Some Thoughts on Con-Going …

Last weekend (April 1-3), I attended WonderCon 2022 at the Anaheim Convention Center. This was the first time the show has been held since 2019, and truth be told, at that point in time I was gainfully employed by San Diego Comic Convention, better known as Comic-Con International, the same company who puts on WonderCon,... Continue Reading →

Who Wants Pizza?! …

Who doesn't want pizza? In my humble estimation, it's almost the perfect food. It's tasty, portable, and ubiquitous, especially in New York City where this shot was taken down in the lower East Side. In fact, the block it was taken on was like a pizza block. I believe there was at least one more... Continue Reading →

Souvenir …

One of my favorite souvenirs from all my trips to the United Kingdom is this one from 2014. It was the second time I visited the country and the first time I journeyed to Notting Hill to check out the famed Portobello Road antiques market. I picked up one of these small type trays and... Continue Reading →

Colorful …

I came across this colorful cafe in Los Feliz on a recent trip to the Los Angeles area to explore some bookstores. Los Feliz has a great one in Skylight Books which has a main store and an annex which features art, photography and film books, and graphic novels. I didn't make note of the... Continue Reading →

Soon … But Not Soon Enough …

I am currently planning a lonnnng trip to the UK for this fall. I don't know if I'll actually be able to take it, since my 2020 and 2021 plans went awry (like pretty much everyone else's), but I'm being cautiously optimistic. It'll be the longest trip I've ever taken—25 days—and I kind of look... Continue Reading →

Happy New Year! …

Happy New Year from the Frolic Room in Hollywood, California ... no, I'm not there. Throughout my life I have steadfastly avoided being anywhere but home on New Year's Eve, the technical term for this behavior being "stick-in-the-mud," but I prefer to think of it as self-preservation. There are a lot of crazy-ass people out... Continue Reading →

Pasadena Playhouse …

I recently took a trip to Los Angeles and stayed in historic Pasadena, where I found this lovely neon sign. I had to go back and photograph it at night, and the palm tree behind it was nice enough to pose for me, too! Did you know that if you follow me on Instagram @gg92118... Continue Reading →

NYC Again …

The passageway that leads from the steps to Bethesda Fountain in Central Park. There always seems to be a musician (or busker as the Brits call them) playing here, probably because of the sheer amount of people who roam through each day and also the sound quality in this enclosed space. It lays just at... Continue Reading →

Imagine …

Another photo from my recent trip to New York City ... I posted an older photo of this iconic memorial to John Lennon a few weeks back, not realizing I would stumble upon it yet again on my most recent trip to New York. I always enter Central Park at Central Park South and Fifth... Continue Reading →

Plaza Sweet …

Another photo from my recent trip to New York City ... The Plaza is one of those storied establishments, a real New York City icon. I've roamed through the lobby (not possible this trip since they were only allowing registered guests into the building) and I've eaten in the Plaza Food Hall downstairs, a decidedly... Continue Reading →

All the Leaves Are Brown …

Another photo from my recent trip to New York City ... Besides friends and family, there are only two things I really miss about living back east: Rain and fall. There's something very soothing about a steady falling rain hitting rooftops and trees. And fall--or autumn, if you prefer--is such an abrupt change of season... Continue Reading →

New York State of Mind …

I am still wanderlusting. Is that a word? I know wanderlust is, but wanderlusting, the act of wantonly wanting to fulfill wanderlust, should be, too. I’ve traveled twice this year, to two favorite cities, Seattle in June and Portland in September, so it’s time to go back to New York City. For many years, NYC... Continue Reading →

Our Current Banner Image (#007) …

You'd think I'd do something James Bond-ish for a banner image numbered 007, wouldn't you? But, no ... instead I give you a portion of my collection of travel photos, which adorns the wall of a (very) short hallway in my apartment. These are all photos I've taken on my various trips and had transferred... Continue Reading →

Trips Taken and Not …

Right now I should be in England, boring you to death on my Instagram feed with shots of London that I’ve taken before: bookstores, museums, my walks along Bankside on the south side of the Thames. It’s a place I sometimes mentally transport myself to, suddenly sitting in a cafe near the BFI Center, not... Continue Reading →

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