We had a lovely Chinese dinner one night, and Nic joined mom and I towards the end. We were walking home and he was riding beside us when he ran out of gas, and walked his bike the rest of the way home. Pointe-Noire by night.
He was licking his right leg until it bled, and we tried to curb his grooming instinct with a cloth muzzle and a sock. To no avail. Oh well. It will heal eventually. Oh, and yes. That is my elusive brother. He works so hard it’s rare to see photographic evidence of him.
We headed to a town called Hinda (the ‘h’ is silent so it sounds more like [eeendah]) for some Baha’i community-building activities, focusing on activities of the Faith, teaching, pioneering, children’s and junior youth (a.k.a. middle schooler) classes in the region. I’m just going to say it was LONG but it was still nice, and… Continue reading hinda
When I was here in September, mom, dad and I took a Sunday to drive out to Djeno, a coastal town about 30 kilometers away. We took Tommy for a rare outing and he behaved unbelievably well. It was a cool, breezy day, one of the last cool days of the dry season, overcast and… Continue reading weekend outing
I met mom and dad in Paris with less than 12 hours between planes, and we managed to squeeze in breakfast at our favorite patisserie. What is nice about Paris is that things don’t tend to change quite as fast as in other places. In a city whose identity is its recognizability, where you walk… Continue reading patisserie
Los Angeles county is 4,752 square miles. If you live and work there, it can become a thick molasses you can’t get away from, no matter how fast and far you drive. So a jaunt to Oregon to visit my grandparents was a welcome and needed escape.
A tired post at the end of a long day. An unnoticed earthquake in Silverlake. Driving down the 110 tonight, on my way to LAX, the sky was huge and the five-lane freeway started moving slowly, brake lights coming on, flashing like Christmas lights and I saw something I’ve never seen: a police car, with… Continue reading weaving