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Category Archives: Travel
On Finding God in a Gourd in Naoshima (In Japan)
“Architecture appears for the first time when the sunlight hits a wall. The sunlight did not know what it was before it hit a wall.” ― Louis Kahn Freud claimed God was only the lingering memory of our parents, looming over us … Continue reading
On the Salesmen of Sri Lanka
The first guy approached me while I was standing outside of a train station in Colombo, staring at the wood-and-paint schedule board full of clock faces the attendants adjusted by hand.
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BRB Sri Lanka
There is an old story in Japanese Buddhist legends, said to come from India.
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A Neurotic’s Travel Guide to Kyoto, Part 1
Kyoto is for lovers!
Posted in Shinto, Shrines, Temples and Ruins, Thinking, Travel, Zen Tagged japan, Kyoto, travel 8 Comments
Footnotes on Thailand
The size of the roaches in Chiang Mai actually makes them less intimidating.
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On Making a Bagpipe Out of Garbage in Thailand
We pulled over to give the driver a chance to smoke and to look out over the mountain. Some Thai guy was sitting on a rock with a bagpipe he had made of garbage.
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