The Caribbean

After Maria and Irma: Caribbean Tourism, Island by Islandhttps://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/22/travel/maria-irma-caribbean-tourism-island-by-island.html

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Not going

9.05 a.m.

I’m supposed to be on an Air Canada flight to Toronto at this very moment, and thence onward to Athens.

But the trip is postponed to Spring 2018.  Alas.

My Russian visa did not come through in time, after the Russian consulate asked for four different, consecutive revisions to the letter of invitation from my colleagues in Moscow.

So I shall keep doing what I do here in the USA for a few more months! Moscow and Vienna await in March, as does London and Cambridge.

Dear Mr. President

Dear Mr. President,

Regarding things about which you are currently tweeting, such as the conduct of athletes, please kindly

Shut the hell up.

You have better things to be doing than picking inane and absurd fights.

And speaking of . . . please stop inflaming the insanity regarding North Korea.

Kindly,

A Frustrated Citizen

Pizza class

My associate Jean the Magnificent, who keeps my life in order at Webster University, received an early Christmas present last evening, as we went to a pizza-making class at Companion Bread.

This was a fun, informative, and completely digestible evening.  We gorged on pizza and breadsticks we made ourselves, and we learned about two different kinds of dough.

And did I mention, we had fun?