Ramble

Here I just ramble on. It is a stream of personal, inconsequential and pretty random thoughts, comments and remarks which are devoid of any deep meaning.
On the road again… 

On the road again… 

— 5 days ago with 1 note
Flying puts us at the mercy of the elements. Every now and then we have to trash our meticulously prepared flight plans and simply enjoy being grounded for a day or two. This time it was an unexpected night in Malacca. Photo courtesy of Karol Jalochowski. 

Flying puts us at the mercy of the elements. Every now and then we have to trash our meticulously prepared flight plans and simply enjoy being grounded for a day or two. This time it was an unexpected night in Malacca. Photo courtesy of Karol Jalochowski. 

— 5 days ago with 1 note
The garden eels of Tulamben.

The garden eels of Tulamben.

— 1 week ago with 1 note
Shipwrecks and the allure of the depth. Photo courtesy of Lu Yin. 

Shipwrecks and the allure of the depth. Photo courtesy of Lu Yin. 

— 1 week ago with 1 note
There is nothing more damaging to education than coercive schooling. I was notorious for bunking off school and found my truancy much more educational than classroom hours. Kudos to Pawel Kuczynski for this picture. 

There is nothing more damaging to education than coercive schooling. I was notorious for bunking off school and found my truancy much more educational than classroom hours. Kudos to Pawel Kuczynski for this picture. 

— 1 week ago with 1 note
Watching the sun rise in Tulamben. One of my favourite places to dive and to teach diving. The northeast coast of Bali receives plankton-rich waters from the major ocean current - the Indonesian Throughflow - that moves from the Pacific to the Indian Ocean. It creates a stunningly diverse underwater ecosystem. Tulamben itself has changed a lot since my first visit here. The electricity grid didn’t reach this place until the mid-nineties and there was no telephone service until 1999. This was a form of government punishment for throughout the Suharto era the Tulamben villagers repeatedly voted against the ruling party. It is all history now.

Watching the sun rise in Tulamben. One of my favourite places to dive and to teach diving. The northeast coast of Bali receives plankton-rich waters from the major ocean current - the Indonesian Throughflow - that moves from the Pacific to the Indian Ocean. It creates a stunningly diverse underwater ecosystem. Tulamben itself has changed a lot since my first visit here. The electricity grid didn’t reach this place until the mid-nineties and there was no telephone service until 1999. This was a form of government punishment for throughout the Suharto era the Tulamben villagers repeatedly voted against the ruling party. It is all history now.

— 1 week ago
Small indie bookstores of Philadelphia have it all: tight nooks, narrow aisles and piles of books everywhere. 

Small indie bookstores of Philadelphia have it all: tight nooks, narrow aisles and piles of books everywhere. 

— 2 weeks ago

I have realised that having a not-to-do list makes me more efficient. 

— 2 weeks ago with 1 note

THE waltz - from the Suite for Variety Orchestra, sometimes confused with the Suite for Jazz Orchestra, also by Shostakovich. So perfect for a rainy day.

— 3 weeks ago
New Mexico.

New Mexico.

— 1 month ago