Picturing Spain

Picturing Spain

In a few months, my son and I are supposed to visit Spain. Four years ago a different son and I spent some time in Barcelona, a great city that I really enjoyed and hope to one day visit again. The upcoming, and very much up in the air, trip will give my youngest son...
12 Coronavirus Pandemic Symptoms

12 Coronavirus Pandemic Symptoms

Pervasive feeling grey sky. Getting dressed at 8:00. That’s p.m. Discarded face masks and disposable gloves littering the street. A sense of dystopian existence. If I let my mind go, I start thinking about the internet and electric grid going down… Walking...
Travel in the time of Corona

Travel in the time of Corona

This Coronavirus situation continues to spiral with a rapidly expanding vortex of closures, cancellations and postponements. I need to spend some researching other widespread health crises in history because I’ve never seen anything like it. The closest in my...
Being Clean and Dry Isn’t Necessarily Cheap

Being Clean and Dry Isn’t Necessarily Cheap

Can you believe winter is nearly over? That went fast. Kind of in the same way money has been flying out of my checking account, like really, really fast. It all started with the leaky shower, ultimately diagnosed as a failure of the grout rather than a more serious...