Cuba: That easy smile

Cubans, young and old alike, the ones that I met on the streets, in the houses, markets, and stores …...

Cuba: It wasn’t what I expected

I’ll start with a quote from one of our guides, Alain. When we first got on the bus, one of...

Travel plugs

I didn’t start traveling internationally until I became an adult. My first real international travel, requiring jet travel, was to...

We’ll take a whole row, please!

Here you can see what represents $94 in cash. Each stack of quarters is $1 and each placeholder of nickels...

Appliance solidarity or sympathy death, perhaps!

My friend, and fellow blogger, Monte has a post on his blog about ink pens. Although the topic, initially, was...

It was cheaper than a new car!

A friend of mine, Gordon, used to joke with me about a previous car that I had when I lived...

Siesta time When I moved here, two years ago, I didn’t have any saws. Nope. Nary a one. Then, I had a need for a reciprocating saw, so off to The Home Depot. Then, I wanted to build a ramp…

Back to Cubicleville. Actually, this layout looks more like a honeycomb hideout. If the spaces were aligned, we’d have hexagons! The floor is pretty empty now, but within the next few months is expected to have a few more bodies…

See that guy there, reclining, watching the world go by? That’s about the speed of the Internet connection at the Hilton Penn Station in Newark, NJ – Yeah! I called them out by name! Most anywhere in the country, you…

“Outside, there was that predawn kind of clarity, where the momentum of living has not quite captured the day. The air was not filled with conversation or thought bubbles or laughter or sidelong glances. Everyone was sleeping, all of their…

So, there I was, after work, minding my own business. Y’all know how I do! 😀 I was walking across the street and towards the boardwalk for a little quiet time, gazing at Lower Manhattan, waiting for the crowds to…