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September 11: The American Dream

The theme of Burning Man this year was the American Dream, which makes today, September 11, an appropriate time to start sharing some pictures from our visit to Burning Man,...
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The English Summer Part 2: the South

This is London! (As viewed from inside the Tate Modern.) __________ The £4 ($7.50!) London Underground ride to go two stops. The temperature on the London Underground. You’d think that...
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Signs of the Times 4: London and the South

Styling Graffiti, Blomfield Road, Warwick Avenue, Aug 16 _____________ Decent design keeps the Public Informed, Regent’s Canal, Aug 16 _____________ Missing Cockney: Notice posted along the Regent’s Canal, Aug 16...
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The Sun Sets On Summer

Ocean Beach, San Francisco, 7:10pm on Labor Day (Monday September 1), just before Campbell and I left for the airport and the red-eye flight back east. The official end of...
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Take me to Nevada

A perfect moment: Campbell and I in a rental car on the Bay Bridge, a brilliant sunset filling the Pacific sky to our left, leaving behind memories of two fantastic...
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The English Summer Part 1: the North

The family walk on the Westwood: cow company welcome The frustrating run on the Westwood: post-Escarpment runners knee unwelcome The poring over family scrapbooks The truth about my uncle The...
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Signs of the Times 3: Beverley Past, Present (and future?)

The town of Beverley, ten miles north east of Hull in Yorkshire’s East Riding, offers a wonderful combination of tradition and modernity, progressivism and conservatism, as you can somewhat tell...
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Signs of the Times 2: Hornsea Present

Or, as Morrissey called it, The Seaside Town They Forgot To Close Down. For some reason (apparently the fish and chips), we keep going back there. While I was in...
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