Why Does This Man Look Unhappy?

Here’s an interesting statue I saw in Edinburgh along the Royal Mile. Obviously a famous personage — you sort of have to be one such in order to earn a statue — but he sure looks unhappy: The answer is simple. He’s Adam Smith, the founder of modern capitalism. Basing

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Land of the Giant Women

Reflections on our just-completed trip to London and Edinburgh… Walking around London I had the subliminal impression that something was off. And I’m not talking about the subconscious fear that one is about to step off a curb and get plastered by a car because you were looking the wrong

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Losing Weight in London & Edinburgh

Reflections on our just-completed trip to London and Edinburgh… No, I’m not talking about eating nothing but haggis and neeps, which would cause most people to shed pounds. It’s just that it was interesting how, with one exception, none of the places we ate in London or Edinburgh put out

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London: Holiday Inn Express/City

Reflections on our just-completed trip to London and Edinburgh… With the dollar being where it is, and us having booked our trip pretty much at the last minute (what a surprise :)) and given a desire not to totally break the bank we didn’t have a lot of choices as

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Chalet Luise and Whistler/Blackcomb

Arthur and I wanted to do a father/son skiing trip over the President’s Day weekend, so we thought we’d check out Whistler/Blackcomb up in British Columbia since neither of us had ever been there. Arthur attends Western Washington University in Bellingham, which is only about 20 miles south of the

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That’s My Boy!

Well, actually, he’s a young man of 19 years, and would have every right to be annoyed at being referred to as a juvenile. But hopefully he’ll cut me some slack on this, since “That’s My Young Man!” just doesn’t have quite the right ring to it… 🙂 Our son

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