Delayed Travel Musings – Iceland Adventure
Feb12

Delayed Travel Musings – Iceland Adventure

Back in my ex-pat days I kept, or tried to keep, a blog about my travels throughout Germany and Europe.* Much like my entries to this venture, they were sporadic at best and went dry about a year into my stay in Germany. Due to my own inactivity, may of my adventures went undocumented. This is a project to rectify this, 3-4 years after the fact. I may not have great recall of the stories and shenanigans that occurred while on these...

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Forum Magnum goes to The Forum
Apr08

Forum Magnum goes to The Forum

This past fall C. Smith and I took a much anticipated trip to Italy. Although C. had been on the past, I have not and the clock was ticking, I needed to see Venice before it completely sank underwater (for those of you who have never been, turns out you have some time before that happens).  I wanted to write about the trip sooner, but life, work, moving (more on that another day) etc. got in the way.  Now my friend and her hubby are...

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Cleveland!
Jun16

Cleveland!

Thursday, June 11th, 9:45 pm Game 4 of the NBA playoffs, in Cleveland, Cavs up 2-1, this is the moment I have been waiting for since LBJ left CLE. I should be on top of the world, but I am sitting in Charlotte, NC wishing I was home. To most people outside of NE Ohio, Cleveland is a punch line…yeah yeah we know, the river caught on fire, get over it folks, that was a long time ago and Cleveland had come a long way. I adore...

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Joshua Tree National Park
May26

Joshua Tree National Park

I have a tendency to procrastinate, not the best trait, but every now and then it kind of pays off. I recently received an email from Shutterfly that photo books are up to 50% off, perfect timing; I have been meaning to put together photo books from some recent trips. By recent, I mean 8 months ago – stupid procrastination. So I sat down the other day and got to work, and was quickly brought back to one of the most amazing places I...

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Asheville, a short primer for Tyler and Brittany
Mar26

Asheville, a short primer for Tyler and Brittany

Let’s start with what this little article is not. It’s certainly not an all inclusive guide book to Asheville, North Carolina.  It’s not even a 500 word, how to spend 48 hours in a city, that might find itself in Charlotte Magazine.  This is an open letter to two of my favorite people, Tyler and Brittany, who are going to travel to Asheville in a couple of weeks.  You see, I wish I could join them; but I will be...

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Thank You Jennifer, Nine Years and Counting….
Mar20

Thank You Jennifer, Nine Years and Counting….

The boy lifted his hand and reached into jacket pocket again.   It was still there. “I’ll have a gin and tonic,” the girl said to the man behind the bar. “I’ll have the same,” the boy said. He rested his one hand on the bar and kept the other in his jacket pocket.  It felt good.  The blue felt, the rounded corners, the weight.  Yes, the weight; the wait.   There was a premier event across the street...

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