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Category Archives: Reise u. Speise
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
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
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
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…
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
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
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
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
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