A view of London’s great river. I think they call it The Tim’s.
If you have read about our trip to Paris a couple of years ago, you will recall that said exploit was in lieu of (notice my mastery of the French language) the nonsensically luxurious and exorbitant high-school graduation party that is all the rage nowadays. Our children have opted instead to spend a like amount of money traveling to the destination of their choice: Thing 1 chose Paris (see previous sentence above); and Thing 2 chose London. It is this latter escapade from which we have returned some time ago that I now relate for your vicarious reading pleasure. On a thematic note, you will notice that the Thing 1 Paris trip was all about art and architecture while this Thing 2 London trip was a tribute to pop culture and its anomic icons.
What a cute little Ben…
Day 1: Our overnight flight arrived in the morning and we hit the ground running by immediately taking a nap. Continue reading →
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Like it or not, the Swiss are in the news again. And I know what you are thinking: Winter Olympics already? It may come as a shock to many of my American readers, but I have it on good authority that some nations exist and do stuff even when the Olympics are not going on. The Swiss are a perfect example.
Last week Switzerland announced a contest through which they will choose a new national anthem to replace their current “Swiss Psalm,” which in turn replaced the English tune, “God Save the Queen” in 1961 because they eventually realized that 1) they were not English; and b) they didn’t even have a queen. Continue reading →
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Hello. My name is Tim, and I am a bibliophile.
At least I think I am. If not, I would like to be. I’m either that or a bookworm; I‘m not sure which applies. A bibliophile is one who suffers from bibliophilia, the love of books, whereas a bookworm is someone who loves books and either has worms or also loves worms. I’m pretty sure I’m not a bibliomaniac however, which is someone who stalks books with the faint hope of catching a glimpse of them without their slipcover and spirals into a jealous rage when someone else checks them out. Continue reading →