Regardless of where the investigation goes, one thing that impresses me about Mueller is his seeming …

2018-11-24: Good morning world.

2018-11-23: Beware of centipedes if you visit Hawaii. You are unlikely to see any, but if you do, steer clear of …

2018-11-22: Reposting and testing a few photos after noticing that they were not appearing in the photo grid …

2018-11-22: Roof details

2018-11-22: The day is just starting here in Hawaii, and the turkey smells delicious already…and …

2018-11-19: This was very difficult for me to watch, my hands are sweating now, but at the same time I find it …

2018-11-17: This quote by Eckhart Tolle had stuck with me since a friend shared it a few days ago, …

2018-11-15: Hallway by night.

2018-11-15: I’m still finding Sunlit unpredictable. 90% of the time it will crash while I am using the …

2018-11-13: Sunrise this morning.

2018-11-12: Sunset this evening.

2018-11-12: UFOs spotted off the Irish coast?

2018-11-10: What It’s Like To Be A ‘Highly Sensitive Person’ When You’re A Man

2018-11-09: I have finally put my book on building a Meditation practice, along with tips on how meditation can …

2018-11-09: Borrowing with gratitude from Thich Naht Hanh, I have lost my smile, but don’t worry. The …

2018-11-09: Well in the fresh light of a new day I just answered my own question about whether it was possible …

2018-11-09: I love the poetry of Zen monk Ryokan. His words bring me peace, quiten my mind and speak to me of …

2018-11-08: The weather this last week has been exquisite. Driving to the hospital this morning the West Maui …

2018-11-08: Mastodon users, is it correct what I read that it is not possible to delete a Mastodon account?

2018-11-08: I’m getting stitches taken out of my toe this morning. I’m looking forward to having …

2018-11-07: I’m so grateful for these dark nights with no, or little, artificial light. To see all those …

2018-11-07: I work best when I have no interruptions. The preference is to be just be working alone. Today has …

2018-11-06: A day like today reminds me that I need to get on with my application for US citizenship. Although I …

2018-11-05: Well I only got two days into the 30 day plan outlined in www.amazon.com. However, I did do a major …

2018-11-05: Back to Twitterrific. It is where I started with Twitter a decade ago, and though I wander onto …

2018-11-03: An Incredible Journey Being introverted or highly sensitive doesn’t fit the archetypal image of a …

2018-11-02: The Barn with Hapu’u trees and grasses. Also my seventh and final post on Twitter for the …

2018-11-02: Well two days without any rain. I feel as though I should be celebrating something.

2018-11-02: The power of a smell to take you immediately to a place and time.

2018-11-01: Well I still managed to clear and catch up on a lot of emails today. That feels satisfying.

2018-11-01: Me: “If I didn’t have all these distractions, I could catch up on emails, …

2018-10-31: Evening clouds.

2018-10-31: They’ll be no trick or treating for me with my grandson this evening. A wheelbarrow dropped on …

2018-10-30: Sitting and reading in the silence and stillness of the night, save for the sound of falling rain.

2018-10-30: Anyone here use Apple’s iCloud for email? Emails are coming in for me via Apple Mail, but not …

2018-10-29: WSJ article, Do You Know How Others See You? on Tasha Eurich’s new book Insight, on developing …

2018-10-28: Requirements for a healthy body - an afternoon nap, and an outdoor shower!

2018-10-28: Celebrating some email spring cleaning today.

2018-10-26: A little fairy magic in the front garden today.

2018-10-26: With the moon rising late (or setting early?), I was gazing up at the Milky Way last night. Right …

2018-10-25: Home…looking east.

2018-10-25: Freedom is a real blessing for me when I want to get things done, but don’t want to allow my …

2018-10-25: I’m up early to do some writing. Trying a new routine. See what happens, if it works.

2018-10-24: Kaupo Church. Sitting on a windswept promontory on the south east side of Maui, this simple but …

2018-10-24: The slopes of Haleakala reach down to the ocean on the more barren south east side of Maui.

2018-10-22: As I ponder my relationship with social media, and having closed a few accounts recently, this quote …

2018-10-19: On a walk this morning I saw my first humpback whale of the season breaching the water off the …

2018-10-18: I finally upgraded my MacBook Air to Mojave, now that SmallCubed’s MailSuite is now running on …

2018-10-18: I’m finding my timeline is taking a while to load in the iOS app, ~ 5 seconds. Anyone else? …

2018-10-17: Wet, grey, overcast afternoons feel just right sometimes.

