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Category Archives: Just Trippin’

NO MORE “クリスマスケーキ” IN JAPAN?

SLOWLY, BUT SURELY, women’s lib is transforming Japanese society. As reported by Motoko Rich in The New York Times, August 3, 2019, “Craving Freedom, Japan’s Women Opt Out of Marriage.” … Continue reading

August 7, 2019 · Leave a comment

PULASKI ET AL.

I GREW UP on Pulaski Avenue, next to which were Sowinski and Kosciuszko Aveunes in Cleveland, Ohio. A fine ethnic neighborhood, that, with St. Casimir’s church and school just across … Continue reading

July 11, 2019 · 4 Comments

SPACE TRIPPIN’

I MARVEL AT WACKOS who believe that NASA’s six manned Moon visits were hoaxes. People of this sort tend to profess that the world is flat, jet contrails contain mood-altering … Continue reading

July 3, 2019 · Leave a comment

LIVING IN A TOURIST ATTRACTION

BARCELONA THRIVES AS being popular with tourists. Ana Viladomiu, a resident of this beautiful city, sees this as something of a mixed blessing, as described in Raphael Minder’s “What’s It … Continue reading

July 2, 2019 · 2 Comments

HIGH ON MANHATTAN PART 2

CELEBRATING MANHATTAN SKYSCRAPERS continues here in Part 2, with tidbits gleaned from Stefano Chen’s “New York City’s Evolving Skyline,” The New York Times, June 9, 2019. Here, developers seek to … Continue reading

June 21, 2019 · 1 Comment

HIGH ON MANHATTAN PART 1

IN “NEW YORK CITY’S Evolving Skyline,” Stefano Chen writes that this year “could be the city’s busiest year ever for new skyscrapers.” Here, in Parts 1 and 2 today and … Continue reading

June 20, 2019 · 1 Comment

RENAVIGATING WITH CAPTAIN JAMES COOK PART 2

WE LEFT Captain James Cook in yesterday’s Part 1 during his first exploration of the Pacific, 1768–1771, the success of which depended heavily upon consummate skills of Polynesian navigator Tupaia, … Continue reading

June 4, 2019 · Leave a comment