Vanity is the greatest seducer of reason…
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.)