April 2004

“The crew numbered nearly a hundred and served a dozen or so guests, who had come from Britain via Paris, where they had stayed at the Ritz.” From A Peace To End All Peace by David Fromkin. Posted in accordance with Dave’s instructions: Grab the nearest book, open it to page 23, find the 5th…

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Just flew down from Seattle to San Francisco. Due to ATC restrictions at SFO, we left late and had to hold for a couple of orbits at Point Reyes. This gave me the opportunity to listen to one of the best bands you’ve never heard of: Family. English, hippie, musically eclectic. They released a couple…

Read More Music for flying

I didn’t mention where I was staying in Seattle. It’s a new Silver Cloud hotel at Broadway and Madison. I love the slightly freaky cosmopolitan character of Broadway, and yet we’re only a few minutes walk from Pioneer Square. Highly recommended. So this morning I met up with Chris and Celeste for coffee, and eventually…

Read More Easter, part 2

Just got back to my hotel [in Seattle] after the Easter service at St. Mark’s Cathedral. No, I haven’t gone and got religion; I was there with my son, Chris, who was being confirmed. A long service (started 8:30pm, finished about 11:15pm, we left the post-service socializing around 11:30pm), and a beautiful one. For the…

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