Category archive: Travel

Many socials

I guess the sequence started in April? Mary Anne visited the weekend of the 7th and we went to Speakeasy.... (More...)

Some time alone

It occurred to me yesterday morning that I'm used to spending several hours a day alone (not every day, but... (More...)

Return to Boston

A substantial number of my friends live in and near Boston; I realized some years back that it didn't really... (More...)

State of the vacation

An update on how my leave has been going: It's been a weird week. I've been mostly getting plenty of... (More...)

On leave

My company doesn't have sabbaticals per se any more, but they do allow people to take extended unpaid leave, with... (More...)

Hawai`i trip so far

Kam and I wanted to go someplace warm in February (yes, California is pretty warm in February, but still), and... (More...)

General updates

Happy 2016, everyone! I have been woefully remiss in posting here of late. I've been posting much more often to... (More...)

Some features I want in a Maps app

On my iPhone, I use Google Maps frequently, and Apple Maps fairly regularly. I love both apps, but I can't... (More...)

Updates: Knee, sleep, travel, books, etc

A few assorted life updates: My knee injury has continued to heal, but still very slowly. But at least the... (More...)


Today is a downtime day. Last night, after some work on a Mysterious Project that went quite well, I got... (More...)

Birthday week so far

Pro: Am in Hawaiʻi. Con: My suitcase didn't arrive on my flight, and the airline person wasn't even a little... (More...)

State of the Jed

I meant to write a bunch of long-delayed blog entries while on vacation last week, but it somehow never happened,... (More...)

Missing Sara and the fall leaves

Yesterday at work, I got half a dozen requests from an automated system to remove Sara's name from various permission... (More...)

Interim entry

I posted here a whole bunch toward the beginning of WorldCon, mostly about the Hugos, and then switched to Facebook... (More...)

Assorted updates

A few assorted life updates: Day job I've been at my current day job for nine years as of today.... (More...)


Things I did tonight: Updated my to-do list. (A necessary first step, given how out-of-date it was.) Did laundry. Paid... (More...)

Boston so far

Some assorted notes on my Boston trip so far: I seem to have neglected to mention here that I'm in... (More...)

How the years go by

It occurred to me Sunday evening that it's been fifteen years (plus a week) since the end of my Wanderjahr.... (More...)


On Saturday or so, I developed a bit of a sore throat. On Sunday, I flew to upstate New York... (More...)

Travel, wedding, dragons

After a short weekend sojourn to LA, I got on the plane to go home. Arrived at Mary Anne's place... (More...)

Scattered WisCon notes

WisCon ended only a few hours ago, but it's already something of a blur, so I'm gonna take a few... (More...)

Vacation so far

Yesterday morning, finished packing and got in cab to airport. Trying new cab company whose office is a couple blocks... (More...)

Bibs and Bobs

Had a social weekend. Ended up canceling one dinner invitation last week due to illness and two others (sort of)... (More...)

Home safe

Had a good trip. WisCon; Chicago; Swarthmore. Good to see people. Am unlikely to write up a full report of... (More...)

Travel day

When I bought my WisCon plane tickets, I knew that the connection in Denver was a tight one, and I... (More...)

Impending WisCon!

Sumana just asked me how long I'd been going to WisCon, and I realized I wasn't sure. Checked my old... (More...)

That was the month that was

I haven't been posting much lately, have I? In particular, it looks like I haven't posted any life updates here... (More...)

But then a month ago last Friday

There's a Bobs song called “But Then a Week Ago Last Thursday,” about a luckless guy suddenly having a run... (More...)


Been off in Florida the past few days, helping Annie F after her mother's unexpected death. Been mostly offline, and... (More...)

Six years

My father was killed six years ago today. Anniversaries of deaths are often difficult for me, but I'm mostly doing... (More...)

No Potlatch for me

This weekend, small itinerant sf convention Potlatch is going to be in Sunnyvale, less than ten miles from my house.... (More...)

Visits, a wedding, and other updates

Somehow in the past couple weeks' worth of entries here I've managed to completely neglect to mention seeing Tempest and... (More...)

America's Stonehenge, alpacas, and leaf-peeping

On Monday, Julia and I set out for a leaf-peeping expedition to New Hampshire. I had spent a while looking... (More...)

Do the Funky Alpaca

I'll post at some point about yesterday's adventures. For now, suffice it to say that alpacas really don't look real.... (More...)

Yay for Red Cab of Oak Park!

I keep forgetting to post about the cab company I've been using when I visit Mary Anne. If you ever... (More...)

Next trip: Boston

My plan was originally to spend the second half of October in Boston, coming home on the 31st; I seem... (More...)

Chicago week so far

Occurs to me that I haven't really posted about my visit here since I arrived. It's been kind of a... (More...)

