Pot-pourri 21-1

Mr. Simon Simba, Esq. Vincennes zoo, Paris, early 80’s. Kenya-born Minette, Paris, c.1972. My parents brought the cat back from Africa. They did not bring her BFF the dog back. We had words. “Silently a flower blooms.” Zenkei Shibayama. Tlalpan, Mexico city. 2020. A small Gothic church. Taverny, north of Paris. This church was finished…

Pot-pourri one and fifty

“Evening Captain. Another Pot-Pourri, Sir? It’s been a while.” “Evening Scotty. Yes it has. Do you have your destination?” “Yes, Sir. All over the place?” “All over the place Scotty. Beam us down.” (Above: a chair from Rajahstan. Author’s personal collection. Didn’t go there yet. Bought it here.) Cheetah mother and her two cubs. East…

Pot-pourri half a hundred

Another voyage in Space and time. “Half a hundred, Captain? Come on!” “I know, Scotty, I know. Easy copy. Couldn’t resist. Beam us down Scotty please.” “Here lives a dentist”. Tlalpan, Mexico, 2016. Around the corner. Haven’t tried the dentist. Don’t know why. Nairobi, Kenya. c. 1970. Minette, our Kenya born tabby cat. UNAM, National…

A road in Singapore

As I was putting together another pot-pourri in my head for today’s posting, I opened my inbox and saw a mail from my eldest brother Michel. A rare occasion, he mails about twice a year at the most. 🙂 A few photos were attached of a legendary road in Singapore. “Legendary”? Well, for us. For…

Pot-pourri thirty-something

Welcome aboard Equinoxio Time-Space Flight thirty-something. Our first stop: Amboseli National Park, Kenya, 1967. Some of our safaris coincided with the rainy season. It took us several hours to cross this particular stretch of a few hundred yards of bush. Our faithful Peugeot 404 would get stuck in the the mud. Push it. Move forward.…

Chhalia Mera Naam. The trickster.

I was born to the sound of Indian music. Or so I imagine, my memories before the age of four tend to be scarce and scant. Also at that time Japanese audio technology had not yet invaded the globe. But I like to think I went to sleep as a baby to the sound of…