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happy towel day

Today is Towel Day, in honor of Douglas Adams. Do you know where your towel is? As a miserable high school student in the late 1980s, I memorized the HHGG series. I built an electronic thumb, with some help from my dad and a bunch of spare computer parts. I desperately hoped I could hitch […]

SXSW Interactive 2008

A week ago today I was wrapping up a delightful three-day soak in the 2008 SXSW Interactive Festival… what a treat! I’m putting it on my list for next year’s professional development opportunities. Highlights for me were seeing one of my idols, Kathy Sierra, give a knockout talk that made me want to take up […]

somewhere in Vancouver

“Please remember, this is a nonsmoking flight. If we find you are smoking, we will ask you to kindly step outside.” — Flight attendant on very, very delayed Alaska Airlines flight, successfully trying to lighten the mood Hello from lovely Vancouver, where it is at least a time zone I recognize (or did, before last […]

want Zen? try traveling

laptop, wireless, hot coffee morning sunlight moves through the lobby — my luggage is in Newark.

I’ve Got the Flu in Texas

Sounds like a country-western song, doesn’t it? Actually I’m almost over the flu, and also almost out of Texas. It’s been an eventful week of sickness and travel since the last long-ago post, but in ten hours I’ll be home (a fact that elicits mixed feelings, given that it’s already almost six pm in Dallas). […]

1001 Texas Miles / Home Again

I’m safe at home once again. During the ride from the airport Friday evening, the North Bay delivered on its promise of being a welcome sight after a day of travel. It was the dark-and-foggy version, one of my favorites. As Larry pulled into his driveway Thursday evening at the offical end of the road […]

The Adventure Continues

We drove from New Braunfels to Houston today. On the way we passed through Seguin (pronounced “Seh-GEEN”), self-proclaimed home of the world’s largest pecan. There is, however, another contender for the title. Interestingly, it does not appear that a pecan has to be an actual pecan (i.e., the natural nut of a pecan tree) to […]

Dr. Pepper Museum, Waco, TX

     Dr. Pepper Museum, Waco, TX, originally uploaded by Rachel Smith. One of those photos I mentioned… More soon. This is the Dr. Pepper Museum in Waco, Texas, where we frittered away a delightful and nostalgic 45 minutes or so. For more Waco pix, browse my Flickr entries. I’m new at that, too, so […]

Lunch in Waco

Texas, that is. This week I’m on a road trip (emphasis on trip) with Larry and Peter (Johnson & Samis). It’s sort of a whirlwind tour of Texas – parts of it, anyway – that began in Dallas, takes us through New Braunfels, Houston, and Austin, and will end with me and Peter flying out […]

On the Road Again

(The following was actually written on Sunday, Feb. 5) I boarded a bus this afternoon, from my beloved Sonoma County, Calif. down to SFO to catch a flight to Dallas. It’s a perfect day out here. I mean, perfect. The hills are greening, the cows and sheep and llamas and whatnot are glowing in the […]