Category Archives: Travel

Lifelet: Travelling Protected?

During this time of government shutdown, it is always fascinating to experience what is essential and non-essential government work. On my trip to the airport to spend a week in Palo Alto, CA, we started our journey on the Seattle-Bainbridge … Continue reading

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Lifelet: Exploring Bryce Canyon National Park

The weather in Seattle had been miserable all winter and spring. I finally threw my hands up in mid-June and told my wife “we’ve got to get out of here and find some sunshine, preferably really hot.” So we hopped … Continue reading

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Wildlife in the San Juan Islands

We’ve lived in the Pacific Northwest for over 20 years and have never been to the San Juan Islands.  We remedied that over the Fourth of July weekend, when our newest inlaws, the Shellys, invited us to spend a couple … Continue reading

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Visualizing the Taste of Wine – Shape Tasting

A couple of years ago, my wife and I attended a wine blending seminar put on by one of our favorite winemakers, Anna Matzinger of Archery Summit Estates. As Anna was describing the art of wine blending, she commented: “As … Continue reading

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Cameron Crazie for a Night

I am an over the top obnoxious Duke Men’s Basketball fan.  I have to be as the rest of my siblings and my wife and her siblings are Carolina graduates (now there is an oxymoron). Ever since I entered the … Continue reading

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Beautiful Day at Duke University

What a quick way to drop away forty years of my life as I revisited Duke University this week.  As I walked around the quadrangles, so many memories from my four years as an undergraduate came flooding back.  Thoughts I … Continue reading

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The Cricket

After an intense weekend of group process at a McCarthy bootcamp, I wanted to spend some time reflecting on the process and the insights.  As part of searching while “On the way to Somewhere Else” to aid those reflections, I … Continue reading

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Don Norman would be proud

Don Norman is a delightful professorial curmudgeon who collects and publishes examples of good and bad design in books like The Design of Everyday Things and Living with Complexity. On my walk through the Seattle Ferry terminal yesterday I finally took … Continue reading

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Exercising Again with Technology

In August I made the mistake of trying to run in some of the new “Born to Run” NB Minimus shoes from New Balance.  I thought I had made all of the appropriate stride and upright stance running changes.  At … Continue reading

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Ferry Capacity – Obesity Strikes

You have to love some of the things that the government spends time and money on.  This week we learned that the Washington State Ferries passenger carrying capacity has to be lowered considerably due to the average weight gain of … Continue reading

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