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
Symbols of pride: flying the flag for Independence Day. Happy July 4th! Independence Day is my favorite holiday. On this vacation we celebrate something that many of us complain about for the rest of the year: our democratic institutions. As a first generation American I love the freedom that this country represents. 239 years … Continue reading My Favorite Holiday: July 4th Fireworks and Festivities Celebrate Our Freedoms and Democracy.