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Of Grits Half Kissed

After my week in Rome, my next destination was Florence, a city that for my money begins and ends with A Room With A View, my favorite movie of all time. (And a pretty good book, too, though the book … Continue reading

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It’s Not Paranoia If Entropy Is Trying To Kill You

So, on Saturday, January 30th, I departed New York’s JFK for Rome. Getting to JFK was pretty easy, as usual.  I’ve done the Bedford Hills to JFK transit so often over the years that I have the rail lines and … Continue reading

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Tour de Fail – Kyoto, part 2

Monday, August 3rd So, after 2 museums and two temples and a lot of walking and sweating on Sunday, I just relaxed at home on Monday and read.  I’d include a picture of the place and the book, but the … Continue reading

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Unused footage

I strongly suspect the title of this blog entry will serve nicely as my epitaph, but it’s intended to describe how much of “today”, Sunday, June 14th, went.  Still, do make a note of it, so that when it’s time … Continue reading

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The First Day in Sapporo

So, in my last post it was Wednesday, June 10th, and I’d arrived at Sapporo Station in downtown Sapporo, by train from the airport about 1/2 an hour southeast.  I suppose that this would be a good point to give … Continue reading

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Corona

I loathe Corona.  Not, mind you, as much as I loathe many other beers in the Anheuser-Busch family, the near-monopoly crap-beer megacorp that co-owns it and is guilty of all of the usual predatory and monopolistic practices that characterize all … Continue reading

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A Room With A View of Doi Suthep. Sometimes.

After a week of being in that mostly very nice budget hotel box in the Old City, dealing with smoke and smog induced headaches and feeling stir crazy, the week since then has been little short of bliss.  It has … Continue reading

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