10 years ago I celebrated Christmas for the very first time. My wife and I were still dating then, and three days after hosting our first Thanksgiving she asked I was willing to get a Christmas tree. Eager to be a good partner and learn what all the fuss was about, I agreed. We went … Continue reading Our Christmas Tree Tradition
November 22 While I have not traveled home for thanksgiving since moving here in ’05, Jamie and I have made a few memorable trips; Yosemite, Big Sur and Mendocino; sometimes sleeping in a cabin, other times in a yurt. This year, we selected a nice looking house up the coast in Mendocino, balancing our desire … Continue reading Mellow Mendocino Thanksgiving Getaway
11 May 17 Elijah woke at 6:30 and Jamie decided I should do likewise. I bjorned him on my back and set out to greet the day. Always the affable walking buddy, Eli narrated the journey with sweet coos and babble for the whole hour without uttering so much as a single protest. We walked … Continue reading The Final Countdown
3 May 2017
A little over a year ago, I was toying around with reward flights from SFO to CDG. There is a direct flight into Paris, but there are very few reward tickets available on this route, so you have to book early. 330 days early; the maximum allowed. Continue reading The Setup: Travelogue France Preflight
When I was 6 or maybe 7 years old my grandfather, my Poppy Roy, took me to Toys R Us to pick out a Chanukah gift. Quite an exciting moment for a young boy to walk through the massive aisles of the Green Acres store with his grandparents checkbook there to connect him with a … Continue reading Another Snake Mountain?