Blog Archives

How We Won The War–and Those Other Guys Didn’t

The building where the Gestapo tortured, maimed, and killed hundreds of French men and women, and from where thousands were dispatched to gas chambers in the east, sits at fourteen avenue Berthelot near the River Rhone in central Lyon. Lingering

Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
Posted in Uncategorized

Gone London

The London of Dickens, the London of countless Masterpiece Theatre portrayals, the black and white London of the British movies of my youth—in other words the traditional London that tourists flock here to experience, that London is fast disappearing. At

Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
Posted in Uncategorized

London Calling

The Greeks are finished (Eurogeddon!), the Chinese are collapsing, a strike has closed the London underground for the first time in thirteen years, everyone is shocked—shocked!—that a Conservative government would slash welfare benefits in its latest budget and, sadly, it

Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
Posted in Uncategorized

Fall In Love, Talk To Dead People, Write A Great Novel

All Lionel Goldstein had to do to write a great novel was fall in love for a lifetime and talk to a couple of dead people. The conversation with the dead took place in 1968. The younger brother of his best friend had

Tagged with: , , , , , , , ,
Posted in Uncategorized

Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Join 374 other followers