Friday, January 26, 2024

Thomas Hardy

A somewhat portentous reading of Neutral Tones; but worth a listen nonetheless.


 Frames of Reference by Estill Pollock

Wednesday, January 24, 2024

Mountain climbing in Korea

Climbing Hyoungjae Bong: Reaching the Summit. #mountainhiking #hikingink... via @YouTube

Mountain climbing in South Korea.

#mountainclimbing #koreannature #형재봉 #등산

Tuesday, January 23, 2024


 From Another World by Christien Gholsen

With my dad

With my dad…

He was admitted to hospital last summer. He’d been weakening for days and the resulting mental confusion paralyzed his decision making. I live far away, but when I told him he had to call 911 he resisted then made the call. A gastric tube is keeping him alive now.

Hospitalized parents 2


Having parents in medical care during government cutbacks. #healthcare #agingparents #hospitalcare

Full video at YouTube:

Sunday, January 21, 2024

Aging Parents in medical care


Having parents in medical care during government cutbacks. #healthcare #agingparents #hospitalcare

Full video at YouTube:

Friday, January 19, 2024

한국 닭갈비/ Korean dalk kalbi

 Korean Dalk Kalbi! — Spicy stir fried chicken/ 닭갈비 이야기 #koreanfood #stirfriedchicken

Full video at YouTube:

Wednesday, January 17, 2024

Train usage in Japan

Why train service in Japan is so popular: it’s well maintained.. #japantravel #jrtrain #japantransit

Trains remain popular worldwide as a form of transportation. However, this is especially true in Asia, and in particular Japan.

Full video at YouTube:

Saturday, January 13, 2024

Working Week 1


Messaging the climate crisis


For many people (most) NASA reports of dangerous planetary heating might come as a surprise. For those who follow climatologists and environmentalists, it will not; they’ve been saying the same thing consistently for years. Then why their message not getting through to the former? 

One argument that gets made is media fails. And this is a valid point. But it also sidesteps the messaging of climatologists themselves and how it might resonate more successfully with ordinary people. More thoughts here: 

YouTube link: Climate scientists do important work. But could their messaging do with a rethink? #climatecrisis



Tuesday, January 09, 2024


 January 10, 2024 via @YouTube

The Jigokudani (Hell Valley) at Noboribetsu in Japan. #japantravel #onsen #noboribetsu