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Category Archives: Just Trippin’

MALTA, ITS KNIGHTS, FALCON, AND PARTYING

MY PRIMARY knowledge about the Mediterranean island of Malta was pretty much limited to its falcon and detective Sam Spade. However, this knowledge expanded considerably upon reading “Malta, Where the … Continue reading

December 11, 2017 · 5 Comments

SARAH AND SUSANNAH—THOSE JERSEY GIRLS

WILLIAM LIVINGSTON, the first governor of New Jersey, had three daughters, Sarah, Susannah, and Kitty. Little is known of Kitty, however her older sisters made up for it. Sarah was … Continue reading

December 1, 2017 · Leave a comment

THREE FRUITS OF JET LAG

BACK WHEN I traveled internationally, I was pretty good with jet lag after the first night. That first opportunity for sleep, however, was always seemingly at the wrong time for … Continue reading

November 30, 2017 · Leave a comment

XI JINPING—MAKING CHINA GREAT AGAIN

“SPOKE TO President Xi of China to congratulate him on his extraordinary elevation.” This, from his American counterpart, Donald Trump, reacting to actions of the 2017 Communist Party Congress that … Continue reading

November 21, 2017 · Leave a comment

DETSKOYE SELO (PARKS AND PALACES) LENINGRAD, 1934

IT MAY seem odd that in 1934 the Leningrad Soviet would have a Park and Palace Department. Indeed, it did and, what’s more, it published a tidy little guidebook in … Continue reading

November 14, 2017 · Leave a comment

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