When I was in Buenos Aires in 2010, there was something I couldn’t wait to ask Ale, our city tour guide, an architect by training, about.
The question: “Are there any sundials in the city?” Ale’s response: “Not that I know of. Why?” Continue reading “Travel Sights and Souvenirs: Sundials”
Christchurch left me with a feeling of early spring, when it’s still chilly at dawn but the sun is definitely warm in the late morning. When the snow crocus shoots appear, when the buds swell and the light green tiny leaves unfurl. Before the allergies, before the bugs emerge, way before the days start getting shorter. Continue reading “Christchurch Seven and a Half Years after the Earthquake”
One of the books I’m reading now is “Sapiens” by Yuval Noah Harari. To be precise, listening to the the audiobook version.
While I occasionally could use a reference for this or that statement, and often feel depressed reading this, it’s a mind-twistingly fascinating read.
Continue reading “Reading “Sapiens”: Extinction”
A fantail zooms by inches from my face and lands, on a branch just a few feet away, so close that I can clearly see it. For the next few seconds anyway.
Continue reading “Local Birds and Non-grasping”
While I’m staying in somewhat remote locations, far from the Hipster Central, I figured, I’d eat eggs and even occasional dairy.
Continue reading “Not So Vegan while Traveling”