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Colorful Colorado

Returning to my home state as a kid, the sign at the border was a white on brown wooden sign that said, “Welcome to Colorful Colorado.”

Last night I had just such a welcome—unfortunately my plane window was too grimy and dirty to make it worthwhile. From my vantage point in seat 3D, I had […]

Rural Indiana

On my way back to Bloomington today, I chose an indirect route by way of Washington, Indiana, up a back road to Odon, Indiana, and then around the Crane Naval Base before coming into Bloomington from the west. My first stop in the city was to pick up my new glasses, which I must say […]

Dis-Utility

So as I noted in “Yes busaker em,” Armenia was my first country that did not have a McDonald’s awaiting my custom at some random location, something that even Lichtenstein was able to provide.

But that was not all that made Armenia different for me.

Armenia is also the first place I’ve visited where things […]

Darmstadt, Germany

Saturday morning was the first (and only) morning on this trip that I actually slept until my alarm clock went off; I proceeded to shut it off and then doze for another half hour until I forced myself out of bed and into the shower: I had to finish packing a few meager items before […]