Up and out of Pingyao with no issues. Jin Yer walked us to the bus stop… what a wonderful host. We then took the bullet train to Xi’an. The train is so fast (around 300 km/hr), smooth, and comfortable… Tons of legroom and really a joy to be on. I hope to witness a bullet train like these in the… Read more →
There is a time to speak, there is a time to reflect. There is that moment when you know exactly what is right and you do it without hesitation. There are seconds that last forever and exciting times that won’t come fast enough. All of those seemingly random small moments in my life have culminated into a single point in… Read more →
Right and Left… perhaps the first philosophical thought of George Boole involved these two infinite directions… At some point we decide that these two choices were all that there was. Life perhaps seems easier to categorize if we place everything in a handy storage container or define ourselves within a simple bipartisan system or just tow the company line… Less… Read more →
Eugene OR, home of the U of O, is an interesting city. A fine example of Pacific Northwest geographic and idealistic beauty. As with all of the finest cities of the area, there are no lack of excellent breweries. One area, in particular, that is densely brewtastic is the whiteaker district. This working class community emmits a reality that instantly… Read more →
With the task of delivering Gina to a dance meditation in the cultural hot spot of Ashville, NC, Dan, and I pointed the Subaru southward for yet another power trip. The basic idea… Leave Thursday morning, arrive in time for dinner and to check out the brewery scene that seems to be on the tips of every high fiving west… Read more →
I didn’t expect much from the Washington DC area when I booked the flight for a conference… But I have been surprised once again. I really like Alexandria… what a cool old town. I instantly feel comfortable with the welcoming locals and love the the seafood… Though, raw clams may not be my thing… I spent the bulk of my… Read more →
Detroit has seen some hard times in the last decade… All eyes and opinions seem to be on this once great city. Home to so many noteworthy historical people, cultural events, and business, it is really a perfect example of how we as a culture, tend to lift people and places above where they could have naturally risen. Then, just… Read more →
Returning to Michigan after an amazing time in Pacific NW, I’ve decided to roam around the state for a while to catch up with some old faces… First stop, Midland, to hang with my old brother, Gav and even older sister, Linz. Here is my office for a few weeks. While it is nothing exotic, you just can’t beat the… Read more →
It’s a good day to hit some local distilleries on two wheels in Portland! The Ginger at New Deal was pretty great! Then some family fun at the Keller Fountain Good times! This place is truly a wonderful city… It’s as if you are so inundated with excellence that it just becomes normalcy.
In Pacific City… What a beautiful little coastal town.