Saturday, 29 February 2020
And also here's a cartoon from the March 2, 2020 New Yorker. The caption is: "You might have time left for one more book, but only if it doesn't require a lot of research.
It's more or less the story of my life... and, yes, I've got an idea for another book!
Saturday, 22 February 2020
Concrete is an amazing material that has built the world as we know it. Things built with concrete vary from the Gothic-inspired church of Notre Dame de Raincy in France to freeways like the one pictured below in Montreal that had to be torn down after 60 years because it was falling apart.
Working on this book has been a pleasure, and now, as I continue to talk about Frenemy Nations: Love and Hate between Neighbo(u)ring States, I'm looking forward to switching gears next fall and talking about this amazing stuff.
Saturday, 15 February 2020
Remember: the flowers will come, sooner or later1
Saturday, 8 February 2020
Lots of snow, and now the glorious, cold sunshine that often follows is upon us. Makes everything lovely, particularly if you go out only because you want to...
Enjoy yourself today.
Saturday, 1 February 2020
The sun is coming up about 7:15 these days, which means that there's a hint of light in the sky when I get up an hour earlier. That seems so hopeful in this winter of our discontent.
Got to keep an eye on the sunny side, or it would be so easy to go under in the sea of political and social bad news.