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Welcome to the World's Worst Tourist

Welcome to my web page! I hope you will spend some time here and enjoy (or at least find interesting) some of what you read and see in these pages.

My profession takes me all over the world. I love to experience and learn of cultures, present and past and I am blessed with many dear friends in wonderful and exotic places who enhance this process. Here you can read about them and their places and cultures. Writing enhances and even changes my experience of travel as well as life, itself, and ultimately my most reliable decision making process is to choose only after asking, “Which choice would be most interesting to read about?”.

A passion for art since childhood shaped my right-brained approach to science and life. As a physicist my work involves the science of light, images, and holography, some of which are represented in these pages. Included are chapters that describe encounters, experiences and critiques of artists, scientists, and their creations. Eventually, this will get me into trouble, especially the critiques.

To see a more indepth look at my work in science and art, please see my resume. Click here for James D. Trolinger's Resume

I spend a lot of time painting in the studio and while visiting distant places. Want to own one of my paintings? It's easy! Just make a donation to breast cancer research, and I will send you a painting of your choosing. Please visit the Art section of the website to see what is new!

James D. Trolinger, 
B.S., M.S., Ph.D., Holoknight, WWT
The World’s Worst Tourist

Recent Entries

March 2016

Spectron Awakens

Celebrating friendships and memories from the Spectron days

October 2015

Sir Rich of MA retires

Sir Rich celebrates with fellow holoknights.

June 2015

24 Hours in Munich

Holonknights Ceremony

June 2014 and 2015

New Holoknights

Pietro Di Napoli

Byoungho of Seoul

May 2015

Painting in France with Master Artist Tim Clark

The Muses of Floure - Part 1

Bee Swarms and Bridges - Carcassone and Lagrasse - Part 2

Picnics, Picasso, and Patanque - Collioure - Part 3

From the Medieval to the Modern-Uzes, Paris and more Picasso Picasso, and Patanque - Collioure - Part 4

February 2015

A WWT First.....Korea

Lecturing, enjoying Korean food, and experiencing the Universe's gifts. Click here

March 2015

Chasing an Eclipse in the Faroe Islands

My 2015 eclipse journey. Click here

August 2014

The Insanity of Flying Business Class

An analysis on why flying business class is insane. Click here

June 2014

Mystical Day at Angel Stadium

Mystical Experiences and an American President. Click here

November 2013

Another Art Adventure - Death Valley 2013

Painting "en plein air" at the Death Valley 49ers 2013 Encampment. Click here

September 2013

Holoknights 2013

Meet 2013's newest Holoknight. Click here

September 2013

Mystical Nürtingen, Germany

Experiencing a serendipitous painting and dinner experience. . Click here