I got a motorcycle. It’s a Triumph Bonneville T100, 2014 new off the lot. It’s a lot of fun to ride so I took it for a spin down to Gillespie Dam. It was a blast.
Book 2 (or Book II in Roman numerals (??!) which is how the contents of my translation are listed which is weird because as far as I know, Ancient Greeks didn’t use Roman Numerals…) but anyhow, the second book of a total of nine books of Herodotus the Histories concerns itself entirely of his visit(s) to Egypt, their Geography, their Customs, their History, their Tales – a kind of ancient travelogue. Continue Reading
At first I didn’t take much notice, and I should have taken notice and didn’t and soon had my regrets for not being observant and… mindful. A new building was going up in my work neighborhood – I couldn’t help but notice the place is relatively gigantic and I walk in that area every single day at my lunch hour. For some reason, I just didn’t pay attention. Continue Reading
We’ve had a wonderful spring here in Phoenix, Arizona – cool by our standards and it even rained here for the first time in recorded history earlier this month. But now the sun is back and it is beautiful. I can’t say I like every single hot day here, but all in all I like the heat. And I like the sun.
It was rumored, in fact hoped, that the Philae lander might wake up from its slumbers when summer approached. If you recall, the Philae lander is the first ever probe to make a soft landing on a comet, 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, Continue Reading
Wow. It’s been awhile; I’ve been on the road; I’ve been consumed with duties; life. Life is like that. Don’t we all know. I have been planning an architectural blog and it is coming. But in the madness, the confusion of just too much, I return to Rumi. Rumi rocks. He speaks to us through the centuries, but somehow particularly to Americans, his vision is especially pointed. We Americans with our monogamy (isn’t cheating a form of serial polygamy; and with a 50% divorce rate who’s to say?) , our illusion of “having it all figured out”, our systems, our sadness and our violence. Rumi. There is more to life than we might allow. So. Here is a Rumi poem I especially like considering the tone I have set. WARNING: It is at least to be rated X but not triple X for adult themes and sexuality. It is one of my favorites. Continue Reading
We had an uncommon wind and rain storm yesterday here in Phoenix, Arizona. It was unexpected and wonderful in the sense that it made everything look different because it defied our expectations. About this time of year, usually, it is just starting to get warm and even hot during the noon-time day hours. For some reason, many people dread the oncoming heat. So a breezy rainstorm, though uncommon, was welcome.
Here are two book reports; one on:
And one on:
I’ve posted poems from both these books and am afraid if I don’t stop and review these books I am inadvertently going to serialize both books in their entirety! And that would not be right. Continue Reading