A Friend’s Mother’s Last Words: My good friend, Laura Skilbeck, kept a note of what her mother said during her final moments. Like many people who have read it, I felt the need to share it.
At the weekend we visited Tamsui in the north of Taipei. It attracts a lot of Korean and Japanese tourists due to the centuries-old Fuyou temple, and Fort San Domingo, which was built by the Spanish in 1629 and then was later occupied by the British… continue
My wife and I visited the Yingge District this weekend. It’s on the outskirts of Taipei City, and is well-known for it’s beautiful ceramics….cont
Think constantly how many doctors have died, after knitting their brows over their own patients; how many astrologers, after predicting the deaths of others, as if death were something important; cont…
The past melted his face.
He’s sitting next to the magazines,
with their perfect, blotch-free faces;
but theirs don’t tell a story
like his; (cont)
This happened yesterday.
I was writing my current book and had no idea what was going to happen next.
I started to think of all the people who have told me that they would like to write a book but don’t know where to start… continue
I’m pleased to announce you can now listen to the audiobook of The Girl with the Green-Tinted Hair on Youtube…. cont
I never know how much I need you
until we’re apart;
with you, everything I see
turns into an ode to life… cont
The wind blows the flag,
only to find resistance.
(I, flag, blow the wind.)
They try and capture
the magic through their gadgets—
in a flash it’s gone.