Tag Archive: writing

The printed word is food and you look hungry

“Take off the goddamn earphones!!” During my time in Southern California a few months ago, this is what a biker shouted as he passed me during my morning run.  Apparently I did not… Continue reading

Intelligent man

Intelligent man is the initial phrase that comes to my mind when I also hear the author’s name, Kenzaburo Oe.  Never acquainted with his work before, I picked up his book, The Changling,… Continue reading

An intermission of food and poetry

Busy with a last minute trip to Southern California visiting friends, this post will just feature excerpts of poetry from Nicanor Parra’s collection of “Antipoems: New and Selected”, along with tasty edibles from… Continue reading

Los Angeles give me some of you!

Los Angeles come to me the way I came to you! – John Fante During the four hour bus ride from Hanoi (Vietnam) to Halong Bay, I glimpsed remnants of the Tet Festival… Continue reading

An island of blind, feral, albino donkeys

Otherwise known as “La Isola della Asinara”, this island is located to the north of Sardegna.  What fortunate donkeys these are to be surrounded by such beauty I photographed above! Evidently, I am… Continue reading