The lights in the store window look white, unfortunately, in this picture. But they are actually a sort of light blue. I know from being there at this time of year that the British love these light blue Christmas lights and put them up everywhere. It looks like the fashion may be about to spread here too. After all, the British custom of “crackers” is spreading here too. Crackers are elegantly wrapped toilet paper cardboard roll bases with tissue paper crowns, cheap cracker jack like prizes, and corny jokes inside them.
Saint Boniface was born about 675 in Anglo-Saxon England. He was initially named Winfrid by his prosperous and respected family. At an early age he attended a monastery school, and as a young man he became a monk. The Pope […]
Recently in an airport, I saw and bought a rather provocative issue of Scientific American. The cover declared that humans ‘evolved’ to exercise, while the most similar forms of life – chimpanzees and bonobos – function very well as couch potatoes, according to […]
In addition to the NIMBYs and the YIMBYs, we now have the PHIMBYs: Public Housing in My Back Yard. This new acronym represents those who believe that public-subsidized housing should be added to our cities, but no private enterprise market-rate […]