Poem: Tai O Catch 22

Frommer’s Guide on Tai O and Lantau , Hong Kong Backstory: Tai O, known as the Venice of Hong Kong, is a fishing village that attractions many visitors annually. It’s famous for its stilted houses on the sea, scenic sunset views and rare pink dolphins. Like Venice, Tai O has to grapple with the quandaryContinue reading “Poem: Tai O Catch 22”

Poem: Covid-19, Like Christmas

Covid-19, Like Christmas Well, ain’t this somethingit’s Christmas Again,sort of, some three months laterseven days into Spring Look at the long lines at big boxes.Look at the gluttony.See the selflessness.See the selfishness. And what a sight for miles…near emptinesson the highway.Ain’t it beautiful! Hear folks saying, “Sweet Jesus!”Hear people praying, “Oh Father”Listen to the sociableContinue reading “Poem: Covid-19, Like Christmas”

Poem: Modern Radio Goodbye

This is the biz,Good Riddance Radio.“Here today, gone tomorrow”No proper swan song send off.No pat-on-the-back  sorrow from upper management. Your wisdom, your years put in on the airwaves mean nothing.Your engaging persona and evenyour ratings and demos don’t matter.As quick as a turn of the dialcomes management’s burn. It’s out you go, exit left withContinue reading “Poem: Modern Radio Goodbye”

Poem: Paulina's Old Car

Inspired by an interview with Paulina Porizkova on CBS Sunday Morning — View She ran her fingers on her Baby, one last time.“Time to put the covers on for good”Gradually,she understood there was no reason, no rhymeto try to fix thingsWhat was once a hell of a ride,Her precious joy and pride, her everything– gaveContinue reading “Poem: Paulina's Old Car”

Poem: Needles

Needles in the oceanstreamed from the city…Needless to say, a pity…The hell’s going on in the city?Dim-witted politicians,dedicated to destroyingthe entire districtstreet to shore,approve without failseedy corner exchangesfor (ab)users’ “benefit”…the hell? Dare we wade and surf,in view of syringesfloating about and laying outalong our blessed stretchof beachy mirth?Nowadays, we’re on needle watch.Nevermind the possible dangerfrom attackingContinue reading “Poem: Needles”

22 reasons why river cruising should be on your radar

On river cruises… 1. There is hardly any crowd on board. Choose a cruise during off season (usually in Spring & Fall) and cues or lines in cafeteria and reception are almost sure to be non-existent.  2. No constant packing and unpacking on your trip. Isn’t this a pain? 3. You love to be cateredContinue reading “22 reasons why river cruising should be on your radar”

Not to blow your sails but you need to get travel protection

​ ​22 Reasons why you may be compelled to check the box for travel protection or insurance (Yes, you’ll have to read through policy! Trust me, it’s not that bad and DEFINITELY worth it.) 1. Despite great caution, you get significantly injured in an accident during a trip.  If you are accident prone, buying insuranceContinue reading “Not to blow your sails but you need to get travel protection”

On Point: A Guide on Dana Point, California

Book a flight to Orange County to get here (SNA) Find luxurious or low cost Lodging in Dana Point Rent a car to drive to Dana Point. Dana is one of the most charming neighborhoods in all of Orange county. She’s loves the water. Marina goers head to her Harbor area to stroll, sail, sipContinue reading “On Point: A Guide on Dana Point, California”