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Stoking Up the Creative Fire: Absinthe versus Coffee

Stoking Up the Creative Fire: Absinthe versus Coffee

A post in which I ramble about Prague, absinthe and espresso. “After the first glass of absinthe you see things as you wish they were. After the second you see them as they are not. Finally you see things as they really are, and that is the most horrible thing in the world. That is […]

By February 2, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Expats Post Interview with Emerald Heritage Founder Lyn Nelson

Expats Post Interview with Emerald Heritage Founder Lyn Nelson

We just weren’t content to sit back as great swathes of Ireland’s natural habitat and history was put to the sword, never to return, so we decided to act.-Lyn Nelson I learned about Emerald Heritage through my friend Anita Daly. She told me that she supports the group passionately. She was wondering if I would cover them […]

By November 28, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Could the Greater Washington Area be the Next Atlantic City?

Could the Greater Washington Area be the Next Atlantic City?

  With NJ residents opposing casinos beyond Atlantic City, places around the DC area could become a new gambling destination in the East. But with casinos known to be an “urban revitalization” method as well as one that destroys progress in urban infrastructure, would DC benefit from an expansion in gaming?Before we explore the Northeast […]

By September 1, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Adventures in China: A Photographic Essay, Part I

Adventures in China: A Photographic Essay, Part I

During the last nine days of July, 2015, my girlfriend Nina and I went on our first “an adventure of lifetime” trip to China. Now that her kids are grown up and out of the house, and we both near fifty years of age, it’s time for both of us to truly enjoy our lives. […]

What Would Darren Hanlon Say??

What Would Darren Hanlon Say??

It started as an answer to a question.  As all immensely annoying answers, the question raised in retort, not only posed a new question, but also was completely unrelated to the first.  So it failed to answer the initial question and it annoyed the other party. Two birds; one stone. Having just moved to Australia from Canada, […]

Top Seven Weirdest Places In the World to Swim

Top Seven Weirdest Places In the World to Swim

Some people are satisfied with swimming in their own backyard with a comfy and reliable pool heat pump and a cocktail in hand. Others are ready to fork out the big dollars for an off-beat swimming experience in an exotic location. Here are seven swimming experiences that water lovers all over the world would swim the English […]

The First Time I Saw Paris

The First Time I Saw Paris

It was mid April, 2004, and I was on a visit to my son, the first of five I would make while he was living there. I took a red-eye flight, originating in D.C. with a stop in Chicago (the logistics of this escape me), and landing at Charles De Gaulle at about nine in […]

In Siberia aboard the Baikalo-Amourskaya-Magistral

In Siberia aboard the Baikalo-Amourskaya-Magistral

Elena falls in love with the Island of Olkhon After a night in Irkoutsk at the youth hostel I finally catch the marchroutka to Olkhon. Travelling with me are both an English girl called Eve, who had decided to return home after spending 7 years in Singapore, and a Venitian, Marco, who came to Siberia […]

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