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Category Archives: Just Trippin’

RALLY ’ROUND THE FLAG PART 1

THE RALLY ’ROUND the Flag Effect is a political-science concept not exactly evident today. As detailed in Wikipedia, the concept describes an “increased short-run popular support of the President of … Continue reading

March 19, 2020 · Leave a comment

ICELAND—LAND OF OPERA, SCULPTURE, AND STREET FOOD AT 1 A.M.

ARMCHAIR TRAVEL IS a blessing these days. And, for me, old travel books provide the vehicle. Cook’s Traveller’s Handbook to Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Iceland, 1936, is a fine example … Continue reading

March 18, 2020 · 1 Comment

MR. JONES MOTORS THROUGH EUROPE

MANY GUIDEBOOKS, Baedeker’s among them, eschew advertising. Others, such as Rider’s, have ads grouped together in the back. A third approach is exhibited by Motoring Through Europe, published by a … Continue reading

February 14, 2020 · 2 Comments

AN ISLAND OR WHAT?

RECENTLY IN the SimanaitisSays Trippin’ item on “Domain Names,” I encountered a geographers’ quandary about island size and definition. For instance, the second-largest island nation, so sources say, is Madagascar; … Continue reading

February 11, 2020 · 1 Comment

WHERE TO REGISTER YOUR DOMAIN NAME?

YOU’VE GOT this hot business, right? And you can register its Internet presence anywhere in the world. Why not choose a place that celebrates your business? Why not indeed. Steve … Continue reading

February 6, 2020 · Leave a comment

睡衣游戏 (MANDARIN: PAJAMAS GAMES)

LET’S CELEBRATE the Chinese New Year (beginning today, January 25, 2020) with a pair of new pajamas. The point of this sartorial preference will evolve in the following collection of … Continue reading

January 25, 2020 · Leave a comment

THE FORBIDDEN CITY—AND ME

A RECENT ARTICLE IN The New York Times prompts me to share rare photographs from my personal collection. These images follow, accompanied by the report of “S.U.V. in Forbidden City … Continue reading

January 24, 2020 · Leave a comment