Upstate NY + More Seattle

I got so carried away with being in Seattle, that I realized I forgot to write about last weekend's upstate NY getaway with Gita and Michael. We arrived in Poughkeepsie by train Friday afternoon from Grand Central, and after meeting Michael's foks, we headed to CIA for a little tour of the grounds where my…

Early Bird Dinner Date?

I arrived earlier than scheduled last night at SeaTac, grabbed my $15 checked bag and waited patiently in the misty cold for the #174. Stopping intermittently at obscure spots on the path to downtown made me wonder what these people were doing getting off the bus near warehouses in the middle of the night. Were…

Vermont Oasis

There is a line in President Obama's book "Dreams from My Father" that reads, "Strange how a single conversation can change you." I love that line. To add to that I think it's funny how life has a way of reminding you of the past, and kicking your butt to make you face reality and…

This Week’s NYC Episode…

New York is certainly not lacking in events and entertainment. There is always something to do, someplace to go, or someone famous to run into. Since moving here the first time in 2005, I've compared living here to living on a movie set. So many characters to observe, and everyone looks like someone you know…