It’s been a looooong time since I’ve tried my hand at poetry (most of it happened back in the angsty days of high school musings). I’ve been reading a book (for a day now) called Notes From the Tilt-a-Whirl, and it is this illuminating and refreshing, whimsical and weighty work of philosophy and apologetics and poetry in prose. But more on that later when I’ve finished the book and can give a full critique. In the meantime, I fell into a nap after reading it this evening, and I woke up composing poetry in my head. I jumped up, grabbed the computer, and connected head to hands and started typing. This is what I ended up with, and this should give a picture (albeit fuzzy and incomplete) of how I feel during this strange, frustrating, and hope-filled long-distance engagement. Continue reading “Just As We Are”
Perhaps that title is a little deceiving…in a couple of ways.
- I am NOT referring to Typhoon Tembin being back by popular demand, although this post is about the typhoon’s probable second bashing of Taiwan.
- I am talking about my meteorologist wannabe posting frenzy, but I don’t actually believe that the general public is clamoring for my return in this writing arena. :) Continue reading “Back By Popular Demand”
I am blessed to live overseas during an age when technology connects people across the globe with the simple click of a button at no (or little) cost. Tonight I tried the new Google+ Hangout with Mom and Dad (who were using separate computers while sitting on the same couch :) ) and Charles–two countries + 3 locations + family = a lot of fun! Continue reading Google Hangout + Family
After a night of high wind and some rain, we awoke to a calm and quiet scene in Dashe, Kaohsiung this morning. Where did the typhoon go? Beats me! The radar still shows it hovering over Taiwan, but when I look out my window, the scene is completely tranquil.
Cloudy with a chance of meatballs. Ha, with the unpredictability of this storm, I think that might actually be possible! But really, the wind and rain started sometime in the night, but it’s nothing to talk about yet. Just a normal overcast morning in Kaohsiung. If you look at the satellite images, you’ll see we’re getting the front end of the storm now, so the intensity should pick up as the storm moves over us. Continue reading “Terminator Tembin: “I’ll Be Back””