Category: United States

Austin’s Tags

It’s called “The People’s Republic of Austin” because it’s Texas’s left-leaning pocket. If Austin changed its name to “San Jose without the taxes,” it wouldn’t be too far off. It’s hard to miss the high tech scene as people in jeans and...

The Greenbrier

The Greenbrier The Greenbrier has been around since the 19th Century. Hidden in the high hills of West Virginia, it’s one of America’s first resort destinations. The site was selected for the healing powers of the natural warm springs. Those springs...

Four Free Hours in San Diego

“The Christian version of the Hajj should be to San Diego. It’s Eden. Perfect in every way.”  At least according to my Kurdish cab driver who’d recently moved here with his family from Phoenix. I asked him how he felt about Kurdish...

Beverly Hills Car

Beverly Hills has always held a certain mystique for me. As I was packing for a trip to LA, I wondered why. Sure, I’ve spent a fair amount of time in the LA area, but I’ve never really explored it....

Denver Round 2

After hearing that my post about Denver wasn’t “up-to-snuff,” I decided to return. Well, in truth, I decided to return because I had another meeting there, but if it makes the reader who complained feel better, I’ll tell him it...

Denver the Last Dinosaur

I was in Denver for a meeting this week. I’d never left the airport, so this was my first time in Colorado (unless you think Edward Snowden is in Russia). That means my only real exposure to Denver came from...

New York Ain’t That New

Who doesn’t love a 4:30 a.m. wake-up call? A head start to the day! So much energy to get started! So much more time to get things done! Starting early really is great…until that 2:30 feeling hits you at 10:15....

The Christmas Pilgrimage

Every year, millions of people load up presents, climb into their cars, and flock toward their families. This year, I was one of those millions. You probably were, too. After almost 90 hours in airplanes, I figured three hours in...