Month: May 2015

  • Signs that made me smile

    Signs that made me smile

    I enjoy a good sign. Here are a few that caught my eye.

  • A couple of days in Dublin

    A couple of days in Dublin

    I have no Irish blood in me. Well, maybe a few drops – about the proportion of insect legs the FDA allows in chocolate. But for some reason I’ve long felt drawn to the place. Maybe it started with that old Disney movie, Darby O’Gill and the Little People, with the pretty Irish girl. A few…

  • Dublin Tunes

    Dublin Tunes

    Here are a few clips of pub and street musicians I saw last week in Dublin, Ireland. Mutefish at Temple Bar, with some footage of a large leprechaun Brown Eyed Girl by a band at Gogarty’s Another guy at Temple Bar who was playing Johnny Cash until a drunk guy grabbed the mic and started…

  • Angels Landing

    Angels Landing

    Angels Landing is a tall rock formation in Zion National Park in Southern Utah. It’s an awfully fun hike. It’s about 3 hours roundtrip and the views get progressively more impressive as you go. The last half-mile gives amateurs like me a little taste of the thrill of the mountain climbing I’ll never do. It’s just…

  • Not dying in Delhi traffic

    Not dying in Delhi traffic

    There are four things I remember from reading Traffic: Why We Drive the Way We Do (and What It Says About Us) – Never make eye contact at an intersection in Mexico City Late merging is actually the most efficient use of road space even though it infuriates everyone else Risking your life to teach a bad…