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Feb 10, 2012

“How Was Your Trip”?

I really kind of hate that question. It’s nice that people ask, I suppose, but it cannot be answered, and really, they don’t want you to. All this was on my mind when I wrote this piece for the Memphis Flyer. How Was Your Trip? Struggling with the question no one wants you to answer. […]

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Feb 07, 2012

On Paying the Idiot Tax

Since I’ve completely lost my blogging groove lately, and life is swirling around very rapidly, I have decided to “get something out there” by digging into my Memphis Flyer travel archives and sharing some old pieces I wrote. This time around it’s one I did on the concept of the Idiot Tax, which I explained in […]

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Dec 30, 2011

Loving the Layers of London

I still do the occasional travel piece for the Memphis Flyer, and one of them ran this week. It’s called the Layers of London, and it’s about finding a little treasure of a church in the old city. Enjoy.

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Sep 26, 2011

More Trails and Tables of Tuscany

In April/May 2013, I will be leading a fabulous trip to Tuscany for the Mazamas, a Portland-based hiking club. It’s a combination of hiking, food and wine, and local culture and history.

To find out more about Mazamas Outings in general, and get the forms you need to apply for the trip, visit the Outings website. To read an article I wrote about hiking in Tuscany, click here. For an example of the way we’ll be eating, click here. For an introduction to our Tuscan guide, click here. And for a light-hearted take on Tuscan Time, click here.

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Jun 16, 2011

How I Chose Fulham

On my recent trip to England I decided to adopt an English Premier League soccer team to cheer for. I love the game, and I wanted to catch a match or two while I was there. And I’ll pay more attention, and care more, if I have my own team. So I chose one — and then I wrote an article for the Memphis Flyer about how and why, plus what it means.

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Apr 28, 2011

An Evening in Florence

Third night of the trip, and I can start to feel the groove settling in. It starts in little moments, like getting a macchiato entirely in Italian, tossing it back, then standing in the doorway for a moment to put my shades back on before plunging back into the river of people. Or find a […]

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