Time Patrol. WWII or III?

Another rabid dog has rammed his lorry, truck, whatever, into a crowd of passersby. Dead? Several? Injured? More? Where? Stockholm. I searched my memory. Was Sweden a colonial power? No. Involved in slavery? Probably not. Crimes of war? No. Well, some of their descendants conquered England in 1066, but I’m sure there is a statute…

Pot-pourri 40. Feelings.

“What is important is to spread confusion, not eliminate it.” Salvador Dali. Tlalpan. 2017. Yawn… Avenida Renato Leduc. Mexico. Inviting. At a local caf√©. “OMG”, said the stork. 7.5 Billion humans? ūüė¶ “Dancin’ in the street.   Science and Reason shall prevail. (I hope.) Ptolomeo (Ptolemy) and Copernicus. National Autonomous University of Mexico. UNAM. 2017.…

Paris Time patrol numéro four.

The photographer has just passed through the Egyptian section on the first floor of the Louvre. He is now facing the Pont des Arts passerelle or boardwalk. The iron-wrought balcony and the wing date back to Louis XIV, late 17th century. Le Pont des arts was built under Napoleon, around 1802. The “Institut” in the…

Pot-pourri trente-neuf

London bridge, 2015. We are not afraid. (In French: qu’ils aillent se faire foutre!) New Orleans, 2016. (c)ourtesy Gini. ¬†A “purrty” littl’ house. (For Robert) “I have hit, do you know? unbelievable Floridas /¬†Mixing flowers with the eyes of human-skinned panthers/ Rainbows held tight as reins / Under the horizon of seas, to opaque herds…”…

Smiles from Africa

In 2011, Daughter #1 decided to take a break for medical school, in between two residencies. Anybody who has a doctor in the family knows what a “Doctor” break means: More work. She applied to, and joined, for a year, “M√©decins sans fronti√®res”, (Doctors without borders) a French/International NGO that provides medical and humanitarian aid…