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Category Archives: Just Trippin’

ICELAND, WPI, AND THE PLAN

I REGRET THAT my undergraduate years at Worcester Polytechnic Institute were before The Plan. My graduation coincided with the 100th anniversary of this solidly traditional engineering school “founded on a … Continue reading

October 24, 2019 · Leave a comment

LAS VEGAS HITCHING

CHAROLETTE RICHARDS is 86 now, and her Little White Chapel, 1301 Las Vegas Boulevard, is up for sale with an asking price of $12 million. Cassidy George asks, “Why Won’t … Continue reading

October 22, 2019 · Leave a comment

ADIEU, COOK’S

THE BANKRUPTCY OF famed travel agency Cook’s is sad indeed after its 178 years in providing travel services. I have a bibliographic interest, in that my most recent Cook’s Traveller’s … Continue reading

September 26, 2019 · Leave a comment

NEW ENGLAND LORE 1896

PURELY ON the spur of a moment, I thought it’s time to brush up on my knowledge of New England. There’s a guidebook around here somewhere. Ah, yes. Sweetster’s…. Mine … Continue reading

September 19, 2019 · Leave a comment

BUBBLEGRAM MEMORIES

I HAD FORGOTTEN the word “bubblegram” until I got out my collection of them. According to Wikipedia, “A bubblegram (also known as laser crystal, 3D engraving or vitrography) is a … Continue reading

September 10, 2019 · Leave a comment

COUNTY FAIR CULINARY FARE

COUNTRY FAIRS are renowned for their snack fare. As reported on KNX radio news, August 31, 2019, this year’s Labor Day celebrations at the Los Angeles County Fair may feature … Continue reading

September 1, 2019 · Leave a comment

ART AT THE DANUBE’S IRON GATES

AN IMPORTANT EVENT in human immigration occurred some 8000 years ago on the banks of the Danube. Farmers migrating from the Near East encountered local hunter-gatherers. DNA evidence shows how … Continue reading

August 24, 2019 · Leave a comment