Bilocation and other travel puzzles

Bilocation and other travel puzzles

Ah the unavoidable psycho-physical malaise of bilocation—the doubling of oneself that happens between travel and homecoming. Think of it as a variation on the mind/body problem. Our body is spatially bound but our consciousness is adrift; e.g. somewhere near the...
Time Travel Conflicts

Time Travel Conflicts

There are many forms of being in conflict with oneself, but few are as universal, if irrational, as that feeling you have after a satisfying trip far away from your everyday life. For two weeks I was lucky enough to be in Vienna and, briefly, Florence.  By the end of...
Lunch @ MOMA

Lunch @ MOMA

The excuse was the outstanding de Kooning retrospective at New York’s Museum of Modern Art, a sleek exhibition setting that lives up to its classically modern name. But the first thing we did was head up to the 5th floor Terrace cafe for a delightfully civilized...
An Irish Tea Room in Bethlehem

An Irish Tea Room in Bethlehem

Last week we headed for the east coast and a family wedding in Bethlehem, PA, home to steel mill ruins and an 18th century utopia built by Moravian colonists. Blindingly green, the Lehigh Valley in June can be hot and humid. And it was. But we found relief in a...
Bill Raney’s Excellent Adventure

Bill Raney’s Excellent Adventure

Nickelodeon Theater founder and fearless world traveller, Bill Raney, will be on hand this coming Thursday, May 13, at the Cabrillo College Bookstore, signing and talking all about his colorful book, Letters to Zerky, A Father’s Legacy to a Lost Son & a...
Seattle’s Union

Seattle’s Union

At the very strategic corner of First Avenue & Union, next door to the Seattle Art Museum and hanging over Pike Place market, Union is a very smart island of low-key sophistication. Chef Ethan Stowell, whose sibling restaurants include the popular Tavolata and...