Category Archives: Travel

Independence Day

Happy 4th of July to those of you who celebrate the adoption of the US Declaration of Independence. I’m reminded of how US founding was viewed in Europe whenever I read parts of Alexis de Tocqueville’s Democracy in America, I’m reminded that (as … Continue reading

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Blog Notes

Here are a couple of specific notes about the care and upkeep of this blog. I’ll be taking a vacation this week with little or no access to the Internet. If you leave comments that require moderation, there may be … Continue reading

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Rules of Just Conduct: Mass Transit Style

It’s funny how norms of behavior largely go unnoticed (unless one does something outside of them) until you’re in a new place and you don’t know the norms. There are comedians out there who make a living pointing out norms that … Continue reading

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In Praise of Money

I wanted to write about this story months ago, but held my fire because I couldn’t help but feel sorry for Mark Boyle—a man who planned to walk from England to India without any money, relying on the kindness of … Continue reading

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