Monthly Archives: April 2015


I took a sleeper train from London that arrived in Edinburgh at six o’clock in the morning. Nothing was open. No coffee shop; no nothing. (The doughnut places in my hometown always opened at five o’clock in the morning so

Posted in World Glimpses

Travel Advice?

  My teenage nephew was going to South America on some sort of group philanthropic endeavor. The day of his departure, he telephoned me and asked if I had any advice for him. My first rule on advice is to

Posted in Travel Know How

Pittsburgh Paint

Pittsburgh.  The picture in my mind was gray and dismal and dull.  Fortunately, my mind’s picture was way out of focus. The neighborhood around Carnegie University does stay awake after 5pm while the Pittsburgh Penguins host evening hockey games. Unfortunately,

Posted in Found in the USA