"Everyone writes books now": In an innocent and not nasty way, an elderly aunt said that to me a few years back. In a way, she was right.
Technically, I suppose I spent Thanksgiving alone for the first time in my life...
Last I read, there are an estimated 250,000 (non-military) Americans living here in the United Kingdom, about 100,000 of whom are in London. There have always been Americans here, though. What has changed in recent decades, obviously, is the new immediacy of media - especially, now, social media. Probably due to all that is now… Continue reading Around The Thanksgiving Table
We were visiting relatives in Connecticut for Thanksgiving Day and I drove us back here to Pennsylvania yesterday. It was at my mother's cousin's. She and her family were so good - insisting on cooking for us and trying to support my father on the holiday after my mother's recent death. While I was out… Continue reading Black Friday “Fizzle”
Based on my novels' overall background subject matter, on here as you know invariably some nods are given to the realities of politics. But that's all. This site is NOT about partisan politics, we're readers and writers here. So this post is not some shocking change of pace. It's not about "politics." However, a few… Continue reading Happy Thanksgiving! (Now Let’s Wreck Our Family?)
Yesterday, sitting around the kitchen table chatting, my Dad (who has never been out of the U.S.) raised the issue of Qatar hosting the World Cup. He thought it was amazing it would be held there. I said it's not; many visit the Gulf states every year, including millions of Europeans. Without thinking, I happened… Continue reading Give Thanks
Our house in the Catskills has no internet. (When we're in Britain, I suspend it.) That should not have been a problem. We knew we could rely on T-Mobile wifi. But when we got there Sunday, T-Mobile failed for some reason (although it has worked before). Over the few days we were there we managed… Continue reading Shopping Till They Drop