Monthly Archives: February 2017

Kuwait Day 3 – Like a Fish-Market Cat

IMG_5322Monday morning started bright and early with the call to prayer from the mosque across the street. Thankfully, I could fall back asleep afterwards and finally got up around 8, showered and headed up to have breakfast. The small restaurant is on the 12th floor (as is the pool and weight room) so I was enjoying my yogurt and honey while deciding what to do with the day. The rest of the Aga-Boom crew was due to arrive this morning, in fact, they should already be here and… Continue reading

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Kuwait Day 2 – Scientific (Center and the) American

Kuwait_Aquarium.jpgWhether I forgot or just didn’t think about it, I was awoken early on Sunday morning by the sun streaming in through the window I had left uncovered. Not a huge deal, to be certain, but all in all I knew I wasn’t going to get more sleep. So up I jumped, took a shower (and mentally thanked the Corniche hotel for providing beach size bathroom towels!) and headed upstairs for breakfast.  Continue reading

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Kuwait Day 1 – “You’re now official!”

You know how we all have dreams for our future? Right now mine involves living somewhere that travel doesn’t have to start a day or two in advance of the actual trip. Case in point, the trip I’m on in Kuwait for Aga-Boom started on Thursday, even though my flight wasn’t until Saturday. On Thursday I took a train to Vilnius to borrow a car from my friend Rokas (thanks, Rokas!!) so that on Friday, I could drive Rasa and Monki the 250km or so up to Mažeikiai, drop them off, then drive back to Vilnius where I could return the car, then meet up with friends for coffee, different friends for dinner, including my friend Gaby, on whose couch I would crash so I could get up at 4:00 to catch a cab to the airport for a 6:20am flight.

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Anthems for the Moon: David Bowie’s Sci-Fi Explorations | Pitchfork

From “Space Oddity” through “Blackstar,” David Bowie was pop music’s ambassador to the realms of science fiction and fantasy. Jason Heller explains how the shapeshifting Starman was inspired by the dark sci-fi experiments of the space age.

Source: Anthems for the Moon: David Bowie’s Sci-Fi Explorations | Pitchfork

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Lithuania promotional video

Three students of mine had to do a video project. They chose me as their subject. Here’s the results.

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On Accountability

check-listThere’s something to this notion of getting to know yourself. I assume it happens for different people at different times and over different things. Maybe it’s something you never learn – you get set in your ways at a certain point and from there it’s solid, no matter what. Or maybe, like with me, it’s an ongoing process. Continue reading

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John Hurt Performs the Jabberwocky

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Disconnected

fb-bye-byeLast Tuesday, I quit Facebook cold turkey. It was never intended to be forever and I’ll probably go back tomorrow or the next day, but I needed a break. I needed to get away from politics and the depressing place the world is becoming. I needed to cleanse the palette.

Once a week or so, I get together with Monika for coffee and to do some work. Our get togethers start with a catch-up of what’s been happening since the last time and then we settle in behind our own keyboards and get our stuff done. A few weeks ago, though, she said something which stuck with me. While we were talking, she stopped me and asked “Is there anything good in your life?” Continue reading

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Blowing Up Convention | David Magazine

This piece started as a look at unusual wedding dresses. While researching, I tapped my friend Adriann for information. Turned out, she was story.

Here’s a fascinating look at wedding dresses, what’s current, and how to get the mall set to wear Penny Dreadful couture!

Source: Blowing Up Convention | David Magazine

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Games People Play | David Magazine

Many years ago, back when I still lived in Vegas, I would hang out at Denny & Lee Magic shop on Saturday mornings with a bunch of great guys (who also happened to be magicians). One of them was Timm Metivier, who, a year ago, decided to open his own shop – not magic, but one for board games.

Here’s a little story I wrote about it for David. Source: Games People Play | David Magazine

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