2018-10-17: Sometimes with the traffic here, I forget that I am on an island in the middle of the Pacific Ocean.

2018-10-17: Family visit, we want to show them the island…it rains… 🌧

2018-10-16: That mid-afternoon weariness.

2018-10-14: View while weeding in the garden this morning.

2018-10-14: Morning dew on vetiver grass.

2018-10-12: Oh how I love that smell of smoke from a fire place…in this case a new fire pit in our front …

2018-10-12: Curling up with a good book tonight would be just what the doctor ordered. Sadly, it’s not …

2018-10-12: I remember a Buddhist monk saying that, “suffering is wanting things other than they …

2018-10-10: Autumn is here, my favourite season. I love the colours of the changing leaves, the leaves under …

2018-10-10: Storm brewing => headache developing.

2018-10-09: I would never dream of doing this, my palms start sweating just seeing a photo of someone looking …

2018-10-05: Is it possible to embed my Micro.blog feed in a Weebly built website? If so, can anyone help with …

2018-10-05: Seriously wondering if I can leave behind my iPhone, smart phones in general, and just make use of a …

2018-10-03: Virginia Wolf on the subject of inner loneliness as quoted by Olivia Laing in her book, The Lonely …

2018-10-03: Shapes, light & shadows.

2018-10-01: Racing airplanes across the Atlantic. I just loved the rich, deep blue of the sky.

2018-09-28: Exploring the back streets of Bristol as the Indian Summer continues.

2018-09-28: Late afternoon autumn sunlight through my favourite Beach Trees. As I stood there taking the photo, …

2018-09-25: Bristol Cathedral and Council House. A beautiful clear sunny autumn afternoon.

2018-09-24: Bell Tower at dusk. Lacoste memories.

2018-09-22: Clouds, trees, shapes and colours at sunset along the French Riviera.

2018-09-22: Big bird in rock - at Calanques National Park yesterday.

2018-09-21: Boats at sunset.

2018-09-19: The sun sets over the Mediterranean at the end of a day celebrating 55 years on this planet for me. …

2018-09-18: The quietness and stillness of Provence as the sun rises. Hear the insects fly by, acorns and leaves …

2018-09-15: Look carefully, there’s a coloured giraffe somewhere in this photo…🦒

2018-09-13: View over Villeneuve-les-Avignon, the 14th Century Fort Saint-Andre, and the 1,912m Mt Ventoux, from …

2018-09-12: Pont du Gard, a Roman aqueduct built to carry water between the city of Uzés to the Roman colony in …

2018-09-12: Palais des Papes, one of the largest medieval Gothic buildings in Europe and the Papal residence …

2018-09-10: Local wisdom…🍷

2018-09-09: Side street, away from the crowds.

2018-09-06: Detail from a sweet vegan restaurant, Vert Bouteille. Many thanks to Bénédicte for the warm welcome …

2018-09-06: By the seaside…in the Camargue National Park

2018-09-05: Vintage.

2018-09-04: Mont Major Abbey. I could hear the distant voices of the monks chanting in this beautifully …

2018-09-03: Exploring the side streets after dinner.

2018-08-31: Looking for a spot.

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2018-08-17: Frayed Nerves I am not going to pretend that I can work well when I know that people are around who might call on …

2018-07-23: End of the day.

2018-07-08: Say cheese!

2018-07-05: Shadows and trees, shapes and design … memories of Japan.

2018-07-03: Reflections at sunset

2018-06-29: A windswept ruin in Kilmuir on the Isle of Skye from three years ago (😳 wow! time flies), feels …

2018-06-27: 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 …

2018-06-14: Grandpa duties…🚂 @brioplay

2018-06-06: “In a world where scarcity and shame dominate and feeling afraid has become second nature, …

2018-06-04: Flying home

2018-06-01: The sky was on fire this evening.

2018-05-30: A quiet corner somewhere.

2018-05-26: I never live up to my ideals.

2018-05-22: Home at dusk

2018-05-12: Morning rain drops highlight meticulous work.

2018-04-25: Accidental selfie! I was trying to take a photo of the sunset, but didn’t have my glasses on …

2018-04-24: Inside and out - through the window.

2018-04-21: Sunset last night.

2018-03-31: Sunsets over the last week.

2018-03-25: Hapu’u tree unfurling.

2018-03-25: The finale of Concert For Our Lives Maui.

2018-03-25: Haleakala looks over us at the skies clear at the start of Concert For Our Lives Maui. What a great …

2018-03-15: Throw back to an unexpected and fun weekend in Newport, OR with an old friend a few years back.

