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October 2, 2017   Comments (0)
 

#throwback Google has helpfully reminded me that we were in vik, Iceland, on this day four years ago, on Reynisfjara beach to be precise, clambering up pillars of basalt, walking now lava crushed into fine black sand, while further up there were views of Reynisdrangar - the three columns that rise out of the ocean like teeth, and a wide, but shallow cave (called Halsanefshiller). #blog #Iceland #timemachine | October 02, 2017 at 07:56AM
#throwback Google has helpfully reminded me that we were in vik, Iceland, on this day four years ago, on Reynisfjara beach to be precise, clambering up pillars of basalt, walking now lava crushed into fine black sand, while further up there were views of Reynisdrangar – the three columns that rise out of the ocean like teeth, and a wide, but shallow cave (called Halsanefshiller). #blog #Iceland #timemachine via Instagram http://ift.tt/2kgitvG

 
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#throwback Google has helpfully reminded me that we were in vik, Iceland, on this day four years ago, on Reynisfjara beach to be precise, clambering up pillars of basalt, walking now lava crushed into fine black sand, while further up there were views of Reynisdrangar - the three columns that rise out of the ocean like teeth, and a wide, but shallow cave (called Halsanefshiller). #blog #Iceland #timemachine | October 02, 2017 at 07:56AM
#throwback Google has helpfully reminded me that we were in vik, Iceland, on this day four years ago, on Reynisfjara beach to be precise, clambering up pillars of basalt, walking now lava crushed into fine black sand, while further up there were views of Reynisdrangar – the three columns that rise out of the ocean like teeth, and a wide, but shallow cave (called Halsanefshiller). #blog #Iceland #timemachine Shared via Instagram http://ift.tt/2kgitvG and IFFT

 
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September 30, 2017   Comments (0)
 

The prettiest drink (of many) I had this past week. Cinnamon old fashioned at Kaama. Note: our bartender, Santosh, was attentive, responsive, and good at his job! The waitstaff was also well prepped and knowledgeable (both of which I appreciated even more because of the stark contrast with Arth, where I went the next night.) #blog #Bourbon #Mumbai #cocktails | September 30, 2017 at 09:30AM
The prettiest drink (of many) I had this past week. Cinnamon old fashioned at Kaama. Note: our bartender, Santosh, was attentive, responsive, and good at his job! The waitstaff was also well prepped and knowledgeable (both of which I appreciated even more because of the stark contrast with Arth, where I went the next night.) #blog #Bourbon #Mumbai #cocktails Shared via Instagram http://ift.tt/2hBjihu and IFFT

 
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The prettiest drink (of many) I had this past week. Cinnamon old fashioned at Kaama. Note: our bartender, Santosh, was attentive, responsive, and good at his job! The waitstaff was also well prepped and knowledgeable (both of which I appreciated even more because of the stark contrast with Arth, where I went the next night.) #blog #Bourbon #Mumbai #cocktails | September 30, 2017 at 09:30AM
The prettiest drink (of many) I had this past week. Cinnamon old fashioned at Kaama. Note: our bartender, Santosh, was attentive, responsive, and good at his job! The waitstaff was also well prepped and knowledgeable (both of which I appreciated even more because of the stark contrast with Arth, where I went the next night.) #blog #Bourbon #Mumbai #cocktails via Instagram http://ift.tt/2hBjihu

 
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Moore’s law

January 5, 2017   Comments (4)
 

And this would be my first 1GB hard drive. 😂😂😂 Consider please: it's 8

And this would be my first 1GB hard drive. 😂😂😂 Consider please: it’s 8″ tall, 6″ wide & 2″ across (a 64 GB phone is roughly a sixth the size?) and you can now get microSD cards that hold 128GB. 
The first computer I (co-)bought was had an 8GB hard drive and my boyfriend at the time and I marveled at it. What on earth could we even put on there? We had mp3’s, word documents and excel sheets. We weren’t gamers (and anyway, games came on CDs and we had TWO, count ’em, two optical drives. I ripped so many cd’s and made so many mix’tapes’ 😀
My next computer — with which I used this drive — was an iBook 12″ laptop. 64GB hard disk? I can’t recall at all.Such a huge boost from the windows 3.1 desktop and CRT monitor I used when I first got to the US in 1995.
Do you remember your first external hard drive? Please share in the comments 🙂
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Grand Canyon roadtrip 

