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That Sinking Feeling, We Are Being Kidnapped

That Sinking Feeling, We Are Being Kidnapped

Outside the Puerto Vallarta airport was a sea of taxis. Tired and sweating drivers stood around with rumpled collars. Again, a field of eyes turned on us. Getting a taxi at the PV airport is a racket. A young lady approached us with a kind of ticketing booklet and...

Mexico on My Mind, Part 2 – The Narrow Escape

Mexico on My Mind, Part 2 – The Narrow Escape

“Sir! Welcome to Mexico! Come, may I ask you something? Do you like tequila? We are serving free tequila! Look, let me give you this. Try this one. This one is called reposado. Good? Do you like it? Some for you Madam? Or perhaps a margarita? Yes? Wonderful, can I get...

Mexico on My Mind

Mexico on My Mind

Our wheels touched down before noon at the airport in Puerto Vallarta, an overcooked tourist town on the sunset coast of Mexico, pinched between arid tropical mountains and a long sandy beach. I’d been up since four a.m., fifteen minutes before my alarm went off, to...

New Poem

New Poem

We Sail Ourselves You may be a yacht or a clipperor a catamaran or a little sunfishWhatever you are, you areon a voyageYou are the little captainlooking outat the seas aheadat storms or sunny breezesSometimes we fear our doomwhen great waves hurl out stomachsand winds...

More love languages

I was always a little suspicious when someone said there were only 5 love languages. After some years of gathering, here are some additions that I have found with my wife and family: writing/singing jolly love songs by the water with s'mores texting rude or risque...

Two classical music recommendations

Two classical music recommendations

The first one I discovered on Radio Swiss Classical (which if you haven't discovered yet, you should check out. There's also Radio Swiss Jazz. Both have no commercials and just play music.) Not all classical music contains moments of sublimity, but when they do, there...

Topology Story

Topology Story

 Here's an oldie I wrote called "Water" published by Typology Magazine. It's 50% fiction. Enjoy!

Why it’s important to follow, repost, retweet etc

If you are not a writer trying to publish a book, it may not occur to you. The first thing a publisher wants to know is, What is your platform? In other words, how many followers do you have on your blog or social media. For those of you who do not know, I have...

Slightly Mighty IPA

Slightly Mighty IPA

I am on a low-carb diet trying to knock off 10 lbs. This used to mean no beer, but I remembered Michelob Ultra and I would sadly drink it when with friends, wishing I could enjoy the full flavor of regular craft beers. Well I've just discovered that many other brewers...

Man, the human

Things that demonstrate that man is still human: using utensils to eat real food. Or using tools of any sorthandwriting and arithmetic, and using them to write a letter to your mother or a friend, or calculate the perimeter of your backyardlocomotion by any organic...