Travel

Magic Hour at Tommy J’s Place

June 9, 2018

Last full day in DC – last little bit of monument hunting. And I got to see the one I haven’t yet, the one across the water that always seemed so far away when I’d see it (after, of course, trekking around for hours already). Seeing the Lincoln Memorial and Washington Monument and World War II Memorial and Vietnam Memorial and Korean Memorial and Martin …

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The Galvy Awards: 2015 in Review

December 31, 2015

Welcome to the inaugural Galvy Awards, my anything-goes, tongue-in-cheek, arbitrary, passionate yet thoroughly irreverent celebration of the best places, events, excursions and sundry moments I enjoyed this past year. I’ve had it in my mind to do something like this for the last several years, with much of my personal writing based on favorites throughout the year. I’d even go so far as to dream …

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The feeling of being in motion again…

June 1, 2015

“The feeling of being in motion again, it’s the most extraordinary thing in the world.” I’m not even out of Tucson yet when this song lyric jumps into my head. From The Mountain Goats’ Zopilote Machine, “Going to Georgia” isn’t a song that fits with the moment overall (though it’s an absolutely amazing song). But the phrase “being in motion again” is exactly what I …

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