Last year was the 100th birthday of Alan Turing—the brilliant, gay, scientist who helped break the Enigma machine, and then (probably) committed suicide in 1954.
During the Centenary Celebration, I became aware of Bletchley Park, a museum at the wartime site of British code breaking. I filed away this knowledge for a future trip to [...]
Along my walk.
I’m in London for a short holiday – and my first day was most excellent.
Given Heathrow norms (an airport I try to avoid), I fully expected to spend an hour, if not two, clearing immigration. Instead, I went from the aluminum tube to the London Tube in about 30 minutes [...]
All true, except Florida…
My 2012 travel is over – I visited 15 different airports in 2012, flew ten different airlines, visited six countries, seven German Länder, and seven US States — although I did list eight on my whiteboard because I expected to stop by Florida during my New Year’s Eve trip — [...]
Wednesday evening I boarded the plane to Europe, happy to be headed home, thrilled to be doing so in the comfort of the emergency exit row with infinite legroom.
Alas, I was not alone; seated next to me were an older couple. He was GI who’d met and married the German girl of his dreams [...]
Dauphin Street, Mobile’s Downtown Street.
Last summer, The Traveling PhD, her husband, and I were debating where we would meet for New Year’s Eve – Given the constraint set, essentially our debate was between New Orleans and Mobile.
Before this trip, my experience with Mobile was about 15 minutes during spring break [...]
I saw this plane at Tegel Airport: If I owned airBerlin, I would make sure that anytime Klaus Wowereit were flying on my airline he’d be flying on this very airplane.
Somewhere between Newark and Houston I snapped this picture of America.
On Christmas Day in Mobile a tornado ran through town. [...]
This week I’ve accomplished a lot of things on my personal to-do list, including tackling a mountain of paperwork. I’d put off some of it – partially due to a linguistic barrier, partially due to intimidation.
On that front, I’ve reached that point in my life where I take retirement planning really seriously, and I’ve [...]
I’m in Denver, briefly, visiting my family and seeing my Mom’s new house.
So far I haven’t made any accidental trips to the old house, my car has managed to find its way to the new address without error each and every time. I bet I head to the old house the next time [...]
Time in Indiana: Sunday, 7pm, until 6:30 am, Thursday morning, split between Bloomington and Indianapolis.
Notes on Bloomington:
Holy cow, there is a ton of construction going on – the bypass, 10th Street, South Walnut, Sare Road, plus the ongoing construction on campus. What a nightmare, I’ve never seen it this bad before. The Owlery [...]
It’s 4:45 and I have had about 4 hours of sleep so far.
Jetlag is evil, and I always have it badly when going Stateside.
I predict an afternoon nap, sandwiched in between all the awesome people I am going to see today.
Greetings, by the way, from Indiana.