From Central Park to Brooklyn: Final NYC Explorations. June/July weekend 2023.

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Browse archives for August 9, 2023
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And now, per tradition, my final trip update is being typed up a month after I’ve returned home. And I’m now humming Fiddler on the Roof to myself, which happens almost every time I say the word Tradition! And it’s even a little related this time, as we had dinner at the delightful (and delightfully Keep reading

About a Lizard Boy. NYC weekend part 2: June/July 2023.

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Browse archives for July 3, 2023
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Fri morning, off to a food and history tour with Manhattan Walking Tours. https://manhattanwalkingtour.com/ Beginning with a tour of the Highline, and then food tour of Greenwich Village. Our guide Claire was a total delight. Hilarious and full of wonderful anecdotes, and lots of bouncing energy. “Did you know there’s a supply chain issue with Keep reading

“Here Lies Love” in New York City: June 2023.

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Off for an extended weekend in NYC with my good pal Laurena. She’s never been before, and as a teacher, end of June worked best for her. Even better, local Seattle actor and composer Justin Huertas is making his Off Broadway debut with “Lizard Boy,” the indie rock musical he wrote. So plans were made! Keep reading

Belated Post: Overnight in Bellingham: July 2021

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Continuing my slow updates/posting the skipped blog posts from 2021 and 2022. Here we are, last week of June, and my dear cousin Rozine calls to ask if I’m free on July 3rd. Then she asks if I still perform weddings (I was the officiant for Rozine and Eric several years ago). Yes, I reply, Keep reading

JoCo Nerd Cruise: The Final Chapter. March 2023

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Apparently, the Universe was granting wishes from my junior high dream journal, because I somehow spent a day walking puppies along a Caribbean beach and then chatting with Wil Wheaton for 30 minutes. Is this real life?!? Firstly, Boat was super late leaving San Juan, because one of the official Holland America tours was stuck Keep reading

JoCo Nerd Cruise: Part the Second. March 2023

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It’s morning, and we’ve arrived at our first port of call: old town San Juan in Puerto Rico. The colors are stunning: the water, the buildings, and the plants all feel extra vibrant in this sunshine. We wander a little and then return to wait for the Holland America tour up the Fort (Reagan’s choice, Keep reading

Do you wanna go on a Nerd Cruise? JoCo Cruise: Part one. March 2023

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So, autumn 2022, my sister asked me if I’d be willing to be her “backup” for the upcoming JoCo nerd cruise in March. She’d always wanted to go, and had booked a cabin. But her boyfriend Kevin has reservations about the Covid protocols (or lack thereof, as it says they’d basically be following Holland America Keep reading

Belated Post: Bavarian Vaccination Vacation: May 2021

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And so I’m slowly continuing to post the 2021 & 2022 trips that I never wrote about. For this edition, cast your mind back to spring 2021. You remember, it was during Season Three of Covid. Vaccine rollouts were happening, slowly, across the country. There was hope in the air. Vaccines were shown to be Keep reading

Favorite books read in 2022

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Of the 80+ books I read this year, here are my favorite 20. FIREKEEPER’S DAUGHER by Angeline Boulley Wonderful. Devoured this in two days. Daunis’ narrative voice is so refreshing and real and hyper-intelligent and observant and clever. I loved this journey, even though this span of her life has some real grief and hardships. Keep reading

Gibraltar Monkeys, Cambridge daytrip, Queen Funeral flight delays. Sept 2022

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Gibraltar, final day in London and Cambridge. Sept 2022 Hey, here I am writing my final trip update sooner than one month after returning home. This is maybe a record? It sure seems that, if I don’t type up my blatherings about my final days on the plane home, then it takes awhile for me Keep reading