More Scenes from St. Albans

21st Jan, 2015

By popular demand, here are a few more scenes from St. Albans. (Tomorrow we’ll talk about South Africa and the Kloof some more. And then I’ll go back even further,…

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Pix-Bar, Covent Garden, London

30th May, 2012

– I have given up trying to get to Patisserie Valerie, which everyone and their brother tells me is the best bakery/dessert chain in London. Maybe it is. I wouldn’t…

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WTF Weds: Cockney Rhyming Slang

Words are funny little things. I know, because I spend most of my days wrestling with them, trying to manipulate them into what I want them to be, often to…

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The Definitive Guide to the British...

26th Mar, 2012

For years, The British Museum in London was like a book I’ve cracked open a dozen times, but was never able to get passed the first chapter. I knew its…

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Thoughts and Photos from Occupy London

19th Dec, 2011

– I visited Occupy London on an unseasonably warm and sunny day in late October. In a paradox that is no doubt indicative of who I am, I stopped off…

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Cilantro vs. Coriander, and The Verbal...

12th Dec, 2011

There are some arguments that will consume you. They will take over your entire mind and body, so that you find yourself shaking with rage, unable to think of anything…

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Outside London: The Black Swan...

11th Jul, 2011

  I have something very important to tell you with regards to travel. It has absolutely nothing to do with what you should pack or where you should go. I…

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Happy Independence Day. There is no...

4th Jul, 2011

    It’s the Fourth of July, and while I had told myself I would be taking the day off to get drunk and eat hot dogs, because that’s what…

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The Churchill Museum and Cabinet War...

15th Jun, 2011

– The strangest thing happened to me that last time I was in London: I went to a museum dedicated to Britain’s role in WWII. And I liked it. I…

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