Into the wild blue yonder, again

My plan was to spend four or five weeks sitting at home, doing nothing much. Then Mary Anne's work schedule... (More...)

Home safe

Don't know when or if I'll write up more about WorldCon. Some good stuff, some not-so-good stuff. Overall glad I... (More...)

Arrived in Melbourne

Kam drove me to SFO on Tuesday night; got on plane fine. My plan was to stay awake for the... (More...)

Contacting me in Australia

I'm off to Australia for WorldCon. Spent a while today getting my iPhone set up to be usable there without... (More...)

Americans need a visa to visit Australia

Reminder to any Americans who haven't yet left for WorldCon: It turns out that you need a visa—or the online/electronic... (More...)


Susan's wedding is imminent, so I was coming to New York anyway; and then I realized that since I was... (More...)

On leave!

I've been feeling a little burned out at work lately. About a year ago, as my fifth anniversary on the... (More...)

Hampton Inn 1, Best Western 0

Word to the wise: When you reserve a room at the Best Western Airport Inn in Albany, you have to... (More...)

Sudden travel!

A couple of days ago, I was chatting with Mary Anne, and asked if she was doing anything fun for... (More...)

My travel year, 2010 edition, part 2

Travel plans are slightly less hazy than they were a few months ago, but only slightly. First week in August,... (More...)

En route

Let me describe the past week. No, there is too much. Let me sum up. Spent three days in Chicago,... (More...)

Arrived in Chicago

Mary Anne and I drove, with Alex and Lisa, from WisCon to Chicago after the Sign Out this afternoon; we... (More...)

My travel year, 2010 edition

Tentative travel plans of various sorts are shaping up. This entry is more notes to myself than notification of actual... (More...)

Curse you, snow!

Snowpocalypse 2010, part III (or is it IV by now?), has claimed another travel-plan victim. My friend Stephanie was going... (More...)

The night has been long, ditto ditto my song

Let's try that again. The past couple weeks have been kind of a blur. Or a daze. Or a dazed... (More...)

What I've been up to, October 2009 edition

Just noticed that it's been over a month since I've posted a life update. Not a whole lot going on,... (More...)

Dear Airlines,

Thank you for calling to let me know when a flight is delayed; that's a really valuable service, especially because... (More...)

Et in Acadia ego (part 2)

Thursday, as noted at the end of part one, we went whale-watching, on a tour run by Bar Harbor Whale... (More...)

Et in Acadia ego (part 1)

(I think Kendra was the one who suggested the pun I'm using as the title of this entry, shortly after... (More...)

In Maine!

On Friday, I flew to Boston. Stayed Friday night at Kendra & Jere7my's place; in the morning, we drove up... (More...)


Kam and I flew up to Washington on Friday. The original plan had been to attend J&S's wedding on Saturday... (More...)

Wedding weekend

The wedding was lovely. Up until the last minute, there was some uncertainty about whether it would have to be... (More...)

Video roundup

Some more unthemed videos for your delectation and amusement: The South Pasadena Unified Grade "A" Jug Band, consisting of students... (More...)

Summer of travel

A few weeks ago, I noted that I was probably going to be out of town for seven out of... (More...)

What I've been up to

It's been a couple of weeks since my last life-update post. I don't feel like much has been going on,... (More...)

Travel updates

Just realized I'm going to be out of town for seven out of nine consecutive weekends. July 11-19: NYC for... (More...)

Zeppelin highlights

For my birthday, as I noted at the time, a bunch of friends got me a zeppelin ride, and the... (More...)

Sleepily home

Made it home safely from my New York/Swarthmore trip. Overall a pretty good trip (despite the technical difficulties), due mostly... (More...)

Zeppelins and other air travel

It occurred to me Saturday morning that I had no idea how to dress for a zeppelin ride. I could... (More...)

Cough drops set off metal detectors

Last night at the airport, I removed all the metal from my pockets and walked through the metal detector. It... (More...)

My travel year: 2009

In 2008, I spent about 60 days away from home over the course of the year. (I did end up... (More...)

Chicago trip

Wrote most of this entry a week ago, but failed to finish and post it. Headed off to Chicago midday... (More...)

Things to do in Denver with no head

. . . Or at least with no brain. I checked the weather report for Denver last night and saw that there... (More...)

Made it home, eventually

I'm home, thank goodness. After my previous status-update entry, I did go try to get onto the flight to SFO,... (More...)

Things to do in Denver when you're stuck

Flight from Boston to Denver was fine (thanks again for the ride, Michael!). I had a two-hour layover scheduled in... (More...)

My travel year, revisited

I got curious on Friday and counted my travel days this year. (See last month's entry for details of where... (More...)

