Yuh doan put a mongoose in de henhouse. Barbados.



A hen in Skaw is a gös at Moola.
Carried tales have a way of growing.



foto – chook at raleigh 2010

Thus says the Lord: Cease your cries of mourning, Wipe the tears from your eyes. The sorrow you have shown shall have its reward. Jeremiah 31:15-17.


Purchase not friends by gifts; when thou ceasest to give, such will cease to love.
Thomas Fuller.


foto – stop light at central railway station sydney

The only advantage to wearing glasses is that you can do that dramatic removal. Jim Haffigan.


"Those were summers when the heart quivered up from the hot yellow gravel and pierced the plaited rushes
of my wide-brimmed hats, summers almost without nights.  For even then I so loved the dawn that my mother
granted it to me as a reward.  She used to agree to wake me at half past three and off I would go, an empty
basket on each arm, towards the kitchen gardens that sheltered in the narrow bend of the river, in search of
strawberries, black currants, and hairy gooseberries."


foto – dining ensemble in sydney

Cross in a crowd and the crocodile won’t eat you. (Malagasy)



A sannyasin will have a certain fragrance, a certain style, a certain way which is subtle; it may not be very apparent to the eyes, but it can be detected. I would like you to be known as separate from the crowds, not by your clothes not by anything outer, but just by your very being — your silence, your peace, your love, your eyes. Every gesture of you should declare that you are a sannyasin.



foto – parramatta road sydney camperdown way

" The World is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page." St. Augustine.


Australia, n. A country lying in the South Sea, whose industrial and commercial development has been unspeakably retarded by an unfortunate dispute among geographers as to whether it is a continent or an island.
Ambrose Bierce "The Devil’s Dictionary"


The traveler is active; he goes strenuously in search of people, of adventure, of experience. The tourist is passive; he expects interesting things to happen to him. He goes "sight-seeing. Daniel Boorstin 1914-2004



A day of travelling will bring a basketful of learning.


foto – on the southbound xpt in august 2010

Yuh cahn be in town an’ country too. Barbados.



A man can’t be hid. He may be a pedler in the mountains, but the world will find him out to make him a king of finance. He may be carrying cabbages from Long Island, when the world will demand that he shall run the railways of a continent. He may be a groceryman on the canal, when the country shall come to him and put him in his career of usefulness.        

Dr. John Paxton—Sermon. He Could not be Hid. Aug. 25, 1889. Extract from TheSun. Aug. 26, 1889

Nicht en der wagon spuken. Don’t spit in the railway car.


“While so much ill-treatment of animals goes on, while the moans of thirsty animals in railway trucks sound unheard, while so much brutality prevails in our slaughterhouses . . . we all bear guilt. Everything that lives has value as a living thing, as one of the manifestations of the mystery that is life.”
Albert Schweitzer


foto – on the xpt heading south august 2010