Summer Stars

Summer Stars

By Carl Sandburg

BEND low again, night of summer stars.
So near you are, sky of summer stars,
So near, a long arm man can pick off stars,
Pick off what he wants in the sky bowl,
So near you are, summer stars,
So near, strumming, strumming,
So lazy and hum-strumming.

Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge

Each week Cee challenges bloggers to share black and white photos based on a theme. Last week the theme was bathrooms and outhouses and I thought I didn’t have anything. Then I realized how often I do photograph bathrooms when I travel.


Beijing Sofitel Bathtub with TV


On a Chinese Fast Train


Indonesian restroom at a university

For more black and white photos from this week’s theme click here.


Japan’s #1 Hostess

A hostess in Japan is a modern equivalent of a geisha without the training in dance and music.

I’m surprised they can earn $46,000 USD a month

    on average.

I wonder how many years hostesses average in this career.

I definitely think they cherry-picked the customer, who was so young, rich and good looking. Why doesn’t he have a girlfriend? Perhaps he does.