Category Archives: Reise u. Speise

Happy National Margarita Day!

This is a real holiday! IFO has never had tequila, but this is tempting. So, yes, if you feel like celebrating National Margarita Day, or just Washington’s Birthday, which we lost to PC several years ago, but it still GW’s … Continue reading

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How to know when you are a grown-up

Didn’t you always want to be a grown-up when you were younger? Grown-ups were so cool. They knew everything. They never cried or had tantrums. They were in total control of their lives. They had cars and houses and knew … Continue reading

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These are a few of my favorite things

King Midas treasured his piles of gold. Maria loved raindrops on roses, etc. Longtime readers may think that IFO’s favorite things would run to money, stocks, CEOs… She does appreciate the first two, and enjoys the human aspects of investing … Continue reading

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Happy Aug. 1!! Swiss Independence Day

Originally posted on InvestingforOne:
We took this picture last year during the Appenzeller Landsg’mend – direct democracy, during the single day of the year when all eligible citizens of the Canton elect government officials and vote on the budget. One…

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Taking stock: Change, change. Same, same

Took our annual July 4th trip down memory lane, back to the small town where our family finally put down some roots. DDH, the Wise, always wanted roots. IFO, the Slow to Learn, desired constant change of venue. We moved into the hills … Continue reading

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Non-taxable assets – memories

One of the best things about traveling is that you get to keep the memories forever, thus amortizing the cost of the trip over many years. If you keep a diary and take pix, you increase the value of those … Continue reading

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Archaeology in your own back yard

In photo at left, Katelyn Briggs (right), Na-Anduin MacLeod and others sift through tons of dirt as they search for clues to the original Robert Newell homestead at Champoeg State Heritage Area. How often do we get to visit an … Continue reading

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Estonian music in Zurich and other strange conjunctions

The world is showing signs of coming together in very strange ways. Here are IFO’s examples: * Estonian music – the long and winding road to this subject came via the Ukrainian situation, which in turn reminded us vividly of … Continue reading

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Russian prince shows how Russians think – maybe

Just spent four hours in Russia today, watching Prince Igor, an opera by Borodin and two of his friends who completed it after he died before he finished it. The NY Times has an interesting review of the piece and … Continue reading

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New Reise u. Speise

HT for logo above: site seems to have disappeared, so can’t give you the link. Sorry. IFO started the Reise u. Speise category a couple of years ago to catch her thoughts on travel and food while she traveled and … Continue reading

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