About twenty years ago I purchased my name as a domain name. It's an unusual name. Who would want it? I built a web site revolving around my art work and my thoughts on art, and (briefly) breathing and freeform dance as moving meditation. I didn't update it a lot. In fact, when my Dell … Continue reading Why is LindleyKarstens.com a Chinese Gambling Site?
Arriving in Tucson
We left Modesto, CA at 7:30am on October 14th. Handing cash to a house cleaner to scrub the old place for the new owners, Kim in the driver's seat of a 26 foot truck with her opinionated Shih Tzu, Yoshi. I drove our car with the Redhead (our orange cat) and our Chihuahua mix, Toto. … Continue reading Arriving in Tucson
The Long Long Road to Tucson
Well, it's been a while since my last post. A lot happened in 2019. I got laid off. I broke my ankle while landscaping our back yard in preparation for selling the house. We put the house on the market. The house was broken into. In the process they destroyed the flooring in a small … Continue reading The Long Long Road to Tucson
Travel with Dogs
Follow my friend Bruce's blog about travelling with his insanely photogenic dog Luca from California to Canada
Bonvoy, Mergers & Corporate Culture
When is a Marriott 'Bonvoy' property not going to give you the experience their frequent members are accustomed to? A bit on my experience in the post Marriott-Ritz Carlton merger world.
An Ode to the Barcelona Metro
On this 4th of July I have a wide range of thoughts on travel and I promise I'll share them, but first a bit of an apology. I know I've been gone for a while. My wife and I went to Spain for 3 weeks. The day after I returned my employer of 14 years … Continue reading An Ode to the Barcelona Metro
Observations of a City – Seville Spain
I'm trying to capture some of my impressions of Seville, Spain before we move on in our trip. The Wife and I have wandered around here for almost four days, encountering the people and culture in various settings. If, like us, you prefer to explore a destination by foot... peering into windows and catching glimpses … Continue reading Observations of a City – Seville Spain
The Food of Seville Spain
Food is an interesting way to explore the culture and people of a particular place. You can learn a great deal about the hospitality ideals of a locale from the way the hotels there serve an international client base. In places where hospitality is a primary consideration, a hotel breakfast bar will convey the welcome … Continue reading The Food of Seville Spain
The Great Baggage Fee Scam
That cheap ticket may be more expensive than you think. Check for baggage and other fees before making the purchase.
Skipping the Line – Facts & Fallacies
The fact is, there is no such thing as "skipping the line". There is only guaranteeing you will get into the venue... eventually.
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