The Red Pen of Doom

Conventional wisdom about writing is conventionally wrong.

Photo of the Day: A castle passageway in Luxembourg

Castles are the best — but hard to shoot. The light in tunnels and dungeons is usually terrible. This passageway was a happy exception and I love how the shadows … Continue reading

August 21, 2014 · 1 Comment

Photo of the Day: How many students can fit in this autorickshaw?

If you travel to India, autorickshaws are everywhere, working as cabs and hauling cargo. They have three tiny wheels, itty bitty engines and are more like motorcycles than cars, but … Continue reading

August 20, 2014 · 1 Comment

Photo of the Day: This is NOT the set for a sci-fi movie

This looks like something George Lucas had his CGI wizards do for STAR WARS EPISODE 12: THE REVENGE OF JAR JAR BINKS, for the scene where Jar Jar lands his … Continue reading

August 18, 2014 · Leave a comment

Random Photo of the Day: Houseboat in Kerala, India

So I’ve been on houseboats in Kerala twice now, and it’s something I’d happily do again. Beautiful. There’s a network of canals, with rice fields below the canals and villages … Continue reading

August 14, 2014 · 3 Comments

India is a different planet

I will now be somewhat Serious, which is quite rare, and may never happen again on this silly blog. India may be the closest thing you can get to visiting … Continue reading

July 7, 2012 · 8 Comments

Zooming on das Autobahn to Belgium, the friendliest place IN THE WORLD

So I’m driving on the Autobahn from Frankfurt, Germany to Goze, Belgium on zero sleep for about 36 hours, which is not the wisest thing in the world when you’re … Continue reading

June 25, 2012 · 2 Comments

How fast can a rental go on the Autobahn?

How fast can a rental car go on the Autobahn? Now, I lived in Germany and Holland as a whippersnapper, and they never let me drive on the Autobahn back … Continue reading

June 14, 2012 · 6 Comments