Gather ’round, kids, and let me share with you a taste 20th century living. We booked our coming trip entirely using the internet: flights, accommodation, taxi. Before the internet existed, to book an airline ticket it was commonplace in those olde days to visit a business – a physical building – that was called a “travel agency.”
I’m not a Spurs fan like a REAL Spurs fan. I do like them as a London team and enjoyed the chance to see Kane play.
He will be Sir Harry Kane someday, I’m sure.
…However (and as some of you already know), I’m a bit old-fashioned: I never really feel it’s a true book unless… it’s a BOOOOOK…
Following on from yesterday’s post (on the short story I’m writing, Conventions, and Amazon’s samples), I thought I would link to Amazon Kindle samples of my earlier novels as well. Doing so […]
As a writer, words mean a lot to me; but often artwork can tell a convincing story too, of course. Over on Pinterest, I’ve found some links to “vintage” travel posters, and […]
[Waves.] Hello from upstate New York – about three hours’ drive north of Manhattan – in the Catskills. We’ve made it!: And what a strange winter this is: last day of February […]
Scrolling Twitter briefly last night, I happened to see a tweet from someone I follow, and who follows me back. It was harmless stuff about a Fox News host. Vaguely wanting to […]
Recently, the BBC was out and about, questioning people in London, India, and Singapore: A practical point: the BBC’s social media linkage there is useless. I can’t see how to link directly […]
What one learns. Did you know that dressing like a rumpled mess is a sign of “freedom” and a declaration of one’s “Americanness?” Neither did I until now: The writer states she […]
I’m sure some of you reading this were born in the late 1980s and 1990s. The era of which I write about in the novels is therefore in a real sense “history” […]
Happy Sunday. I’m having a rest today. So no profound, thought-provoking travel, expat or literary blog post. Sorry. While “relaxing,” I should finish The Winds of War…. TODAY! I merely want here […]
In 2006, the U.S. State Department helped organize a mass evacuation of U.S. citizens from Lebanon during the Hezbollah-Israel war. However, currently, there seems no similar urgency on the part of the […]
USA Today tweeted this yesterday: I enjoy polls such as that one. And that one makes for something of a change too. Usually it’s about who hates us. 😉
While I was working yesterday, I did what I normally do: I had Twitter open to the side on my iPad. I check it occasionally. Usually I do so when I stop […]
On our way out of church this morning, the priest asked me, “And where are you from?” He may merely have been asking where I was from in the U.K. It wasn’t […]