Category Archives: Personal and Biographical

A Nomad Looks at 50

Tomorrow is my 50th birthday. I remain healthy and happily married after 18 years. I’m lucky because I haven’t suffered major health problems or divorce or struggle against depression or anxiety. My life hasn’t been as accomplished as Randy Pausch, … Continue reading

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Learn Spanish with the Rolling Stones

Mary and I went to see and hear Satisfaction, a Rolling Stones tribute band, at Casino Arizona. The band plays great songs in small theaters and we had a fun time. The Stones wrote their best music during the Mick … Continue reading

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A Bike Trailer for Your Best Friend

I met a guy in Scottsdale the other day taking his dog for a ride on a DoggyRide trailer. The manufacturer says: DoggyRide is since 2003 the pioneer in dog bike trailers and in some markets the term has become … Continue reading

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A Day at the Collector Car Show

Mary and I went to the Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Auction this week. The show is so good that people from all over the country flew in to attend. One of the first booths displayed a 1966 VW bus that brought … Continue reading

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How I Use My iPad

I use my iPad to play chess and explore YouTube videos. I sit in bed with my wife Mary at the end of the day and see what we can find on YouTube. We often watch amazing musicians such as … Continue reading

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Our Summer in the San Francisco Bay Area

Mary and I passed the summer in the San Francisco Bay and Sacramento River Delta areas. We met there, married, and moved out of the area to Colorado in 1996 to enjoy a bigger house and higher standard of living. … Continue reading

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What Kind of Expat I Am

Simon Black wrote an article explaining his different types of expats based on motivations for leaving the home country. He identifies 7 categories: pioneer, expeditioner, retiree, nomad, hermit, internationalist and hedonist. I’m not a pioneer because although I’m interested in … Continue reading

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Irrational Exuberance in 1998 and 2011

Vivek Wadhwa, whose visit to Chile I discussed previously, tweets, “Silicon Valley loves failure so much they came up with a fancy name for it: pivoting.” Similarly, Ben Casnocha tweets, “Seeing companies promote their Facebook fan page in advertisements reminds … Continue reading

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