From my Flickr: “The Washington Bureau”

When I’m traveling on my own, I don’t really go out and see the sights until 9 or 10. I was relieved when Mrs. Holstein assured me that they didn’t intend to leave the hotel and start seeing the sights until late in the day. Of course, dopey me: the Holsteins are very early risers.…

From my Flickr: “Best Airbnb EVER!”

The Gardner Museum has many true international art treasures. And yet, I think I took as many photos of the courtyard as I did of the artwork. Can you believe that this used to be somebody’s house?! Sure, of course, Ms. Gardner designed and built it to be an "art museum with an apartment up…

From my Flickr: “Mars Needs Milkmen”

The bad news is that after walking a distance that seemed extreme even for cattle who are used to long drives, Mrs. Holstein is now reasonably convinced that this is not the way back to the dairy. The good news is that technically, they have succeeded in claiming Mars for the bovines. (There was no…

From my Flickr: “Livestock Exchange”

Mr. Holstein was flattered to be invited to sound the ceremonial opening bell at the New York Stock Exchange. He was slightly less-flattered when he learned that their regular bell was on the fritz and they just assumed that he would be bringing one of his own, from home, because he’s, you know, a cow.…

From my Flickr: “Half-Anseled”

It’s impossible to come home from Yosemite and not instinctively try to make all of your landscapes look like an Ansel Adams print. Alas, the beard is just the first of many things the master had that I don’t. :) See it here: http://flic.kr/p/FBdRBA

From my Flickr: “Buds Got Punked”

We got what was likely to be our last snowfall of the season this morning. It’s a nice little joke at the expense of all of the flowers and tree buds that took note of all of the warm weather this month and made the logical conclusion. Today was also the day of another Apple…