Boston plans

I don't remember whether I even told y'all I was coming to Boston. I'm here for a wedding, next weekend.... (More...)

Boston arrival

Apparently I was in Denver after all, because I caught the scheduled plane and arrived safely in Boston. As some... (More...)

The lost shall be found

As some of you may recall, about six weeks ago, I lost my waistpack while flying Northwest Airlines on the... (More...)

My travel year

In any given year, I usually attend a couple of conventions and take a couple of trips to see friends... (More...)

Weather delays etc

Got to the airport on schedule Sunday afternoon, checked in, got my seat assignment. The first sign of trouble was... (More...)

Mail and travel don't mix

One thing I hate is when I arrive at my destination, and I sit down to do a quick email... (More...)

En route to Mexico

Kam and I are sitting in LAX, waiting for the flight to Mazatlán. I think we'll have Net access while... (More...)

Home again, briefly

Had a good weekend with Mary Anne. We rented about six romantic comedies, but ended up only watching three of... (More...)

Home safe

Flew home from SoCal tonight; Kam picked me up at the airport. Too tired to say more. Watch this space... (More...)

Travel update

Flew down to L.A. this morning, on a nearly empty plane; rented a Prius at the airport; spent the afternoon... (More...)

Travel plans

I'm gonna be out of town a lot these next few weeks.


Naomi travelblog

Naomi B has a relatively new travel blog, featuring descriptions and photos of her current sojourn in the Far East.... (More...)

Boston, exhaust(i)on

Flight to Boston was a little odd (details to follow eventually), but fine. (Thanks to Kam for the ride to... (More...)

Travel plans

Got plane tickets the other day. I'll be leaving for Boston on July 2; seeing friends and attending a wedding;... (More...)

Painless travel

Thanks once again to Heather W for the suggestion to travel to Madison via Minneapolis. Today's flight from MSN to... (More...)

WisCon flights

I have once again delayed far too long in getting plane tickets for WisCon. It's the usual problem: I always... (More...)

Chicago hotel notes

After considering a wide variety of factors, I decided to spend this visit to Chicago in the Comfort Suites O'Hare.... (More...)

Safely arrived in Chicago

I wrote this whole long entry a few days ago about the fact that I was going to be in... (More...)

Week, movies, socializing, books, travel, etc

I never did get around to writing here about the tall ships. I would still like to, but the chances... (More...)

Larkspur Landing Bellevue again

Yesterday evening, Kam drove me to the airport; after an hour sitting on the tarmac waiting for a light to... (More...)

Impending Boston trip

Tomorrow morning I head off for a week in Boston; thence down to Swarthmore for a long weekend for the... (More...)

My weekend travel

I had ridiculously good air-travel luck this weekend. Short and easy security experiences, no significant hassles with flights. Two of... (More...)

TSA prohibited items

The US Transportation Security Administration has updated its Prohibited Items list. If you're traveling by air in the US anytime... (More...)


You'd think that if I were traveling across the country to a wedding, I might, for example, find out who... (More...)


Kam took me to the San Francisco airport on Saturday morning, and I arrived safely in Chicago on Saturday evening.... (More...)

Who needs to go home?

I spent most of yesterday playing the traditional post-WisCon game of trying to get home. I would love to have... (More...)

Planes and automobiles

Got next to no sleep Wednesday night--I was up late packing, blogging, and rejecting stories (rejected over 70 stories Wednesday... (More...)


The first rule of Jed driving solo is: Jed can navigate, or he can drive. He can't do both at... (More...)


Safely arrived in Bellevue. You can now skip the rest of this unless you're interested in travel stories. Mostly everything... (More...)

Kam photos

Okay, one more quick thing: Kam has updated her temporary travel journal with some photos. She's currently in Chiang Mai,... (More...)

I should be packing

Heading up to Washington tomorrow evening for my grandmother's 98th birthday. I was going to say Tacoma, but that's not... (More...)

Arrived in Tacoma

Kam drove me from home to the airport; the flight was uneventful; I picked up my rental car and drove... (More...)

Some quick updates

A few quick life updates before I head off to work: Thanksgiving was good; ate with Arthur E's family. Enjoying... (More...)

Plane flights to WorldCon

Most important thing here: if you're traveling to WorldCon from North America and you haven't yet bought tickets, best to... (More...)

Coming home

I have all sorts of things to write about, but for now I'll just provide an update on recent days:... (More...)

Long travel day, plus more car story

Today's trip to Madison was largely uneventful. My flight out of SFO was an hour late departing (even though it... (More...)

The story of my weekend (I)

Where to begin? (Begin at the beginning, proceed until you reach the end, then stop.) Thursday morning, the plan was... (More...)