Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Imbibing Bibliophile #32

Sri Aurobindo; A Legend, by Madhumita Dutta
Bira 91 Brewery, Blonde

On the turntable:  Elbow, "Leaders of the Free World"

Sunday, October 29, 2017

Sunday Papers: Andrew Schelling

"From the start, Buddhism showed a sharp impatience for stay-at-home habits."

On the turntable:  Iodine Eyes,  "Idee Du Nord"

Friday, October 27, 2017

Imbibing Bibliophile #31

Assessing the damage after a visit to the College Street bookstalls, Calcutta.

On the turntable:  Ernest Tubbs,  "Retrospective, Vol. 1"

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Imbibing Bibliophile #30

Along the Ganges by Ilija Trojanow
Masala Chai

On the turntable, "Eels, "Beautiful Freak"

Monday, October 23, 2017

The Biblioing Imbibophobe

On the turntable: Ernest Ranglin, "Gotcha!"

Wednesday, October 18, 2017


All that remains of once great tribes:
Paw prints in the dust,
Monkeys in the stones.

On the turntable:  Furry Lewis, "Back on My Feet Again, "


Monday, October 16, 2017

Imbibing Bibliophile #29

Plain Tales from the Raj, Charles Allen
Indian Chai

On the turntable:Erroll Garner, "Body and Soul "

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Sunday Papers: Marcus Aurelius

"Loss is nothing else but change, and change is Nature's delight." 

On the turntable:  The Blues Project, "Live at Town Hall "

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Thursday, October 12, 2017


Ribbon roads
And pungent pine,
At the collision of continents.

On the turntable:  Ernest Ranglin, "Gotcha!"

Tuesday, October 10, 2017


In the higher reaches,
Some jewels of the Raj
Still maintain their sheen.

On the turntable: Red Foley And Ernest Tubb, "Red And Ernie"

Tuesday, October 03, 2017

Imbibing Bibliophile #28

A Blue Hand by Deborah Baker
Shangri-la Highland Craft Brewery, Super Nova

On the turntable: The Eagles, "Hotel California"