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Best of the Net Nomination!

Karambolage(Important! If this post is cut off at the bottom, reload the page. This usually solves the problem.) I woke up this morning with the oddest feeling. I had odd dreams. Let me tell you about the dreams. The first one was about a surrogate mother. I’m not sure why she was black (if she […]

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Oktoberfest Wies’n Tips

I consider a Wies’n visit therapy for my intense fear of crowds. Yesterday, the first day of Oktoberfest, started with a beautifully blue Bavarian sky. The crowds came, and so did the sun. I almost started stripping out of my Tracht (traditional clothing) even before I was drunk. Though it was unusually warm, the day […]

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Conversations with S. Teri O’Type — Blog Tour

(Important! If this post is cut off at the bottom, reload the page.) Hello, adorable IMBO readers. In the coming weeks I’m going to be blabbering on and on about a book I’ve just published. Please bear with me–and stay with me. I’ll still be posting about my travels. And I’ll still be posting interviews […]

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Worlds Apart — an Interview with authors Dorothee Lang and Smitha Murthy

(Very important! If this post is cut off at the bottom, reload the page. This usually solves the problem.) _____________________________________________ I’ve recently had the great pleasure of reading the epistolary book Worlds Apart by Dorothee Lang and Smitha Murthy. While the book is a compelling mix of travel insights, photography and essay (that I could […]

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Hiking in South Tyrol — Day 10

The Dolomites are a UNESCO World Heritage Site for good reason.(Important! If this post is cut off at the bottom, reload the page. This usually solves the problem.) _________________________ I take one last swim before breakfast and dream of stepping on the scale when I get home late tonight, knowing that I will be noticeably […]

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Hiking in South Tyrol — Day 9

(Important! If this post is cut off at the bottom, reload the page. This usually solves the problem.) It’s really hard to believe we’ve been hiking every day for nine days. Yesterday, I turned to Andreas the mountain goat breeder and said, “Wouldn’t it be nice to do this every day?” He said, “Yes, that […]

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