Category Archives: Travel

The English Patient

When I lived in Britain, I was a regular visitor at Hatchards on Picadilly.  Once a month I would go in there and stock up on Conrads and Gordimers and Le Carres, and that would see me through the British … Continue reading

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Veneration of Martial Values in the US

On a recent visit, I was struck by the fact that the US was, in some senses, almost ‘Klingon’ in its veneration of martial values.  In every airport, on every domestic flight, there were US military personnel in their camouflage … Continue reading

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Dubai

  Part One – The Resort   This resort, Madinat Jumeira, Al Qasr, is the best resort in which I have ever stayed.  And that is saying something.  Up until this point it would have had to have been Diani Beach, south of Mombassa, … Continue reading

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Raleigh, North Carolina

So, here I am in Raleigh, North Carolina.  It all started when my boss said to me, "Do you have a valid passport?"  Followed by, "Right, you’re having two days intensive training, and then going to run an incursion force … Continue reading

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