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Mr. Carson and My Library Visit


I’ve written about Downton Abbey and my favorite character, the butler Mr. Carson, played by Jim Carter.     Today, I was at my local library, the Wilmot Branch of the Pima County Public Library.  I was going to the front desk … Continue reading

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The Forest of Brexit


I’m an unashamed Anglophile, however, unlike many Americans, I don’t see Britain as a giant museum, (although the history is great).  My parents through their careers had British friends, and I’ve made many British friends through Michael Palin’s website and … Continue reading

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I Need One Million Hotel Rooms.


I’ve been watching Prof. Michael Wood’s series, The Story of China on Public Broadcasting. Many years ago, I was a Political Science major, specializing in China.   I’m enjoying the series and learning many new things. I read an article … Continue reading

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Prof. Bettany Hughes Marx Nietzsche Freud


I enjoy watching Professor Bettany Hughes.  She normally covers the ancient world, but in this case she did three episodes in the 19th Century.  The common element?  All three were German speakers, Karl Marx, Freidrich Nietzsche, and Sigmund Freud.   … Continue reading

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Rural England is Dangerous


You must think me mad.  Pretty English villages, dangerous?  Sherlock Holmes will tell you they were.  I’m trying to remember which one.  They’re in a railroad compartment, traveling to the countryside.  Dr. Watson comments on how beautiful it is.  Sherlock … Continue reading

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Tucson Sisters in Crime, June 17th, 2017


Today was probably the safest Sisters in Crime meeting around.  The day was police officers and one fireman.  The afternoon was about arson investigation.  Did you know arson is a legal term?  The firemen use, “Human induced fire.”  Arson can … Continue reading

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Manchester


I’m an unabashed Anglophile; from Monty Python to Masterpiece Theater.  As with most people, I’m appalled by what happened in Manchester, on Monday May 22nd, 2017.       I live in Tucson, Arizona, but grew up in Brooklyn, New York and … Continue reading

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