12

BEFORE I was prepared as much as any human could be for what was to come. Fitness not taken lightly. Over months had gradually upped the running from a breathless one kilometre to now 10 breathe easy kilometres three times a week and surfing when I could. The “12’s" creativity blasting from the ear buds … Continue reading 12

Surf’s uP!

Early Morning East Coast Peninsular Malaysia late October 2021 (Pic: C. Round) Tail end of the first week in March 2022, and coming home from two days of surfing . Reflect on what was Forecast and quality of Surf available. A measure of disappointment dominated this reflection. There had been consistent forecast of waves being … Continue reading Surf’s uP!

War …… Peace ….the Book

Part 1 and Part 2 now together for a not so long 20 minute read. 1.War ... “WAR! What is it good for? Absolutely nothin!” War) h'uhYeah!(What is it good for?)Absolutely (nothin) uh-huh, uh-huh(War) h'uhYeah!(What is it good for?)Absolutely (nothin')Say it again, y'all (War) h'uh (h'uh) look out!(What is it good for?)Absolutely (nothin') ...................... Compulsory … Continue reading War …… Peace ….the Book

War …… Peace

1.War ... “WAR! What is it good for? Absolutely nothin!” War) h'uhYeah!(What is it good for?)Absolutely (nothin) uh-huh, uh-huh(War) h'uhYeah!(What is it good for?)Absolutely (nothin')Say it again, y'all (War) h'uh (h'uh) look out!(What is it good for?)Absolutely (nothin') ...................... Compulsory to click Play! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dQHUAJTZqF0 "WAR! What is" .... .....and so starts with "The Temptations classic … Continue reading War …… Peace

BEYOND

Seven years years, 3 months and 6 days on from the Great Crash, the Great Plague soon after and now the Great storms of Climate Madness. Have no idea why I still mark off the calendar. Friends gone, where? Who knows. Chaos does that. Family? A bit like so called friends, who knows? Up until … Continue reading BEYOND

POKOK

Delonix regia in full glorious sweeping flower among the hills of Bali.(Flame tree or in Bali is Padangbai). Its origins are on the remote South West Indian Ocean Island Madagascar. It now claims many long term homes around the World. "Pokok" - Malaysian word for tree and basically anything else that grows. I love, admire … Continue reading POKOK

TRUTH

DAY 1 Fire in the Sky! Repeated booms, the ground shakes so much that according to news reports 5.2 registered on the Richter scale. It stops. I look around the garden and down in my lap feeling wetness. These 63 years and bladder control is not what it once was. Nope not that. Just the … Continue reading TRUTH

A Warming Argument (long read)

Forward: The original idea for this 70 minutes of narrative had been floating around since November 2019. Reading about the shortcomings of the 'Paris' agreement on Greenhouse emissions and yet again witnessing much politics being played out by those Nations led by Conservative right wing Governments, really had my 'Greenie' blood boiling. Yet again, the … Continue reading A Warming Argument (long read)

A Warming Argument Part 8

BLUE MARBLE Revisited Our Blue Marble as described by Astronauts on Apollo 8, 52 years ago in December 1968. Did Ideology or the application of well researched, tested and practical Science enable this photograph to be taken? No need to answer. In early March at the start of this Warming Argument series (Somewhere in Space), … Continue reading A Warming Argument Part 8