Close encounters of the marvelous kind

When the world gives you rain, it also gives you museums. Who wants to be inside when the weather is glorious, no matter how glorious the weather inside? The interior of a building looks pretty much the same anywhere in the world. But if the choice is between wandering around in the dry insides, or […]

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Travel sucks, travel rocks

We slept 12 hours last night. After not sleeping at all for the previous 29. After sitting in cramped airline seats for 9 hours between Portland and Amsterdam. After blasting eastward through a truncated night and arriving in a strange land with as many signs in English as Dutch. After hanging out for five hours, […]

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My wife’s nearly brilliant future career in futzing

My wife loves food. Cooking it, and eating it. She hates futzing, even though she’s pretty good at doing it. Expert cooks build temples to their talent — restaurants. What if expert futzers did the same thing? Elevate and celebrate the futz, and it might become a pursuit worthy of actually … pursuing. My wife’s […]

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