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Category Archives: Just Trippin’

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

MODENA TO FRANKFURT

IN THE COMPANY of Paul Frère, European automotive journalist extraordinaire, I was passenger on a memorable drive from Modena, Italy, to Frankfurt, Germany. I recently came across some scrubbled notations … Continue reading

February 10, 2017 · 1 Comment

INNES’S GOLD COUNTRY

GRAND PRIX driver Innes Ireland could be something of a historian. His R&T Formula One reports were always entertaining and accurate. And when he wrote off the beaten track, his … Continue reading

January 15, 2017 · 2 Comments

JAPAN SET DESIGN 1979–1983

THIS BOOK, PUBLISHED in 1985, is three decades old, but its stage and television set designs seem as fresh as today’s. Plus, from a bibliophilic point of view, it’s simply … Continue reading

December 23, 2016 · Leave a comment