Category: General

Oh, Deer

You probably think homes in the Catskills 3 hours north of New York City are isolated? That no one knocks on your door unexpectedly? And that reality must make writing easier? Uh, […]

“Ici, pas lΓ ”

When in 1978 Buffalo Bills head coach Marv Levy called a referee an “over-officious jerk,” Levy had unwittingly coined an expression that by now has entrenched itself in the American vernacular. It […]

Lost In Translation

It has been widely reported that France’s socialist president, FranΓ§ois Hollande, has been having an affair with actor (and socialist), Julie Gayet. (She is some twenty years younger than he is.) Unsurprisingly, […]

Strangers In An Airport

Christmas “flying season” is ending once again. Airports are among the most remarkable crossroads of our times, aren’t they? In them, regularly we encounters strangers transiting…. to wherever. Yet rarely do we […]

“About Me”

I have put up a proper “About Me” page. For some reason, I had neglected to do so before now, but I don’t really know why. Regardless, that oversight has been rectified […]

Expat Or Immigrant?

NPR is wondering about the difference between “immigrants” and “expats”: Project Xpat: When Do You Become An ‘Immigrant’? Indeed, what is the difference? Opening the piece, NPR asks a Mr. Horn for […]