Paradise Found

Paradise Found

In the Paradise Found series, we are describing what we find upon returning to the United States after 25 years abroad in Switzerland. It is not the same place we left. How has the U.S. changed in the last 25 years? Read on if you want to see the U.S. through fresh eyes.
May
17
Going Nowhere Fast

Going Nowhere Fast

Hey airlines, newsflash: we only fly when we have absolutely no alternative. You make the U.S. Postal Service look well run.
3 min read
May
04
I Wish America had a Volume Button

I Wish America had a Volume Button

Our very attempts to escape the noise constantly around us have led to ever-escalating calls for our attention.
5 min read
Apr
13
To the Citizens of the 2100s (from the 2020s)

To the Citizens of the 2100s (from the 2020s)

You know the history, but do you know what we were thinking when the world lost its collective mind at the end of the 2020s? As someone who lived through it, I want to tell you.
4 min read
Mar
26
Flying Again

Flying Again

What makes people fade away from one another is not distance, but lack of desire.
4 min read
Jan
25
What Our Roads Say About Us

What Our Roads Say About Us

Only 5% of U.S. workers in 2019 commuted by public transportation.
7 min read
Jan
05
Switzerland Is Not Sweden (But It Might As Well Be)

Switzerland Is Not Sweden (But It Might As Well Be)

We pay different attention to things close to home than we do those farther away.
3 min read
Dec
29
Eight Views Of America In Late 2021

Eight Views Of America In Late 2021

It is time to start talking about the United States. Today I will share our first impressions after not quite two months on the ground.
5 min read
Oct
19
Paradise Found - Interim Update

Paradise Found - Interim Update

My wife and I are trying really hard not to sabotage our move back to the U.S. by making any assumptions about what it's going to be like.
4 min read
Jul
10
Paradise Found - Start Here

Paradise Found - Start Here

In 1996 my wife and I left the United States to work for a three-year stint in Frankfurt. That turned into a new job and a move to Switzerland. Twenty-five years, two kids, and a lifetime later, we returned to the U.S. once more. Is it the same place we left?
1 min read
Jun
22
Beautiful Places

Beautiful Places

You will have noticed I use pictures of many beautiful places in this blog. Where are these places, and what are some of my favorites?
2 min read