One of the things I am is an engineer. Not exactly sure how that came to be, but I have a degree with my name on it for proof. I really don’t have a passion for engineering. Never did. If I had to provide a one word explanation as to how I came to be … Read moreBlue ice crying in the rain
I shoveled my driveway today. I don’t think you had to sit down upon receiving this news because I would guess the majority of Americans (at least the ones that live in the northern climes) routinely perform this ritual after every snowfall. I would also guess that a fairly large portion of these folks have … Read moreLet it Snow!
Here’s a list of the books I read during my recent travels. Common theme seems to be journeys. 1) A Walk in the Woods- Bill Bryson- My friend Paul recommended this book about a 40 something guy who decides to hike the Appalachian Trail from end to end (Georgia to Maine). I thought the book … Read moreReading List
These are random signs and messages I saw along the way during my travels. I don’t think they need explanation so I’ll just leave it to pictures except for picture of guy with 4 women…he’s the 4th king of Bhutan and they are his 4 wives. He will be 60 this year. His son, the … Read moreSigns and Messages
I have been back in the States since Monday, jet-lagged and adjusting to the weather and the fact that I now have to squeeze a bunch of Christmas preparation into the next couple of weeks. Glad to be back though! The trip was wonderful and unforgettable. I feel compelled to share some additional thoughts on … Read moreMasters of Ceremony
Although this is a more statistical, factual account of my 18 days in Bhutan, I think it will give you a sense for the country and the trip through it. Over my time in Bhutan I: Stayed in 10 hotels toured 20 temples toured 10 dzongs (in my opinion, you’ve seen one dzong, you’ve seen … Read moreThe Bhutan Wrap Up
Almost since I arrived in Bhutan, my guide, Chencho has been asking about my interest in going out one night to what he referred to as an “Entertainment Center”. When I asked him what went on at a Bhutanese Entertainment Center, he typcially responded vaguely that women dance, you give them money and you drink … Read moreNow That’s Entertainment?
Before I get into today’s post, I’d like to add a postscript to the one on hiking in Bhutan. I didn’t want to leave you with the impression that the fine folks here in Bhutan are a bunch of perverts or anything, so I’d like to pick up where I left off…penises. Actually, the first … Read moreRustic “Charm”
I had a picture, albeit vague, of what my 18 days in Bhutan would be like and now that I’m here for about a week, I’d like to try to paint a picture for you of the experience thus far. With the exception of the travel days where we are driving to the next “city”, … Read moreHiking in Bhutan
Thanksgiving day is the day we set aside for giving thanks. I think gratitude and acceptance are two of the most important attitudes for a happy life. I have a lot to be thankful for. A wonderful family, great friends, a wonderful 33 year career at Con Edison working with a terrific bunch of dedicated … Read moreThanks in Giving