Polar Cities

Monday, July 23rd, 2007

I must prefix this post with a bit of back story…
A reader in Taiwan, Danny Bee, left a comment on an article I wrote (“Emily Yoffe Learns The Secret“). I had first assumed that the comment was spam, though the suspect spam did not follow my preconceived notions of spam. It had no [...]

The Disney World Report

Monday, April 30th, 2007

Disney World Vacation Photos
There’s a place on this Earth where reality fails, excitement is on tap, and prices are only limited by your imagination. Walt Disney’s Disney World creation is the most spectacular piece of manufactured tourism in the world. It’s also one of the only places that truly caters to the whole [...]

Starbucks: Eco-Unfriendly

Friday, April 20th, 2007

I have a sordid history with Starbucks and my mug. I can speak singularly about my mug even though years have passed because I’ve been using the same mug now for…jeez…probably 5 years or so. Before that, I had another one. And before that, I think it was the mug I used [...]

Medieval Times in Atlanta

Saturday, January 27th, 2007

Amy’s birthday was celebrated this year at Medieval Times in Atlanta. I had heard some bad reports on Medieval Times in general, but nothing was going to stop me from experiencing it on my own. I’m certainly glad I did my own investigation. Medieval Times was a raucous good time for 8 [...]

Schlotzsky’s Has Internet, Disney Doesn’t Like Safari

Tuesday, January 9th, 2007

It’s so much fun to be able to sit at the free computers in Schlotzsky’s Deli, surf the Internet, eat some food – all with the boy. He’s good with engaging himself with games on the Internet while I sit with him and peruse things. I’m an awful parent for this I’m sure, [...]

Happy New Year!

Monday, January 1st, 2007

It’s 2007, how are you spending it? We saw some old friends last night and spent the Eve with them. Games, food, and friends. A good combination. I got to play the Wii a bit – it was fun, though I don’t know that I’d spend the $250 for it. [...]

Dan Zanes Concert

Wednesday, December 13th, 2006

Saturday was our big day for the Dan Zanes concert followed by yummy food at the Varsity in Atlanta. Hard to top that! Balthazar didn’t get quite as much out of the concert as we had hoped; he was tired and hungry. But he did get to hear his favorite song, Catch [...]

The Marathon Monks of Mount Hiei

Thursday, November 23rd, 2006

The crazy Marathon Monks defy physiological science. Among their grueling regimen of double marathons a day, flip-flop runs around mountains, and sitting in front a blazing fire for days on end, they also manage to stay alive for a seven-and-a-half day water and food fast while sitting perfectly still and erect…and awake. I [...]

When is the Weekend only the Beginning?

Monday, June 26th, 2006

Friday night I went out with family for Father’s Day – Amy’s sister was in town from Philly, so it was a special occasion. The two dad’s in the family were treated to dinner at Kiku’s, a fine Japanese hibachi place in Gainesville. I had been uncustomarily hungry throughout the week, so Friday [...]

Kibbles Wrap-Up

Wednesday, June 7th, 2006

It was also after a rather unpleasant experience in the bathroom involving things like pine cones, sharp rocks, or possibly a complete toy train with working steam engine that I decided I should stop while I’m…er…still *going* as it were.