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- “Poor Woman - no doubt,
and won't be the first
Green - I have
reached the poi…”
- “Where is this place of
which you speak? (For ref. for
Seattle trip.) I
- “Tr ig, you express my
- “I fail to see why
there's such an uproar about
this post. The
- “Poor Woman - yeah, I
guess my reply was obscure.
this guy with the
March 06, 2014 10:39PM
All right, that's an unfair title, possibly racist, certainly misleading given that the protests are peaceful.
But the situation is that Canadian aboriginals, who protest regionally periodically over desecrated burial grounds and such, currently have a nation-wide action underway. The… Read full post »
Ah, so nice to be home. I can sleep in – no wake-up call to get on a bus. No need to gawp at palaces and stuff all day, hearing about a bunch of (usually depressing) historical stuff, no eating rich food morning, noon and night.
On… Read full post »
I mock-shocked our tour guide and an American fellow tourist with this declaration.
But we'd just toured the Hungarian parliament,
a splendid building, a Palace of the People, gilt and all the Euro trimmings, much too fine a place (and too quick a pace) for a… Read full post »
Synchronistically, a couple of visitors last weekend asked if they could make off with a few of my things. First was a wooden dinosaur pull-toy on the porch that someone wanted for his nephew. Another visitor asked if I'd read that bio of Alan Watts yet. I… Read full post »
Real trees and frost trees
Real sun (shown only indirectly) and glass sun
How do I hate bi-focals? - Let me count the ways.
I think the low point came a couple of years ago during a tour to Egypt, when a couple of people took my elbows and helped me navigate stairs at night on our way to a Sound & Light… Read full post »
I wanted to call this post after the info booth at the Great Synagogue in Budapest, but I thought my amusement wasn't worth the possible offensiveness.
That was the only amusing thing about the synagogue, scene of WWII horrors.
Well, one other mildly amusing… Read full post »
A handsome bird! And the
eagle's pretty cute too.
For a few thousand florins (it's one of those currencies) you can get your pictur… Read full post »
Demos are crowing about the pummelling Biden is thought to have given Ryan. Quoth Bill Maher: "Somebody call 911, there's an old man beating up a child on my television.." And a comment from some site or other: “This was a freaking beat-down”.
I was going to reply… Read full post »
Okay, so there's too many photos and they're not very good, but it was a thrill to see the Venus of Willendorf. Vienna had lots of neat old stuff of the historical persuasion, but I'm particularly interested in prehistoric.
Jeez, can't even read the sign. … Read full post »
...at least thru the Frankfort Airport.
My friend, who'd requested a wheelchair, has sight problems from macular degeneration. On the way back home I was happy to get one too, having back, leg, knee and hip aches, exhaustion and slowness. Okay, so a lot of that… Read full post »
Photo of Jeff Chapman-Crane's sculpture, Agony of Gaia, by permission.
First, locate it.
Isolate one of them.
Get it out of its hiding place...
Slice it and put it into the frying pan.
Heat it up until it crisps. It's very fatty so it crisps up real good.
Actually, it wasn't TOO bad. Just strange.
Yesterday I got some avocado mayonnaise from the supermarket. It doesn't actually have much flavor. Just as well... Read full post »
My former handyman/jack-of-all-trades moved to the Philippines a few years ago, but we keep in touch over the internet. He's suggested that my daughter and I come visit sometime - he could put us up and "everything's cheap here."
Hey, why not. We could go visit my other daughter in… Read full post »
...was getting tickets to Cirque du Soleil.
My daughter L ordered them weeks ago. Was told they'd be sent out Real Soon Now.
When time was growing short and they weren't appearing, L emailed and phoned, leaving messages with machines...who didn't deign to reply.
Two days before th… Read full post »
Of a very hot summer, that is.
Okay, yesterday and today were pretty sticky. N'less a pesky heat rash that nothing would cure has taken upon itself to fade, just due to a drop of a few degrees.
Usually at the beginning of August there are signs of The… Read full post »
I was chatting with a very nice young couple. They are good-looking, very sweet and cheerful, polite and thoughtful, fun to talk with. We got onto the subject of travel and the places we've been to and the places we'd like to go.
One of the couple is an immigrant… Read full post »
"You're welcome. No."
This was an email the other day from my sister. She was responding to my email, in which I had said, "Thanks for the birthday wishes. Are you getting hooked on the internet yet?"
My sister is a talkative person. In person. But she hates computers.&… Read full post »
It was always clear that sugar and fat are unnatural – at least as we have them today, i.e., in limitless quantities.
In primeval times, god knows what we ate – bugs, nuts, roots, fruit. Pure sugar was only in the occasional treasure-trove… Read full post »