Author Archives: Charles

Pining for Fjords

At the end of my last post, I was leaving Helsinki, Finland, and heading by plane to Oslo, Norway, homeland of Norse gods.  Before I move on to that, a few brief status updates. First: I’ll be returning to L.A. … Continue reading

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Finn-ishing Finland

I have often blamed my delay in getting to these blog entries on my absorption in video games, and that’s not untrue.  On the other hand, I’ve ramped waaaay down on ESO since I left Finland, and it’s still taken … Continue reading

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Land O’Lakes

As I start this, I am finishing up my Helsinki, Finland, stay, where I’ve been from August 8th to September 9th.  It’s Thursday, I leave early Saturday morning, and anticipate a good 4-5 hours of sitting in the airport in … Continue reading

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Croydon

What, no clever title relating to some interesting fact about Croydon, a working-class suburb south of London, or my experiences there?  No. Croydon really isn’t that interesting.  It’s just there, a quality that I had in common with it, briefly. … Continue reading

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So Long, And Thanks For All The Fish

Hey, now this is exciting!  I’m currently in Croydon, a suburb south of London, where I’ve been for about 3 weeks.  And with this entry on Edinburgh, I’m finally catching my travel blog back up nearly to current time. Yaaaaay! … Continue reading

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♬ Da duh-duh duh-duh dum dum, Barcelona! ♬

(Yes, I know, it sounds stupid. But I swear that not a day went by without my singing that to myself at least once.  My powers of free association are both a blessing and a curse, like… I don’t know, … Continue reading

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The Hermit of Seville

So, here I am, returning to Seville at last. I have to warn you, this entry can not possibly be as entertaining as the first Seville entry was.  Seriously. I just reread that entry, to remind myself of what I … Continue reading

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Had I but world enough, and time

First, sorry for the earlier blog post false alarm.  I went to save my progress on the draft, and hit the wrong button and published it instead.  My bad. ¯\ _(ツ)_/¯ Catching up Ok, so it’s been a while since … Continue reading

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Psych! (Aka, oops, wrong button.)

Sorry, my bad. I meant to save the page I was working on and hit Publish instead of Save Draft. And then, of course, the e-mail blast goes out and there’s no way to recall it. So, hold on. The … Continue reading

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No Hablo Español

I am writing this instead of stepping out into a warm, sunny, afternoon in Seville.  This is almost certainly an error on my part, and I’m going to spend the next several paragraphs trying to persuade myself to go out … Continue reading

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