ADVENTURE/TRAVEL

OPERATION MOUSETRAP

Do you remember that game Mousetrap that you played as a kid? There was that little ball and the stair steps, and the spiral and the see-saw and the basket and all of those other contraptions to make your mousetrap work. I don’t think I ever owned it but one of my friends did and […]

THE SECRETS OF MY SUCCESS

Since the Tamara Gregorys of the world have made it quite clear that it would be nice to see us in something other than some shell-toes and a Fat Albert t-shirt, let me put you up on game, fellas.
Why? Because I don’t want you to get tripped up by the pet peeves and so Tamara […]

DARK KNIGHT IN GOTHAM:
Part Three

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So, as we contemplated becoming an angry mob (led by my man D who was absolutely fuming) complete with torches and bloodhounds in search of Lil’ Whyte-T, I was in laughing-to-keep-from-crying mode. I was amused that somebody that so rarely gets “took” in any part of […]

NIGHT & THE CITY PART II

The sirens, sweltering heat, the rumbling of the B, D and #4 trains and street level conversations at 174th and Walton awakened me at about 10:30 on Sunday morning. Rather than try to fight it, I practically jumped up off the air mattress in the middle of the living room like a kid on Christmas […]

NIGHT AND THE CITY

It was the best of times; it was the worst of times.
Really, in a nutshell, that sums up last weekend for me. Yes, that’s right, I said weekend. This was that rare personal trip for me, which means a) It’s not company sponsored so, b) I’m trying to make like Rachel Ray and […]

A Tale Of Two Cities

This week was truly an exercise in durability and endurance as I was on more flights (9 to be exact) than there are days in a week, and spent almost as much time in transit (55 hours) as I actually did in the locations themselves (95 hours). As you may have gathered by now, […]

Flicks On A Plane

I got a rude awakening last month when I showed up to SFO to discover that my Platinum status on American Airlines had been reduced to Gold. I flew way too many Southwest flights last year, so I lost some of my status. Not only did I have to endure the humiliation of […]

The Illusion Of Safety

Since the tragedy of September 11, America’s airports have been positioned as bastions of security, impenetrable by all malicious forces. However, it has been my experience of late that we are indeed more vulnerable than we think.
Sure, we are now forced to go through several levels of tedious security checks that […]

Home Away From Home

Well, once again, I’ve seen a lot this week and I have another experience - or rather testimony - if anyone wants to listen. Hopefully it will help you like it helped me. So… if you like it, then I WROTE IT, if not… I really don’t care! Naw, I’m just playing […]

Travel Loggin’

Tuesday, June 17, 2008
I’m sitting here in another hotel room, in yet another country flipping through the 7 television channels that my remote control actually tunes to, despite what the “channel” channel says is available. Actually, it’s more of an inn than hotel. And come to think of it, the term “city” isn’t […]