2018-03-08: Keeping the germs at bay.

2018-02-26: Looking to the Future Do you ever have an event coming up that you are just not looking forward to, indeed dreading? You …

2018-02-20: This rather dark photo, a scan from a slide (remember them?!), was taken in 1989 when I was 25. I …

2018-02-20: Finding Solace in Memories Introverts spend a lot of time in their inner lives. It is what makes us introverts. We sit, …

2018-02-19: That’s snow on the summit of Haleakala this morning - the first time that I have seen it up …

2018-02-16: Another perspective.

2018-02-16: When You Doubt Even Yourself Old habits die hard…even, or maybe especially when they run counter to something that you truly …

2018-02-15: Throw back to street art in the Wynwood neighborhood of Miami.

2018-02-11: Slow Sunday.

2018-02-09: Just before the men arrived for the 3rd gathering of Introvert/HSP I-Group here on Maui.

2018-01-30: View over the course.

2018-01-29: Street scene Miami.

2018-01-27: Starting life.

2018-01-25: The cleaning crew.

2018-01-19: Japanese erasures used in an art installation at @artpalmbeachfair.

2018-01-18: A day at the @artpalmbeachfair, and stopping by Gallery 88 for the Bekindr project - The …

2017-12-30: Thank you 2017 from while I was on Instagram.

2017-12-11: Barn sunset

2017-11-29: Praying mantis work colleague this morning.

2017-11-22: …and last night I was grateful for that. Warm soup 🍵🙏🏻

2017-11-20: Bronx finding the sun as the cool November weather blows through.

2017-11-16: Evening sit.

2017-11-14: Morning colours with rainbow.

2017-10-25: An electrical storm, torrential rain two nights ago, a power outage, poor cell service & no …

2017-10-23: Watching the show 🌅

2017-10-21: Finding stillness in quiet reflections. New on the blog - finding nourishment in life as an …

2017-10-16: Basking in the glow of staffing another ManKind Project NWTA this last weekend at Camp Keanae here …

2017-10-11: 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 …

2017-09-30: Evening reflections…

2017-09-30: “Boxes, boxes everywhere, and still no place to sit,” with apologies to Hemmingway. With …

2017-09-29: Hazy sunset after rain. Restful. Peaceful.

2017-09-21: “…HSPs are complex, highly capable individuals who are not like everyone else in temperament …

2017-09-16: The gods were on fine form this morning. That’s the sun and cloud, not a fire. …. …

2017-09-07: Sitting in complete silence in our new Barn. Complete silence and stillness such that my ears are …

2017-08-22: Not the eclipse, but this monster storm cloud loomed over the West Maui Mountains yesterday evening.

2017-08-17: A new discovery for me today, @akamaicoffee, and I like it.

2017-08-14: Lifts galore…

2017-08-10: Eyes onto the world from our new barn.

2017-08-01: On the home straight?!

2017-07-21: Shadows and light at dusk.

2017-07-07: Haleakala summit at sunset.

2017-06-26: Shadows & Silhouettes.

2017-06-22: Throw back to Beach Trees lining The Promenande in Bristol, England.

2017-06-20: Light fixtures at Gatwick Airport.

2017-06-19: There’s still a glow in the sky over #Bristol at gone 10:00pm. I miss the long summer nights …

2017-06-18: Overhead this morning.

2017-06-17: Forever grateful.

2017-06-15: Sheep resting in a field, fields that surrounded my home in South Wales for many years.

2017-06-10: The Avon Gorge in full bloom.

2017-06-09: “Loo Of The Year” award.

2017-06-09: Westjet over Greenland a couple of days ago.

2017-06-07: Vancouver, city of fountains - throw back to yesterday in the city as I wait for luggage in London.

2017-06-06: Sun, Water & Mountains - Vancouver.

2017-06-06: A day in Vancouver en route to the UK.

2017-05-31: A sun set view from upcountry. Snapping a picture over the trees and rooftops.

2017-05-30: Back from staffing another wonderful NWTA at Camp Keanae. Grateful to the men of @themankindproject …

2017-05-20: Sunset this evening.

2017-05-07: A friend in California.

2017-05-06: Walking in West Marin a couple of days ago.

2017-04-29: The jigsaw puzzle that is the new office building going up across the road from where we are staying …

2017-04-24: Rustic bird table.

