R-E-S-P-E-C-T!

Honestly, the number of people that give up must be staggering. Who wants to make all those phone calls. And even when you KNOW, you just KNOW you’ve been wronged, if you can’t get the right person to help you, you’re just, well, you’re f*cked. I have endless persistence, a high speed internet connection, and …
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Four blocks

The Seattle shootings were four blocks from my front door. We walk by that house All The Time on the way to visit neighbors. Even though I’m not there, I feel really – well – it’s awful. I feel like I should say something, but the only pale thing I can coherently state is this: …
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Compass

I am a lousy road warrior, though I believe I am improving. There are several signs of this though the one I a most proud of is that I successfully navigated my way to and from the Salzburg main railway station twice. I did one of those trips alone in the car at night though …
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The customer is always wrong

Update 1: I submitted my tale of woe to the venerable Elliot. He’s going to contact Expedia. We’ll see what happens. CHANGE-100.00 USD BEFORE/AFTER DEPART SEE TEXT RULE CHANGES ANY TIME CHARGE USD 100.00 FOR REISSUE/REVALIDATION. CHANGES ARE PERMITTED PRIOR TO THE TICKETED DEPARTURE TIME OF EACH FLIGHT. Pulled from the ‘Rules and Restrictions’ portion …
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Dachstein Xtreme Snowshoe Race

To the US snowshoe team, we’re like groupies, only with slightly more authority. Also, we tend to sleep in our own hotel rooms. Still, we follow them around, cheering, waving cameras at them, clustering around them at finish lines and in restaurants…okay, we’re really more like the media, which is what I am, anyway, and …
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Welcome to the Working Week

I wish I could say that I spent my evenings in Salzburg dining in delightful little guest houses and strolling cobblestoned back streets, but I’d be lying. I spent the week working and when I was dull witted from sitting in the office, I went back to my hotel where I worked some more while …
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