Penguins at Boulders Beach, South...

21st May, 2015

I was in the process of working on a post about the Holy Grail. My family is Catholic, so I figured it was kind of important, because the grail marks…

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Ford’s Theater and the Petersen...

5th Jan, 2015

  I should be perfectly honest here: I didn’t intend to go to visit the home where Lincoln died. I had heard that there was a good hole-in-the-wall breakfast place…

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Villa Rufolo, Ravello, Italy

13th Jun, 2014

  Ravello sits just behind Amalfi, further inland and up the mountainside. You can get there by walking, I suppose, if you don’t value time or your life all that…

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Neuschwanstein Castle, Schwangau,...

24th Apr, 2014

I had been to Neuschwanstein once before, in 2005. I went with my parents. Both of them. I do not recommend going anywhere with my parents. I love them both…

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Glyptothek Sculpture Museum, Munich,...

14th Apr, 2014

– Hi. Remember me? I know, I know. It’s been a while. Given how regularly I blog, I’ve been weirdly absent for the last few weeks. I’m sorry. It probably…

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The Rodin Museum, Philadelphia

26th Nov, 2013

– If there was anything I could tell my younger self (besides to maybe consider getting an MRI on your head sometime before the age of 30), it would be…

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The Bunker Hill Monument, Charlestown,...

24th Jun, 2013

– I can hear them. Their shrieks and cries reverberate against the stone walls. They are far enough away that their wails are less ear piercing than normal – I…

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Portobello Road Market, London

29th Apr, 2013

– The other day I did an excellent job of keeping my mouth shut while a distant in-law explained to me how television was bad for children. The comment had…

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Aquila Game Reserve, Touwsriver, South...

27th Feb, 2013

– I never imagined myself to be the sort of person who’d go on safari. It’s just not in my genetics. I don’t really like the sun. Large animals frighten…

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