Sydney is a rare treat, and now it’s my home, I’m excited. It’s only 50 years older than Adelaide and Melbourne and yet it feels much more venerable. An ancient street design in its oldest part, think Benares and Babylon, a comparison underlined by the towering ziggurat like structures at either end of the bridge. […]Read More A Stroll Through Sunny Sydney.
Big date night, concert and dinner, but first, a haircut on Lake View Rd. $1. Next, a rattling good ride on the impressive Kolkata Metro from Kalighat to Park St, 2 return tickets, 40 cents. Down Chowringhee past the stalls and colour and excitement, the throbbing and hustling, to the beautiful courtyard of the Indian […]Read More How to show a girl a good time on $7.83
St Thomas the Apostle, Doubting Thomas, is said to have founded the Catholic Church in Southern India in 52 AD. There he toiled and tarried, preached and propagated, performed numerous miracles Had a number of hairy escapes from badmashes intent on doing him a bit of no good And made himself useful in many ways. […]Read More The Incredulity of Thomas
We have been quiet and will be for a while longer for our hearts lie with our beloved Mother, Joyce, who, after starring in our lives and shining light and love and laughter into the dark corners of many hundreds of other people’s lives has left us at the age of 93. The good may […]Read More Joyce Haskett
When the Gods danced the universe into being to the music of time Bengal was their dance floor. Nowadays, in the rest of the world, that music is heard too rarely. You might listen to a seashell or eat brown rice and adopt the lotus position for a week, or smell a new born baby, […]Read More Kolkata West Bengal
There are 11,433 Nuns in Vietnam and Sister Venard is one of them. (here she is next to a cute little Dominican girl I know). Here are their headquarters. The playground outside their crèche, primary school, bookshops and statuary. Their statuary shop, (bursting with vacuum sealed goodness). Their grottolicious grotto. Their […]Read More Sisters of the Lovers of the Holy Cross: Hanoi