“Mixed Plate” from Barry
When I was young, writing came very easily to me. My imagination was like an open faucet. Now it’s harder for me. Being a perfectionist keeps me from sharing some of my experiences and insights with others because I feel it will take me forever fully to explain what I’m trying to get across. So I put it off for another day, and the day never seems to come. However as part of our blog, I would like to share occasional insights and knowledge that I experience as part of my daily life here in China or wherever we are.
Some people ask me, “What do you do?”
My answer is “Whatever, whenever I want.”
I am a lucky man.
For some reason, a poem that I wrote when I was in my 20’s popped into my mind.
Time is money
look in the clock
when the clock stops
will you be broke?
By traveling and having new experiences, I feel I am using my time well and becoming “richer” every day.
One insight I have, which I’m sure you’ve noticed too, is the media continually bombards us with negative stories. A magazine that Renee and I love to read is Ode. It contains articles that focus on many of the positive happenings around the world. They have an excellent web-site: “The on-line community for Intelligent Optimists.” Go to < http://www.odemagazine.com/>. I highly recommend it.
Many people are doing amazing things around the world and reading about people who are helping find solutions to the world’s problems helps us remember that the good guys far outnumber the bad guys in our world. However, it seems like bad news sells more papers.
For the UN Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen, Ode put out a special edition filled with possible solutions to world problems.
Happy reading. Aloha, Barry