One of the downsides of flying into Paris for a short holiday during the longest transit strike in the city's history -- 36 days as of Jan. 9, and counting -- is that the lack of buses and the Metro forces you to walk a lot. The upside is that walking around a city you…Read more I Love Paris in the Strike Time…
A visit to the Hudson River Valley homestead of Franklin Delano Roosevelt during the recent televised debates among contenders for the presidential nomination of Roosevelt's Democratic Party was a reminder of the nation's great debt to the 32nd president of the United States. FDR's family home, in Hyde Park, NY, just north of Poughkeepsie,…Read more Can America Live up to FDR’s Legacy?
There's nothing quite like seeing and hearing a singer you first heard half a century ago and finding out that, yes, he was pretty great then and maybe he's greater now. So it was for me attending, with my wife Patricia, Paul Simon's “Homeward Bound – The Farewell Tour 2018” in Dublin at the RDS…Read more Paul Simon, 51 years, 8 months and 22 days later…
DUBLIN - Brexit poses a huge threat to Ireland's economy, particularly with the potential for a hard border disrupting trade between the republic and Northern Ireland, so just about the last man you'd expect to be cheered by an Irish audience would be Mr. Brexit, Nigel Farage. Yet there was Farage, in the flesh…Read more After Brexit…Irexit?
I really trumped that exam. Everything he said was a trump. The dealer said that car had only 50k on the odometer, but he trumped me big time. I just got back the results of my cat scan, and the doctor said that I'm trumped. David, could you please put this bag in the trump…Read more Verb: To Trump — Future Meanings
The poems embedded in the walls by former detainees at the Angel Island Immigration Station in San Francisco Bay are covered by paint and often tricky to spot for first-time visitors. But once you've seen the verses etched into the redwood in classic Chinese characters, and find out what they mean, they leave an indelible,…Read more En Route: The Poignant, Angry Poems of “Ellis Island West”
September 11 (IAN) – President Donald Trump announced today that he would seek legislation to require that all motor vehicles in the United States be coal-powered by the year 2040. The decision appeared to be in response to recent moves by China, France and Britain to phase out the use of fossil fuels for motor…Read more Trump wants coal-fired cars on U.S. roads