2017-04-23: Solitude

2017-04-22: All states of mind are workable. Get to know them, make them your friends not your enemy or …

2017-04-20: Early autumn light & shadow at Daitoku-ji, a temple of the Rinzai tradition of Japanese Zen …

2017-04-16: Layers of colours as spring touches the Japanese Gardens in Portland. While there today, I recorded …

2017-04-16: Bonsai Maple tree.

2017-04-16: Spring has sprung.

2017-04-13: Quan Yin at my favorite Portland Spa, Kanani Pearl Spa. A piece of Hawaii in Portland.

2017-04-12: I have a new podcast is up. Called “Behind The Thoughts,” it is for those who would like to start …

2017-04-10: Full moon over Portland.

2017-04-10: City with nautical roots.

2017-04-04: Spring in Portland.

2017-04-02: View from above. @race4theroses this morning here in Portland.

2017-03-29: Early spring skies in the Pacific Northwest.

2017-03-26: Flying into the Pacific Northwest this evening under the good care of Hawaiian Airlines.

2017-03-25: I haven’t seen this carpet for a while - 2 years since I was here. Back in Portland for a …

2017-03-25: Sunlight & window.

2017-03-23: “Red sky in the morning, shepherds warning…,” and one hour later it was raining!

2017-03-22: New creations in Haiku.

2017-03-09: New on the blog - I Miss my Meditation Sessions Sometimes. Being comfortable with when routine gets …

2017-03-07: Stop. Breathe.

2017-03-05: I Miss my Meditation Sessions Sometimes Meditation is my life blood. My days feel better when I start them with meditation, even the bad …

2017-03-01: “Every time you tell an HSP they are too sensitive, it’s like telling someone with blue eyes that …

2017-02-26: Happy Losar, Tibetan Fire Bird Year 2144.

2017-02-23: Rainbow framed in evening sunlight.

2017-02-17: It’s great to see UVSC launch. Here is a message from the founders. @jamilnewirth and @christhibaut …

2017-02-17: New on the blog, Big View - Relax the Mind. Using expansive views to allow the mind to rest and …

2017-02-15: Big View - Relax the Mind Two minutes walk from where I live is a bluff. It is not immediately obvious that the bluff is …

2017-02-02: 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 …

2017-01-30: New on the blog (link in my bio) - Self Care Sunday. The importance of self care for the highly …

2017-01-29: Sunny side up! Breakfast this morning. Can you spot Bronx?

2017-01-29: Self Care Sunday If we cannot keep ourselves in balance physically, emotionally, mentally, and spiritually we cannot …

2017-01-27: It’s a dog’s life - Bronx.

2017-01-20: A poignant moment captured by @petesouza - Farewell!

2017-01-16: New on the blog, Meditation Practices for Managing Pain.

2017-01-15: Meditation Practices for Managing Pain Two days before Christmas, two days before the socializing of the Holiday season really got into …

2017-01-09: Ryogen-in Temple in the Daitoku-ji Temple complex, Kyoto, Japan. Daitoku-ji is one of fourteen …

2017-01-08: Bronx owning the road.

2017-01-08: Wailea sunset.

2017-01-07: Northfolk Pine & moon at dusk.

2017-01-02: First bike ride of 2017.

2016-12-31: Visiting Maui? Make sure that you dress for the trip. 🌧💦☔️

2016-12-27: bestnine2016 from Instagram. Thank you for following. Sending you best wishes for 2017. …

2016-12-25: It’s snowing in Maui this Christmas! ☃️ Thank you to Paia Fire Department. Merry Christmas to …

2016-12-23: Carol singing and Hula in Makawao. 🎵"Silent Night, Holy Night"

2016-12-22: The Sandman at Mama’s Fish House last night helping Melissa & I celebrate 9 years.

2016-12-21: New on the blog, “Lessons from Japan - An Introvert’s Experience.” Reflections from a recent visit …

2016-12-16: Sunset at Hookipa cliffs with Melissa.

2016-12-16: 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 …

2016-12-15: A throw back to a beautiful summer’s day in 2011, walking along the banks of the River Usk in South …

2016-12-13: Bamboo fence, near Saiho-ji (Moss Temple), Kyoto.

2016-12-08: Throw back to images of Japan - Layers upon layers, at Daitoku-ji, a Rinzai Zen Temple in Kyoto.

2016-11-27: Egg, bacon & tomato. Experimenting with design on my phone.

2016-11-25: Thanksgiving night.

2016-11-22: Coconut washed ashore.

2016-11-18: Flowers and church.

2016-11-16: Looking skywards. Sitting under the shelter of trees.

2016-11-14: Supermoon in pixels.

