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What’s In Your Pocket?

Large amounts don't grow on trees. You've got to pick-a-pocket or two. ~ Fagin, in the movie Oliver!  We do love our pockets -- use 'em all the...

Boten the Peanut Camel

I found the  month March  extremely interesting. On the first, my wife, some friends and I left Canada heading for Israel, on a pilgrimage...

Westminster Bridge Attack

I adore London. Other cities I like well enough -- but London I love. It is a city with a great heart. Last month...

The Hardest Place to Visit on Planet Earth

It seems to me that travel writers usually try to persuade you to visit the places they write about. There’s certainly general agreement on...

M6, Mystery Motels, and TROLLISH REVIEWERS

Call me crazy, but somewhere along the line, I have fallen in love with motels. I guess the reason is that a motel is...

The Inland Empire, Corruption, and Al Capone!

Ah... the Inland Empire! Sounds pretty grand.... the very name evokes fantasies of some great imperial realm, something along the lines of Middle Earth,...

A Dilapidated Mexican Bus…and the SWISS ARMY to the Rescue

Now here is a subject dear to my heart. My old Uncle Eric in Newfoundland always carried a knife with a red handle. He...

Switchblades in Sedona

Last month my wife and I made a trip to Sedona, Arizona -- a pilgrimage in search of two essentials:  light and warmth. In...

Death, Train Hopping, and 1 Awful Experience

"This train is bound for glory..."  ~Woody Guthrie (1912-1967) What holds more promise of adventure than hopping a freightcar at the edge of town?  I always...

What Everyone Ought To Know About The Wheel

If you look around our home, one of the commonest things you'll see are wheels – wheels of all sorts. We have...let's see.... car...