Luke knows how to brew a good beer

February 28, 2016 / 2 comments

You can’t swing a dead cat without hitting a brewery or distillery in oregon. that’s what they say and this is what I tell you now after my visit. if you look up in the sky chances are you see big crying clouds while visiting early in the year. so visiting breweries and public houses…

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a haircut for a headache

December 23, 2015 / 2 comments

During my last trip to Taiwan I had a really busy time. The days were filled with meetings and workshops and most of the evenings business dinners. The friday night of my stay in Taipei was the first. I had a phone conference at midnight my time and two more between 7am and 9am the…

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guided by a friend

November 26, 2015 / 0 comments

One cannot get into a Monument in India without being occupied by a handful of guides (or swing a cat without hitting one), who are get alarmed as soon as the car enters the parking place where they wait for their victims. The more competing colleagues are around the more forceful they approach their potential…

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the old fashioned way …

July 28, 2015 / 5 comments

I know I’m often posting strangers I found in Taiwan. Does it mean that Taiwanese are pretty open to have their pictures taken? I’d say, yes. Taiwanese are friendly and very polite people, still being interested in strangers crossing their way. Or is it the fact that wherever I travel, I bring stories back. Even…

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marcia, fred and potatoes

July 21, 2015 / 0 comments

almost exactly one year ago we travelled the u.s., seven states in about three weeks: california, oregon, idaho, wyoming, montana, utah, nevada. it was another u.s. trip before when i started my personal ‘strangers’ project when i made a two weeks road trip all by my own through the california gold country, to and fro…

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Graduation Day

July 4, 2015 / 0 comments

Today, Saturday June 26th, is Irene’s big day. Today, she graduates from a Taipei school with a bachelor degree in international business. Today, Irene is all smiles and happiness as the picture shows. She must be hot in the black robe and the hat. It’s 38°C outside and even hotter inside the crowded Sun Yat…

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vintage girl

November 22, 2014 / 0 comments

abby is joey’s and sarah’s daughter. i met her in the acrade place in coos bay i reported a few posts ago. she is a pretty little girl of maybe seven, as old as i was when i jumped from that spring board to earn money for gaming. sarah disclosed me whispering that abby loves…

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arcade lovers

October 31, 2014 / 2 comments

i was used to be a gamer girl, not very serious but i own a bunch of gaming consoles and i even had one my father brought from a travel back in my gdr childhood. it was an 80’s atari (don’t recall the model number) and i played ‘pac man’ all day long (when my…

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debby in the barbie shag

October 26, 2014 / 0 comments

debby grows wild flowers, she makes sculptures from chicken wire and moss, she sewes pumpkin lookalike pillows, she used to live with a mini pig, chicken and a horse, but since her mom requires care she lives with her and three dogs. debby builds small houses and paints them white and pink. everything is white…

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