2016-11-09: After yesterday’s US election, I offer this part of the Prayer of St Francis overlaid on an …

2016-11-05: Moon rise this evening.

2016-11-05: Temple cat. Spot the cat at Seiganji Temple, Kyoto. Seiganji is the head temple of the Jodo …

2016-11-04: Fence Post.

2016-11-01: Chinese Graveyard.

2016-11-01: Above Turtle Bay near Ho’okipa with Melissa.

2016-10-31: Rainbow & storm clouds.

2016-10-28: Cows at dusk with Melissa.

2016-10-28: Side street in Paia.

2016-10-27: Small bamboo garden outside a building in Kyoto.

2016-10-27: Working out of Honolulu Coffee (now no more, 8/26/2019) in Paia yesterday morning. Wanting a …

2016-10-23: This morning’s view.

2016-10-22: View looking back from the ocean.

2016-10-22: My recent visit to Japan has rekindled my interest in origami. My first few shapes that I have …

2016-10-20: Looking up into the branches of a Rainbow Shower tree.

2016-10-19: Artist by the Takase River or canal, Kyoto. The flat bottomed boat is a replica of the type of boat …

2016-10-17: In Koutou-In Temple, Daitoku-ji, Kyoto. Another temple in the Rinzai Zen Temple complex. Can anyone …

2016-10-16: A strange looking spider spotted on the ceiling at Maui Memorial Hospital A&E. 😉

2016-10-16: A homecoming welcome.

2016-10-15: Display on the outside wall of an Aesop Skin Care store in Nakagyo Ward, Kyoto.

2016-10-13: Entrance to Yasaka-jinja Shinto Shrine, by night, on the edge of the Gion district, Kyoto.

2016-10-13: Zuihō-tei garden at Zuiho-in temple, Daitoku-ji.

2016-10-12: I stumbled across this cool little coffee shop while wandering the back streets of northern Kyoto on …

2016-10-09: The Isshidan garden at Ryogen-in Temple within the vast Daitoku-ji complex in northern Kyoto. …

2016-10-09: Beautiful metal work at and by @kaikadocafe

2016-10-08: Right to left - from Indigo plant -> to dried leaves -> to powder ready to create the liquid …

2016-10-08: Flower and fruit arrangement on natural indigo cloth in the indigo dying room of kasuri

2016-10-08: Standing at a train station, seeing the tracks disappearing into the distance, has always held a …

2016-10-07: A small part of the fairy tale garden at the ‘Moss Temple’ or Saiho-ji, near to Kyoto. … …

2016-10-05: Coffee shop ambiance

2016-10-04: A small temple of the Tendai tradition of Japanese Buddhism.

2016-09-28: Under my feet in Kyoto.

2016-09-27: Simplicity and beauty in plant arrangement.

2016-09-25: Kyoto night scene.

2016-09-24: Rooftop tree

2016-09-23: Waking up in a new world. 🇯🇵

2016-09-22: To infinity and beyond.

2016-09-20: Haiku landscape

2016-08-25: Still some places available for the Gentle Men Discussion this coming Monday, August 29. I am …

2016-08-22: Cliff walks with @bronxnewirth

2016-08-10: An afternoon view

2016-08-08: An Invitation to a discussion A facilitated discussion for and about gentle men - introverted and sensitive men who do not fully …

2016-08-06: Saturday afternoon

2016-08-01: Day 1: Morning light

2016-07-26: Gentle Men Discussion You are Invited to a Discussion For and About Gentle Men Invitation I have previously held two …

2016-07-16: Big Sky

2016-07-15: Summer patterns

2016-07-08: Bon Festival at Mantokuji Soto Zen Mission

2016-07-08: Evening magic.

2016-07-04: The end of the day - July, 4th.

2016-07-04: Wind swept beach trees.

2016-07-03: Storm clouds over Pe’ahi Farms while out walking with my wife, Melissa. Check out her online …

2016-06-21: I don’t think that the kid in me will ever grow tired of rock pools, a window into another …

2016-06-18: Fire and Rock

2016-06-16: My American Airlines flight catching an United flight an hour out from Hawaii.

2016-06-13: Steepholm from the beach at Weston-Super-Mare

2016-06-12: Sustainable travel

2016-06-08: School crossing.

2016-06-06: Back to Tintern.

2016-05-30: Spring daisys and wildflowers in the Avon Gorge.

2016-05-26: Summer wall of wisteria.

2016-05-26: Maui’s not the only place with these. 🌈

2016-05-24: Little people live in Monmouth.

