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Southern Discomfort

I wrote a couple of weeks ago of our adventures in Antarctica. Given our somewhat lukewarm reaction to this destination that sits on so many others’ bucket lists, you may wonder how we ended up there. To be honest, it … Continue reading

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The Road To Hana, Southern Version

On the southeast edge of the Hawaiian isle of Maui, there is a little town called Hana. It sits at the end of a road so twisting and serpentine that even drivers get carsick on the way there. The journey … Continue reading

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Random Thoughts on Traveling Last Week

Business travel last week took me through six airports, two hotels, two railroad stations, and more Starbucks than I can count. Some random thoughts on being in Boston and New York and other points along the way: ● Judging by … Continue reading

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Acting Like a Yahoo

The last CEO named Mayer to anger employees about working conditions as much as Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer has angered hers was probably Louis B. Mayer of MGM. He once interrupted a meeting between studio head Irving Thalberg and the … Continue reading

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Turning Into My Parents

It turns out that if you google “turning into my parents,” you get a lot of previously written material, including a New Yorker article published last week entitled “Becoming Them.” But as near as I can tell – the latter … Continue reading

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You’ve Just Stepped Into … The Travel Zone

Is it my imagination, or is travel getting even weirder than it’s ever been? I’ve written about bad lodgings and my love-hate relationship with United Airlines. But a recent business trip to Seattle seemed like one long string of is it … Continue reading

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How To Ruin A Perfectly Good Rant

In my ongoing journey of aggravation and crankiness, there are always a few easy milestones: technology, bad drivers, bureaucracies, and corporations. I’ve had much fun complaining about airlines and banks. The only problem is when they don’t cooperate. They do this … Continue reading

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