Tag: adventure

I wish that it weren’t true, but it is. My niece is completely, unabashedly addicted to her cellphone and to social media. The whole time that we were in Guatemala, it was a difficult time to get her to unplug for more than a few minutes at a time. In fact, I had to demand that she not use the phone at the table during breakfast, lunch, and dinner as well as while walking down the cobblestone streets of Guatemala…

There are things that we’ve heard probably all of our lives: A penny saved is a penny earned. A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush. Never look a gift horse in the mouth. Things like that. However, while I was walking the streets of Guatemala, I had one of those sayings come to life – Let sleeping dogs lie! I can honestly say that I wish that it had been the penny saved is a penny…

I met Fernando, who is from Spain, when I worked at AIG. He’s been in the US for 30 years, speaks perfect English and even remembers a bit of his Spanish, though I have to help him with a word now and again. 😉 He’s very gracious to help me get better at speaking Spanish. We’ve taken to having lunch together at least once a month, more if possible. I wish that I had taken pictures of the place that…

They say that you can get pretty much whatever you want to eat in NY, and I suppose that is pretty close to the truth. You want Indian food? No problem. You just have to pick from the 50 or more restaurants. Thai? Same “issue”. Mexican? Even more to choose from. How about Ethiopian? Got it covered! So, my coworker, Jeremy, asked me: So, Paul. How adventurous of an eater are you? My reply: It depends. There are just some…

I’ll start this post with a bit of commentary from the 1988 US Vice-Presidential debates: Quayle: Three times that I’ve had this question — and I will try to answer it again for you, as clearly as I can, because the question you’re asking is, “What kind of qualifications does Dan Quayle have to be president,” “What kind of qualifications do I have,” and “What would I do in this kind of a situation?” And what would I do in…