Yet more travels under my belt, but not a blog update in sight.  Sigh… France: Bordeaux, Medoc, Cognac, Provence, Avignon, Arles, Corsica, Dordogne (Rocamadour, Domme, Monpazier), St Emilion, Chamonix, mountaineering week around Mont Blanc massif Spain: Barcelona for Andy & Laura’s wedding, Montserrat Germany: Munich Netherlands: Amsterdam x 2 Switzerland: Zurich, Baden, Lausanne, Berner Oberland,, Read More

So much for promises!  I sadly STILL haven’t updated this site since I last promised it waaaaay back in April 2009.  I’ll blame it on the fact I’ve been a busy boy (as always), but I have to admit that I’ve become more likely to post photos on Facebook than here.  I’ve now set things up, Read More

I know, I know, I’ve been reaaaaaally bad at updating this site since I moved to Madrid back in October last year.  I’ve been keeping myself busy through a LOT of travels on weekends, and that combined with management consulting hours doesn’t leave a lot of time to post photos up here!  But keep reminding, Read More

Back in June of this year, Bain gave me the fantastic opportunity to apply for a transfer to the Madrid office.  It was an opportunity I couldn't say no to – to get myself back to Europe, to get to know Spain as a resident and not a tourist, to continue to improve my, Read More

With both the 15s and sevens seasons complete, the rugby club held the annual End of Season Banquet at the Olympic Club this weekend.  The O-Club put on a great spread, and after the awards and speeches we hit up a nearby bar to continue into the small hours of the morning.    , Read More

I traveled to Canada in early August for Sloane Hunter and Mitch Wegmann’s wedding in Canmore, in the Canadian Rockies.  I hadn’t seen Sloane, a close friend from my European backpacking travels in ’99, in around eight years since I visited her in chilly Alberta over Christmas 2000.  I’d never met Mitch either, so I, Read More

The controversy surrounding the Beijing Olympics came to San Francisco this week with the arrival of the Olympic Torch on it only North American stop on its world tour. After some fiery protests in London and Paris, everyone was expecting something to happen here too.  The police fenced off the whole route along the, Read More

With the sun out and the day free, I decided to take the car out for a spin to nearby Muir Woods in the Marin Headlands.  It's the closest place to the city to see some stands of the giant redwood trees, and is just a few minutes from the north end of the, Read More

With two matches left in the Northern California 1st Division competition, we flew to Salk Lake City for the day to take on Park City Haggis (think: very large Polynesians).  It was a brisk, sunny day with an icy wind blowing, but the views of the surrounding mountains from the pitch were outstanding (and, Read More

I’m woken up some morning by the sound of a flock of green parrots, who roost in a few trees at the bottom of my street.  These "Green Parrots of Telegraph Hill" are actually famous – they’ve had a book written about them, and even an award-winning documentary film.  I sometimes see TV crews, Read More