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“If you go through the doorway too fast and you’re not ready for it, you’re bound hand and foot and thrown into the outer darkness. You may land anywhere and lots of people end up in mental hospitals. The reason is that they went through the door with their ego on.” Baba Ram Dass
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Fatima shrine minarets in Qom / Iran
Goodbye, Maggie now at Quimby’s in Wicker Park, Chicago (and online).
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In a culture of health nuts, gurus, quacks and seekers, Phil’s stagnant life collapses when his charismatic brother, Magnus, shows up with the news that he has murdered someone and asks for sanctuary. Thus starts a dramatic comedy of rollicking misdirection, as Magnus disappears – with Phil’s girlfriend, Hermia – and Phil lands on an uneasy road trip through small town Louisiana with Gus, another rival for Hermia’s attention. Phil and Gus, white and black, find racism, madness, and unlikely friendships as they roll through the bayous and into New Orleans.
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Looking back over my travels, I came up with a few favorites to share.
Favorite coffee shops
- Café Tal (Sangre de Cristo), Guanajuato, Mexico
- Café Kittel, Aachen, Germany
- The Spider House, Austin TX
- Phil, Vienna, Austria
- Taberna Maceiras (Las Huertas), Madrid
- Sante Fe, Tivoli NY
- Ciro’s Coté Sud, New Orleans LA
- Restaurante La Catarata (taco stand), Uvita, Costa Rica
Favorite place for pictures
- Freiburg, Germany
- Boulder, Colorado
- Varanasi, India
- Fez, Morocco
(For more curious favorites, see my “About” page 😊)
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Mel Blanc (1908-1989): the greatest voice talent of all time (Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Porky Pig, Tweety Bird, Sylvester the Cat, Yosemite Sam, Foghorn Leghorn, Pepé Le Pew, Speedy Gonzales, Wile E. Coyote, the Tasmanian Devil, and many others).
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