Category Archives: Travel

Most Of Your Stuff Is Worthless

I’ve written about the benefits of eliminating clutter before.  I’ve made a conscious effort to only buy stuff I actually need and am going to use.  I’ve gone through several rounds of getting rid of stuff I own.  That said, … Continue reading

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How Could Anyone Live Here?

If you’ve traveled at all, even if it’s just a few miles from your home, you’ve undoubtedly run across places that you can’t imagine living.  Desolate or teeming, scorching or freezing, swamp-like or bone-dry, gaudy or spartan, run down, dilapidated … Continue reading

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Relax

On a mini vacation in Palm Springs.  It was 115 degrees today.  What do you do in Palm Springs, in the summer, when it’s 115 degrees?  Well, the sane half of the area’s residents leave town: many shops and restaurants … Continue reading

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Want To Live Longer? Move

Steven Johnson, successful, middle-aged author and thinker, is moving from New York to San Francisco.  His main reason for moving is to slow down time: Another old friend — my oldest, in fact — wrote an email to me after … Continue reading

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Enjoying Museums

I visited the Leopold Museum by myself yesterday, because no one wanted to join me.  The museum was very nice, and absolutely worth a visit if you’re in Vienna.  It houses the largest collection of Egon Schiele’s work in the … Continue reading

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Overwhelm

In Vienna this week, I’ve had the opportunity to check out quite a few churches.  In the middle of the old city there are maybe a dozen spectacular churches, sporting everything from Gothic to super modern architecture.  The biggest and … Continue reading

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Trust

Landed in Veinna, Austria this morning.  I got the immediate feeling of safety, even though the train ticket machine warned about using unlicensed cabs and limos.  I don’t know what it was exactly, maybe it’s a totally false sense of … Continue reading

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