2016-05-21: It was lovely to visit St. Werburghs City Farm again after so long… decades. So much has …

2016-05-15: Ancient signposts.

2016-05-14: Back home in Bristol and an evening walk across the Downs. Cool, clear, bursting with spring life, …

2016-05-11: South Florida landscape.

2016-05-08: Devotion.

2016-05-06: Remembering Prince on the cliffs near Ho’okipa.

2016-04-24: Evening surf at Ho’okipa.

2016-04-22: “The secret to understanding nature lies in learning how to use your eyes.” ~ George …

2016-04-11: A beautiful walk in Makawao Forest this morning with Melissa.

2016-04-10: 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 …

2016-04-08: Gas pump in Point Reyes Nathional Sea Shore.

2016-04-07: Decaying wood.

2016-04-02: The Red Heart of volcanic rock and dirt.

2016-03-31: Sunset view while having dinner at Monsoon India to celebrate my step son Jamil’s birthday …

2016-03-27: Easter.

2016-03-27: Nearing the end of a game of Go with Maui Go Club at the now closed Tea Box Maui.

2016-03-19: A repost from Ethan Nichtern: Heroes Who Meditate Day 19 -Matthieu Ricard. Ricard was beginning a …

2016-03-18: This evening.

2016-03-15: Fallen palm branch.

2016-03-10: Remembering His Holiness the Dalai Lama and the Tibetan people on this 57th Anniversary of Tibetan …

2016-03-05: Thompson Road. Upcountry Maui.

2016-03-04: Sun, sea & sand. Evening waves.

2016-02-27: Saturday morning Go with Maui Go Club.

2016-02-23: The summit.

2016-02-19: I am touched and grateful for the interest that there has been in the Gentle Men discussion that I …

2016-02-19: Old posts.

2016-02-13: Chinese New Year Lion entering Tea Box Maui this afternoon.

2016-02-12: Junk sculpture & ocean.

2016-02-12: Inviting men, men who are looking for a new story of what it means to be a man. The quiet men, the …

2016-02-10: Young bananas.

2016-02-08: Migraine aura.

2016-02-05: “That’s life… Starting over, one breath at a time.” ~ Sharon Salzberg.

2016-02-01: Time to practice meditation. Sharon Salzberg’s 28 day meditation challenge starts today. Sign …

2016-01-28: I have long been interested in how men fit in and are accepted among one another. Specifically quiet …

2016-01-26: Repost from Sharon Salzberg: 6,000 people have committed to meditate daily throughout February in …

2016-01-25: 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 …

2016-01-24: Tree. Polaroid.

2016-01-23: Tree’s arching over a bike path.

2016-01-19: I was so grateful to see these three last week - Olly Chambers, Lucy Chambers, Anna Chambers, and …

2016-01-16: Out watching Jaws yesterday. You can get a sense of the size of those monsters by the surfer going …

2016-01-13: This evening.

2016-01-11: Repost @the_real_iman.

2016-01-10: Reaching skyward…

2016-01-10: “Men feed on each other because you taught them that life was cheap,” ~ James Kavanaugh.

2016-01-08: Graffiti and graffiti art.

2016-01-06: The remote south east shore of Maui.

2016-01-05: In the shade of the tree.

2016-01-04: Earth and Sky.

2015-12-31: Thanks for a fun first year on IG #2015bestnine. Here’s to 2016! 🎉

2015-12-29: Ocean view.

2015-12-25: A Christmas Eve moon. A Merry Christmas to everyone. 🎄

2015-12-23: Repost Ruminate magazine: Found this note to myself from two years ago from one of my favorite …

2015-12-21: Church.

2015-12-19: Kahului Airport (Maui), cell phone waiting area!

2015-12-19: Parking lot views.

2015-12-19: Sunset & ocean.

2015-12-14: The vastness of Haleakala sweeping down to the ocean.

2015-12-13: Weathered coconut.

2015-12-12: This fellow came over for a chat while I was parked up yesterday.

2015-12-03: Meditation and the Toothbrush I find it interesting watching people clean their teeth. This is not a regular pastime of mine I …

2015-11-29: Old Maui High - resting after an uphill bike ride in the wind.

2015-11-27: Memories of a lovely Thanksgiving evening with family & friends.

2015-11-26: On this Thanksgiving Day, feeling Gratitude for having The Downs in Bristol, England outside my …

2015-11-21: Disconnecting from the world. Taking time out to recharge, reflect, take stock. Leaving behind the …

2015-11-20: Introversion - In the Cradle of the Night Climbing up on Solsbury Hill I could see the city light Wind was blowing, time stood still Eagle …

2015-11-19: When the sun doesn’t shine.

