This is the sort of thing that makes me miss living in England.
From time to time, I am afflicted with nostalgia. It was originally seen as a medical condition. From Wikipedia: The term was newly coined in 1688 by Johannes Hofer (1669-1752), a Swiss medical student. The word is made up of two Greek roots (νόστος = nostos = returning home, and άλγος = algos = pain/longing),… Continue reading Nostalgia & Tech
I'm going to Washington, D.C. for my high school reunion. Yes, the mighty Lancers of Lakenheath High School, RAF Lakenheath, Brandon, Suffolk, England --well, we don't know where we belong on this continent. So this year we're going to DC (last year it was Vegas, before that San Diego, Dallas, St. Louis...). RAF Lakenheath (<--that's… Continue reading Is It My England Too? On Being a Third Culture Kid
Good news--there's a group in Pasadena called Open Space Now advocating for preserving open space in the Pasadena/Altadena area. Sign me up! From today's Pasadena Star-News article (link above): "Open Space Now wants to see linked open spaces going up the Arroyo Seco, across the Rim of the Valley Trail through Altadena and south down… Continue reading Open Space Now
I went to see The Queen yesterday, and afterwards I was feeling all nostalgic about England. It was the first evening after the time change, so it's just about 5 pm we're on the way to darkness. From somewhere, from nowhere, it got cooler and the breeze whispered, "This is as close as it gets… Continue reading In the parking lot of Ralph’s
October is my favorite month. I love autumn, and this month is its centrepiece. (Just had to spell that the British way.) We don't have a riot of color in the west like they do in the east, but we get a little autumn color action here and there. I went to a college reunion… Continue reading Reunion
As my dental hygienist said this morning, everyone's got a weak spot in their body. Mine happens to be my teeth. I'm less than half British, but I've got British teeth. You can't tell that I have British teeth right away because some of my crowns are enamel on the part that shows when I… Continue reading My Genes Have Bad Teeth