52 Weekly 8


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Another fun week comes to a close. Here’s a big change that’s happening to 52 Tiger as of right now: comments are on by default.

I am a hypocrite. I’ve sworn up and down for years that I’d never allow comments on this site. Why the change of heart? A trial period. I’ve been quietly enabling comments here and there for months now. In all that time, I’ve only received positive, constructive messages. Plus, a few good conversations have been born. And I liked the conversations. So, for the first time, comments are a regular part of 52 Tiger.

I also published my first-ever guest post. Two, in fact. Each from my sister, who is a First Officer with United Airlines. They were very well received, and I got to play the role of proud older brother and show off a bit.

Next week will feature more travel posts. In fact, I want to ask you about that. How do you like it? I’m considering making travel posts a more permanent feature of the site. I’d like to hear  your thoughts. Have a good weekend, everybody. I’ll see you on Monday.

Comments, for a change, are open.

52 Weekly 06 – Passion and discouragement


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I continued my month-long series on traveling with the iPhone this week. It’s so much fun writing about travel. I’ve got a stack of index cards on my desk full of post ideas. Seeing the world is what I’m passionate about, and writing about it all month long has been a real joy. In fact, my last 27 consecutive posts have been about exploring the world we live in. Travel + the iPhone? I might have found my niche.

I’ve also learned not to succumb to discouragement. Man, it’s a seductive thing. My minor successes seem insignificant when compared to larger gains made by my peers. It’s not fair to make that comparison, and I’ve got to work on it. Here’s to success.

Thanks for reading and enjoy this week’s 52 Weekly. I’ll see you on Monday.

52 Weekly 05 – Making lemonade


This week I launched what will be a month-long series on traveling with an iPhone. I’m referring to it as “The iPhone Traveler,” but I could have called it “Lemonade.”

More than a year ago, I set out to write a book on traveling with your iPhone. Unfortunately it didn’t work out. The good news is that I have a lot of material written that I can re-purpose as a travel series here on 52 Tiger.

The other nice thing about it is, I adore travel. There’s nothing like it. Visiting a new place, meeting new people and absorbing a new culture is the most life-affirming thing I know how to do. It’s the one thing I’m thoroughly passionate about. I’ve long dreamed about being a travel writer. Who knows? Maybe this month will help 52 Tiger shift focus for the long-term.

This week’s issue features the travel stories I’ve published to 52 Tiger so far. I hope you enjoy them. You can receive weekly updates to 52 Weekly on Flipboard by subscribing here. See you on Monday.