I find your lack of faith disturbing.

Los Angeles Monorail

Did you know that way, way back in 1963 Alweg Research Corp. — the company that built the Disneyland monorail — offered to give a monorail system to the city of Los Angeles? I’ve ridden both the Disneyland and the Walt Disney World monorails hundreds of times in my life and I’ve wasted thousands of […]

Friday Five: Dreaming to Run

Nike Free 4.0Here are five places where I’d really like to go on a nice long run some day:

  • Maui, Hawaii
  • Rome, Italy
  • Paris, France
  • Washington, D.C.
  • Boston, MA
Throwback Thursday
Throwback Thursday
Friday Five: Disneyland Rides

Jungle CruiseMy five favorite rides at Disneyland:

  1. Jungle Cruise
  2. It’s a Small World
  3. Walt Disney’s Enchanted Tiki Room
  4. Pirates of the Caribbean
  5. Gadget’s Go Coaster
Friday Five: Disneyland Rides

It's a Small WorldMy son’s five favorite rides at Disneyland, and what he calls them:

  1. It’s a Small World — “Issa Small World the Ride”
  2. The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh — “Pooh!”
  3. Gadget’s Go Coaster — “Baby Roller Coaster”
  4. Storybook Land Canal Boats — “Whale Belly”
  5. Alice in Wonderland — “Alices”
Throwback Thursday
Throwback Thursday
Throwback Thursday
Throwback Thursday


I’m going to do what every San Franciscan does who goes to Heaven. I’ll look around and say, ‘It’s not bad, but it ain’t San Francisco.’
Herb Caen

Friday Five: Places in Maui

Black RockMy five favorite places on Maui:

  1. Black Rock · Ka’anapali
  2. Longhi’s · Lahaina
  3. The Kahana Sunset · Kahana
  4. Kimo’s · Lahaina
  5. The Hula Grill · Ka’anapali

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Friday Five: Disney Parks

DisneyMy five favorite Disney theme parks:

  1. Walt Disney World
  2. E.P.C.O.T.
  3. Disneyland
  4. California Adventure
  5. Disney’s Hollywood Studios (formerly Disney-MGM Studios)
Friday Five: Favorite Vacation Destinations

HawaiiMy five favorite places to spend a vacation:

  1. Maui, Hawai’i
  2. The Magic Kingdom
  3. La Quinta, Palm Springs, California
  4. Paris, France
  5. Vail, Colorado
Friday Five: Decommissioned Disney Attractions

WDWRetroMCOluggagetagFive rides that are no longer operational but which I enjoyed:

Friday Five: Places to See

Grand CanyonHere are five places I have always wanted to visit:


Somehow I never mentioned the fact that in late November of 2006, I attended a black-tie dinner 1 at — of all things — a furniture convention 2 in Scottsdale, Arizona, and — after all the sales awards had been … er … awarded — Hootie and the Blowfish performed. It was quite surreal, and […]

Be Prepared

I’m packing for a trip and going through the computer bag I carry with me all day, every day. In addition to five pens and two mechanical pencils, I also have three iPhone AC adapters, five iPhone / iPod / iPad USB cables, three iPhone headsets, three “regular” sets of headphones, six AAA batteries, and […]

Friday Five: Favorite Northern Cities
  1. Newport, Rhode Island
  2. Boston, Massachusetts
  3. Ithaca, New York
  4. Bristol, Rhode Island
  5. Old Greenwich, Connecticut