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This experience junkie is privileged (or doomed?) to spend more time in planes and hotels than in the office. Curiosity and a sliver of time go a long way in seizing every moment offered to explore this beautiful blue marble.

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  • Adventures ahead
    on Jun 25, 2016 in Uncategorized
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    on Jun 23, 2016 in Life miscellaneous thoughts yoga
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  • One night in June
    on Jun 15, 2016 in Travel Scandinavia
    Much talk about science and little time to recognize that today was an unusually warm, balmy early June night. As I sat on the hotel terrace sipping a Provence rosé, looking at the Crown Princess’s house across the bay, I … Continue read...
  • An island in the sky
    on Jun 13, 2016 in Travel in the air Scandinavia
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  • Wine and philosophy above Stockholm
    on Jun 11, 2016 in Travel Scandinavia thoughts
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    on Jun 9, 2016 in Travel in the air United Kingdom
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    on Jun 7, 2016 in Life France in the air
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  • A place for painters
    on Jun 5, 2016 in Travel France sights
    Hello little sleepy St-Paul-de-Vence. Beneath your car-free cobble stone streets, green facades, and chirpy birds I can sense a a vibrant energy bubbling under. I wonder if I drank from that fountain and stayed here, would I morph into an … Con...
  • Headspace on the Azure Coast
    on Jun 4, 2016 in Travel France thoughts
    There is a reason for why the French Riviera is also called the Côte d’Azur, or the Azure Coast. And there is a reason for why so many late 20th century painters like Renoir, Picasso, Chagall, Matisse, Monet, and even Norwegian … Contin...
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    on May 27, 2016 in Travel in the air
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