Category Food

Birthday weekend

I’m not normally a big birthday celebrator, but it just so happened that some of the things I really wanted to do were best done this weekend — so I made a birthday treat of it. First thing was to get up early and open a little wrapped package that had been hiding in my […]

Exploring Rome in the rain

Rome wasn’t built in a day — so the saying goes. And it really can’t be seen in a day, either. But if a day is all you’ve got, you can still cover quite a bit of ground (even if you didn’t think to get tickets in advance to all the good museums and discover […]

Sunday in Berlin, in three parts

Part 1 Grit decided to go for a run, so I had exactly 90 minutes after breakfast to stroll leisurely from my hotel to the Gendarmenmarkt . . . . . . past the Humboldt University law school . . . . . . across a plaza bordered by some neoclassical buildings the color, and […]

I’m in Berlin!

Meetings in Munich next week are a great excuse for a weekend in Berlin. My early-morning flight out of London was massively delayed so I spent most of the day in the airport instead of Germany, but did get here in time for what mattered most: dinner with Grit, Nikolas, and Quynh-Nhu! The four of […]

Oktoberfest!

As a reward for not quitting our jobs after the nightmare of getting ready for the new European privacy law this spring, our boss promised to “do something fun.”  Next thing we knew, a team “workshop” had been scheduled in our Munich office on the third day of Oktoberfest. By virtue of our working for […]

Family and food in Stanley, Idaho

This “destination wedding” was high in the mountains, a good three hours’ drive from Boise.  The nearest town was Stanley, population 63, known for having the coldest average temperature in the lower 48 states. Our hotel was, appropriately, made of logs and surrounded by giant trucks. As we checked in on Friday afternoon, we asked […]

I’m in Idaho!

Oh man, I do love a good trek.  Like getting from Fez to Granada in a single day.  Or, in this case, 4am wake up in London (after 3 hours of sleep, natch), 9am presentation to 85 lawyers, 12pm dash to the airport for a 3pm flight to Seattle, ten hours later (but still only […]