this week i

released our quinquennial medicare chartbook, containing every statistic you could possibly want to know about medicare and its beneficiaries.

realized that in the not-too-distant future, improvements in facial recognition software and web-searching technology will allow anyone to take one picture of you and scour the entire internet for every other picture with your face in it.  in other words, don't get caught picking your nose in the corner of a stranger's online vacation photo album unless you want everyone to see it in a decade or two.

ran in my new evolution-designed shoes. exercised a different set of muscles, soreness-confirmed.

drank perhaps too much great coffee.

ate perhaps too little of london's finest turkish, thai, and south indian.

saw the skeleton of napoleon's horsest. paul on the skyline..

 ..and a police chase sans billy clubs.

don't get why they drive on the left but walk on the right.

strongly disliked the first few exhibits at the tate modern.
draw the line between good and bad art with the question, "could i have done that?"

warmed up to it..

ok that's even better
definitely couldn't have done this..

or that

..or that.  changed my mind.

didn't know that russia's rosie the riveter was svetlana the soldier.

strolled the tony chelsea district.  did i mention my name is an adjective for quality here?

toured the physic gardens expecting to see angular momentum equations, instead found explosion trajectories.

herbal remedies..

 some well below the worth it line

others no longer potent for malaria

 but still and always a cure for the mondays.

beelined for the carnivorous plants!  they catch victims via snap trap..

..or adhesive tunnels of death.  photosynthesis is for suckers!

saw some other plants too, i guess.


bade farewell to this fairytale land..

..and my everymorning foggyriver sunrises.

turned back to barcelona, my first and favorite city in europe.  because the sun is always shining here..

because every day is thanksgiving day..

..and somehow also halloween.

because not everything makes sense, but that's not terribly important..

because that pigeon a few balconies up looks delicious..

but i wonder what these cats are growling at.

because take-your-own-photo booths are ultra-affordable when you squeeze in and use your own camera

because frosty gelato cheers just as well as frosty beers 
because if ben affleck ever needs a stunt-double fluent in catalan..

because the graffiti lacking proper nouns makes postcard photos a cinch

because the meat is so fresh and juicy, it drips on your head if you don't stab it with tiny reverse-umbrellas

because of the haunting architecture..

..the bustling market cafes..

..and unlimited remedies for the blues.

don't think you can go wrong as long as you go.