Kill Your Status Quo


Rants from the Road 

A Word to the Wise:

1999

17 Dec - The Trip is Done/Change of Address

20 Nov - Back Home!! (Well - Partly)

23 Oct - Walking up Rivers

18 Sep - Back in Bangkok (and Some Regrets??)

17 Aug - Last China Update!

14 July - A Few Words from Mongolia...

14 June - shanghai'ed

26 May - Vietnam a Few Weeks Later...

04 May - In the 'Nam

20 Apr - Sex Lies and Videotape...

15 Mar - From the Real Land of Smiles to the Fake One..

14 Feb - On the Edge... of Paradise??

30 Jan - Back from Ceylon

06 Jan - Way down South Where Bananas Grow...

 

1998

24 Dec - Guess What??

16 Dec - Salaam Bombay!

12 Nov - More Adventures (but without Worms)

13 Oct - Kathmandu!!

25 Sep - Over in Pakistan’s Enemy Country..

17 Aug - In Pakistan (6 Countries Later)

17 Jun - Live in Moscow

04 Jun - Hey Everyone

19 May - Getting the Visa

08 May - Back in Zag/Help with Ukraine Visa??

23 Apr - Back in Bohemia...

24 Mar - Here We Go Again!

27 Feb - Back in the Bay Area!!

04 Feb - Howdy from the Good Ol’ US of A

 

1997

05 Nov - Tempus Fugit

03 Oct - Back from the War-Zone

15 Sep - Wow - a Permanent (?) Address...

10 Sep - I'm Going Mad!!

05 May - Last One for Awhile....

22 Apr - That Long-Expected Newsletter

10 Feb  - Now I've Got News for You....

10 Feb  - Don't' Get Dropped

 

1996

30 Dec - Happy New Years!

26 Dec - Merry Xmas!

28 Nov - Last Breath...

22 Nov - Official Change of Address/Xmas Ltr 

26 Oct - Heavy Duty Quotes....

11 Oct - Armenia Calling...

30 Sep - Hello from David (at Last)

06 Aug - Where Have You Been All My Life?

06 Jul - 2nd Quickie - I'm Moving

01 Jul - Quicker Quickie

13 Jun - From Romania

26 May - Quickie...

16 May - Wheee....

26 Apr - Just a Quickie!

15 Apr - Live from Berlin

 

1995... Lost a few :(

19 Sep - Update (via Post)

21 Jun - Summer Solstice!!

12 May - London #2

Ozymandias

(Poems on a Stupendous Leg of Granite, Discovered Standing by Itself in the Deserts of Egypt.)

 "Pride goeth before destruction, and an haughty spirit before a fall."

- Proverbs 16:18

In Egypt's sandy silence, all alone,
Stands a gigantic Leg, which far off throws
The only shadow that the Desert knows.
"I am great Ozymandias," saith the stone,
"The King of kings: this mighty city shows
The wonders of my hand." The city's gone!
Naught but the leg remaining to disclose
The sight of that forgotten Babylon.
We wonder, and some hunter may express
Wonder like ours, when through the wilderness
Where London stood, holding the wolf in chase,
He meets some fragment huge, and stops to guess
What wonderful, but unrecorded, race
Once dwelt in that annihilated place.

- Horace Smith composed this sonnet on 27 December 1817, during an evening sonnet-writing session with P.B. Shelley

I met a traveler from an antique land
Who said: Two vast and trunkless legs of stone
Stand in the desert. Near them, on the sand,
Half sunk, a shattered visage lies, whose frown,
And wrinkled lip, and sneer of cold command,
Tell that its sculptor well those passions read
Which yet survive, stamped on these lifeless things,
The hand that mocked them, and the heart that fed;
And on the pedestal these words appear:
"My name is Ozymandias, king of kings:
Look upon my works, ye Mighty, and despair!"
Nothing beside remains. Round the decay
Of that colossal wreck, boundless and bare
The lone and level sands stretch far away.

 - Percy Bysshe Shelley

Here's my version, regarding California's water management failure (2014)