Red Flags for Building Contractors

Home improvement horror stories are nothing new. Learn some valuable lessons from our latest fiasco. How to avoid bad contractors and getting ripped off.

Why is LindleyKarstens.com a Chinese Gambling Site?

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?

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.

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.

The Lost Art of the Itinerary

I don't know about you, but when it comes to travel arrangements I like to be really clear on where I need to be, and when.

Destination – Refuge Day Spa in Carmel Valley California

If you live in the Central Valley of northern Californi, Refuge spa is probably your best bet for a relaxing soak and a terrific massage.

Ride Service Apps in Barcelona

I went to Trip Advisor looking for some basic info from a Barcelona local. Shame on the site admins for allowing the forums to turn into a place where bullying is acceptable "advice".

What Makes a Good AirBnB

There are plenty of hazards in renting an AirBnB. Here are some things to watch out for, (or if you're a host) not to do.

Aging & Assumptions

When are we "old"? Does that depend on how others perceive us, or on how we feel?

WordPress.com Usability for Bloggers

There is much to love about WordPress.com. Unfortunately, it's not nearly as user friendly as it should be. Why setting up a basic menu for the site is a nightmare.