Mixed bag

A Prime Day

The consumption society has made us feel that happiness lies in having things, and has failed to teach us the happiness of not having things.”

Elise Boulding

Amazon apparently had more than a billion dollar in sales on Prime Day, which lasted 30 hours. Really?

The most popular items sold were smart speakers, tablets, 4K TV screens, programmable pressure cookers, DNA ancestry tests, Whey protein powder and “Game of Thrones” on Blu-Ray. Exactly what I needed, not.

When do we realize that this mad consumption does not make us one iota more happy, free or healthy? To the contrary.


Twilight on the Chilkat River

I am happy to report that I have spent zero dollars and more importantly zero seconds on trying to buy anything on Prime Day.

Have a grand day out.



“Choose your friends carefully.
They are a reflection of you.”

Jim George


Shoulder season: Time to reflect.

Sitting on the shore. Nothing to do but watching golden reflections of fall colors in the ocean. Gentle waves  creating ever changing patterns. Contemplating life.

As I cannot reverse the wave patterns, I cannot turn back the past.

Just always make  the best choices I can.


One Man's Paradise

After the storm

“Thank goodness for the first snow, it was a reminder–no matter how old you became and how much you’d seen, things could still be new if you were willing to believe they still mattered.”

Candace Bushnell

Beautiful skies are back in all it’s splendor after the second snow this season.


Summit Lake, British Columbia


One Man's Paradise

On reality – № 6

“Reality leaves a lot to the imagination.”

John Lennon

May keeps giving. Calm days, plenty of sunshine, spring colors. 15 hours of daylight, not enough time to capture it all.

Traveling along the South Klondike Highway I came across this intriguing reflection in Tutshi (too-shy) Lake. It reminds me of paintings by Emil Nolde.


Vierwaldstätter See. Um 1930

Nature, One Man's Paradise

In a different light – № 2

“Bewilderment increases
in the presence of mirrors.”

Tarjei Vesaas

There is something bewildering about mirror images, as you see “reality” and a distorted replica of it next to each other.

There is also something soothing about mirror images. Glass-like reflections are only possible in the absence of wind, maybe that’s why I associate reflections with calm weather and enjoyment. I am at a loss of words to describe my attraction to these eerie, mystical images, but I  am certainly drawn to.

Do you have a favorite mirror image?

After two balmy days, stormy weather has returned. The Northern Lights were beaming two nights ago and the solar storms are still going strong, however the cloud cover did hide the magic light show…

I am sitting in our dry kitchen, enjoying a cinnamon roll and a hot chocolate. It is pouring outside.