Monthly Archives: March 2013

Random Reflections on Travel and Home(s)

The ragged-edged path winds upwards, sinuously curving around ridges and dipping across gullies, rising continuously in what seems to be an ignorant defiance of the local topography. A rising ribbon of loose gravel and slickly icecoated mud, this trail is … Continue reading

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On Image and Reality

A bit hippie-freestyle. Pics are all from December. The continued popularity of internet memes – pictures of Boromir and the by now well-known “crying girl” notwithstanding – is related to do with the fact that, on some level, they touch … Continue reading

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Trains

Anyone (especially my parents, or the folks I just visited in Hunan province) will tell you that I’m a huge train dork. I’ve loved trains since I was a kid, and remain convinced that – with the possible exception of … Continue reading

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Rediscovery

Windswept blue skies, arching over a panorama of gently lapping waters, swaying willows and rounded hills, welcomed me to Nanjing. The forest of skyscrapers lining the far side of the shimmering waters seemed an imaginary backdrop; here, finally, I had … Continue reading

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