Monthly Archives: June 2018

The Fairy Village of MackWorth Island

In May of 2012 I traveled north to Maine with my sister and her husband. Our destination was their cabin on Watchic Pond. David and I installed the dock in the frigid water as mosquitos attacked our flesh. The entire operation lasted an hour and neither of us complained about the cold. We even celebrated […]

Seven Wonders of the World

The new Seven Wonders of the World was announced on 07/07/07 in Lisbon, Portugal. These modern marvels replaced the ancient septet via an internet poll managed by a filmmaker. The Bangkok Post later listed the modern Ancient Wonders. Millions of people were the jury as opposed to Philon of Byzantium choosing the first seven. One man with one vote picked […]

Stonehenge in Bangkok

New Englanders are relatively starved of archaeological ruins other than frost-heaved stone walls from vanished farms snaking through the woods or the smooth walls of the Quincy Quarries. Not one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World was on our side of the Atlantic nor from Africa or the Far East graced list either […]

Eating On The Run

No animal eat on the run. Not lions, tigers, or bears. Cows, sheep, and goats meandered as they grazed, but only humans walk and eat at the same time and most of those achieving this dubious goal are Americans. Every day I see people on the go holding hands with a cup of coffee or […]

Sleeping Tiger

British actress Patricia Laffan starred as Nero’s wife Poppaea. The director required her to sit with a leopard during a lavish dinner sequence. Big cats are notorious fickle with their favor, but she shows no sign of fear. Neither did I at Nong Nooch Gardens with a junkie tiger. He didn’t even bother to snarl […]