I am still trying to wrap my head around what it is that makes tobacco (especially aged tobacco) so DAMNED attractive to me. I like the way it smells. The way it feels. The way it tastes. I like the very thought of it. And I even like to see photographs of it. I like… Continue reading Cigars
After my friends left me in Athens – the Fellowship disbanded – my thoughts turned towards nearby Istanbul. I had just spent 3 weeks traveling around Greece with them, two older guys and one younger guy. The younger guy, of Chinese ancestry, traveled all the way from Singapore and one would think that culturally he… Continue reading Tobacco
Just about everything beautiful in this world is owned by the wrong people for all of the wrong reasons.
The flight from Rome to Mexico City was 13 hours; although it was the longest flight I had taken in 20 years, I did okay with it. However, the five hour layover in Mexico City began to wear me down. The domestic part of Terminal 1 was overcrowded with not enough seats to go around.… Continue reading Rome to Mexico City
Thank God! The month of May here is hot; Africa hot. And everyone waits for the cooling rains which finally arrived today in a downpour ironically not predicted by the weather services that lasted a blessed 20 minutes. We will now experience perfect weather and temperatures for the next five months. I could write more… Continue reading Rainy Season Started Today!
My good friend, Hendrik recently sent me an email reminding me of the time I held his granddaughter – then a toddler, at 1 year old – when my daughter (18 at the time) and I were in Amsterdam 12 years ago. I remember trying to charm her over dinner (little winks, little nods, funny… Continue reading She patted me on the head
I’ve been reading some interesting stuff online about what is being called objective parenting. This piece on parenting resulted from a thread I followed from John Galt all the way back to trying to remember the philosophical specifics of Ayn Rand (which for me was 40 years ago). The idea of how Ayn Rand would… Continue reading What We Teach is What We Are