As Summer Comes to an End

Make the most of the sunshine.


Run, sail, ride, bask…


Or paddle.

Fall is just around the corner.

(At the Charles River Esplanade of Boston, Massachusetts.)



Standing Alone

“It’s easy to stand with the crowd. It takes courage to stand alone.”
– Mahatma Gandhi


“Let your soul stand cool and composed before a million universes.”
– Walt Whitman


A Simple Interpretation of Punta Fuego

IMG_5440They call this place Punta Fuego, a Spanish name.

“Punta” in English means a tip or point (in this particular case, of land), and “fuego” means fire. “Punta Fuego” is hard to translate, but “Fire Point” is probably a close literal translation.

Historical references cite the Battle of San Diego, which was fought on these waters between Spanish and Dutch forces in 1600, as the origin of the name.

But I’m not a historian, my interpretation is simpler.

The setting sun turns into a ball of fire, and the land and sea and sky become punta fuego.

(In the province of Batangas in the Philippines.)