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[4 Jan 2012 | No Comment | ]
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IF I were to write a post with my new bluetooth keyboard and using my new ipad 2, then this post is what it would look like. I might mention what a mixed New Year’s Eve we had, with attending a funeral, and then flying to Chicago to eat at the number one restaurant in the US, and number 5 in the world.
I might out line the magic of that meal and how much I wanted to enjoy it after losing a part of the family. I’ll save those …

Laura, YouTube »

[12 May 2011 | One Comment | ]
Video of Data Driven Running The Relay

I edited and posted the video footage from Laura’s The Relay race in California. It will probably look better to watch it on a bigger screen, so you can double click on the window and that will take you directly to Youtube to watch it.
The video is about 20 minutes long, so be ready to sit back and enjoy. Because Youtube can be picky about copyrighted material I used my own music. Have fun.

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[3 May 2011 | No Comment | ]
Laura Runs and Chill

The big news is that Laura just finished a relay in California which was most exciting to witness, as it unfolded on the group’s web site found at this link. I really like her in braids, I don’t think she’s ever had her that way since we’ve been married. Very cute.

In music news: If you had managed to listen to some of my older music before I removed it from the site you might know that I delve into all kinds of music including instrumentation most likely …

Griffin, Laura, Music »

[26 Mar 2011 | No Comment | ]

So, sometimes I get these song ideas, or partial songs created and I’m not sure what to do with them. Today’s music falls into this category. I’ve named it “Layers” due to the way it was recorded – sort of a working title, if you will.

Layers ©2011.
It seems I get a lot of these musical ideas that, for whatever reason, I never finish or add too. I guess that ultimately I don’t have time to work on them anymore, and any singing ideas I have for the songs require …

Addie, Griffin, Italy, Laura »

[27 Apr 2010 | No Comment | ]

Warning – long post ahead.
This last weekend we travelled south to Tuscany! Despite the trip’s beginning, the end turned out well.
We left Bologna on a dreary note, namely rain. It was soured further by a poor experience renting a car from Eurocar – I advise finding someplace else to rent a car from. Eurocar was costly and the man who “helped” us was discourteous and unkind. To top it off, driving out of Bologna left us fearing for our lives as we interacted with Italian drivers. The whole morning …

Addie, Griffin, Italy, Laura »

[18 Apr 2010 | No Comment | ]
Venice Again

There are times when I regret taking my own advice.
After my last venture to Venice, two years ago, I suggested to my readers that there were too many bridges with too many stairs to make bringing a stroller worth it. At every bridge we had to carry the stroller and the child up and over.
That advice was made when I had a child who weighed half of what he does today, and couldn’t run nearly as fast. Believe me, a fearless 40 lb three-year-old, surrounded by murky, green water (and …

Addie, Food, Griffin, Italy, Laura »

[15 Apr 2010 | 4 Comments | ]
Climbing the Tower

As if this week wasn’t exciting enough, what with LJ’s race and our leaving for Venice tomorrow, we went and visited the Towers of Bologna.
You can see from the picture that there are two main towers, one larger in the back, the other leaning dangerously to one side. We climbed the one in the back. There are actually many more towers than these in Bologna, but these are the two for the tourists and one of them you can climb.
An interesting thing about Bologna is that there are many …

Addie, Griffin, Italy, Laura »

[11 Apr 2010 | 3 Comments | ]
Race Day (guest post – LJ)

By Laura
Long before coming to Italy for the spring, I had repeatedly searched for some sort of race to participate in to prepare for the Cleveland Half-Marathon in May (which I still hope to run). I found two decent races – marathons in Milan and Rome – but the timing didn’t work. Imagine my surprise when I found that a 10.8 kilometer race was happening right here in Bologna this weekend! I couldn’t quite figure out how to register or what time it started, but yesterday I found a nice …

Italy, Laura »

[21 Mar 2010 | No Comment | ]
Guest Post – Laura – Day Five

Bologna Impressions at Day Five, from Laura
I feel fully at home here. Perhaps it is the ubiquitous pasta shops, gelatarias, and bakeries. These are comfort
foods to me, and we find ourselves strolling the city morning and night and stopping shop after shop and buying chocolate, bread, cookies, gelato, pasta. It’s really very dangerous.
There have been several days where we had gelato at lunch and gelato at dinner. It’s sensational, really, not at all comparable to ice cream. Yesterday was Saturday and we took a long walk to a market …

Addie, Croatia, Laura, London »

[29 Feb 2008 | One Comment | ]

Today we went out. We had planned a trip to the Tower of London, then to Buckingham via West Minster. We accomplished most of what we set out to do but it took so long to do it.
We woke up at nine after G was up crying much of the night, then we took a tour bus and got off near Trafalgar square where we went into the largest toy store and got the kids some gifts. Then we walked and ate, and then caught another bus to the Tower. …