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Category Archives: Just Trippin’

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

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