The Bill Clinton Diet – The Road from Brisket to Vegan

President Bill Clinton

Former president Bill Clinton was a typical Southerner and ate like one too. In an upcoming CNN special and in a current article on, Dr. Sanjay Gupta talks to Clinton about his transformation … [Read more...]

iPhone Photography – Can You Finally Throw Away Your “Real” Camera?

iphone 4

Millions are discovering that a beloved object they use every day for phone calls, texting, email and a hundred other things has also created a whole new world for photo enthusiasts - iPhone … [Read more...]

Angkor Wat, Cambodia – If You Liked Lara Croft Tomb Raider, You’ll Love This Place

Angkor Wat, Cambodia

I have to admit, if someone gave me a quiz on the plot line of Lara Croft Tomb Raider, I'd fail miserably. I remember two important things, though - Angelina Jolie, as the star, and the hauntingly … [Read more...]

Expat Living: What? Motocy. What?

at our small village's Sunday evening market

  The United States is one of the few places in the world where the car is the major mode of transportation.   The rest of the world predominately uses two-wheeled vehicles – bicycles, … [Read more...]

Explore the Belize Barrier Reef and Rainforest


Few countries in the world offer so much in such a tiny country as the Central American nation of Belize. Traveling from the Belize barrier reef to the rainforest takes only an hour (if you … [Read more...]

Galapagos Islands – The Enchanted Isles

bartolome island galapagos islands

When Charles Darwin visited the Galapagos Islands in the early 19th Century, he didn't have much choice of what ship to use. The little wooden sailing vessel, HMS Beagle, had carried him and his … [Read more...]

Travel in Tokyo

Buddha statue at Asakusa Sensoji Buddhist Temple, Tokyo, Japan.

With all the media focus on the almost incomprehensible tragedy of Japan's triple-whammy of earthquake, tsunami and nuclear woes, I began to reminisce about my recent travel in Tokyo. The images on … [Read more...]

Doh ya oh

baby peek

Remember when your little brother couldn't pronounce "toothpaste" but said "poosa paste" instead? That was me. When I was two. Little kids are  entertainers even without meaning to be. That's because … [Read more...]

Growing Up without a Cell Phone

Red phone booths

If you are 36, or older, you might think this is hilarious! When I was a kid, adults used to bore me to tears with their tedious diatribes about how hard things were. When they were growing up; … [Read more...]

RMD: The Older Boomers Get, the More They are Taxed

Ever hear of RMD? Not R&D, Poindexter. R-M-D, which stands for Required Minimum Distribution. It's the government's way of taxing boomers more as they age. Here's how it works: Let's say you … [Read more...]