Andrew Lombardi

Written by Andrew Lombardi who lives and works in Orange County, CA.

The Delight of Going Offline

The delight of going offline

Her plane took off early

A scant few cars on the road, the search for a taxi stand consumed both bleary eyed travelers. Both departing after a successful 48 hour…

Now running on Jekyll

So, obviously the conversion to Pelican didn't bring about a wealth of writing that I can point to as a success. Truth be told, I was never…

Conversion to Pelican complete

Last week I decided that I didn't like dealing with Wordpress any longer. It's a constant cat and mouse game to update the framework, then…

Cursive in schools, it's your brain stupid

This morning I read an article at Yahoo about a handful of states -- California, Georgia, and Massachusetts are adding cursive as a…

A memorable night at the Laker game

The smiles I saw tonight were of pure elation and joy. I felt it important for me to highlight our experience as I remember it. The game was…

The ramblings of an incoherent love

A photo I took in Madrid prompted this exploration of what is occurring with the couple in the photo. I decided to imagine him writing her a…

How To Experience The Vienna Opera

How do you get to Carnegie Hall? Practice. How do you get to Staatsoper Wien? Either you pay over 100€, or you pay with your time, and a bit…

Excerpts on Death by Osho

Only at the moment of death do people recognize the fact that they have not lived. And when there was time to live, you were doing a…

If you love something

The morning light peeked its way through the bedroom curtains poking and prodding Josh awake. His head was pounding. … His hand lazily…

Get Up and Groove

Traveling as much as I have recently brings about grand highs, and the lowest of lows. In each of these moments it takes something more than…

Gaudi and La Sagrada Familia

When you visit a new city, one of the oft mentioned locations to visit mentioned by friends, churches. Many are beautiful, some are grand…

A breath of fresh Aria

We don't make it a habit of guessing the vehicle maker for motorcycles.  Our made-up game of guessing auto makers has been reserved for the…

How losing my wallet saved my Europe trip

I spent all day shooting photos around Stockholm. This is not unlike most days I spend while traveling abroad. And when I turned on the…

Video montage with select photos from the DPRK trip

I've resolved to not check email until noon at the earliest. This is what happens when you take away the life sucking power of electronic…

North Korea and China Trip

A week ago I returned from a two-week trip to North Korea, and China. The trip to the DPRK was scheduled, highly structured, and fully…

Rumi - buy bewilderment

"Sell your cleverness and buy bewilderment." — Rumi

Rumi - live without worry

"Forget safety. Live where you fear to live. Destroy your reputation. Be notorious." — Rumi

Rumi Task For Love

"Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it." — Rumi

What does heaven smell like?

"Daddy, what does heaven smell like?" I sat with my son just outside St. Peter's Basilica in Rome. Since we arrived in Italy a few weeks…

The enigmatic American

When on vacation, and interacting with other travelers or natives, the following question inevitably comes up: "So, how long are you here…

The magic of Italy

Domani e un'altro giorno! My son and I have been in Italy for over 3 weeks now. We've ventured from the very North where you could throw a…

Finding a new perspective

It was raining, correction, drizzling outside the hotel Gothia Towers at 0500 Wednesday morning. The Scandinavian Developer Conference…

About change

Change is difficult, and when it’s coupled with fear it renders one inert. I resolve to never stay too long in fear without remembering a…

What I didn't say

The memory of holding you has never faded. Singing to you in a dimly lit room, unaware of our surroundings, just us two. It lasted only…

Social Attention Disorder

It’s all around us. The internet has brought the promise of connectedness to our planet on a scale never before dreamed. But, when was the…

I carry your heart with me

I carry your heart with me (I carry it in My heart) I am never without it (anywhere I go you go, my dear; and whatever is done By only me is…