Running has become a part of my daily routine ever since I took part in a 5K “Fun Run” early in 2012. This was the lead up to the featured “Stawell Gift” which is Australia’s oldest race and takes place every Easter weekend in Stawell, a small town in the Grampian Mountains district of western … Continue reading
Channeling MacGyver: London Pride Meets Yankee Ingenuity
As I sit typing this blog entry I occasionally look outside the window to the San Francisco street scene below. Among the kids scampering down the hill to school, the couples walking their dogs, the pick-up trucks driving to their next construction site (the new housing market doesn’t seem to be hurting in Noe … Continue reading
Doing the Can Can…Spanish style
San Francisco’s balmy fall weather has made it difficult to stay indoors; however, I must confess to having spent a bit of time indoors these past few weeks, not just watching the Giants slog their way to another NLCS, but also looking at the thousands of photos that Steve and I took on both the … Continue reading
The Grand Tour: Where Do We Go From Here?
Geez, has it been that long since I have posted? We’re into autumn for goodness sake! I shouldn’t berate myself for not having had the will or inclination to write. Well, I have been writing, just not in a public forum. Writer’s block is a real thing, I tell you, and as I learn more … Continue reading
Tuk Tuk, It looks like rain!
This post comes to you from Bangkok, Oriental setting, where we have been spending the better part of a week eating tom yam kung and kang keaw wan gai from street vendors, darting in and out of the ubiquitous and thankfully air-conditioned-to-arctic-level 7-11s lest we melt from the heat, drinking samsung and soda at Cheap … Continue reading
The Grand Tour: G’Day Australia!
The following post was written a few days ago while we were still in Sydney but thought I would publish it nonetheless. We are now in Cairns and did indeed survive the scuba diving course. Read about the first few weeks of our adventures in Australia: G’day from Australia! We’re in Sydney now after having … Continue reading
The Grand Tour: Big Apple, Little Apple
Hello from the Land of 10,000 Lakes, Lutefisk and Jessica Lange (award season is upon us – thought I would throw in some homegrown Hollywood royalty)! Several of you have been asking for an update on the trip and I realize I haven’t posted anything for a while. We are still in Minneapolis, The Little … Continue reading
Moscow Can Wait: The Grand Tour 2012
Happy 2012! This comes to you from Minneapolis, the place from where we took off to start the Grand Tour in April, and now a place to which we have returned to rest, clear our heads and plan next steps. Why are we back here? It all started with an officious UK immigration lady who … Continue reading
Istanbul by Numbers
This post comes to you from Paris, the City of Light, where I am spending a week getting re-acquainted with a place I last visited in 1998. Upon arrival from Brussels, where we had spent a week enjoying that city’s beer, chocolate and Christmas markets, I encountered a changed city (well, just the terminal, really): … Continue reading
Drinking Bull’s Blood in The Valley of Beautiful Women
This post comes to you from Rome, the Eternal City, where we are spending time exploring Roman ruins, eating carb-laden food, drinking delicious wine and surprisingly good Italian craft beer (there is a burgeoning craft beer movement here inspired by the now well-established craft beer scene in the United States) before we head off to … Continue reading