Category: Exploring

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Genius Mixes

iTunes does something that radio hosts used to do better; it creates a collection of music for you to listen to. They call it a genius mix, but their genius has a one-track mind. It’s fine if you like only one kind of music, but I like variety. […]

Make this make sense to me

Yesterday, I crossed the US-Canada border at Aldergrove. Me  [Smiling and handing over my passport with my Nexus card inside]: Hi She [Not smiling, hand outstretched]: Hi      Nexus card falls out as she opens the passport. She [Visibly irritated]: Don’t hand them both to me at […]

Americans impress me

Someone asked me today what was my impression of Americans. Half a dozen possible answers flashed through my mind, but what I said, more or less, was: “The Americans I have met have been very open and friendly. They are hard-working, sociable, and kind. They like things like […]

Unchained

Being on the road is a remarkably liberating experience. All regular life, activities, and responsibilities are temporarily absent. No commitments and no ties. No work, no play, no boredom, no frenzy. Just the easy feeling of making steady progress. I just drove from Alberta to California. It took […]