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Big fire in a big fireplace

Pour yourself a cup of tea and get comfortable.

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Sometimes I wonder if I would be a coward.

I think about Saving Private Ryan a lot. The second scene of the 1998 movie - the invasion of Normandy - is some of the most gripping, intense filmmakin...

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Corporate management bullshit

"Tell me the most interesting thing that's ever happened to you."

I needed the job, so I didn't roll my eyes - but I'm pretty sure the recruiter did. As the two of us...

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I was so wrong

Multiple sorties of F-bombs were launched and replenished.

This is Part 2. Part 1 is here.

Outside, a dozen kids between the ages of fifteen and eighteen returned every insult....

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Zero Shoulder Bumps

We formed a loose circle in the middle of the bar.

This is Part 1. Part 2 is here.

No one jostled us as they laughed with their friends or called out to the waitress. We dr...

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The Four-Pointer

In the fall of 2018, we took our son to France.

We began in Strasbourg, a magnificent city in Alsace. I decided it was a good time to introduce Francis to the Tally Machine. Th...

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About

A smiling Francis and me, sitting outside in front of some shrubs

Some basics

A brief biographical sketch

Me on top of a sunny Mt Pilatus in Switzerland, with mountains in the background

Travel

Pardon the saccharine and the obvious, but travel is everything

A couple standing in front of a large Gothic church, on a bridge over the Seine

France

France deserves its own section

Francis, as a two year-old in a car seat, in sunglasses reading a French picture book

Reading

The bullshit of daily life? I'd rather read.

Stage with musicians going at it - they're Gogol Bordello, and they're crazy

Music

Let me take you back

Little boy sitting on a big white bed, looking at a tablet

Television

I watch a lot more television than movies

Live action from a soccer game at Crew Stadium - yellow versus blue

Soccer

The only sport that matters

Ugly photo of a pig knuckle after it's been eaten - really, it looks horrible

Food

As a travel writer, I have to talk about food

Me in an outdoor restaurant drinking from a green coconut with a long straw

Dumb stuff

You will not feel smarter after reading this

Dumpster full of garbage

Minimalism

Trying to live simply

Me getting out of a red Ferrari F430 with a guy clapping for me

Other Interests

I've only driven a Ferrari once

Dude wearing orange pants and orange and green shoes walking on wet grass

Get off my lawn

A few brief rants

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