Such Great Heights

Father of Waters Though we live in Minnesota, somehow my son and I saw the end of the Mississippi River – in Louisiana – before we made it to the headwaters in our own state. I’ve since rectified this. Life has become seriously overscheduled. Not uncommonly so but we hadn’t made it up North in […]

Here Comes the Sun

Playa Del Carmen My son and I travel a fair amount and have generally gone out of town for his Spring Break. That wasn’t the case for 2015. I had just switched jobs after a full decade with my previous employer. And my son and I spent a couple nights of his break at Children’s […]

Achieving hygge

The Geography of Happiness This year has been one of transition for me. At the beginning of 2015 I left my employer after ten years, though I had been happy there much of the time. My role was changing – again – but the future was far too nebulous. I’m not a big fan of […]

Bits and Bobs

Stoking the Wanderlust Like a lot of people I love to travel, but have limited resources. Last weekend I finally ventured back to Los Angeles, for the first time in eleven years. In 1998 I’d gone to see the Bauhaus reunion show, at the Hollywood Palladium. This trip wasn’t so much about a specific event, […]

When I Go Deaf

Here Comes That Cold Sunrise Spring is here, technically. And we’ve even experienced some Spring-like weather recently. But today has been a rainy Monday chock full of gloom and doom. To snap out of my funk I am going to look ahead, to the many music festivals and other adventures that are on their way. […]

Shy Town

Atomix Coffee Shop and The Garfield Park Conservatory My son’s Spring Break is right around the corner. Last year it was a big production, adventuring throughout the Pacific Northwest. That’s not in the cards this go around but a more modest trip is in the works. Mainly to Madison, WI but possibly further afield. I […]