Doug update

Doug vis­ited the Aus­tralian embassy in Auck­land today and they placed a peach-coloured sticker in his pass­port which will be “activ­ated” as a visa when he re-enters the country next Tuesday. Yay! Now that he’s got all the offi­cial stuff out of the way,...

Full circle

Back in Cuper­tino… We just did 26 states in 30 days and it was just a tad insane. I guess I was over­come by elec­tion fever in Austin. The next day in Austin was great, late morning cud­dling listening to the rain fall on the roof, drag­ging ourselves...

N’awlins jazz, baby

Our second and final day in N’awlins was divine. Break­fast at the Camellia Grill in South Car­rollton with far too much butter in the omelette (I could feel the weight piling on) fol­lowed by a driving tour of the Garden Dis­trict, a trolley ride into the...

New Orleans night out

Arrived in New Orleans and wandered around the Vieux Carré. Res­isted the impulse to revert to Anne Rice and Poppy Z Brite fangirl wor­ship (but did go to Bourbon St for Lost Souls’ sake). Ate oysters there. It’s an awful strip of strip clubs now. The rest...

Politics, art and liberty

The last days in New York were over­cast then rainy, but we walked the Brooklyn Bridge and I spent a bunch of time in MOMA and the Met. I didn’t make it to the Gug­gen­heim because it was closed on Thursday when I tried. Still, the Georgia...