Places: Bisbee, Arizona

In my mind, Bisbee, Arizona’s center of gravity is located somewhere between the wild west days and the shutdown of the Copper Queen Mine in the ’70s. Those challenging and violent times, particularly early in the 20th century, still have a hold on the town and on my imagination. Even though Old Bisbee has rebranded … Read more

Fare wars

After a relatively slow summer for airfare sales, the last few weeks have seen competition heat up. Beth and I had a list of places we were interested in visiting this winter–Vienna, Amsterdam and Portugal were top of the list, along with Paris (no, we can’t quit that place). I kept an eye on fares, … Read more

Corporate art for multiple audiences

New Breed Logistics (now XPO Supply Chain) operated more than 70 dedicated client distribution and repair centers across North America and Asia. Frequently, prospective clients would visit these facilities to see operational examples of the company’s innovative supply chain solutions. New Breed asked, how can we improve the appearance of these facilities, which were always … Read more

Shoot first, then figure it out

New Breed Logistics (now XPO Supply Chain) called me with an urgent request: Could a photographer and I get to New Jersey on short notice to capture video of an unusual event? New Breed provides manufacturing support for Boeing CH-47 Chinook helicopters and had arranged for one to land at their facility outside Philadelphia, where … Read more

Practical matters: passports

Last week I started the passport renewal process. The good news: If you’re a US citizen you only have to do this every ten years. The bad: 2018 is the year of delays and higher fees. First, the delays. If you’ve been putting off renewing or applying for a passport, get on it now. For … Read more

Travel’s missing ingredient

Yelp, TripAdvisor, Instagram, Google Street view and countless other always-available web sites and services have drained travel of a critical ingredient: Mystery. How often do most of us land in a new location already knowing what we want to see, do, eat and drink? Moreover, we have strong expectations of what those experiences should be, … Read more