Reflecting on the technologies I use to read, reflect, and write, I confront some of my attachments seen as I cling to the ephemera of my life. Continue Reading →
Relationships can be hard. Relationships can be painful. Relationships can be worth it. A poem for my love. Continue Reading →
Arriving in Xi’an, we explore the beautiful city center with its ancient Ming Dynasty monuments, and a trip out to the Qin Dynasty mausoleum with its famous terracotta warriors. Continue Reading →
After a 40 hour train ride rising to more than 11,000 feet, we arrive in Lhasa to see the temples of the Tibetan people, learn of their history, and appreciate the struggle they have with nature and other human groups. Continue Reading →
To your right you will see a word cloud entitled Luggage Tags. These are the tags I use to provide paths through the content here. I call it the Dewey-Gibson system. I started it when I decided to catalog my library. I have moved a lot in my life. Every time we move houses my books are packed up and when we arrive it is a mess to put them on the shelves in some sensible order. Then finding the particular book one might want is also a challenge. So, I did what librarians have done for centuries. I cataloged Continue Reading →
For me, one of the most challenging aspects of the pandemic has really begun to chafe as we move into the new year. Continue Reading →
In 2007, Patrick and I joined Corinne and Tim on the first of what would be many trips around the world. We visited Beijing, Lhasa, Xian, and Tokyo. This is the first story of our Historic Beijing Adventure. Continue Reading →
Safari conjured up many half-formed ideas and most of these were relatively negative.
I investigated our accommodations. Hmmm…
I still thought this was going to be a visit to the zoo via truck. Continue Reading →
Can I recover or move the writing? Will anyone read it? Pah!
And perhaps do it imperfectly, but more often. Continue Reading →
Miraculous bridge /
Above the Columbia /
Fades into the ash. Continue Reading →