Category Archives: travel

Protect Semaphore Lakes

Over the August long weekend, three of my friends and I went to camp at Semaphore Lakes, a place in the backcountry north of Pemberton where you can camp among heather meadows. It is a beautiful place, but one that is … Continue reading

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2015 in Review: Highlights

Movies: I didn’t see that many movies in 2015, and only two that I can remember in theatres. The movies I saw that I thought best, in order of increasing lightheartedness: The Colour of Pomegranates an extraordinary achievement of cinematography and some … Continue reading

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World’s Worst Poem

What is the worst poem ever? I submit that it might be this one, a poem I saw at the ferry terminal in Port Angeles, WA, USA: If you have an example of a worse poem, I would like to … Continue reading

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One of the opinions I have that the fewest people I know in real life share is that I am usually against free parking. I resisted posting about this for some time, for the reason that I don’t have anything … Continue reading

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Een bezoek aan Amsterdam

As I’ve already mentioned, I think my ideal perspective in visiting a city is neither that of the tourist, nor of the local, nor yet of the tourist who “goes where the locals go”, but that of someone who used … Continue reading

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Down (-wards on the map from) and Out (-side) of Paris and London

Blog traffic has been flagging lately, so we must not be writing anything that is interesting to people. The things that people on WordPress seem to like most are inspirational tales of hardships overcome and reinforcements of the mantra to … Continue reading

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It might be best to avoid the Twin Cities around Christmastime

…’cause it’s pretty depressing, whether you’re in Minneapolis… …or Saint Paul.

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