Russian Memories, Denis Visits

Was fantastic having Denis T. visit us this past weekend. It has been multiple years since I was last in Russia and Denis had never physically met the family. Spent some time in Alexandria and Washington DC along with just sitting and playing with the…

Russia Revisited

One of Guidewire’s customers in Russia needed some extra help for a week. I jumped at the opportunity to go help them – and revisit Russia where I had lived several years back. The visit allowed me to travel the metro (famed for its architecture)…

Cambridge, UK

Did a daytrip to Cambridge today visiting with Akiko, Jonathan and JoJo. Vivi adores JoJo and the two of them get along great. It was Ningning’s parents first visit to Cambridge. Driving wasn’t so bad – about 1hr 45 each way using the Dartmoth crossing/bridge….

Australia – Brisbane, Gold Coast, Cairns, Port Douglas

Ten days in the northern/eastern Australia sun! The thought alone will relax you. I was privileged to live it with three friends. Started out the journey in Tokyo. Our chariot was JetStar (think RyanAir or Southwest) direct Tokyo (NRT) to Cairns (CNS). The red-eye was…

Big & Rich Concert – What an evening!

Amazing! Tonight was the Big & Rich concert – Coming to your city tour – at Cypress Gardens in Winter Haven, FL. I went with a friend (Jen) and her younger brothers/sisters. Andrew (her younger brother) was sitting front-row at the concert’s conclusion. He had…