Category Archives: travel

Week In Review – 27 Nov 2022

Thanksgiving, the quintessential American holiday, this year has folks back on the road traveling and in-store shopping. Woo-hoo! Could it be that we are ready to return to the pre-pandemic mode? Hell yeah! But that urge must be tempered with … Continue reading

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Week In Review – 11 Sep 2022

Today is the 21st anniversary of the 9/11 Terrorist attack. Never forget. Her Majesty The Queen Elizabeth II, 1926 – 2022, died Thursday.  “Her devotion to duty is an example to us all,” said the new UK Prime Minister Liz … Continue reading

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Obrigado Lisbon

Monument to the Discoveries, Lisbon, Portugal   The word “obrigado” means “thank you” in Portuguese. My wife and I recently visited Lisbon, the capital city of Portugal, for our wedding anniversary. While less well known than its neighbors Spain or … Continue reading


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Week In Review – 4 Sep 2022

It’s Labor Day weekend in the US – a long weekend holiday on Monday.   Many take advantage of this opportunity to squeeze in one last summer travel before the month of September fully kicks in.  I understand this thinking but am uncertain … Continue reading

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Couple Time

  Couple time is when spouses spend quality time together.  Of courses, quality is in the eyes of the beholder and subjective. When done mindfully, even the most mundane or difficult task can be very meaningful together.  Such as time … Continue reading

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Our Anniversary Trip

  My wife and I are taking a trip overseas to celebrate our wedding anniversary. Against the backdrop of summer/ revenge travel, supply chain shortage, pandemic lock-down, the trip is not without consternation. You see, we are going to Europe. … Continue reading

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No More Quarantine for Covid-19

  The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced on Thursday (11 August) that no longer does individual needs to be quarantined after close contact with someone who tests Covid positive. The reason is “an estimated 95% of … Continue reading

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A Beautiful SoCal Day

  Today is Saturday. But not just any Saturdays but a beautiful February Saturday in SoCal (Southern California). Tustin to be exact. Sitting in the parking lot, I had to pinch myself to make sure that I remember just how … Continue reading

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A Rich Life (Non-Monetary)

  Every departure is a bitter-sweet moment, my wife reminded me as we boarded our flight. I couldn’t have agreed more with her. There is an end to every party, visit, or relationship. Friends and memories get left behind. When … Continue reading

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Week In Review – 20 Feb 2022

It’s over. The Beijing Winter Olympics had its closing ceremony today. Hats off to China for pulling this event off in spite of Covid-19 pandemic and other international tensions. In contrast, vaccine skeptics are alive and kicking in both the … Continue reading

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