2015-11-18: Looking towards the West Maui’s.

2015-11-16: Sunset on the roof of the world - Haleakala National Park. Freezing but beautiful.

2015-11-10: Sunset at Keanae.

2015-10-24: And so it starts, a couple of months enjoying my favorite coffee from my two favorite coffee shops …

2015-10-24: Introversion - Life in the Rear View Mirror When looking at my life as an introvert and HSP, I can spend a lot of time gazing into the rear view …

2015-10-14: Sunset over the West Maui Mountains.

2015-10-08: View from The High Line in New York City this last summer.

2015-10-07: Tree graveyard.

2015-10-06: Sunset from the cliffs looking towards Ho’okipa.

2015-10-04: Fisherman.

2015-09-27: Those cliffs….on Moloka’i last weekend.

2015-09-25: Tree at sunset.

2015-09-24: The Silence of Male Introverts & HSPs? I wrote this piece to explore some thoughts and observations that have been going through my mind. …

2015-09-22: A speck of colour red, a buoy.

2015-09-22: South shore scene.

2015-09-19:

2015-09-19: Father Damien’s St. Philomena Church.

2015-09-17: Nature’s embrace.

2015-09-16: Lake District locals.

2015-09-15: Late summer blooms.

2015-09-12:

2015-09-11: Aloha Friday view.

2015-09-10: Rainbow Shower tree.

2015-09-10: Double rainbow & storm.

2015-09-06: Sunset yesterday evening.

2015-09-05: The odd one out.

2015-09-03: Hudson Valley bakery.

2015-09-03: A goodnight sunset. Sleep well.

2015-09-02: Sunset cloud.

2015-08-27: The wilder, moody side of the Isle of Skye. Just round the corner from where this photo was taken a …

2015-08-25: Letting Go - A Lesson From the Road I am not long back from a summer holiday visiting family and friends in different parts of the US …

2015-08-22: Scottish thistle on the Isle of Skye.

2015-08-18: Throw back to a visit to the wonderful Dia Museum in Beacon, NY.

2015-08-01: 🎶 “In England’s green and pleasant land…” 🎶 Exmoor.

2015-08-01: Moon over Bristol.

2015-07-23: Back home in Bristol for a visit - the Avon Gorge.

2015-07-22: A few more of those early morning South Beach shots 😄🌅

2015-07-22: South Beach architecture.

2015-07-22: Somewhere over Europe early yesterday morning .

2015-07-22: On a morning walk last weekend in South Beach, FL.

2015-07-20: UK next.

2015-07-15: Let battle commence.

2015-07-13: Polaroid.

2015-07-10: Being Interviewed by Melissa Schwartz - Video Melissa Schwartz of Leading Edge Parenting, where she coaches parents of highly sensitive children, …

2015-07-09: Trees & Fence.

2015-07-07: Sunset shadow.

2015-07-04: Distance shores.

2015-06-30: A shy stop sign.

2015-06-30: Venus & Jupiter cozying up.

2015-06-29: Through the grass.

2015-06-28: Rock, sea & sky, West Mauis.

2015-06-25: Medicine Walk - Reflections A little under two weeks ago I wrote about the Medicine Walk that I was planning to embark on. The …

2015-06-25: From a visit to Bath earlier this year.

2015-06-24: The sun doesn’t shine every day.

2015-06-22: New project…there, it’s out there now!

2015-06-21: Waves breaking.

2015-06-20: Digital Focus (aka Mindfulness Bell) As I journal and reflect on the Medicine Walk that I went on last Monday, I am reminded of the …

2015-06-18: Shoreline.

2015-06-11: Medicine Walk - Setting Intention This coming Monday, June 15, I will be spending the day on a Medicine walk. I am taking the time now …

2015-06-07: Heat.

2015-06-06: On the way to the ocean.

2015-06-03: Stupa and Full Moon from last night, Saga Dawa.

2015-06-02: Happy Saga Dawa.

2015-05-30: Kite surfing at Manzanita, OR.

2015-05-29: End of a long day, sunset.

2015-05-29: Flowers hiding.

2015-05-28: Remembering Sauvie Island from May last year.

2015-05-26: Big sky.

2015-05-22: Some Days Suck... Some days suck and yesterday was one of them for me. That was the downside. The upside happened as …

2015-05-22: Kula sunset.

