On Halloween, 1926, the legendary Harry Houdini died. Houdini was not just a magician, but a noted debunker of spiritualists and mystics who claimed to be able to contact the dead. He even arranged a code with his wife that he would use to try and … [Continue reading] about The ghosts who haunt us
Sometimes vacations don't seem worth the time. You spend so much time getting things settled before you leave, then spend so much time catching up when you return that you end up feeling more stressed than before you left. But they're so important … [Continue reading] about Sometimes you must work to make sure you rest
The branches of my family tree hang low from supporting a lot of overweight people. I've worked hard to keep myself from falling into that same category, but I've been far from perfect. For the past decade or so I've been about 35 pounds above where … [Continue reading] about 20 pounds, the boring way
This past weekend I spent a fantastic few days in Seattle courtesy of Visit Seattle and their 2 Days In Seattle program. It's a pretty clever program - they pay for people from around the country (world?) to come and visit for two days, with no … [Continue reading] about Recap: A most excellent 2 days in Seattle
I love the Pacific Northwest other than the rain. I'm a fan of the sunshine, so while I have a tough time seeing myself moving there (tough, not impossible), I love to visit. I get to Portland fairly often for friends and my former place of … [Continue reading] about Any suggestions for a weekend visit to Seattle?