Trains and the EU, both beneficial to their communities at large Growing up in Seattle, trains and public transport didn't exist. I find this unfortunate as they provide a myriad of benefits including space and energy issues. ...more
I’m sure you’ve all heard about the “Ugly American”. It’s a term used to describe the American tourist that travels outside of the United States but expects everyplace they visit to be just like the Unites States....more
Here in Bloggyland, I feel like I need to somehow explain myself for my childless state.Over New Years, we were invited to a party out in Cottage Grove, OR where we inevitably had to talk about the Who, What, When, Where and Why's of our nomadic life.When someone asks us, "Where are you from?", we go into our story of chosen homelessness and 9 times out of 10, they will end the conversation with "Well, you MUST not have children, or you couldn't live like that."...more
Oh, I love a good meme. As an only child, talking about myself is one of my favorite occupations. Almost as fun as talking to myself – wait, did I just say that outloud? 1. What did you do in 2009 that you’d never done before? ...more
It wasn't that long ago that redacted TSA documents were published to the web, leading to all kind of snarky commentary on their inability to not only control their documents, but to delete information they want to keep private.
It’s a little late to be blogging about Christmas, I know. Something about the build up to Christmas means that even the very next day, it’s a stale subject. Old news. Anyhow, I didn’t have a chance to blog about Christmas on Christmas, so I’m making up for it now. This year was my first year spending Christmas in Portugal. My very first Christmas without snow! And boy was that ever weird....more