Category: Personal

Yesterday, it was a cold and rainy day, so my walking was cancelled. Instead, I opted to walk around the corner and visit the Australian Museum. I must say that it was, in a word, impressive. It is probably the best single museum that I’ve ever been in. I specify “single” because, by far, the best museums that I’ve ever entered were the Smithsonian museums in Washington, DC, but this museum was very impressive. There are a number of things…

This morning I awoke the sound of rain beating against my window. I got out of my bed, made it over to the window, had a look outside. Down on the streets, from the 13th floor, in the darkness, I could see the water running down the street and the raindrops splashing in the puddles. It was at that point that I wondered what I would do for the day since my preferred method of getting around is walking. I…

Being in a country where they use the metric system is, quite frankly, a breeze. I never did quite understand all of the drama that jumped off back in the late 70’s when we made a feeble attempt to switch to the metric system. People were so attached to their units: pounds, ounces, gallons, all having their individual conversions and complications. The government did a half-assed job of trying to sell metric, but finally backed off to stop the whining…

Another Sydney icon is The Harbour Bridge. My friend Adam Brown mention on my Facebook page that I should be sure to walk across the bridge. That had been in the plans all along. As a matter of fact, I had planned to do the bridge climb, but then decided against it because you weren’t allowed to take anything with you up to the top of the bridge. This makes perfect sense, but I wanted to take a camera with…

Just in case you’re wondering what my accommodations look like, here are a few shots of my room. The hotel is nice, comfortable, and clean. The people at the front desk are very nice, knowledgeable, and helpful. I’ve been very satisfied with my stay thus far. The only thing missing from this hotel that would give me pause is internet connectivity. If I weren’t blogging, it would be no big deal, but since I have a big mouth and like…

The other brother in Australia! Look! In the car. It’s the other brother in Australia. What luck! I have noticed this serious lack of diversity in Sydney and thought that perhaps I was just imagining it. This morning, I was waiting to cross the street and get to my ‘usual’ morning haunt. I start the day at Starbucks because it is here that I can connect to The Internet for free using a nearby free public WiFi connection. Though I’ve…

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