Travel Memoir

Keeping a child interested in Berlin

Trabiworld, Berlin — Credit: Author

August 15th — 17th, 2017

Berlin

I’ve visited Germany many times. Most memorable was a trip to Bonn for a weekend in 1998. If contemporary history is your thing, the Haus der Geschichte der Bundesrepublik Deutschland (in English: Museum of the Federal Republic of Germany) is the place for you. In fact, it’s one of my…


Travel Memoir. Cheshire. British Isles.

A couple of days in Cheshire with a seven-year-old.

The Mark I Telescope at the Jodrell Bank Observatory — Credit: Author

August 13–15, 2017

The Jodrell Bank Observatory

After another sumptuous breakfast at the Talardy Hotel, Des (my seven-year old) and I loaded snacks in the car before heading east on the A55 towards England. We crossed the national boundary where we were greeted by a sign that simply read “England,” without the slightest hint of a “Welcome.”…


Travel Memoir. Wales.

A Couple of Days in Wales with my Seven-Year-Old

Des making new friends in St. Asaph — Credit: Author

August 11–13, 2017

St. Asaph — The City That Assumed It Was

I wasn’t going to write much about St. Asaph because even though I’d been going there for about fifteen years, I’d completely taken its quaintness and beauty for granted. However, it’s a charming little place with an extraordinary history and deserves more than just a passing mention.


Travel Memoir

The Journey to Wales

Desmond — Credit: Author

August 10, 2017

“Des is sick.”

My heart sank as I hung up the call with his mom.

Des, my son, had a fever and spent part of the night huddled around the toilet. I called American Airlines as soon as I knew, but, as you’d expect the only options they gave were…


Life Lessons

The day I moved to the United States

This is not Hassan. (Photo by Bambi Corro on Unsplash)

The exact moment when I realized I wasn’t dressed to match the moment isn’t clear to me now, but it was somewhere over the Atlantic, probably a couple of hundred miles south of Greenland.

My neighboring passenger, Hassan, from Tripoli (the one in Lebanon, not Libya), was a happy, kind…


AT&T Park (Now Oracle Park), San Francisco, CA (Photo Credit: Mark Ainscow)


Photo Credit: Author

Photos That Take Me Back To Childhood Dreams

Mark Ainscow

Dad/Husband/UXer/Photographer/Brit/Yank/BWFC/Red Sox — Taker of photos and writer of a few words to surround them. www.ainscowphoto.com

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