Aubergine Dream

This enchanting aubergine (aka eggplant) man stands along the Beach in lovely Puerta Vallarta Mexico, which is surely a corner of heaven that fell from the sky. (Note, in French, the word for heaven is auberge, so it’s all wound up on itself.) Today I closed on the purchase of a small communications company –Continue reading “Aubergine Dream”

All My Trains (Chinese train part 3)

Previously on Trains of Our Lives, our fair heroine (me) survived a death-defying descent from the upper berth of her miniscule train compartment. She has just made it through a trip to the filthiest loo on five continents. Today’s episode is once again brought to you by haemorrhoid cream, incontinence pads and of course, ointmentContinue reading “All My Trains (Chinese train part 3)”

Paradise – on a white paper plate

A long, long time ago, back when I lived in the USofA, I lived in Rochester, New York. In a very bad neighbourhood. It was the kind of neighbourhood you read about in the newspaper and no sane person would never ever go there at night what with the crack dealers and prostitutes and paroleesContinue reading “Paradise – on a white paper plate”

Ran into Camus and bumped my head

Accidentally bumped into Camus the other day, a dangerous thing to do on a balmy summer night. But he was sitting there with nothing else to do but open up to me. Egad.  Camus.  Nope, can’t say the conversation went well.  He began by telling me that all life springs from the absurd – aContinue reading “Ran into Camus and bumped my head”

Paradise on a White Paper Plate

A long, long time ago, back when I lived in the USofA, I lived in Rochester, New York. In a very bad neighbourhood. It was the kind of neighbourhood you read about in the newspaper and no sane person would never ever go there at night what with the crack dealers and prostitutes and paroleesContinue reading “Paradise on a White Paper Plate”