• 08
    Nov

    Earthquake, Wall of Fire, and 3000 Dentists

    This year’s busy season (which stretches from mid-February to Thanksgiving) is winding down.  A few shoots left, and the year will wrap. Tornadoes.  Ice chunks falling from the sky.  Severe thunderstorms.  Locust.  Drizzle.  Wall of Fire. Earthquake.  Even tsunami warnings were all part of this year’s photo executions which spanned from coast to coast. You […]

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  • 02
    Nov

    Tampa, Dallas, Baltimore and turkey

    We rushed from San Francisco International Airport to Tampa, flying in on one early Fall Saturday, spending Sunday house hunting, before flying out later that evening. The first four houses we’d put offers on fell apart.  The latest, a Spanish style 1920’s stucco and tiled roof hacienda with a view of the Gulf of Mexico […]

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  • 22
    Jul

    "LUCY, YOU HAVE SOME 'SPLAININ TO DO!" (AND FOLLOW UP TO THE WORLD"SUCKIEST 5 STAR HOTEL!)

    Best of 2014, pick #2 This blog post — unknown to me at the time — describes one of the most important new services we rolled out this year.  I had no idea how #hashtag printing — and fake selfies — would grow and morph.  It’s  worth rerunning in this time of “best of”.  Plus, […]

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  • 07
    Feb

    Where are we going?

    My four favorite words in the English language are the title of this post, followed closely by, “Mr. Gatty, you’ve been upgraded” and,  “Of course you can fly business class.” In this case, I’ve been going around the house this morning shouting: “WHERE ARE WE GOING?” And answering myself: “ROME, BABY!” I’m afraid I’ve driven […]

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  • 08
    Sep

    How to justify everything in life without even trying.

    The Republicans have their economic theories.  The Democrats some of their own.  And, the President is responsible for overseeing the National Budget. There are hundreds of economic theories out there:  ranging from Trickle Down Economics of the 1980’s to Economies of Scale of the 1990’s.   All are wrong.  Mine is right. I call my […]

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  • 08
    Sep

    Travel tip #4: Travel Tips or Be Robin Leach

    I tip everyone.  I tip excessively.  Here’s why. In our work, servers, bellmen, valets, sky caps — even the workers at the hotel’s free breakfast — all make our jobs easier.  Much easier.  And, when I travel, I travel with equipment — in some cases more than 400 lbs of equipment — and lugging it […]

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