The bar at the Basketweavers Arms in Brighton. There's something almost magical about a really good pub. When I say "really good", I don't mean the ones with fancy cuisine (top rated in the latest pub food guides) or a vast range of beer, wine and spirits. "Crap pubs" my younger sister Nancy calls many … Continue reading Wonder and Mystery in a Great English Pub
How Do We Fix It As We Leap Over a Cliff?
I'm in London - capital of "we have no idea what's going to happen next." This much is certain: Never in recent decades have Britain's intelligentsia and political elite been in such a fog - baffled by Brexit and troubled by Trump. I can't remember a time when so many op-Ed writers end their … Continue reading How Do We Fix It As We Leap Over a Cliff?
Basil Fawlty Lives!
London - OK this is it. Final thoughts on my trip to England. The blue rooster on the old grey rectangular plinth once reserved for a statue of a long-dead member of Britain's ruling class near Nelson's Column, is an example of how many here would like to think of themselves. Fun, a little bit … Continue reading Basil Fawlty Lives!