Diary of a Whiny Himalayan Trekker – 1979

After years of bragging about my stoic hike to the base camp of Mount Everest, I’m going to out myself by publishing my diary. Twenty-four days of climbing, complaining, itching and rats. And beautiful scenery. See? The word order is a strong indication of a wee inclination for whining. Here goes. Jan 8, 1979 We’reContinue reading “Diary of a Whiny Himalayan Trekker – 1979”

Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil (with apolgies to John Berendt)

The whisper runs through the garden like a faint breeze, lightly masked by the nighttime serenade of frogs and insects.  It begins with the frantic mumbling of the smallest beet at the very end of the row.  “The dandelion!” it cries, in a tiny, frightened voice.“Dandelion!” mocks a tall bean plant, its tone scornful andContinue reading “Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil (with apolgies to John Berendt)”