I know, I know…summer is the time for adventure and the days you should be anything but indoors. I have had my fair share of adventures lately. Perhaps that’s why I haven’t felt too much pressure to get out and about. But to be transparent, I’ve been going through “some stuff” too…

Postcards from Istanbul


There are some sounds you can’t avoid in Istanbul. Taxis honking for one. Traffic is a problem here. After all Istanbul is one of the largest cities in the world. How seventeen million people get around here daily baffles me, particularly when the taxi drivers don’t seem to know a single street name. Inevitably they end up on a one way headed upstream. This is what the horns are for, eastern standoffs on the narrow cobble stone roads of Galata.

Feu d’Artifice


I haven’t felt too inclined to write here. Simply stated….it’s so hot in Paris I think my brain has been fried. Really, I can’t concentrate and my productivity level is at an all time low. I never thought I would wish for cooler weather, but these bright bright days have been burning me out. Don’t get me wrong though…I love a hot summer night.