Kite Arch sails
Kites on my "autobiographical" arch. Each kite represents something important in one way or another in my life. People known, places traveled, books or movies enjoyed, activities with my kids -- most anything might be on here. A work in progress, and still growing -- there are currently 123 kites on the arch.
My "Kite SHow"
Some of the kites I can toss in a bag and bring to an event (up to the baggage allowance!)
The Killing Fields and Tuol Sleng Prison
It is very hard to wrap your mind around what happened when the Khmer Rouge took over Cambodia and began their genocide against damn near everybody. There is no hierarchy of genocide, but there is something uniquely unfathomable about a regime that kills everyone who wears glasses because they look like intellectuals, or who forceably evacuates everybody from entire cities to go be rice farmers but does not teach any of them how to grow rice, or who then prohibits picking fruit from trees in the jungle when people are starving.
Siem Reap, Cambodia, 3
Ta Prohm temple complex (the jungle-draped one as seen in Tomb Raider, the movie, except not by me because I didn't see the movie...) and Banteay Srei (the pink one!)
Day 3 -- Last round through Tokyo, including giant robots, puppet theater and a last chance to sort of see Fuji.
With a bit of an Earthquake in the morning, and typhoon remnants passing through at night, we skirt disaster and strike out for our last day in Japan. For now...
Day 2 -- Racing the Typhoon to Kamakura for ancient samurai temples and a hope to glimpse Mt. Fuji.
The storm did not arrive until late that night, and was mostly blown out by the time it got to Japan, but wind picked up all day and mist and clouds threatened to obscure Mt. Fuji during our closest visit.
The Traveling Sled Kite
This little sled kite has been around the world -- it's been in more countries thatn I have, since friends and relatives take it on their trips, too.