Making a vow

Monday, January 08, 2007 OK, so it’s a resolution, but that’s just so, January, you know? I’m going to ride the Santa Fe Century this year. The last couple of years I’ve sort of been meaning to do it, and then sort of meant to just do the 50, and then sort of didn’t do […]

Getting dumped on

Saturday, December 30, 2006 So what did you do between Christmas and New Year? I stayed in and got stir crazy because we got 2 feet of snow in 36 hours. The interstates were closed, which I always enjoy, because it seems so unlikely. Coming from Europe, the worst we get it is a couple […]

‘Studio 60’ – Smarter than your average show

Tuesday, October 24, 2006 Aaron Sorkin’s new NBC show ‘Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip’ is hitting its stride, and showing there’s mercifully some room for intelligent primetime TV. Amid the smart-talking and wisecracks, there are some heavyweight references. In recent weeks the show’s namechecked Pericles and Strindberg, and this week there was a sensitively-handled […]

Another year, another disappointing England performance

Monday, July 03, 2006 I checked the blog entry I wrote after the European Championship a couple of years ago, and damn it’s happened again: It seems my adult life has been punctuated by the England football team losing on penalties in important competitions. We think it suits us, that we’re dogged and sturdy, but […]

Ride ‘em Cowboy

Saturday, July 01, 2006 So the last post was about a jazz concert by an Englishman. This time it’s something more local – the Rodeo de Santa Fe. Since Marci’s architectural education took place at a university with a big ag school component, and I lived 18 months in Kansas, it shouldn’t really have take […]

Back, bearing pics

Monday, May 22, 2006 Sorry it’s been a bit quiet here recently – busy with work and travel and Finn and all. But I’m back with something to show for my absence – a few pics from my travels. I picked up the old SLR again after a long break (film – how last century), […]

That was The Week that was

Sunday, April 23, 2006 I’m the father of a 10-month old charmer, and I divide my time between running a business and looking after her, and time is unsurprisingly at a premium for me. So it’s not a shock that it’s time off that suffers – time to read the papers or hang out with […]

Napping time

Tuesday, April 11, 2006 Been under the weather the last few days, and now that my cold has been transferred to Buendia and Finn, none of us is getting a lot of sleep at night. Fortunately, Finn’s only mildly affected, and Buendia’s getting better (with lots of medicinal green chile to help out), so it’s […]

Time shifting

Wednesday, March 22, 2006 So we got Tivo’d, and it’s greatly improved the quality of our TV-watching lives. To be precise, we got the Comcast DVR offering, which shows two things: firstly, like sellotape and hoover (both of which only work in the UK, interestingly) Tivo has become the generic word to describe digital recording […]

Car lust

Friday, March 10, 2006 You know that old line about how boys never grow up, they just get bigger toys? I’ve a feeling I’m an example of that, despite my best intentions. For someone who lives in a house with one car and five bikes, I think about cars a lot. If I’m driving (in […]