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.
Here I affirm that most of the serious structural changes in society associated with the Baby Boomer generation were, in fact, set in place by people far older. The Boomers, however, certainly took advantage of them! And we, on the […]
Or more properly, a Dalmatia and Istria travelogue. We arrived in Dubrovnik on August 19 and crossed into Italy on August 28. It was a whirlwind, because it was compressed between an event in Edinburgh, Scotland, that we had to […]
A few cities have recently talked of having ‘Straight Pride’ parades. Whether their purpose is celebration or mockery I can’t say. Whatever the intention, I don’t know whether I could participate. About 95% of the population is ‘straight’ by nature, and […]