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  • The Archaeology

    Hanover, Pennsylvania, USAAugust 14, 2007http://canciondelvagabundo.googlepages.com/Archaeologist working on Powerline site, Middlesex/ Essex project. Beginning of an excavation unit. Depending on soil disposition and artifact frequency, these units can be over a meter deep. Two projectile points.“Traveler, there is no path; paths are made by walking.”-Antonio Machado CantoresWell friends, it has finally happened: I found myself a [...]

  • Wealth, Happiness, Time-pass, and the dark hole of formal education

    Boston, Massachusetts, USAAugust 6, 2007“That is the charm of a map. It represents the other side of the horizon where everything is possible.”-Rosita ForbesI am getting ready to leave the old USA again…. but the only question is: Where do I go? I don’t really care is my only answer. I will just wait for [...]

  • Up Mt. Washington

    Boston, Massachusetts, USAJuly 29, 2007“Yes, Blake was right: Discretion was nothing but a “rich, ugly old maid wooed by incapacity.” How much more entertaining it was to woo Folly.” -Richard Halliburton, The Royal Road to RomanceThis is the ridge that we walked to get to Mt. Washington. Why climb only one peak when you can [...]

  • Boston, China Town, and the Columbian

    Boston, MA, USAJuly 22, 2007“A vagabond life is the logical life to lead if one seeks the intimate knowledge of the world we were seeking.”-Richard Halliburton, The Royal Road to Romance Entrance gate to Boston’s China Town.China Town street scene.So I hoped the train to take me to downtown Boston on Friday, and in a [...]

  • The Ice King of Boston

    Boston, MA, USAJuly 22, 2007“The romantic – that was what I wanted. I hungered for the romance of the sea, and foreign ports, and foreign smiles. I wanted to follow the prow of a ship, any ship, and sail away, perhaps to China, perhaps to Spain, perhaps to the South Sea Isles, there to do [...]

  • Travels of Old/ New Website

    Upstate New YorkJuly 24, 2007“He who does not travel does not know the value of men.”-Moorish proverb“Our nature lies in movement; complete calm is death.”-Pascal“To live in one land, is captivitie, to runne all countries, a wild roguery.”-Donne’ third ‘ElegieThe “Cancion del Vagabundo” website is now up. It can be visited at: http://canciondelvagabundo.googlepages.com/ I do [...]

  • Things are hard in the USA

    Upstate NY, USAJuly 11, 2007“A man sets out to draw the world. As the years go by, he peoples a space with images of provinces, kingdoms, mountains, bays, ships, islands, fishes, rooms, instruments, stars, horses, and individuals. A short time before he dies, he discovers that the patient labyrinth of lines traces the lineaments of [...]

  • Back in the USA

    Upstate New YorkJuly 10, 2007“. . . even a rolling stone requires an occasional handful of moss.”-Harry Franck, Working North from PatagoniaAlpacas in Bosque de Piedras, Peru, 2001.As I ended up back in the USA I figure that I am afforded the opportunity to think through some of my previous travels and dig into the [...]

  • Hanoi, Vietnam

    “How can you be a beggar if you have extra money?”-Santoka TanedaI rode out of Nanning on a posh tourist bus that would ferry me across the border and right on to Hanoi. I had to scourge the town to find this ride for a decent prices. The cost of things are rarely fixed in [...]

  • Nanning, Guangxi Autonomous Region

    Nanning, Guangxi Autonomous Region, P.R. ChinaJune 4, 2007 Man on river collecting bottles. Market scene.“Too much contact with people brings conflict, hatred, and attachment. To rid myself of inner conflicts and hatred I must walk.”–Santoka TanedaI am getting back into the tropics after being away for a long while. I am finding that my body [...]