When I have spare time, I'll write in my blogs. Here's a list of them, along with the latest posts from each.
My travel blog.
September 9, 2016
After a quick train through the last bit of fjordland, we were in Bergen. As the second largest city in Norway, it’s a pretty good size, and there’s a good energy here. The tourists are almost exclusively Japanese, English, and German.
September 8, 2016
Our early morning train took us west from Oslo. The first part of the trip was nothing special, with suburbs giving way to the occasional lake. But eventually, the mountains turned into giant boulder piles stained green by lichen, forests got denser, views became more majestic. We’d spend a few…
September 6, 2016
Emerging from Oslo Central Station, the streets were filled with people who were smiling, laughing, going places. Street performers played music and danced on flattened cardboard boxes. Norwegian flags hung from buildings. Homeless people sitting on either side of the pedestrian streets. There is an energy here that Stockholm didn’t…
Thoughts on movies I've seen recently.
August 14, 2021
Very stylish, but that gets old very quickly and it ends up being just a pile of shit. Part Kill Bill, part Baby Driver, and part The Professional, with the glorified violence, theatrical lighting, blazing colors, gratuitous slo-mo, exaggerated sound effects, melodramatic score, and horribly stereotyped villains that we’ve become…
July 19, 2021
A documentary, a sequel, a love letter, an emotional tribute to a sitcom that touched millions. An amazing collection of show clips, backstage footage, bloopers, interviews, with masterful editing weaving it all together. A subtle, slow variation of the show theme at the end adds a nice accent. Glad that…
June 27, 2021
Nice profile of a big, funny guy.
Goofy stuff I share with the world.
Trying to find the next big star.
Reminiscing about some of the baseball cards I used to collect.
September 16, 2013
The Card The 1991 Topps set was an attempt to be a little bit more minimalist and refined with its design, which was the trend in the early 90’s. An anniversary emblem adorned the front and back of every card, but other than that, it was just another very mediocre…
September 5, 2013
The Card Donruss used the Leaf brand from 1985 to 1988 for cards distributed in Canada. Despite their relative rarity and the fact they were almost visually identical, Leaf cards were even less desirable (if that’s even possible) than the standard Donruss offering. In 1990, Leaf was rebranded as an…
September 4, 2013
The Card The 1990 Topps set was a hideous abortion of secondary colors, halftone gradients, and squares. Topps tried real hard to cram the trendiest design elements into a single layout and succeeded in making one of the ugliest sets of the decade. It didn’t help that most of the…