Whew! London. P-U, London.

Several months have gone by in a blur. There is so much to grab one’s attention in a big city — and especially London. I have about a thousand photos to prove it.  For an old girl, I got around pretty well, by walking and by bus. Sometimes it hurt and often I had to

Continue reading post…

London Journal January 10, 11, 12

Living at a higher latitude — where it gets dark at five in Winter — will take some getting used to. (And so will living with four front door keys.)

Continue reading post…

London Journal January 9

Thursday, January 9  The raspberries are from South Africa; the strawberries, Egypt. When last we had a long residency in London, I was fascinated to discover thin green beans from Kenya, which of course are easy to find in America thirty years later. The way food is distributed now is perhaps an excellent illustration of

Continue reading post…

LIBRARIES: OASES NOT CAVES

Where would you go for disaster relief? No, I am not talking about the economy; I am referring to events that would evacuate citizens to designated shelters, such as hospitals or schools. A New York Times article this morning points to better choices: libraries. The suggestion was made when Eric Klinenberg, a sociologist at

Continue reading post…

CAVIAR ON RITZ

Review DEATH ROE: A WOODS COP MYSTERY Joseph Heywood This book reminds me that I ate caviar when I was a child – on Ritz crackers. It was served at resorts in northern Michigan and Wisconsin, as it was plentiful in the region in the late 1940s. Now I know a lot more about the

Continue reading post…