i am sitting in the red light district of amsterdam, blocks away from some of the least erotic scenes of my life. around a beautiful stone church, a ring of full length picture wondows, each replete with a hooker, are lit by red strip lights. quite the sight to behold. i am getting lost with every turn in this most amazing city. luckily the canals provide definitive landmarks. we saw the vincent van gogh (pronounced "gock") museum this afternoon. it was inspirational to say the least... did you know that van gogh was heavily studied in japanese woodcuts? i didn't either. i will create an entire travelogue upon my return... Dag!