It Was a Very Good Year

As we are fully aware of, this time of year always brings out “Best of” and “Top Ten” lists, so in the spirit of the season, I have compiled a list of my Top Ten Firsts of 2012: 10. Red Robin – While not an earth-shattering first, it still deserves mention, because I got to Read More …

My Year in Review

So, here I am at the end of 43, about to turn 44 tomorrow. And looking back, this year has had by far some of the most interesting and unexpected turns. As the last couple of hours’ worth of sand trickle through the hourglass, I would like to take a moment to reflect on all Read More …

Paris Prattle

And now, the last stop on our trip… March 9, 2012 Midnight Paris Time Final thoughts, final words on a trip that has been amazing, marvelous, spectacular and a host of other things. Arriving in Paris last night proved even more of a language barrier than Rome. I had a tough time trying to figure Read More …

Rome Ramble

When last we left our intrepid world traveler, he was on his way from Barcelona to Rome. The journey continues… March 7, 2012 10:45PM Rome Time So, my wild time in Roma is almost done. I arrived around 5:30 last night and made it to my hotel room, the Beehive, by 6:00. It was too Read More …

Barcelona Babble

It’s been a while since I posted, and I am going to try to make the hiatuses (hiaiti?) less frequent. I promised I would blog about my European trip, so, without further ado, here are the journal entries I wrote during my trip. First stop – Barcelona! March 2, 2012 12:00 PM Eastern Standard Time Read More …