Yes, location

In Falset, there was a sweets shop at Carrer de Baix 12 called, Pastisseria López. The building it called home had two main features: a solid column, encrusted with some form of stone that matched the rest of the interior and then sitting at the main corner that is one of entrances to Plaça de … Continue reading "Yes, location"... >>

A very different trip to Israel

My previous (as well as first) journey to Israel was in 2014 being invited on a press trip by an organization there to tour the wines of Israel. Having not a single Jewish bone in my body that I’m aware of, yet growing up in the US, fully saturated on news of the never-ending Israel-Palestine … Continue reading "A very different trip to Israel"... >>

A new guide to the wines of Georgia

I didn’t make much mention about the Republic of Georgia last year short of bemusement over how people interpret directions and my ever-present international fixation on toilets. I suppose there were few words written as I spent several months in this country in the Caucasus Mountains and all my text-generating juice afterwards was going in … Continue reading "A new guide to the wines of Georgia"... >>

The American to European license Part 2

Nearly two years ago, I went on at length about the process of exchanging a driver’s license from one of the US states to a country in the European Union. I focused specifically on Croatia as, given you can’t exchange a license from the US to a Spanish one but you can in Croatia, where … Continue reading "The American to European license Part 2"... >>

Bold moments in italic

In what feels like a different life at this point, during my final year in San Francisco I wrote a number of articles for an online publication called “The Bold Italic”. This was 2011 and while I’d been writing a great deal to that point, it was mostly for my website The Tender or a … Continue reading "Bold moments in italic"... >>