Tag Archives: America

Desert Diversions–the road to Tuscon

In Belfast, Northern Ireland in 1968 my sister and I learned to sing the Lead Belly song “Pick a Bale of Cotton”. We did not know who Lead Belly was, we barely knew what cotton was (we were a Brentford … Continue reading

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At 13,000 feet, just a little lower than the Angels

Perhaps there are more wheelchairs at the airport which services Lourdes, but there, presumably, they are more useful in arrivals than in departures. At the Salt Lake City airport, TSA departure lines are clogged with wheelchairs and limping travelers wait to push their … Continue reading

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A New Chair for the BBC–I do my bit

The BBC is looking for a new chair of the BBC Trust. They may not be looking in America but, even at a distance of 3000 miles, I feel obliged to get involved.

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Seeing America For The First Time

It is always a joy to watch someone see America for the first time. The Crone’s friend Lady Macbeth is with her from Scotland, here to sing at the wedding of Peggoty’s son and Kiss Me Kate. (more of this … Continue reading

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“It feels like being basted”

The snow that swathed America’s east coast this weekend prevented the Crone from getting to Itchy Ankle. Hansel however, made it, transported there before the first flakes fell on Friday night by his girlfriend who the Crone has yet to meet. … Continue reading

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For Thanksgiving, humble pie

The Crone remembers a time when Tony Blair was popular. It was early summer 1997 and the then UK premier was newly elected and selecting his cabinet. A friend of the Crone’s, someone then about the age the Crone is now, … Continue reading

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Obamarama

Millions of words have been written about the election results last Tuesday, and millions more will be written about the Obama administration,  but the Crone, now she has recovered from feeling grumpy and left out because she doesn’t have a … Continue reading

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