@my best friend: the time for an old poet

leaf and life thought The poet gazes afar as the two slowly walk, Through a strait gate palm in palm they talk. Now I am ninety-nine and you not younger dear, Friend to friend, goodbye without fear. Time to leave them all: sanctuary abode round the corner, Old dreams of love and whimsy bliss that … Continue reading @my best friend: the time for an old poet

random thoughts, pictures and colors of friends

Friend is a word we often use to depict any kind of relationship. I decide to use a set of pictures from the coloring book to show what we can make of friendship. We start with plain colorless pages. The relationship adds colors, some messy, some quite beautiful. We can have entirely different tastes like … Continue reading random thoughts, pictures and colors of friends

Travel review 2014-2016 (15 random points)

The sound mind man's rather personal three years' travel in review in fifteen random realms as follows: 1. weather experienced: extreme heat (over 40 degrees C to extreme cold (thick snow on the way) but blessed with moderate weather mostly. 2. ocean: Pacific from end to end. 3. work: two medium size books completed. 4. … Continue reading Travel review 2014-2016 (15 random points)

NO, they are not mine

a Nostalgia for vintage cars of another era. It is hard to describe how one feels about old cars. These are from the 1950s. A 1953 CHEVROLET Model: Corvette, made popular by John Wayne, and a 1954 Kaiser-Darrin. One thing that is striking about these two is the cream colored exaggerated bonnet. These were taken from the car museum … Continue reading NO, they are not mine

his web blog frozen in a time and space

Cherry On TopThe day was like any ordinary day. We were all set to go to a hot spring and this picture was taken from a coach. The guide said we would go near the mountain but not too near. At that time they were speculating that it might have some volcanic activities unsuitable for … Continue reading his web blog frozen in a time and space

Meet the African penguins (ecology continues): a haiku

No cold snow at best flying through ocean to nest rocky shore for rest ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~I see these cute birds in the enclosure. They do not need ice. They are from a warm country. A big strong male stands as guard. Couples of smaller ones make their own individual homes in the rocky caves. There are babies too. what surprises … Continue reading Meet the African penguins (ecology continues): a haiku

all our busy rushing ends in nothing

not in a desert he saw camels marching by at a casual glance ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ More secrets unfold as one looks higher and further. Sometimes we need to linger for awhile and not be in a hurry to go away. Ironically, the speed of communication activities enhanced by modern digital gadgets has slowed down man's organic … Continue reading all our busy rushing ends in nothing

WHEN THE SKY WEEPS

Sometimes we take the sky for granted. We do not look up unless it looks like it’s going to rain. When it rains we pay more attention to the wetness of the water-soaked ground or the forgotten laundry in the backyard. We do not look at the sky or the rain. We look at things … Continue reading WHEN THE SKY WEEPS

“A dictionary for navigators on spiritual rough waters” chapter 29: the meaning of “meaning”

Today we come to one word, "mean", and learn to appreciate its depth and width. when we say "I mean" we are telling others to understand what we mean. The word 'mean' has no value of its own. The person who uses it can intend one of the following: he really means what he says; or … Continue reading “A dictionary for navigators on spiritual rough waters” chapter 29: the meaning of “meaning”

Spiritual traveler’s notes 15: ‘individual’ (re-posted on 2021-07-09)

I decided to repost a random episode from my 2014 story, as a treat to my readers. Traveler Ying's notes: I have been recording my own perspectives, on how an individual asks for divine direction in end days. However, I am reminded today that each individual must ask for himself or herself. Henceforth, the notes … Continue reading Spiritual traveler’s notes 15: ‘individual’ (re-posted on 2021-07-09)

random thoughts on spiritual cost

The Cost of Discipleship (Quotes from Dietrich Bonhoeffer) “When all is said and done, the life of faith is nothing if not an unending struggle of the spirit with every available weapon against the flesh.” “Costly grace is the gospel which must be sought again and again and again, the gift which must be asked for, … Continue reading random thoughts on spiritual cost

picture story: a day in the life of a market

It has been sometimes since this traveler shared something about travel. Here they are, some photos of a local market somewhere in the world. The day was early but the market was teeming with activities and lives of the people of this land. The photos were taken at random and focused on one theme, produce … Continue reading picture story: a day in the life of a market

a more lasting love: today’s love letter

See how very much our Father loves us, for he calls us his children, and that is what we are! But the people who belong to this world don’t recognize that we are God’s children because they don’t know him. 2 Dear friends, we are already God’s children, but he has not yet shown us what … Continue reading a more lasting love: today’s love letter

more on sound and mind story

Mirco Mencacci ( Pontedera , 1961 ) is a film sound editor. At the age of four, became blind due to a gunshot party accidentally. He was then forced to move to Genoa to attend a special school for the blind.  Here he discovered his talent for music, and especially for the sound. He has developed an … Continue reading more on sound and mind story

journey on: more little dog’s story -the gate and the cage

This little dog is trying her best to adjust to living in the new house which has no garden. One recent day she was put to test and subject to much confusion by the human. He drove home and parked the car outside as he did not want to let the dog run into the … Continue reading journey on: more little dog’s story -the gate and the cage

Jesus Foretells the Future: the first of the birth pains, with more to come.

Mark 13 New Living Translation (NLT) Jesus Foretells the Future 13 As Jesus was leaving the Temple that day, one of his disciples said, “Teacher, look at these magnificent buildings! Look at the impressive stones in the walls.” 2 Jesus replied, “Yes, look at these great buildings. But they will be completely demolished. Not one stone will … Continue reading Jesus Foretells the Future: the first of the birth pains, with more to come.

“A dictionary for navigators on spiritual rough waters” chapter 18 – the twins: lost and found

Reading Bible words is like looking for treasure. Treasure is interesting because one has to find it. The key word is "find". One tends to take for granted things that are easily accessible and are visible to all. But when the equally rare and precious thing is not easily visible and often is hidden in … Continue reading “A dictionary for navigators on spiritual rough waters” chapter 18 – the twins: lost and found

“A dictionary for navigators on spiritual rough waters” chapter 16 – blessings and curses choices

I am led to read ancient history and ponder further on the meanings of names and the destiny of a man changes with the choices he makes. The choices one makes in the physical realm impact the spiritual and open spiritual doors to life and death. Blessings turn to curses. Honor turns to shame. But God … Continue reading “A dictionary for navigators on spiritual rough waters” chapter 16 – blessings and curses choices