November 17, 2016   Comments (4)
 

Sunrise over yavapai point. It was hailing and my fingers nearly froze off trying to get a few photos. Touch screens in the cold make me miss having old fashioned cameras with shutter buttons!  #blog | November 17, 2016 at 11:06PM

Sunrise over Yavapai point on the south rim of the Grand Canyon, Arizona. At 6:45 a.m. it was hailing and my fingers nearly froze off trying to get a few photos. Touch screens in the cold make me miss having old fashioned cameras with shutter buttons!


The fog and the snow clouds dispersed pretty quickly and after we warmed up a bit we decided to drive up to Desert view (above) and then Moran point (below). Every passing minute seemed to bring out new color and richer detail. I really wish we’d had more time there. 


Eventually we headed back to Vegas (which will get its own post) on historic Route 66 (get your kicks on …) passing the marker for Chloride, America’s oldest inhabited mining (ghost) town, and the Hoover Dam once we’d crossed into Nevada.

Sigh. I don’t know about Vegas but I know I’ll be back here someday.

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I’m a mofo starboy

October 22, 2016   Comments (0)
 

The arrangement of the magnetic poetry on the fridge is entirely coincidental. No animals or words were harmed or staged for this post. #blog #words #catstagram | October 22, 2016 at 05:58PM

The arrangement of the magnetic poetry on the fridge is entirely coincidental. No animals or words were harmed or staged for this post.

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My Berlin – a nod to Jewish history & an NYT piece

October 19, 2016   Comments (0)
 

For 27 years, I’ve made pilgrimages to Berlin to visit family. My mother’s sister moved there in 1964 and her children and now grandchildren were all born there. Since I can remember, Berlin has never been a tourist destination, more a homestay, sometimes a stopover. When I lived in Poland I went numerous times and when I moved to the US, I tried to break my homeward journey there. And still, when I visit Europe, (more…)

 
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Feet of gold

October 17, 2016   Comments (0)
 

#throwback - Wat Intharawihan in Bangkok. Google has helpfully reminded me I was here two years ago today :-) My camera wasn't up to the task of getting all 32 gilded metres in one photograph so I focused on the feet, with offerings of flowers placed on them.  #blog #travel #Thailand #2014 #wanderlust #asian #Bangkok #Buddha #culture #temple #statue #sculpture #temple | October 17, 2016 at 11:34AM

#throwback – Wat Intharawihan in Bangkok. Google has helpfully reminded me I was here two years ago today 🙂 My camera wasn’t up to the task of getting all 32 gilded metres in one photograph so I focused on the feet, with offerings of flowers placed on them.

The temple used to be called the Vegetable Temple (more…)

 
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Ahmedabad, Jami Masjid

October 13, 2016   Comments (0)
 

Jami Masjid, views. I loved the space, the light, the silence as soon as I took my shoes off and entered the sahn (courtyard). And as we neared the musalla I think I gasped out loud. Its proportions are graceful, as you can see, but the carving is exquisite.  The grace of the hypostyle hall pillars and the qubba (dome) of the mihrab all embellished with intricate designs and motifs made this place absolutely magical. Then I saw the calligraphy along the peripheral walls. I am still struggling to find words to do justice to its beauty. Nipun, thank you. #blog  #latergram #travel #Gujarat #architecture #India #wanderlust | October 13, 2016 at 12:14PM

Jami Masjid, views. I loved the space, the light, the silence as soon as I took my shoes off and entered the sahn (courtyard). And as we neared the musalla I think I gasped (more…)

 
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