2015-05-19: Reaching for the sky.

2015-05-18: Pathway to the ocean.

2015-05-17: Nature’s patterns. Permaculture.

2015-05-17: Sunset, south shore.

2015-05-15: They made a bench for me…or so I’d like to think 😊

2015-05-15: Spot the bee.

2015-05-11: Storm brewing.

2015-05-10: Entrance.

2015-05-09: Kula sunset.

2015-05-09: Evening in Bristol, UK from winter this year.

2015-05-08: To the ocean.

2015-05-05: Maui Dharma Center.

2015-05-02: View from Kaupo Church, Maui.

2015-04-30: Visitor.

2015-04-29: The rain has helped to keep the temperature down…and produce some lovely rainbows.

2015-04-29: Maui Dharma Center.

2015-04-28: Jacaranda.

2015-04-26: Street lamp in the rain.

2015-04-24: Ancient stones.

2015-04-23: Bath Cathedral detail.

2015-04-22: Cooling off on the way home.

2015-04-22: Out on the bike again…Hot ☀️

2015-04-21: The old and the new. A bike ride to Old Maui High.

2015-04-20: Buddha.

2015-04-18: Morning shade.

2015-04-16: Making Friends with Boredom Boredom is an interesting beast. I don’t know if it is who I hang out with, but few weeks go by …

2015-04-16: Neglected toy.

2015-04-15: Afternoon office.

2015-04-11: First ride since arriving in Maui. Good to be out on the bike.

2015-04-11: A blast from the past - The Rewards of Staying Present.

2015-03-06: Trust In Your Natural Wisdom Buddhism speaks of Buddha Nature, the fundamental nature of all beings. This is our natural, innate …

2015-02-04: What the Tibetans Taught Me About Quiet Time I am writing this on a flight back to the US from England. I have spent the last two weeks in the …

2015-01-14: Landing in a New Place Yesterday my wife and I traveled across the country, the US that is, from the north west corner to …

2014-12-24: How to Approach Difficult Situations ... and Manage Those Holiday Blues A lot of good advice has been offered online on how introverts and HSPs can manage the social …

2014-12-17: Thresholds The URL to this website is made up of the words “Crossing The Threshold.” While it informs my work, …

2014-11-21: An Attitude of Gratitude Every Thursday evening at a yoga class that I use to attend we started class by sitting in a circle, …

2014-11-14: An Aesop Fable and Introversion We have been experiencing some very windy weather here in the Pacific North West. Accompanied by …

2014-11-01: Broad Shoulders Aren't Always Necessary How do you deal with those situations where someone dishes out an attack on you, offering accusatory …

2014-10-24: Keeping the Gremlins at Bay See if this rings true for you? You’ve just got off a telephone call or are out of a meeting where …

2014-09-21: Strive for Perfection, Stay in Practice Practice - to rehearse, to work at, to train; from the Greek, praktikos - active, practical. …

2014-08-30: Meditation In Service of Introverts Meditation and introversion have something in common - the mind. For introverts the mind is a place …

2014-08-21: Riding Up That Hill I’ll have to ask you to fill in the blanks on this one. I am writing about extroverts and …

2014-08-13: Quiet Time, Space, Mindfulness and Focus How much time do you give to be just with yourself? Why should you want to? For six mornings of the …

2014-07-02: The Silent Warrior When I hear the word “warrior” I usually think of a fearsome character going off into battle, …

2014-06-12: A Bed of Leaves British winter days are short. Throw in a blanket of grey cloud cover and any daylight there was …

2014-05-30: The Hypnotic Sound of Silence Life can be a game of give and take at times. We’d prefer things to be one way but for one reason or …

2014-04-25: "I Use to be an Introvert, But..." When people ask what I do and I reply that I work with introverts I am surprised how often I hear …

2014-04-07: Viewing Life from Another Perspective Whether introverted or extroverted in nature a change in perspective can help navigate trying times, …

2014-03-31: Managing Overwhelm (II) In the last article we looked at scenarios where you find yourself becoming overwhelmed. That is you …

2014-03-21: Managing Overwhelm (I) This is the first part of a two part article exploring ways of helping yourself when you feel that …

2014-03-08: Just Showing Up Sometimes it is just about showing up. No matter what our resolution is for a project, and despite …

2014-03-05: Motivation's Role In Your Adventures This article first appeared on Arthur Coddington’s Peak Performance website. Call to …

2014-03-03: The Rewards of Staying Present This is an experience of mine, see if this rings true for you. I am out walking, let’s say on …