Star Date 20172911
Benn Bell, Nairobi, Kenya
“He did not think of himself as a tourist. He was a traveler. The difference was partly one of time. Whereas the tourist hurries back home at the end of a few weeks or months, the traveler, belonging to no more one place than to the next, moves slowly over periods of years, from one part of the earth to another. It would be very difficult indeed to tell anyone, of the many places he lived, precisely where he felt most at home.
Another important difference between the tourist and the traveler is that the former accepts his own civilization as his own without question; not so with the traveler, who compares it with the others and rejects those elements he finds not to his liking.”
-Paul Bowels, The Sheltering Sky
I think it’s very nice to have a special day of thanksgiving, but I also know some people are hurting today. Let us cultivate a limitless heart with regard to all beings. With a boundless heart let us cherish all living beings and radiate kindness all over the world. Let us turn a life of resentment into a life of gratitude and be thankful for every day we are alive. The true miracle is just to walk the earth.
On Safari in Africa
On this spot in 1989 Kenya burned 12 tons of ivory worth over three million in U.S. dollars.
Nairobi National Park
According to then president Moi, “To stop the poacher the trader must be stopped and to stop the trader the final buyer must be convinced not to buy ivory.”
The tusks that were burned represents more than 2000 elephants shot and killed over a four year period.
Hotel Serena, Nairobi, Kenya
Star Date 20172011
T. S. Elliot said that copulation and death is what it’s all about. Camus said all that can be said of modern man is that he read the newspapers and he fornicated. Now that we no longer have newspapers what can we say? Man surfs the net and he….
Well you get the idea…
Reverend Billy Bob Weatherspoon
Hello friends! Rev. Billy Bob Weatherspoon here for the Space Chapel of Life….
Ya know…just how many times have ya wondered how many angels could dance on the top of a Bic Butane Lighter?
Have ya ever wondered where ya could find a Guardian Angel when ya really needed one?
And what about Charlie’s Angels?
….The answers to these and many more important questions may be found in my latest book:
WINGED SERAPHS I HAVE KNOWN
This book is available in both the hard and soft editions. Also available is the Leather bound edition which comes suspended from a chain.
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SPACE CHAPEL OF LIFE
The Garvin Gate Blues Festival is held the second weekend in October in historic Old Louisville. It’s a two day festival featuring performers both national and local that celebrates blues music. This event attracts both a multiracial and a multi-generational crowd. It has a 29 year history and is still going strong.
Featured here is the band Tweed Funk hailing from Milwaukee.
Bikers, Booze, and Blues
Garvin Gate Neighborhood
A Face in the Crowd
What mystery lies beneath the mist enshrouded tombs?
The dead die hard, they are born astride a grave
A stranger’s shadow finds its way across the yard by dead reckoning
He meets a deadend
He is deadbeat meat for worms
That’s a sensible cadaver
There never was such a season for mandrakes.
Shall we linger here until perdition caches up to us?
The Cemetery is a cockpit for comic panic
Sob heavy world, sob heavy.