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The Taste of Sour Grapes

courtesy of Joe Shlabotnik

courtesy of Joe Shlabotnik

Resentment bubbles up in the strangest of places. This morning’s bit of bile comes, oddly enough, in the form of an attack on the practice of enjoying a late morning meal with friends.

“Brunch” I learned today “is for jerks.” At least that is what I thought I’d learn by reading a New York Times Sunday Review article by David Shaftel published under that exact title. What I learned instead is not what makes people who brunch jerks, because that is never really explained, but rather how obligations can sometimes make people petty and sour. 

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Stone House on the Banks of Mont Saint Michel

Mont Saint Michel Ramparts

Why Zombies Are Taking Over Your TV

The Walking Dead Atlanta

We thought we were alone in the wilderness. Not completely, of course. We knew there were others out there like us. But never did we think that a post-apocalyptic cable show featuring walking corpses had a fighting chance to appeal to anything more than a niche audience. How wrong we were.

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Photographing Everywhere Once

Death Valley Photographer Silhouette at Night

Since launching this blog in 2010, we’ve told plenty of tales and posted plenty of photographs. One of the things that’s always been missing, though, is a centralized place to display our best images. That is until now. Today we’re introducing a gallery mosaic page populated with 184 of our favorite photos. It’s a one-stop visual smorgasbord chronicling four years of continuous travel.

You’ll find the new gallery under the Photos menu above or you can just click here.

Night and Day on Mont Saint Michel

Mont Saint Michel at Night

Its familiar silhouette beckoned us in pictures and postcards for as long as we can remember. In some ways this walled city that appears to have sprouted from a rocky outcropping off the Normandy Coast is as much a symbol of France as is the Eiffel tower. And yet, somehow, we had never seen it with our own eyes before. On our latest trip back to France we were determined to change that.

 

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