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Great British Memories (Notes from a return home) #4

THE BEST OF BRITISH BEER Though I was guilty of the same when I lived in the UK, it breaks my heart to go home and see everyone drinking Fosters,...
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Great British Memories (Notes from a return home) #2

#2 CURRYING FLAVORS (a.k.a traveling the UK Spice Route) In the old days, when I flew British Airways back to the UK (before the airline went downhill), it was no...
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The New York Diner (and Drinker)

I don’t know whether to be proud or, frankly, embarrassed that I can fit quite so much in to my brief trips down to New York City. Does it make...
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Reasons to Visit Vermont

In addition to the ten reasons for heading to Burlington to run the Vermont City Marathon, there are ample justifications for simply visiting the place, some of which follow: 1)...
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A Five-Star Meal

I’m not sure I’ve ever enjoyed such a perfectly presented meal as at the Pipe and Glass Inn, in South Dalton, East Yorkshire, a couple of weeks back, when I...
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Rockin’ and Shockin’: The New York City edition

Rockin’: Hitting up New York City for a few days. Shockin’: That it’s my first time (t)here for two months: the longest I’ve been away from New York City since...
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Captions of the Week

The Guardian seems to have some legal fear of using the word “arrest.” These are the captions they used in a story about the, um, Final Piss-Up on the London...
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The Memorial Day/Whitsun Holiday Hitlist

10) ALBUM JAMES – HEY MA 9) PODCAST A Brooklyn Life’s Dynamic Tension – mixed by Carrie Whitenoise Stream/download here 8) BOOK Black Postcards – Dean Wareham 7) BAND NAME...
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