Sister Sledge reminds different is good

This is not an alternative fact, or a cleverly timed WikiLeaks allegation, this is a story as it happened to me. Sister (Joni) Sledge has died. Why is that important? One, because she was much too young to die, and yet another in a trend of much-too-early deaths in recent months. And two, because her…

Healthy restaurant option near Nations Plaza

GENEVA – Tucked away in the culinary desert that is the Nations neighborhood of Geneva, hides Takinoa, a delish healthy eatery offering ASC and MSC certified fish, local in-season products, healthy and tasty menus to the lunch crowd in the area.

The circle of life, on two wheels

I have just come full circle in my motorcycle trajectory. Twenty-seven years ago I bought my first motorcycle in Nicaragua, a Kawasaki 500 enduro I can amazingly find no picture of (it was a disaster save for one memorable outing with a friend, thanks Susan). One year later in Texas I got my first real…

Thun: in the eye of Bernese Oberland

Thun, Switzerland – Clockwise from sunset view over Thunersee, red carpet elegance ascending, and on tap at Schloss Schadau, to morning light on the lake.

Of Nails and Doors

GENEVA – The last job on my Sunday chores list involved repairing one of the original interior doors in our circa 1913 Geneva flat. I say circa, because that is the date stamped on the abutting building of identical construction to ours.

Opinion: US Response to Refugees a Blow to Freedom

GENEVA – As a former refugee resettlement program director in the United States, and resettlement assessment officer in the field, it is heartbreaking to watch the xenophobic reaction against refugees and Syrian refugees in particular, in the US (and elsewhere) in the wake of last week’s attacks in Paris.

Bennett Croons, Gaga Booms, Cheek to Cheek at MJF

MONTREUX, SWITZERLAND – I want to live like Tony Bennett; have a career that spans six plus decades with widespread artistic acclaim and wow concert halls with silky rhythm, at nearly 90 years of age.

Buying New and Second-Hand Bicycles in Geneva

GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – Geneva might not be Amsterdam but there are plenty of person-powered two wheels to go around. Here is a recap of some of the favorite spots to buy new and second hand bikes.

Geneva Auto Show million dollar baby

GENEVA, Switzerland – Got a cool million dollars burning a hole in your pocket? Zenvo Automotive has just the cure for your (pre) summertime blues.