Never Tell Steve…

When we travel to a new city, we just walk, walk, walk. We walk everywhere. Such was the case when we arrived in Dublin, Ireland. Ah! I loved Ireland! Our walkabout took us unexpectedly to the campus of Trinity College which was established in 1592. These are just two of the photos I shot while we were briefly on the… Continue reading

Sling Player

I’m currently flying somewhere over Arkansas and was Just watching my TiVo at home in LA. eBay and Delta are providing free WiFi to everyone on the flight. No gimmicks. No email. Just start using it. Very cool. I would never have tried GoGo because it’s too expensive for my taste. And I would have assumed the speed was about… Continue reading

Ireland: Day Eight – Dublin, My Final Day

  Dublin is a very busy city. As I was out and about last night, I noticed how very young everyone was. But, I just thought that I was in the city centre area near Trinity College. I was just in college town. However, I’ve been told that, astoundingly, over 50% of the population of Dublin is under the age… Continue reading

Ireland: Day Seven – Ashford Castle to Dublin

One of my strange habits is placing the camera on the table and shooting the restaurant in which I’m eating. I use a wide angle and a long exposure with no flash. It’s weird, I know. But take a look at this photo shot in the Dungeon Café, a literal dungeon, in the Ashford Castle last night.   Today was… Continue reading

Ireland: Day Five – Cliffs of Moher and More

  Today the weather provided periods of sunshine (and sudden downpours), so… back to the Cliffs of Moher with wind gusts of up to 120kph (almost 75mph!). I can’t describe this place: the view, the wind, the cold, the drama of nature. One of the guys who works at the park told of a man who got lifted off of… Continue reading

Ireland: Day Three – Ring of Kerry

  Ireland surprised me a lot today. With the exception of the cliffs on the west coast, I had a mental image of the country as pastoral, relatively flat, and rather green. Today I saw mountains (or giant hills with lots of goats, sheep, and cows), coastal areas along the Atlantic Ocean that reminded me of California‘s famous Highway 1,… Continue reading

Ireland: Day One – Dublin to Kilkenny

For me, the worst part of traveling an extended itinerary (both distance and duration) is actually getting to the destination. From LAX to Dublin, via Atlanta, was a bit of sitting. And, in my dreadfully customary way, I couldn’t sleep at all on the plane. I arrived dried out (think: eyes stick shut), exhausted, and grumpy. On arrival in Dublin… Continue reading