Hiking Zermatt: 5 Lakes Trail

One of the places we were most excited about visiting on our 2-week trip through Switzerland was Zermatt. Zermatt boasts, of course, the Matterhorn, in all its huge rockface glory. I’ve seen many pictures, but when you’re in that tiny ski town with the Matterhorn hovering over you all day, you realize just how much …

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Book Review: They Can’t Kill Us Until They Kill Us

by Hanif Abdurraqib I know that I stopped thinking about extreme grief as the sole vehicle for great art when the grief started to take people with it.  They Can’t Kill Us Until They Kill Us is a collection of essays by an author who grounds his memories and insights into life and race/religion relations in …

Our 2-week Whirlwind Itinerary Through Switzerland

If you follow me on Instagram or Twitter, you know we just got back from an amazing, long, wonderful 2-week vacation in Switzerland. The country is full of incredible alpine views, livestock roaming everywhere, cheese and chocolate, and a diverse tourist population. Though we like a certain level of spontaneity in our trips, we did …

Breaking Up With My Cellphone Or: The Day I Realized I Don’t Know How To Use A Real Camera

My love of cellphone cameras Cell phone cameras have ruined me. The Google Pixel 3 has an impressive camera and I don’t know how, but Google knows exactly how to correct every photo I take. It knows I shake a little. And that I’m not always good at choosing the right lighting for a photo. …

A Day in the Life: Tokyo Record Bar Restaurant Review

Tokyo Record Bar is a cool cellar restaurant modeled after restaurants in Tokyo. It seats just 18 and you have to get a reservation a fair bit in advance. Like the owner’s other restaurant, Niche Niche (see our review here), they serve a tasting menu and everyone eats the same thing. The main themes of …