Rain, Rain, Go Away, Come Again Another Day

Please? I am not used to this inclement weather having lived in Southern California for the last 14 years. I’m not talking about some sprinkles here, some drizzling there. Two of the four… Continue reading


Fuck Haarlem.

There is but only one, true Harlem. It is in New York. I left Amsterdam for Haarlem on my way to Rotterdam.  Haarlem, only 20 minutes away from Amsterdam is “pretty”, manicured, and… Continue reading

Fridays at the Van Gogh Museum

The Van Gogh Museum is featuring Van Gogh at Work, which includes not only Van Gogh’s paintings, but his sketches, showing how he worked and evolved in his 10 short, yet productive, years… Continue reading


Is awesome. Head of John the Baptist alabaster; c. 1500 Giovanni Battista Caccini Bust of Jesus, carrera marble c. 1598 Pieter Pietersz, 1599 Six Wardens of the Drapers’ Guild   Jan Veth, 1885. Portrait… Continue reading

Utrecht and Rietveld Schroderhuis

Just 30 minutes from Amsterdam lies Utrecht, a free-spirited university city known for its old buildings as well as modern architecture (namely that of Gerrit Rietveld), the Dom Tower–the highest tower in The… Continue reading

Let the sun shine.

After 2 days in Amsterdam, I decided to get out of town, specifically to Marken, a town known as an old fishing village in an area north of Amsterdam called “Waterland”, a term… Continue reading

Goedemorgen, Amsterdam!

After a 9 hour flight from Seattle, I arrived in Amsterdam Monday morning at 8:30 am local time. No jetlag even though I had little sleep on the plane and the flight attendants… Continue reading

How Apt.