Culture, Plain Speaking, Travel

Photos, Or It Didn’t Happen

That's a saying we have on Ricochet.  It may have been intitated by a former member known as Simon Templar; I'm not sure. In any event, it's become a popular phrase, and we generally try to oblige. One of the must-see sights in Chiang Rai, Thailand is Wat Rong Khun, or the White Temple.  It's… Continue reading Photos, Or It Didn’t Happen

Literature, Poetry, Quote of the Day

La Belle Dame Sans Merci

She’s the ultimate femme fatale. And it’s one of the oldest stories in the world. The Beautiful Lady Without Pity. (No, for those of you with only rudimentary French, the title doesn't mean The Beautiful Lady Who Never Says Thank You.) The subject of my second-favorite poem by John Keats, which was written in 1819, when Keats was… Continue reading La Belle Dame Sans Merci