"You will never be completely at home again. Because part of your heart will always be elsewhere. That is the price you pay for the richness of loving and knowing people

in more than one place"

                   - Spirit Sience

15 Nov 2016

Adam was, and I quote him, “the only son and child of a Jewish mother” who happened to be a psychoanalyst with a PhD and recently deceased. Whilst the intellectual accomplishments and professional achievements of a mother, and Jewish at that, would have been hard for any son to surmount, it was her dead condition that was the hardest of all and which Adam was still dealing with when we met outside the meditation hall of the Buddhist monastery we were both staying at Mt Koya. He was mourning not only the loss of a mother - an accomplished mother - but also the only fixed female presence and archetype in his life and that gap had left Adam yearning for a replacement.

Perhaps that’s what we both...

23 Oct 2016

 July 5, 2014 - North Aegean*

Wind appears to be a hot topic this year.  It’s obvious that to sail a boat you need wind, ergo wind must be a good thing.  But like everything in life, too much of a good thing soon becomes excessive.  At the moment we would be satisfied with just a little Breeze-Please, just a nice consistent gentle wind to push our little boat on its way.

Evening was approaching as we maneuvered our boat, Manaia, along the harbor quay on the quaint little island of Samothraki.  As luck had it, a man popped off a French flagged boat to help us with our mooring lines.  He was the most English of Frenchmen and as it turned out that is exactly what he was; an English Fren...

21 Oct 2016

Serendipity is a butterfly flying past you when taking a photo to commemorate a victorious hike.  — Puncak Gunung Angsi 825m

19 Oct 2016

It wasn’t even my pony, to be honest.  The adolescent eldest son of the house next door had been given the little mare as a yearling, decided, after a little experimentation, that he couldn’t ride her, or at least that trying to wasn’t enough fun to be worth the effort, and had left her tethered in their back garden, from which she regularly escaped to join the hotel ponies at the end of the beach. 

I had a saddle.  Would I like to ride her?  I could keep her at my place?  I had no fences, but I did have a longer rope, and a well-padded head-collar, so although little Julie’s living conditions weren’t perfect, they were better. 

I broke her in with ridiculous ease.  All I n...

8 Sep 2016

As any person with an accent would tell you, the much-repeated question about one's provenance can be utterly irritating and boringly predictable. When I was asked by a fellow peruser of a street poetry impromptu stall on K Rd - and after just a very short exchange - where I come from, I had to stop myself from visibly and audibly sighing. "Here we go again", I thought, "can't one read street poetry without accounting for one's passport country of issue?" At least this one was straightforward, for I also get the roundabouty question of "you've got a lovely accent there, where does it come from", as if an accent is a self-existing entity!

I refused to answer in the predictable way, for I refus...

5 Feb 2016


Shlomo was horny by his own admission and in desperate need for some casual sex. He had a problem though, other than having to find a sexual partner that is. He was vegan and in Japan which was rather limiting his options.

Not that being in Japan was bad per se, but when you are traveling in a country distinctively dissimilar to yours - Shlomo was an Israeli Jew - matters pertaining to flirting, mating and the specifics of sexual intercourse can be rather complicated and potentially a minefield. Nonetheless not insurmountable, I would say. There are, after all, the professionals of the sex trade that offer uncomplicated solutions to such male travellers’ needs.

And Shlomo did know his optio...

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"When you talk to strangers, you're  making beautiful

interruptions into the expected narrative of your

daily life - and theirs"

- Kio Stark

"If we experience a strong emotional response to a

person or a situation we are meeting a part of ourselves residing in the shadows,

awaiting integration"

- C. Page

Every encounter is an un-

expected story of love and transformation.  If we remain 

the same before and after, that

means we haven't loved enough. For any heart  that opens to the sparkles of  love opens in truth

to its own alchemist. Go

and love harder this time.

-Megha Venketasamy

"Serendipity has chance and happiness. We get chance

every single day the minute

that we wake up. Happiness

is something that we choose through the chances that

we decide to take."
— Terry McBride

"You will never be completely

at home again. Because part

of your heart will always be elsewhere. That is the price

you pay for the richness of l

oving and knowing people

in more than one place"

     - Spirit Science


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"All my life one of my greatest  desires has been to travel --to see and touch unknown countries, to swim in unknown seas, to circle the globe, observing new lands, seas, people, and ideas with insatiable appetite, to see everything for  the first time and for the last time, casting a slow, prolonged glance, then to close my eyes and feel the riches deposit themselves inside me calmly or stormily according to their pleasure, until time passes them at last through its fine sieve,

straining the quintessence

out of all the joys and sorrows.

- Nikos Kazantzakis 

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