Category Archives: travel

hyperforeignism

I drove into Boulder, Colorado at midnight on Wednesday, my impulse to eat a late dinner nearly overbalanced by my need to declare the long day over.  It turns out that, even with throngs of kids boozily wandering from bar … Continue reading


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bear pond espresso

Much has been written about the food scene in Tokyo.  In the end, maybe it’s just a very, very big city.  The “largest metropolitan area in the world”, says Wikipedia, and among the densest (at more than 37,000 per square … Continue reading


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places in corsica

This blog isn’t much of a diary.  I’d be hard pressed to say what exactly it is, but one of its functions is to record things that might be useful or interesting later on, to ourselves or to friends or … Continue reading


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french coffee

We’ve had a wonderful time abroad.  More on that soon.  But a notable minus of Corsica: the coffee sucks. In fact, the coffee sucks in France as a whole.  For a culture that so values gastronomy, this is difficult to … Continue reading


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tel aviv / berlin

It’s time to break this dry spell on the blog.  Let’s begin with some notes I jotted down on the plane back from a trip to Tel Aviv and Berlin a couple of weeks ago. For me, the antisymmetrical ideas … Continue reading


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