Monthly Archives: June 2017

June 30th: I Smell a Rat…


Don’t worry, I’m not going to beat you over the head about the state of the country/world is in. I’m just going to tell you about my day, and boy, this surely was the wimpiest of days that I’ve had … Continue reading

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June 24th: The Poop Test (click bait for sure)


Once you turn 50 in this youth-obsessed country, you’re officially old and people write you off. Jobs are harder to get at this age, movies are way beyond your comprehension because they make them for an age group that’s generally … Continue reading

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June 22nd: Not for Wimps


Last night was so hot that we decided to get some AC at the ER… yeah right… In the morning, when I took Caroline took the doctor, the doctor expressed a concern about Rhabdomyolisis, a breakdown of muscle tissue which … Continue reading

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June 21st: Another Wimpy Day


So yesterday I was cursing the fact that my home office lacks AC, but today I was counting my blessings for having the freedom to work from home: Caroline came downstairs with excruciating muscle pain, so we saw the doctor … Continue reading

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June 19th: Back to the Bay for Father’s Day in the Haight


Caroline and I returned from the Netherlands on Friday, so we had the Father’s Day Weekend to recover from jetlag: I hit a funk of sorts, which coincided with an oppressive heat which was so intolerable that we escaped into … Continue reading

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June 14th: The Stillness of Vermeer… in Delft…


Will is already shopping for PhD programs and wanted to see Delft, so we drove there yesterday — after the hustle and bustle of Amsterdam, Delft was like walking back in time, exuding the stillness of a Vermeer painting. The … Continue reading

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June 12th: Vincent (Van Gogh) Has My Ear…


“A great fire burns within me, but no one stops to warm themselves at it, and passers-by only see a wisp of smoke.” ~ Vincent van Gogh This morning, Caroline and I went to see the Van Gogh Museum. We … Continue reading

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June 11th: When Your Kids Start Behaving like the Locals, Maybe it’s Time to Go Home…


After a lovely time in The Hague, seeing the Mondrian exhibit at the Gemeentemuseum, stopping by on the beach at Scheveningen, but especially: overdosing on baby Tom: it became time to pick up Will from Schiphol. He was returning from … Continue reading

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June 8th: Farting Seems a Trend on International Flights


So Caroline and I flew Virgin and really had no complaints as far as the flight went (professional crew, and even the food was somewhat decent), but when you’re cooped up with fellow humans for 10 hours, I think it’s … Continue reading

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June 5th: Holland Bound…


The truth is… We miss Will. Due to his grueling schedule at Northeastern and the coops he has to do, we hardly see our boy. On his way back from South Africa, he said he’d spend some days in Holland, … Continue reading

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