Author Archives: Bob Ransom
The sign translates to (more or less) Asian Delights Catering.
You exit the Metro at Denfert-Rochereau, cross the street, enter the little building and pay the admission price, then descend 130-something steps down a steep spiral staircase. From there, you walk and walk through dimly lit tunnels until you come to … Continue reading
Intelligentsia Coffee in Chicago.
This time of year, from the beginning of January through the end of May, is far and away the busiest time for me at work. Travel is pretty constant, work hours are long, and days off are rare. I’m not … Continue reading
We’ve made it a tradition in our house, going back to when we were first married, to go out to a Christmas tree farm each year and cut down our tree. Yes, it’s way more work than popping a fake … Continue reading
It was another successful Thanksgiving feast: we gathered, we ate (way too much), we hung out, and we avoided all political and/or social arguments. All in all, a very successful Thanksgiving. Somehow, though, I managed to not get a picture … Continue reading
Though it’s technically not correct, I always view Fall as beginning on Labor Day (the first Monday of September) and ending today, Thanksgiving (the fourth Thursday in November). For those outside the U.S., Thanksgiving is a national holiday in which … Continue reading
After wandering around the French Quarter for a while (see previous post) and having breakfast at the Stanley, we headed to the nearest cemetery, St. Louis Cemetery No. 1, to see the above-ground tombs up close. This cemetery opened in … Continue reading
I’ve always thought that the nicest time to spend in the French Quarter is a weekday morning. The craziness of the night is (mostly) gone, there are far fewer tourists or people in general on the streets, and the morning sun highlights … Continue reading