Fa – the Green Dragon

A Place for the Odd Musings of an Expat Bristolian

Hello again.


I have been somewhat absent of late. I have blamed my lack of postings on my frustration with the WordPress Block editor, but in truth I have been lazy or rather, uninspired of late. Maybe, this has something to do with the ongoing Covid 19 situation. All in all, I have to say that It has left me in a very depressed mood.

When I o to work each day because I am in constant contact with the public at large, I wear a mask and take every precaution to protect myself nd others.  I should mention that I am fully vaccinated but prefer to err on the side of caution.

Frankly put; I am dismayed at the total disregard for the seriousness of this pandemic which is displayed by many of the guests who enter my place of work each day.

But that is America! People here tout freedom even if it kills them!

I guess this is just a time to sit and wait. Let us hope that the variant Delta stain is conquered soon. However, I fear that will only happen if the politics is taken out of health care.


Author: Cethru Cellophane

I have reached the regrettable realization that I may have squandered my life. I did a quick count recently and figured that I have visited about 66 countries, and lived for more than 3 years in 3 of them. During this time I completed 14 corporate moves (relocations) and have changed my address more than 23 times. I should have settled on a profession that would have kept me in one place with no packing and unpacking. When I think of the time I have spent bundling my life into and out of boxes. Ah well, it's all water under the bridge. But I am grateful for the experience. At the end of the day I will be able to say with a certain authority, "been there, done that". A note about this site’s Header Image The Header image for this site is of the Smith Avenue High Bridge. The bridge was built in 1889 and carries Minnesota State Highway 149 across its span of 2770 feet, 160 feet above the mighty Mississippi River. The picture was taken from the river looking to the north-east and downtown Saint Paul. The bridge is about 1040 miles from New Orleans. One of the reasons I like this view is that I come from a city which has a spectacular bridge. It’s the Clifton Suspension Bridge http://www.ikbrunel.org.uk/clifton-suspension-bridge which spans the Avon Gorge and the River Avon in Bristol, U.K. It’s about 1350 feet long and stands 245 feet above the river below. Sadly it has claimed the lives of more than 400 people who have committed suicide by jumping from the bridge. As a side note, not all attempts were successful. two small girls thrown off the bridge by their deranged father survived the fall when they were fished from the river by the crew of a passing pilot boat. The bridge was opened in 1864 and was designed by the 24 year old architect, Isambard Kingdom brunel. It took 35 years to complete.

7 thoughts on “Hello again.

  1. Things are the same here unfortunately.
    Whilst may elder members of the community still wear masks inside public places a large majority of the younger generation have obviously decided that for them the pandemic is well and truly over, regardless of the fact that the Delta variant seems to favour young people and they are the least likely to have been jabbed.
    I guess for those that get it and then suffer Long Covid they’ll have plenty of time to regret their decision!

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  2. Nigel, thanks for your update. I think your commentary on the COVID-19 situation is spot on. I am also dragging where posting is concerned. I did write a poem for my grandson’s birthday, as I usually do for birthdays, that I am happy with.

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  3. As the pandemic ebbs, the inspiration will return, and once you get going again the only thing stopping you will be the awful WordPress operating system 😁

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  4. Yes absolutely there are some people they don’t care about this pandemic . Well written 👌🌹💐


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