A Mid-Summer Night’s Stay in New York City’s Seaport District

The Brooklyn Bridge dominates New York’s historic Seaport District the way that the Duomo de Santa Maria del Fiore dominates Florence, a graceful triumph of ingenuity and vision rising above the grit and urgency of the city. With its location across the East River from Brooklyn, the Seaport District was New York’s original commercial center… Read More A Mid-Summer Night’s Stay in New York City’s Seaport District

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Two Days in Orlando

The fountain’s white spray shot up from the blue lake and sparkled against the green trees behind the Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek.  The setting sun broke through the low light-grey clouds in patches of reddish orange.  The air felt warm and blanket-y on my bare arms after hours in the air-conditioned meeting space behind me.… Read More Two Days in Orlando


I hate doing this.

I strive to treat people as though I expect them to behave according to appropriate standards. I don’t put “RSVP” on invitations, for example, because it insults my guests, as my mother taught me, treating them as though they don’t have the minimal class necessary to reply without being prompted. (And who wants rude boors… Read More I hate doing this.


Best European Blog

Two of my friends are finalists for Weblog Awards for Best European Blog (Non-UK), and they’re from two of my favorite countries. Please check out Italy‘s Wind Rose Hotel and Norway’s RennyBA’s Terella and cast your vote. ShareTweetPinRedditEmail