Notes from an Eclectic Mind

Since grade school when mother gave me my first diary – red with gilt edged pages – I’ve always had some book in which to make notes. At this point in my life I don’t journal so much as I... Read More

26/02/2004

First Contact

“For centuries the hill tribes of the Owen Ranmge in Papua, New Guinea have lived in isolation to avoid war. In a landscape of dense tropical rainforests each tribe stay within a well established territory. This explains why some of... Read More

26/02/2004

How can the Moon rise through a mountain?

It cannot — what was photographed here is a moonrise through the shadow of a large volcano. The volcano is Mauna Kea, Hawai’i, USA, a frequent spot for spectacular photographs since it is arguably the premier observing location on planet... Read More

25/02/2004

Milan @ Your Fingertips – Coffee Culture

You are aware about the role of coffee in Italian culture…But do you really know how to order it? Here is a short guide for everyone planning a trip in Italy or willing to “act like an Italian” at the... Read More

25/02/2004

Aramaic

“The Aramaic alphabet was developed sometime during the late 10th or early 9th century BC and replaced Assyrian cuneiform as the main writing system of the Assyrian empire. The Aramaic alphabet is thought to be the ancestor or a number... Read More

25/02/2004

Calligraphy

Zen Master Fukushima Keido Roshi, right, demonstrates calligraphy art at Kansas University’s Spencer Museum of Art. The Zen master, head abbott of the Tofuku-Ji Zen Buddhism sect in Kyoto, Japan, also conducted a lecture and meditation at KU. Photo by... Read More

25/02/2004

View to the Woods

“Illness, for me, has always been a source of writing and inner-probing. While, I’d prefer not to have cancer, cancer has been a source of strength and spiritual growth. I have learned to appreciate the moments as well as the... Read More

25/02/2004

Fat Tuesday Calories

Because we can’t live on Moleskines alone… Paczki Image: Zeelandia ‘Paczki (POONCH-key) is a day we look forward to — but then again we don’t,” says Rose Gjorgjeski, owner of the New Deluxe Bakery. “You don’t sleep, you don’t eat,... Read More

24/02/2004

John Copeland

“Most of my works originates in my Journals which I have been keeping since 1996. I’m on number 20 at the time of writing this.” John Copeland Visit his website. © John Copeland,... Read More

24/02/2004

1001 Ink Bottles

Rare Black Hard Rubber Bottle made in Germany The two feet on the bottom of the bottle twist in to close this is the fines rubber bottle you can find. A small collection from Spain. In 1995, Davis Vintage Collectibles,... Read More

24/02/2004