Sun nin fai lok
the early bird
Thank you Jacinda Arden
On the announcement by Jacinda Ardern the Prime Minister of New Zealand of her decision to retire I thought I would post my painting and words from March 2019 after the heartbreaking tragedy of the Christchurch mosque attack:
“Compassion, strength, comfort, and humility: true leadership for leaders of the world to learn from.”
2022 Look Back I
The joy of the luckiest and proudest parents and grandparents in the world celebrating with gratitude our love for our children and our beautiful, amazing and unbelievably talented grandchildren.
Wishing everyone a very Happy, Healthy and Joyful 2023
Look Back II
Celebrating two special places that uplifted our spirits throughout the year, from a sunny Pacific Spirit Park to a very snowy Kitsilano.
Look Back III
These final images of the year are to honour its heroes and despise its villains as we stand with the brave people of Ukraine and Iran and with the girls and women of Afghanistan hoping that 2023 brings victory, peace, freedom and justice for them all.
Christmas Day 2022
Happy Christmas, with thanks to all those working today, and as always a special thank you to our frontline healthcare heroes who are there for us each and every day.
Nobel Peace Prize 2022
“You don’t have to be Ukrainians to support Ukraine. It is enough just to be humans.”
From the Nobel Lecture given by Nobel Peace Prize Laureate 2022 Center for Civil Liberties,
delivered by Oleksandra Matviichuk, Oslo, 10 December 2022.
#StandingWithUkraine today and everyday.
timing is everything
autumn in the park
a terrorist state
“Russia has proven once again that this is a terrorist state…Unfortunately you can hardly call for a stable and sane peace as long as an unstable and insane dictatorship exists in your vicinity,”
Sergiy Kyslytsya, Ukraine’s ambassador to the UN speaking to the General Assembly after Monday’s multiple missile attacks that killed 14 civilians and wounded 97.
“Either it’s victory for Ukraine or defeat for the whole world,”
President Volodymyr Zelenskyy speaking to the BBC.