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Episode Info: Amsterdam, Christmas 2013 This is also one of my favorite episodes. And.... I know, I know... 1 - I haven't yet released any podcast stories about traveling in Europe. and 2- Every traveler has been to Amsterdam. But c'mon, how can I not have a travel story about Amsterdam? With its old world cobblestoned streets, romantic canals, mind-expanding coffee shops, garish red light district, friendly open air markets, Indonesian food, historic churches, and its one and only, Anne Frank House. Particularly when I have family in nearby Rotterdam -- and especially at -- Christmas time! Because... with all my trips to Europe, I've never been in winter time. Right? Everyone goes during high season -- summer. Who wants to go during a season when it gets dark so early and the canals are frozen solid? Me -- that's who! I want to see it. Right? I already love to visit New York City during Christmas -- Rockefeller Center, ice skating, Salvation Army Santa Clauses ringing their well-worn bells. Well then, I certainly have to visit my other favorite city in the world -- Amsterdam! You know, as ex-heavyweight champ, Sonny Liston, always said, "life... a funny thang". It comes and goes -- in cycles. When we're in an "up" cycle... feeling good about ourselves and our lives, it seems nothing can go wrong. We're invincible. When we're in a "down" cycle... of loss, transition, fear, it seems that nothing can go right. We're unworthy. Me? As a confirmed member of "my tribe", I'm more like Chicken Little, always expecting the sky to fall... than like Mary Poppins, always ready to fly away into her next optimistic adventure. But on this trip, I talk about "perfect moments"... you know those evasive, ephemeral life experiences that you so seldom capture. Those things that my solo performance predecessor, Spalding Gray, always yearned for, but never found. Anyway.... this episode is about Amsterdam and perfect moments. Or... "perfect enough"...... if you are in the right place at the right time... with the right attitude. Please click HERE to listen to Episode 15, "Amsterdam, the 'Perfect City'".Read more ยป

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