Month: September 2017

  • “quit belly-achin’ about what isn’t working”

    “quit belly-achin’ about what isn’t working”

    Isn’t it funny how we do this? I also think of ‘belly aching’ as rumination. Either way, in a modern life these kind of thoughts don’t produce any value. Not like a cow, where ruminating makes the bits of food break down until they are finally digested of all their nutrients and the waste is…

  • Chocolate and cava for breakfast?

    I’ve been to Spain before, as a tourist. Once during a business conference where the organizers tried to accommodate a normal eating and drinking routine. One that is conducive to getting work done, but enjoying the local customs as well. At least that is what I thought at the time. After all, dinners were set…

  • How long to dry a cotton hoody?

    How long to dry a cotton hoody?

    I cautioned them against bringing those things. A double lined hood, oversized, heavy and I’m sure comfy, but practical? No. I do wonder how many days they will take to dry. Our location here in Barcelona is one thing, I can only imagine the laundering ordeal once we get down to South East Asia. Although,…

  • The joy of jet lag

    The joy of jet lag

    “I refer to jet lag as ‘jet-psychosis – there’s an old saying that the spirit cannot move faster than a camel.”   -Spalding Gray My kids had no idea. They played it cool. They had changed time zones, in a small way, exactly once. Vancouver to Orlando. 3 hours. They were quite young, then. And…

  • Countdown to wheels up

    Countdown to wheels up

    It is hard to believe that we are so close to taking off on the first leg of our travels. In a few days we will be on to the next phase of our adventure. Starting in Barcelona for 2 months. We are looking forward to many sights, sounds, tastes and adventure in the capital…

  • Best In The West By A Damsite

    Best In The West By A Damsite

    As I drove into town, I laughed out loud at the town slogan for Bassano, Alberta.  The phrase ‘damn sight’, used as an adverb has the colloquial meaning of ‘a lot; a great deal’. For example, “I’m a damn sight more clever than he is”. This turn of phrase is a blast from my past,…