Like many travelers before me, I’ve always wanted to visit Prague. Part of it is the sense of enlightenment through its history. Prague Spring in 1968 was a temporary thawing of Communist ruled Czechoslovakia. This so-called “Communism with a Face” was the Czechs’ attempt to bring their government in line with their citizenry. Although it […]
I love Rioja wines. To me, it is Spain in a bottle. I like it is a wine that appeals to all types of wine drinkers. I love they let it mature in the barrel. When you open a bottle, it just needs to breathe a bit; it rarely needs decanting. To quote the late […]
As I watch the chaos that engulfs the country, the anger I feel is not about conservative versus progressive. Both of these political positions have good and bad points. No matter what the talking heads on Fox News and MSNBC think, there are no absolutes. In our race for political dominance (and ergo the edges […]
To say I have neglected this site would be the understatement of the year. Because this site is for my personal use, I don’t care about posting consistently or keeping content “fresh.” As a result, I write when the mood strikes me. Work has been crazy, so my attention has been focused elsewhere.
Lisbon can be an odd choice for tourists. While its origins predate most of the other European capital cities (including London, Rome, and Paris), there is little in the way of historical sites and attractions. While it was once one of the largest cities in Europe and the starting point for many of the Portuguese […]