Wallis (The Sequel) Continues…

Wallis (The Sequel) Continues…

The path to removing yourself from the blinding spotlight of unwanted publicity is NOT to do an Oprah interview on CBS on a Sunday evening and anyone with half a brain knows that.

Welcome To The United Kingdom, Meghan (Repost)

Welcome To The United Kingdom, Meghan (Repost)

Appropriate today, I think for a "repost." Aside from the very end, I originally posted what follows on November 28, 2017...

I Can Do “Dystopian”

I Can Do “Dystopian”

I have decided I may have to give in. "Dystopian" and "fantasy" seems all that we are supposed to be writing as authors. It appears I need to take the plunge...

“I’ll mention Marshal Foch; that’ll impress them…”

“I’ll mention Marshal Foch; that’ll impress them…”

University department cocktail party-style chit-chat - [he thinks] "I'll mention Marshal Foch; that'll impress them..." - like that dropped on Twitter trying to be passed off as journalism is I feel an excellent example of why the current US president enjoys lots of support when he criticizes certain media and reporters as conjuring up "fake news."

Our Royal Wedding Preview Panel

Our Royal Wedding Preview Panel

"If we may return to the subject of our discussion. Ms. Markle had been on a television drama on cable on the USA network..."

Getaway To Wales

Getaway To Wales

No invading army ever took Pembroke Castle. Needless to say the café inside was never reached either, so no conqueror ever enjoyed one of its excellent cappuccinos.

A “Relation Spéciale”?

A “Relation Spéciale”?

It is no secret that this US president evokes wildly negative feelings in many. [Full disclosure: I did not vote for him.]

The Triangular Alliance

The Triangular Alliance

My wife also laughs to family and friends, "It's a bit of a weird feeling being English and visiting George Washington's or Thomas Jefferson's house."

Americans Abroad: Chattering Since 1776

Americans Abroad: Chattering Since 1776

“I don’t know” or “It’s not my place” are expressions some of us as Americans haven’t mastered when living abroad.

Welcome To The United Kingdom, Meghan

Welcome To The United Kingdom, Meghan

Once upon a time, a princess (and occasional prince) journeyed from their court to a distant foreign court to marry a prince (or princess)...

“Spectacular” At Royal Albert Hall

“Spectacular” At Royal Albert Hall

Write a name on social media and that person you mentioned may well see what you’ve written...

Recollections Of A Century Ago

Recollections Of A Century Ago

100 years ago, this month, a great-great uncle of my wife's was killed in Belgium in World War I...

After Eight Years Of Quiet…

After Eight Years Of Quiet…

I've written before that this is not a politics site and that I will not push my personal political opinions at you. You don't care about what I think and I don't blame you. My views aren't important. However, sometimes politics must come up when addressing certain issues. And it may be unavoidable to touch [...]

Ballots Not Battle

Ballots Not Battle

As I have written previously, I do not take a public stance about British politics. I have my private opinions of course, and they're known to family and friends. However, when you are a guest in someone else's home, I believe you respect the homeowner and keep your mouth shut about their choice of political [...]

About The British

About The British

I've lived here now nearly 20 years. I love this country. It has some of the best people in the world. Others out there may become emotional and raise their voices when angered. In contrast, the British tend to turn "frosty" and quieter. And the British definitely don't scare easily. The Nazis tried flattening this [...]