Geocache This!

Do you enjoy standing in line for several hours to look for a few fleeting moments at the Mona Lisa? If so, stop reading this! You won’t like it. If not, you might be up for geocaching. What is that? It is a way to get totally lost in the Cambodian jungle … just for fun.  If this sort of thing appeals to you, here is their home page. It just goes to show, we all have a tiny little Indiana Jones inside us. Apparently, mine didn’t much like the pizza I had last night.

Have you forgotten about Vogon Poetry?

Sometimes you get the sneaking suspicion that everything and everyone is conspiring against you.  Yes, even the cat. Especially the cat! When those moments come — and they will — it is time to fish out your copy of the Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy from under the bed and start reading. The first book of the trilogy starts off something like this

Orbiting (a rather unremarkable sun) at a distance of roughly ninety-eight million miles is an utterly insignificant little blue-green planet whose ape-descended life forms are so amazingly primitive that they still think digital watches are a pretty neat idea.

And remember …

Borges: Paradise in a Library

One of my favorite books is called “Seven Nights” and it is a collection of lectures given by Jorge Luis Borges. I highly recommend it as summer reading. But why is this so special? Borges speaks to entice and calm the spirit. And his love of exploration is infectious. One of my favorite quotes from from the book is the start of his lecture about “The Thousand and One Nights”

A major event in the history of the west was the discovery of the east.

How about this image for a genie?

You Travel Well, but do your Photographs?

I confess. I have only taken one trip in my life where I created a fantastic photo album. It was when I first visited Estonia back in 1985. I did this because I was convinced at the time that I would never come back. Ooops. I now live here. But as I started snapping photos, I began to realize that I had no idea what I was doing. I wanted great composition. But what is that? It turns out, that I was a bit of a minimalist. Are you?