Night Music: Ai Du

October 22, 2018

Getting Ready For Halloween

October 22, 2018


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On Retirement

October 22, 2018

Today is the 9th anniversary of my enforced retirement from the world of business. That seems like a long time when you say it out loud; but it’s just a snap in hindsight, goes so fast.

And the changes in my life, our lives, since that day are far more extreme (and not unwelcome) than I might ever have imaged possible ten years ago. Different challenges, different pleasures, different skills, different vices, different speeds.

I’ll almost certainly have a long nap in celebration this afternoon!


Poem: Magnetic North

October 22, 2018



You are magnetic north;

All my paths converge on you.


You are the tropics;

my Cancer and my Capricorn.


You are the forests;

the leafy groves where my dreams dwell.


You are the mountains,

with heights I could not imagine.


You are the seven seas;

I bob on your waves and tides.


You are the equator;

the widest part of my existence.

You are my world.