Browsed by
Category: Rambling by Reading

Books about places and travel

In Arabian Nights: Tales from Morocco

In Arabian Nights: Tales from Morocco

Tahir Shah explores Casablanca and the hinterlands of Morocco, seeking not only stories and storytellers, but a special salt for use at a friend’s wedding. The salt of the book is the variety of stories and storytellers, all of them vignettes within the story of Moroccan culture told by a master storyteller.

Mankind Was My Business

Mankind Was My Business

Scrooge confronted by Marley’s ghost A scrooge is a person who is stingy with money: scrooges would rather do anything than part with a buck. Dictionary definition Charles Dicken’s character, Ebeneezer Scrooge, is the prototype. His now-deceased partner, Jacob Marley comes to him as a ghost dragging a chain of cash boxes, ledgers, and steel purses. Marley laments his enslaved state and warns that Scrooge has, since Marley’s death, forged himself an even greater chain. “But you were always a good man…

Read More Read More

Blackfeet and Chief Crowfoot

Blackfeet and Chief Crowfoot

In 1997 we took three grandchildren camping from Idaho, through Montana, and into Canada.  The Museum of the Plains Indians, Browning, Montana, gave us an excellent introduction to Blackfeet (or Blackfoot) art, artifacts, and culture. 

Mark Twain’s Trail

Mark Twain’s Trail

We happened on a reference to Mark Twain’s management of a donkey in my grandfather’s journal which sent us to the library for Twain’s travel book “Roughing It.”   We find our daily dose of laughter in his descriptions.