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Flying Ryanair … again

Years ago, I wrote an admiring post about Ryanair. Please read it before continuing with this post. I’ll wait… Finished? Okay. Last week I flew Ryanair again, and it struck … Continue reading

July 28, 2013 · Leave a comment

Jetlag is like being on drugs

Or maybe a better comparison is that it’s like floating in lukewarm water. Or walking around with a big transparent cushion around my body. Or living on a parallel world … Continue reading

May 7, 2013 · 3 Comments

Jet lag!

So here I am in New York City, on the trip I’ve been planning and looking forward to for months. We arrived at midday, got through customs and immigration with … Continue reading

April 8, 2013 · 2 Comments

Big Stuff (for me!)

Over the last several weeks I’ve blogged about all sorts of things – a Theory of Knowledge workshop I attended in Barcelona, whether or not I missed the US, procrastination, … Continue reading

March 26, 2013 · 9 Comments

A skeptic’s come-uppance?

…keeping an open mind doesn’t mean accepting everything as fact. It means allowing that the facts might lead to somewhere unexpected.

February 28, 2013 · Leave a comment


As we left Yangshuo (fantastical landforms, bamboo rafts on rivers, lovely ecolodge, Chinese cooking class) on our way to Guilin to catch the night train for Guangzhou so we could … Continue reading

August 29, 2010 · 1 Comment

Racist or Rational?

I’ve been thinking about how fearful I was on the flights coming here. The first flight was KLM, which is an airline I’ve flown quite a few times and trust. … Continue reading

July 25, 2009 · 4 Comments

Flying Ryanair

When you saw the title of this entry, you probably thought this would be another rant about the discomforts of flying on a low-cost airline, didn’t you? Well, it’s not. … Continue reading

December 2, 2008 · Leave a comment

Australia Comment #1: My version of “The Truman Show”

Well, I’ve been travelling around Australia for the last month, and this is the first chance I’ve had to sit down and add anything to my blog. In case you’re … Continue reading

August 9, 2007 · Leave a comment


Anyone who’s ever watched a Woody Allen film will know that guilt is built into the culture of the East Coast Jewish family. The slightest mistake that we make will … Continue reading

June 15, 2007 · Leave a comment