THE ARDENT ENTHUSIAST

This is the first Dale Enzenbacher Dragon Belt Buckle. I met Dale at the World Science Fiction Convention in Toronto, 1973. I was coming from Kashmir, India where I had just spent the...

Though the original inhabitation of Cuenca dates back to over 8,000 BC, the oldest ruins seem to be Pumapungo, the city established by Tupac Yupanqui. After the Spanish conquest the name...

This Lakhai Uzbek suwari [Shield]  is one of the best pieces in my collection. I bought it in Kabul, Afghanistan from Abdul Noor-Sher in 1974 and I’ve had it on display...

This was originally published on BootsnAll Travel Journal #2 THE TRIPLEGEM AFGHAN EXPEDITION-SUMMER 2005 8/Aug/ 2005 – Peshawar, Pakistan I was at the Afghan Consulate when it opened at 9:30, but they only take...

This was originally published on Bootsnall Travel Journal #1 THE TRIPLEGEM AFGHAN EXPEDITION-SUMMER 2005 5-7/Aug/2005 – Peshawar, Pakistan I flew into Lahore from Bangkok late on the night of the 5th, it was raining –...