Memories of Nebraska

I have everything & I am nowhere. PLACES like Grand Central station became reachable through rail expansion that crossed the America West on the heels of the Civil War’s end. But the railways was not meant for people to travel. Foremost, the rail had another purpose. By the 1870’s a fast-paced economic boom swelled, The Gilded Age roared…


:We travel not to escape life, but for life not to escape us.” – Anonymous   Catania, Italy

Strange pleasant sensations

To awaken alone in a strange town is one of the pleasantest sensations in the world.” – Freya Stark Mount Etna, Sicily    


“Travel and change of place impart new vigor to the mind.” – Seneca Dawn’s light breaking over the Ionian Sea, Sicily


Maybe that’s what life is… a wink of the eye and winking stars. ~ Jack Kerouac  At sea near the Island of Elba


All of life is a foreign country  ~ Jack Kerouac

Going Home

“Thousands of tired, nerve-shaken, over-civilized people are beginning to find out that going to the mountains is going home; that wildness is a necessity” ― John Muir, Oregon, USA


Fashion is a form of ugliness so intolerable that we have to alter it every six months. Oscar Wilde, Taken at a market in Southern France

Faeries come

“Faeries, come take me out of this dull world, For I would ride with you upon the wind, Run on the top of the dishevelled tide, And dance upon the mountains like a flame.” ― W.B. Yeats, The Land of Heart’s Desire, overlooking Italy from San Marino

The boat that came heading towards us

And there in a boat that came heading towards us Was an old man, his hair snow-white with age, Raging and bawling, ‘Woe to you, wicked spirits! O never hope to see the heavenly skies! I come to bring you to the other shore, To eternal darkness, to the fire and ice. From Dante’s Inferno Canto…

If People Suffered..

“Books -where if people suffered, they suffered in beautiful language, not in monosyllables, as we did in Kansas” ― Langston Hughes, I Wonder as I Wander: An Autobiographical Journey

Did You?

“Did you ever notice that the first piece of luggage on the carousel never belongs to anyone?” ― Erma Bombeck, Italy


“Don’t let your luggage define your travels, each life unravels differently.” ― Shane L. Koyczan, Rimini, Itlay

Nothing Else

“Make voyages. Attempt them. There’s nothing else.” ― Tennessee Williams, Camino Real, Rotterdam, Netherlands 

Smooth Round

“may came home with a smooth round stone as small as a world and as large as alone.” ― E.E. Cummings,    Lake Bracciano, Italy