I have been reading a book of short story murder mysteries, and in The Man Who Liked Toys by Leslie Charteris, I read these words: “I remember the manager of one of the biggest novelty manufacturers in the world telling me that the soundest test of any idea […]
We had a cold day recently. It was just at the change in the seasons when fall turns to winter. There was a light dusting of snow on some rooftops, and the weather report had warnings of icy road conditions south of the city. Like most people, I […]
Which would you rather have in your country, guns or tourists? Because you can’t have both. Yesterday I was chatting with a couple of women and mentioned that I planned to spend winter in the United States. They looked horrified. One of them asked, “Aren’t you afraid?” When […]
Originally posted on Snowbird of Paradise:
I walk the line between wanting to live in the USA, close to my family there, and feeling horrified by repeated mass murders. My US family members are all lovely, peaceful, law-abiding folks who are outraged at gun violence. Every time. They…
Colin Firth now has Italian citizenship! Isn’t that amazing? It comes as a shock to think of that charming, erudite, upper-crust, fellow with the plummy accent becoming an Italian. We all think of him as Mr. Darcy in Pride and Prejudice, or Mark Darcy in Bridget Jones’s Diary […]
Getting a haircut is about more than just getting a haircut. It’s also about feeling a little bit pampered, being the focus of someone’s attention, and feeling lovely, if only for a few minutes. The haircut I got today, though, was none of those things. The Cadillac of […]
Pictures of above-garage living spaces and single-lot duplexes near my home.