When Inspiration Fades

When Inspiration Fades

I started and I didn’t want to admit it. I would lie in bed instead of getting up to write, my usual routine. I would distract myself with books or television, hoping to jump start something that would make me want to write, but it wasn’t working....

Indian Winter Part 2: Jaipur

RUSS JONES RETURNS WITH A SECOND ACCOUNT OF INDIAN TRAVELS. Our driver, Om (yes we all made the ‘meditation’ joke), recommended a flash visit to Jaipur, Rajasthan’s largest city. Jaipur was famed for its nearby tourist attraction, the Amber Fort: a 16th...

Poland in Reality

CHARLIE BRITTEN OFFERS A BRIEF INFORMATION GUIDE TO POLAND If the best things in life are free, the most interesting attractions in Poland cost nothing, or very little. The various Polish governments believe that everyone should be able to see the abomination of the...

In Santiago de Paula

R. L. TILLEY WALKS IN HEMINGWAY’S SHOES, IN CUBA.    In Santiago de Paula we walk up to Finca Vigia, Hemingway’s old home, now a museum. A leafy driveway leads to the place, which is surrounded by gardens. It is pretty much as he left it in 1960, when he...

City of Contrasts

IDA JONES RECOUNTS AN EXCURSION INTO RUSSIA.   A Baltic sea cruise, 2001 – seven countries in fourteen days. Next stop St. Petersburg. We had attended the talk the previous evening and were advised we should stay with our tour guide and not go off on our own. It...

Indian Winter Part 1: New Delhi

RUSS JONES OFFERS HIS OWN PERSPECTIVE ON RECENT TRAVELS IN INDIA.    India: a country famous for its rich history, its tapestry of cultures, religions and classes; a land of mystery, mystique and revelation. I was nervous that it couldn’t possibly live up to the hype....
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