The River of Oblivion

"Those who support Brexit may look backward, but they can never return to the past." I'm finally ready to cut loose all the baggage that has dogged me for decades -- which as a half Englishman, I of course pronounce de-kades. This includes members of my solipsistic family, venal countries I have lived in, false…

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The Lion in Winter

Two days have passed since I returned to Florida. Initial general impressions: much of what I see around me appears destitute.  Even though everything is attractively priced at a third or less of what it costs in NY, the obvious lack of education in the general population is pronounced. The local waters -- the fabled…

Unto the breach

First thing I did this morning was respond to a NYT editorial, and they published my comment. You can read it here. Only three days left before I move my stuff out of here. I shall miss this place, despite its many faults, which I have documented in many, many prior posts. I shall miss…