Haven't done a travel story in some time. This weekend found me at a wedding somewhat south of the motherland (Northern Va), in Richmond. The area in that part of the country has a number of fantastically beautiful winery venues, and this one was was spectacularly so, with a view of the James River. Richmond … Continue reading Richmond, Va
Angel Fire, NM
It's been a long time since I've written about travel. Mainly because if I've gone anywhere, I've gone back to where I've been before and that's boring. This last weekend found me in AngelFire New Mexico. I've been to New Mexico a number of times, once in Albuquerque to teach a class, and the second … Continue reading Angel Fire, NM
BDSM Airlines. Too good not to repost
Montreal Canada, Sector 21 Building 2071 Room 1401
Every so often I get to travel internationally, in this case to Canada. I enjoy Canada. Every-time I've been there I liken it to the movie "Demolition Man". Clean scrubbed, well dressed people walking around greeting each other 'good morning citizen'. So this week finds me in Montreal Canada. My previous trips have been to … Continue reading Montreal Canada, Sector 21 Building 2071 Room 1401
I've told my kids on many occasions, in any situation - Even a job interview or car purchase, sometimes all there is left is entertainment value. So you may as well have fun with the situation. It's an attitude like that - My attitude, that gets me into trouble in places with funny people to … Continue reading Oberlin Revisited.
New York, NY. If you can make it there…ahh…screw it.
It's been quite some time since I've been to the big apple. Most of my travel keeps me clear of the northeast corridor, thank God. There's not much I like about that region. So I wasn't thrilled when the word came down NYC may be in my plans. In the past, I'd take the shuttle … Continue reading New York, NY. If you can make it there…ahh…screw it.
One of the funny things about DC is that I grew up here, But then I moved. So I look at it differently now, like a foreigner . Fall and Spring are the best times to hit this city. In the spring you have the cherry blossoms, as well as crab apple, apple, pear, and … Continue reading Washington DC
San Antonio. What the hell happened here?
"How was your flight?" "Great. Just Great. Two hours next to the motors in a clapped out DC-9 thanks to Mr. Smoking-Section here" That was a conversation that I had with one of my oldest friends when he arrived from the airport for my wedding 27 years ago, Which went through my head has I … Continue reading San Antonio. What the hell happened here?
Broken Bow OK, The end of the trail of tears.
I don't normally write about vacation trips. More often than not, we're traveling to meet friends or family and it's gauche to kvetch on a blog when you've had a great week, other than the abject misery it took to get there and back. I had a brush with that awhile ago, involving the clash … Continue reading Broken Bow OK, The end of the trail of tears.
Our pro services group decided to spare one of our coastal guys a day of misery, and asked me to go to Kansas instead. This is the first time I've been tasked with a job in the central/mountain region. The very area they were happy to have me fill in from time to time. Wichita … Continue reading Wichita, Kansas