Life at The Soho Theatre

Last summer, I met Nina in Liverpool. It was a serendipitous meeting. We’d been circling around each other for awhile apparently. She’s the director of the Writing Center at The Soho Theatre, a cool multi-level joint smack dab in the middle of Soho in London. She’d been working developing new avenues for theater, particularly those…

Things I’ve Done Did In London

It’s strange that it takes a few days to re-orient myself in London. Not that I’ve been here often, but I’ve spent more than a month in the last year. Enough that I’m starting to get a sense of the flow. At least in the parts I roam. I’ll say: running – as it did…

The Globe

My friend Irene made sure we had two floor tickets to Shakespeare’s The Comedy of Errors tonight at the Globe. It’s difficult for me to explain how amazing this experience was for me. I’m normally against such “art worship,” but this is one of the few places on earth where the words come to life.…

On Planes, On Trains + Felonious Underground Accidents

I arrived in Gatwick airport with little trouble. The S9 from Bornholmer Strasse, now a direct line to Shonefeld airfield, makes getting to the cheaper flights in Berlin so much simpler. There’s no more transferring at Friedrichstrasse, Germany’s largest central train hub (and a confusing nightmare of epic proportions unless you happen to know what…

Travel Day

If you’ve ever traveled outside the country – whatever country you would consider be outside of in relation to the one that you are inside of most often – you know there the horrors of Travel Day. Whenever you book a trip, you essentially give up an entire day when you’re moving from one location…

Euro Trip: The Map

I’m obsessive when it comes to tracking things. As I’ve traveled Europe the last few years, I’ve kept a list of the places I’ve visited and enjoyed. (Mostly cafes as that’s what I like. Mostly.) Feel free to browse around. Many of the PEOPLE on the map are friends. Some are interesting places of work.…

In Which I Prepare

Time flies. The first part of my Euro-adventure is nearly over. Tomorrow at 630 pm Central European Time (that’s +6 to those on the East Coast) I’ll board a plane to London. I’m always amazed at how quickly my time in Berlin flies. And how easily I find settling into a routine with John and…

A Bittersweet Goodbye to England

My time is running short here in England. My bus leaves for the Luton airport at 10:18 am and I’m on a 1 pm flight back to Berlin. I’m quite sad actually. This has been, by far, the most active traveling I’ve ever done. I’ve met so many great people and had so many great…

The London Times

I finally had the opportunity to meet with Joanna Geary, whom I’ve been stalking since South by Southwest Interactive in March. This, of course, marks a decided change in my stalking which is usually confined to just one continent (and truthfully, usually one regional area). She’s got the arty, dyed-red straight hair though so let’s…