Monthly Archives: November 2014

November 17


This evening took me to East Berlin. Following a day full of work activities, hosting international press interviews, and attending conference keynote addresses, I went to a private party at the Soho Haus Berlin. My towncar to East Berlin took me past the city’s landmarks. Soho Haus Berlin used to be a former Nazi headquarters. The original building […]

November 16

7 Days in Germany: Arrival in Berlin

After 25 hours (including layovers) I touch down today in the mother city of Berlin. It was surreal flying in via Frankfurt and when the towncar took me from the airport to city center. Berlin is in the midst of preparing for Christmas. Christmas Markets are being setup. Decorations are being hung on street lamps. […]

November 14

18 Adorable Puppies On Their First Day Of Work

Originally posted on Man's best friends:
h/t: BuzzFeed 1. “Is there a nap time anywhere in my work schedule?” / Via Facebook: NNPDs-K-9-Lacey 2. “Am I supposed to know how to read to do this job?” 3. “Don’t worry! I’ll guard the car while the big dogs catch the bad guy.” 4. “This harness is so comfy,…

November 13

Relevancy: The Gay and The News; and The Pride in Coming Out

Originally posted on Aries Gay Man Musings:
I have always been the kind of person that considers his sexuality something personal (which is not the same as private). Therefore, I’m not fond of the ‘Hey, I’m X and I’m Gay’. I simply do not consider it relevant at stage of the conversation. However, this ‘relevancy’…

November 12

The Real Dogs of the RMS Titanic (?)

Originally posted on Featured E – Magazine:
If you are a dog lover, you will love this story. The other day, our local dog park posted something about the dogs who survived the Titanic on Facebook.  So, I wanted to do a little research.  I have never really read or heard much about the dogs…

November 11

Anatomy Of TV Shows

Originally posted on The Droll Spectator:
What is the secret behind a hit TV show? I am an avid lover of television. A week isn’t complete without an episode of “The Mindy Project”, “Madam Secretary”, and “Modern Family.” This infographic breaks down the anatomy of a classic episode by genre. And if you want a great list of the TV series, check […]

November 10

*Samantha Brown

Originally posted on Merveilleuse Vie, a Wonderful Life:
If I could have any job in the world, I would want to be Samantha Brown! Samantha is famous for her shows on the Travel Channel: Great Hotels, Girl Meets Hawaii, Passport to Europe, Passport to Latin America, Green Getaways, Passport to China, Great Weekends and Samantha Brown’s…

November 09

The Unfathomable Lightness of Fur

Originally posted on Mike Andberg:
I’m waiting in the “dog adoptee” holding room. I hope I’m doing the right thing. He looks so happy. But what if I adopt him and it doesn’t work out between us? Still, look at that smile. But what if staff comes blasting in with a file showing I’m on…

November 08

Ben Wishaw

Originally posted on lgbticons:
“I suppose now I’m very grateful that it happened the way it did. It was never a secret, everyone around me in my life knew, it’s just very hard to know how to say it, in a way, with some sort of dignity and to remain private. It was something that…

November 07

Top Dog Breeds in the USA

Mashable posted an incredible infographic about the top dog breeds in the USA. I am happy to see the pitbull emerge as one of the top 10 dog breeds on the West Coast. Interesting to note, there are 83.3 million dogs living in the USA.