No. 136: Reviving the Red Rooster. It was probably his rereading last week of Paul Theroux's hugely enjoyable 1988 book, Riding the Red Rooster:Through China by Train, that got him thinking again about his own Art Train project--which had got a bit sidetracked over the past few months. Theroux, whose one-year journey, took him through Mongolia, Xinjiang, Manchuria and Tibet, clearly knew where he was going and what he was doing. As for his own sense of well-being in art, he needed to get back to his trains, He felt his life had too little direction lately. No clear destination. He was definitely off the rails. He wanted to get back on track.

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