Luxor. 2019.

Winter. This lovely woman you see here is showing me how she makes bread in her backyard oven. A friend is pointing to the aluminum pots baking in the embers underneath the oven floor. This type of bread oven is fired from below. There is a large hole in the floor through which flames rise…

Pecorino

For my friends, Marco and Sandra Floriani, Sardinia is like a continent. They live in the foothills of the Alps, near Trento. This was many years ago. I joined them on a ferry from the Italian mainland to Sardinia. What can I say, it is like a continent! We drove the car off the ferry…

A shrine in Bangkok

The other day, using Upwork.com, I hired a man in Pakistan to convert my .fpx picture files to .jpg. FPX was the Kodak standard when they — yes, it is true — were digital photography leaders. I didn’t convert my photos when it was easy to do. Now, with a Mac, converting 1,200 FPX files…

Pears at the Potager du Roi!

Another image from the Potager du Roi, located just outside the gates of the Palace of Versailles. It is a separate admission. If you don’t know about this garden, look it up. There is lots online, and be sure to visit the next time you are in Paris. Winter, of course, is the least interesting…

Page of Useful Research Links

I am just starting work on this page — late January 2021. My bookmarks could be used to define the meaning of chaos. I use two browsers so even if my bookmarks were well organized on either browser, and they are not well organized on either, it would be hard to find what I want….

Isiolo, Kenya.

But, not from this year! For those of you who have not been back to Isiolo for some years, it will be unrecognizably recognizable. The streets are now paved. A friend of mine who was on the County Council when the contract for paving was given out told me it was given to an Indonesian…