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Camping the Marin Headlands in California

Our leader Pete, after twenty or so group texts, each with ten or so recipients creating a combined 200 or so communications bouncing from microwave cell tower to satellite and back again, directed some of us in the group to cover meals — I owned dinner for example — and for all of us to…

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Lisbon, The Edge of the Old World, Day 1

I have been in Lisbon for some three days and already I have hung out with a thousand completely naked middle aged men outside in public; inappropriately handled one bosom of an innocent thirty-something girl while we both looked at each other wondering what I am doing; intervened in one (so far) complete stranger’s addiction…

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European Weekend in Lisbon, Day 2 and 3

Kathi, my long powerful legged travel companion, and I start our weekend in Lisbon with a bike tour through the city. There was a miscommunication at the hotel and on Friday night late there was no tour reservation for us.  (All on them I swear… my Portuguese is superb albeit a bit more classical than…

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Steve Jobs and Me

The photo above is of Steve Jobs and me.  There’s Steve sitting down.  He is attentively listening to me.  This is amazing in itself as Steve wasn’t known as a big “listener” kind of guy. The tall guy bending over and pointing to something on a computer screen is me.  I’m telling Steve how we…

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