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Category Archives: Just Trippin’

ON BRIT STATUARY

OUR BRIT pals also experienced civil war, indeed, several of them if you count the three separating King Charles I from his head, 1649; kicking his son Charles II into … Continue reading

September 28, 2017 · Leave a comment

A FAVORITE CUISINE, BACK IN 1919

MAYBE IT was yesterday’s intelligent octopus talk here that got me thinking about a favorite cuisine. On the other hand, learning more about this octopod also got me thinking about … Continue reading

September 15, 2017 · Leave a comment

FROM GYPSYING TO GLITTERY CEILINGS

BACK BEFORE driving was considered an undesirable activity, people used to “take drives” as entertainment. Imagine that! And, indeed, there’s a most informative account of this: Americans on the Road, … Continue reading

September 13, 2017 · 2 Comments

MALIBU CANYON’S PINK LADY

I THOUGHT about a Pink Lady recently. The drink kind: gin, grenadine dashes, egg white; shaken with ice. This in turn got me thinking about the Pink Lady of Malibu … Continue reading

September 2, 2017 · 3 Comments

I’LL HAVE A PINK LADY, AND A COCKTAIL TOO

FORGIVE THE old one-liner, but it popped into my mind when, rummaging in the desk for something else entirely, I came upon this handy artifact of my misspent youth. Indeed, … Continue reading

August 20, 2017 · Leave a comment

SALUTING THE BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA

IS THIS karma or what?? Just when the Boy Scouts of America are entangled, honorably I’m sure, in alternative facts, I go and uncover a Boy Scout of America neckerchief … Continue reading

August 5, 2017 · 1 Comment

THE CHANNEL BY EUROSTAR AND EUROTUNNEL SHUTTLE

IT WAS a dream of Napoleon III. Winston Churchill advocated it. And likely Hitler would have tried using it: A tunneled link between continental Europe and the British Isles. I’ve … Continue reading

July 24, 2017 · 6 Comments