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I’m going to pick up this blog again. It’s been too long. That said, the focus is likely to change some. I’ll continue to provide some travel information and some discussion of diplomacy, but I’ll expand it to cover my interest in motorcycles, as well. Most likely, I’ll start with a set of posts on […]

Escaping from Washington

I’ll get to some of the places I like in Washington, itself, eventually, but for someone like me, someone from the open spaces out west, the most important thing to know when you live in a city like Washington is how (and to where) you can escape.  My favorite escapes from Washington are Dolly Sods […]

Starting Up Again

So . . . it was a bit of a surprise to end up in Washington again after 20 years.  Not that I hadn’t known that I would have to return to work here eventually, but I didn’t expect it to be so soon.  That said, I’ve always liked aspects of Washington and the region […]

How Fun!

On Sunday, for the first time, the press took note of this blog.  Pagina Siete, one of Bolivia’s most important newspapers said, “. . . the leader of “a” embassy, Larry Memmott, has a very professional blog ( about tourism in Bolivia, in which he promotes the places he visits.” Very nice of them.  Thanks! […]

Onward to Bolivia

So, the subject matter of this blog is going to change!  Tatyana, Aliciya and I have left Bishkek to begin our next adventure.  Over the next few months we will be reacquainting ourselves with the U.S. and getting ready to move to La Paz, Bolivia, where I will serve as Deputy Chief of Mission. For […]

I almost died laughing

This is not the kind of thing I usually put in my blog, but it was the best set of belly laughs I have had in a long time. Highly recommended: Dave Barry’s New Years’ Column

Beginning a Blog

OK, it was long ago time I began to blog.  And here I am at last.  I’ve decided to experiment with the blog as a way of organizing all of my online activities.  But the truth is, I don’t know how will it will work.  We’ll soon see. One interesting question is how easy it […]