About Jon Mccormack

Educator, photographer, nerd ....

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  • Jon shared from The Secret Diary of a Princess: a novel of Marie Antoinette by Melanie Clegg
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  • Jon shared from Crossing the Heart of Africa: An Odyssey of Love and Adventure by Julian Smith
    Africa is mystic; it is wild; it is a sweltering inferno; it is a photographer’s paradise, a hunter’s Valhalla, an escapist’s Utopia. It is what you will, and it withstands all interpretations. It is the last vestige of a dead world or the cradle of a shiny new one. … It is all these things but one thing—it is never dull. —Beryl Markham
  • Jon shared from White Mughals: Love and Betrayal in Eighteenth-Century India by William Dalrymple
    At a time when the British showed no particular enthusiasm for cleanliness, Indian women for example introduced British men to the delights of regular bathing. The fact that the word shampoo is derived from the Hindi word for massage, and that it entered the English language at this time, shows the novelty to the eighteenth-century British of the Indian idea of cleaning hair
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  • Jon shared from Death in the Long Grass: A Big Game Hunter's Adventures in the African Bush by Peter Hathaway Capstick
    After all, if the lion doesn’t eat you personally, you won’t have to wait long until the vultures, ants, hyenas, and jackals do. Africa is astoundingly efficient in the disposal of protein.
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  • Jon shared from The Last Safari:A Season of Discovery in Zimbabwe by Bruce VanBuskirk
    There is an old saying, “Africa wins again”, that is frequently used in exasperation when things aren’t going well. It conveys the feeling, or belief, that we are all barely hanging on to what has been built or is being earned from the land of Africa, and that anytime she pleases Africa will thwart our best efforts just because she can.
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Jon Mccormack