Category Archive: Travel

Posts about travel.

Oct 25 2015

Turkish Airlines considered hazardous to your mental health

Sometime during the night of October 17th British journalist Jacqueline Sutton took her own life in an airport restroom at Istanbul’s Attaturk airport after, and apparently because of, missing a flight.  ‘Apparently’, because that is the evidence and the official story; although there are those who think something else may have occurred and the official …

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Sep 27 2014

Supermoon over Geysir Park, Iceland

I took this at Geysir Park in Iceland on the last day of the last Supermoon, but one. (Click on picture for full-size.) Here is a video of the same geyser, taken a few minutes later: True story: I had my phone on shuffle, playing music through the rental car stero. Exactly as I drove …

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Aug 07 2014

My WorldCon Schedule (and some thoughts on the same)

This year the Science Fiction World Convention (the WorldCon) is in London: Loncon 3. I am on programming again, including a reading I won’t be able to do (because I’ll still be in Iceland) and one last minute addition I will also miss because my plane arrives too late on Thursday. (A good thing, because …

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Oct 27 2013

Gallery: Stop Watching Us Rally

I have a new image gallery up of pictures I took at the Stop Watching Us rally yesterday.    

Oct 20 2013

Rally in Dee Cee for Pri-va-cy

Next Saturday, Oct 26 2013, there is going to be a rally in Washington D.C. against Domestic Spying and the NSA. I don’t know how many people are going to be there, but one of them will be me. Yes, rather apolitical me. Never before have I been confronted with something I feel strongly enough …

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Aug 19 2012

Come on, baby don’t you want to go?

I had every intention of skipping the Science Fiction World Convention this year. Yeah, I have a membership, have had for a year. No, I don’t have anything against Chicago. At least not anything that would keep me from going there for a couple of days. The problem is time: I don’t have it. I …

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Jun 17 2012

Coming Soon: Trip Report and Clarion West Writeathon

Sometime over the next few weeks I will be posting reports of my recent trip to Peru and South Florida. I just got back home a few hours ago, so I’m too tired to even start sorting through the pictures right now, but I promise I will get to it as soon as possible. (Right …

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Sep 14 2010

Greetings from Sydney (and belated Greetings from Cairns)

I didn’t do a ‘Greetings from Cairns’ because it was so difficult to get a decent Net connection there. So this is ‘Greetings from Sydney’, with extra Cairns on top… In my previous installment I described how I returned from Adelaide to Melbourne. I then spent a week at Aussiecon (more on that in a …

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Sep 03 2010

Greetings from Melbourne

In my previous installment I provided a map of my peregrinations from Melbourne airport to Adelaide. I’m still way too busy to write up an in-depth report, nor have I posted any pictures to the web yet. But I do have time to give you the route back. I started early from Adelaide, hoping to …

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Sep 01 2010

My Aussiecon 4 contact info

During the convention (Thursday through Tuesday morning) I will be at the Pensione Hotel. My in-Australia phone number is 0429225065. I posted my Aussiecon 4 schedule last week.

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