Category Archives: Travel

Testing my limits

It was the most devastating phone call I’ve ever received, and certainly not something a 16-year-old kid is prepared to face. Yet on that long-ago Saturday morning, all across the county where I grew up and went to school, hundreds … Continue reading

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Feckless checklist

Sitting at home with a sleep-deprived, cranky six-year-old? Check. Trying to pry the ten-year-old away from a new videogame to do homework? Check. Refereeing multiple shouting matches over the shared usage of said videogame? Check. Responsible for delivering three bulky … Continue reading

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Remember to dose up for your close-up

Anybody remember the hot topic from this time last year? It was the TSA’s enhanced security measures, which had the nation in an uproar. Part of the problem was the practically nude scans of travelers, prompting people to opt for an enhanced … Continue reading

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My trip to Mylanta, aka don’ts for dads

I’m blaming my weekend-long stomach ache on Friday morning’s glazed donuts. Or maybe it was the airport food. Or the two bumpy flights within 24 hours. Or the plethora of beans at Hard Rock Cafe. Or even the numerous nauseating views from 65-72 stories … Continue reading

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Sperm warfare

I had planned to blog a recap of the best earthquake jokes from today — was going to call it “Laughtershocks” — but I’m pretty much over the five-point-ain’t by now. Plus, I’ve found something far more distasteful. And with something like this, there’s … Continue reading

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License expiration, germ exhalation, lack of exultation

The best thing about my recent birthday was that my license expired, affording me the opportunity to visit one of my favorite places — the DMV. And if you believe that, then my gift was a bridge, which I’d like to sell … Continue reading

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Same gold, different day

Officials in New Taipei City, Taiwan, know how to polish the turd – in fact, they practically know how to gold-plait it.  To provide incentive for dog-owners to clean up after their dogs do their business, the city is offering raffle tickets … Continue reading

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