Tuesday, May 1, 2018


Spring is here and I need to take a break. Spring cleaning should come with digital detox. Reading a real book beats looking at the big screen. I need to go out and I suggest you to do the same. See the flowers and walk around the lake. Forget anything digital at least for a few days.

I'd like to focus more on environmental issues in the future. See previous entries. 

Saturday, April 7, 2018


I envision a big walk on a global scale, with participants carrying their water needs for the walk to demonstrate the importance of water. This is the only blue planet in the Galaxy we know of. We can't lose its water resources.  I've been very concerned about these issues, especially as water stress becomes more prevalent around the globe. I think this topic deserves a separate website.

Thursday, April 5, 2018


RiverBlue. A movie by David McIlvride, Mark Angelo and Roger Williams

Watching the trailer made me reconsider buying a new pair of blue jeans or even wearing the old ones. But then what is there to do? Not to wear denim ever again? The term for me to learn is ethical manufacturing.  

Friday, March 30, 2018

Waiting for Spring to Arrive

Scarf, from a street vendor
Knitted Top, thrifted
Belt, handmade by me

Thursday, March 22, 2018

World Water Day -- The Rainmakers of Nganyi

The Rainmakers of Nganyi

A video by filmmaker Steve McDonald on Vimeo.

Monday, March 19, 2018

About Time

To solve the problem of time I just bought a watch. I drenched my non-water resistant watch and I bought a new one. It turns out that it has a life of its own. I mean it shows the time in varying time zones haphazardly without indicating which time zone is actually shown. Either that or I am a time traveler. When I left home, it was 5 minutes behind local time. And when
I got home, it was more than 1 hour ahead of local time.

First I thought that this watch has no sense of time whatsoever. Or even worse: it actually knows that there is no such thing as time so it does not bother displaying it. What it displays instead are some random decimals to fool me.

Then it hit me. Whenever current time is shown, it's always a great match to my individual need. Could it be that this watch has a sophisticated sense of the entire space-time continuum? Although the price I paid for it ($2.99) does not justify AI capabilities, I have my doubts now. I am in constant synchrony with my watch and, apparently, it has nothing to do with time. How could those watchmakers down there in China know me so well? 

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

The Fighter

"You’ve been killing me for two months." He laughs at the thought. "I'll challenge you."
(What a complete nonsense.) I can see surprise in his eye. With a teasing tone he says, "Very scary!” I know I am no match to him. He wins. (Supposedly.)

He warms up for the fight. He turns toward me with his right hand extended. Our eyes are locked. I am invincible now, a true warrior with a terrifying grimace ready to defeat him. We "fight". He is in a defense position. I hit the palm of his extended hand with all the force I can muster. He first looks down and then slowly raises his eyes. His expression is a mix of concerned and comical. There is hardly any force in my blow. It's like a mosquito bite. He can't stop grinning as he walks away.

He wears white. And he always smiles.