Leaving Las Vegas

April 19, 2016
Walking through the dimly lit casino inhaling stale cigarette smoke and dodging flashing lights I spotted an elderly woman at a slot machine, sucking on her vape pen and...

5 best things about carefree Hawaii

April 15, 2016
Five or so hours on a plane from northern California and there they are: the Hawaiian islands. It was 1959 when Hawaiians voted by a wide majority to make Hawaii our...

Another morning in America

April 8, 2016
It's 4:30am and the house is still. Outside, there's no sign of the light that will creep across the sky in just over an hour. The coffee is made and I'm in my office...

San Francisco: the city of love

March 22, 2016
It's only fitting that, wandering around San Francisco, the city where the Love Generation took hold, I found stores still rockin' the 60s vibe. Yes, yes, I know,...

It’s a 2 o’clock world

March 9, 2016
A trumpet plays a mournful tune nine floors below, then I hear a bagpipe. A bagpipe?  Breaking glass tinkles like a discordant piano, then crashes like cymbals. It's...

ID, boarding pass and … mask?

March 8, 2016
Thank you to the guy who coughed all over me during my recent flight home from San Diego. Yes, I know it was you. I could smell the pizza you had for lunch. Learn to...

Wowie! Maui coffee!

February 9, 2016
There's a lot to sing about when it comes to Maui, as these dogs know. One song-worthy thing is Maui coffee.  No joke. Of course, we know that coffee is a no-no for...

Surfing in Montana

January 13, 2016
My father was an avid hunter and outdoorsman, but me? Not so much. In fact, not at all. I've always considered myself the family intellectual, which really means that...

Why “Je vais en France”

January 8, 2016
We'd been talking with friends for months about a three-week trip to France and on the day we were finalizing our plans, terrorists attacked Paris. That day they...

Busker Joe & his wide river

December 3, 2015
Every Saturday in Santa Fe I woke up early and excited because it was Farmers Market day.  Between the incredible produce, of which we purchased liberal quantities...

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