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Spoiled me, and my phone

You know that app: “Find my iPhone”? The one Apple urges you to download so that you can track your phone if it’s lost or stolen? There’s one thing that’s … Continue reading

July 17, 2013 · Leave a comment

Big Stuff #2

  If you haven’t read Big Stuff #1 yet, it’s here. I wrote in the last post that there was Big Stuff happening in my life that I hadn’t written … Continue reading

March 28, 2013 · 4 Comments

Conspicuous Consumption

    the middle section of the Forbidden City In my last entry, I mentioned how it seemed to me that the Chinese have wholeheartedly embraced conspicuous consumption. Visiting the … Continue reading

August 3, 2010 · Leave a comment

Niederweiler, Germany, July 4, 2009

As we were driving down the German autobahn today, zipping along at 150 kilometers per hour, watching the scenery gradually change, all I could think about was how incredibly fortunate … Continue reading

July 20, 2009 · 1 Comment

More Self-Indulgence

I know I’ve addressed this before in this blog: the guilt of spending so much money on myself. Well, I’ve done it again, this time in a really big way: … Continue reading

July 28, 2008 · 2 Comments

Decadent and Self-Indulgent

These are the two words that kept popping into my head the whole time we were away last week: decadent and self-indulgent. Because that’s what we were, and enjoyed it tremendously, … Continue reading

May 9, 2008 · 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