Category Archives: Travel

Looking Back on High School

How did I get here? As my life ramped up to graduation day, the desire to just GO FAST, to feel the wind race past you with out knowing if you were running towards something or away. To just GO. … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday to Me

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ME!!! Today I turn 50! HOLY SHIT! How did that happen? When I was younger I wanted to live to 100. I guess I am half way there now. Although my goals have changed. It is cliché … Continue reading

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I am sitting in a small apartment in Milan as I write this. I am a frequent travelor both for work and play and I am always amazed by the “Ugly American” stereo type. Yes, they are out there. (I … Continue reading

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5 Mistakes You Can Make When Ordering Food in Italian

My first job teaching was as an ESL teacher. It’s always a little funny listening to someone speak English as a second language. Their pronunciation of certain words and the roundabout sentences they use to express themselves seem adorable if … Continue reading

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10 Things Americans Get Wrong About America

In the last 12 months I have had an opportunity to travel the world. Through out Italy, Iceland, Australia, through out Canada and most recently Brazil. When people ask if I am American, I pause. Not sure is this is … Continue reading

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Neil Young Releases Anti-Starbucks, Anti-GMO Anthem ‘A Rock Star Bucks A Coffee Shop’

I press this from my 3rd Place. Breaking New Grounds in downtown Portsmouth. I have written about BNG before. Their friendly independent baristas who are always happy to make recommendations on baked goods (Thanks for the red velvet chocolate chip … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday to my Wonderful Son

People have said that second born kids tend to get lost in the shuffle. That’s why I’ve tried extra hard, to make sure his birth order was never a detriment. Towards that end, we’ve gone on trips, just he and … Continue reading

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