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Category Archives: Just Trippin’

TRAVEL ADVICE

THIS WEEK’S U.S. foray into the world scene prompts me to follow along, armchair style, by way of my Baedeker’s Handbooks for Travellers. I rather doubt that these books would … Continue reading

May 20, 2017 · 2 Comments

ICONIC SOUNDS

WHAT SINGLE SOUND best characterizes your home city or country? For the latter, national anthems are easy choices, but not what I have in mind. This quest, by the way, … Continue reading

April 26, 2017 · 3 Comments

LANGUAGE TRIPPIN’, GOOFINESS AN OPTION

\ARMCHAIR TRAVEL has several advantages over reality these days: No TSA hassles, no visas, no returning worries because of mixups of ethnicity or origin. What’s more, if the guidebook is … Continue reading

April 7, 2017 · Leave a comment

DANTE’S INFERNO, A DESTINATION GUIDE

WASHINGTON, D.C. PRONOUNCEMENTS concerning the defunding of Meals on Wheels and of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and of the National Endowments for the Arts and Humanities are having an … Continue reading

March 18, 2017 · Leave a comment

OH! CANADA!

WHAT WITH OUR neighbor, um, neighbour, to the north offering friendship, solace and a border sans a multi-billion-dollar wall, it might be timely to share information about that country. Some … Continue reading

February 26, 2017 · 4 Comments

MY RETURN TRIP AT 1370 MPH

SORTING OUT OLD files, I am reminded of a career blessed with wonderful people and adventures. This particular bit of itinerary is titled Monaco ’93 Paris Mom (I visited her … Continue reading

February 25, 2017 · 3 Comments

MAKE LITHUANIA GREAT, AS USUAL

WHAT WITH recent executive hawking of an apparel brand tweeted and then promoted by an alternative-facted underling, I thought that perhaps my ancestral homeland might likewise profit from similar hype: … Continue reading

February 11, 2017 · 2 Comments