My 77 year old mind

Yes I think about death; I read about it and see movies about it; and, think about my own death. I also see mind images of my past indiscretions, which is the polite word for infidelity!

Some word or idea today will trigger mental visits to my past actions and inactions. My mind will thread through images of past relationships. Most of the time it will start and stop with Lise L and the 20 some years we knew each other, mentally, carnally. I wonder if she is still alive, how she is, what she does with her days?

These days I spend a lot of time thinking about my upcoming trip to Istria and Venice. I will spend about 20 hours in bella venezia! Overnight at the Albergo Doge and take the train from Opatija to Venice and back!

The seaside of Opatija

The seaside of Opatija (Photo credit: Wikipedia)


Venice (Photo credit: A Roger Davies)

Venice, Italy

Venice, Italy (Photo credit: kh1234567890)

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Vancouver views


Vancouver (Photo credit: ecstaticist)

To my friends and followers here is a gallery of views of Vancouver.


As you can see water, sea water, is a big part of our viewscape. Yes, it is a visually beautiful city!

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Countdown in Dalian!

Traditional Chinese medicine shop in Tsim Sha ...

Old Chinese medical chart on acupuncture meridians
Old Chinese medical chart on acupuncture meridians (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Today is April 30, which is Income Tax Submission deadline in Canada and 15 days till I leave Dalian to return to BC for the “rest of my life”. My wife asked me last night if I wanted her to arrange a party of friends to mark my leaving. I suggested to her that I wasn’t the best person to have an opinion about that.

A few weeks ago I had a wine tasting to which I invited about 15 people and less than 10 turned up. So I am not overly anxious to have another of those parties in my name.

Funny thing happened yesterday with HodgeZ. He met a lady who deals in Chinese medicine to treat diabetics and high BP. She is kinda short or petite in a very Chinese way with glasses and an earnest “I can help you” look! Hodge had the same face, except he meant that this lady would help me more than Western meds. He called me at around 12:30 and insisted that I meet him and her at Central Perk. Bizarre!

She has returned to Dalian after spending 2 years in Dubai dispensing her Chinese medicine stuff! Her 55 yr old brother is her main support in this business. Again bizarre!

I told her to call E and E shooed her away!

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