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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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Signs of the Times 1: Yorkshire Past

Just back from two lovely weeks in the UK. (Lovely apart from the weather which, even by the standards of my childhood, was particularly wet and windy. Fortunately I went...
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