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Category Archives: Just Trippin’

FROM THE RIO GRANDE TO THE CANAL ZONE PART 3

THANKS TO Harry Franck and Herbert C. Lanks, we’ve already accomplished a goodly portion of our virtual 1940 adventure from the Rio Grande to the Canal Zone. Today in Part … Continue reading

May 4, 2018 · Leave a comment

FROM THE RIO GRANDE TO THE CANAL ZONE PART 2

HARRY FRANCK, the Prince of Vagabonds, chose for his 24th travel book an adventure with co-author Herbert C. Lanks: The Pan American Highway—From the Rio Grande to the Canal Zone, … Continue reading

May 3, 2018 · Leave a comment

FROM THE RIO GRANDE TO THE CANAL ZONE PART 1

THE PAN AMERICAN Highway at different times means different things to different people. In today’s news, it is the arduous south-to-north trek of asylum seekers. To motorsports enthusiasts, there was … Continue reading

May 2, 2018 · Leave a comment

READING THE STREET—BRIT STYLE

THOSE OF us driving in developed countries take for granted the cues painted on streets and roads: turn lanes, crosswalks, bikeways, and the like. In Britain, pedestrians arriving from elsewhere … Continue reading

March 11, 2018 · 2 Comments

A SHARP RIGHT, THEN SET ‘ER DOWN

THESE DAYS, most commercial aircraft landings are thankfully bereft of drama. A long, straight, and gentle descent. Even St. Thomas’s relatively short 7000-ft. runway comes after a gradual straight-as-an-arrow approach … Continue reading

March 8, 2018 · 9 Comments

CAMILLE PISSARRO—A ROOM WITH A VIEW

EXCELLENT EYESIGHT would seem to be an artist’s requisite. Yet many of Camille Pissarro’s finest paintings came after a persistent eye infection affected the way he worked, not only visually, … Continue reading

February 13, 2018 · 1 Comment

BRIT GRUB—TASTEFULLY EVOLVED

THERE WAS a time when British food was ridiculed: overcooked veggies, questionable meats, indifferent presentation. However, it’s my theory that, having the good sense to include kippers, they’ve long had … Continue reading

January 27, 2018 · 3 Comments