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There are some people who are a great advertisement for their profession and former Congressman Jim Moody (D-WI 1983-93) is one of these. If everybody in America had the chance to meet him, politicians as a breed would surely surge to the … Continue reading
Tagged a more perfect union, Capitol, Congressman, Constitution, constitutional questions, House of Representatives, Jim Moody, John Quincy Adams, Nancy Pelosi, Speaker, US, Washington DC, why does it smell like syrup in here?, Wisconsin
To San Juan, capital of Puerto Rico and a sort of sun-baked, spanish-speaking Belfast. Substitute plantain for potatoes, overlook the difference in temperature, and imagine all the houses painted brightly rather than built of brick and the two cities are remarkably … Continue reading
Posted in Culture with the Crone, The Traveling Crone, You can take the Crone out of Ireland
Tagged Belfast, Blarney Crone, eccentricity, independence, Northern Ireland, plantain, potatoes, puerto rico, san juan, UK, US
You’ve heard of the British Virgin Islands, and the US Virgin Islands. The Crone’s friend Mike likes to think of Vieques as the Foolish Virgin Island. It is not known on what his assessment is based.
The Crone has been kept awake with worry: Kraft, the slicey cheese company, has acquired Cadbury’s, makers of the Crone’s favorite chocolate. No good can possibly come of this. Cadbury chocolate-one of today’s great tastes Cadbury products were a staple of … Continue reading
Posted in Crone in America, Culture with the Crone, food
Tagged A bit of a worry, Blarney Crone, cadbury chocolate, dairy milk, flake, fruit and nut, Heathrow, Kraft, sliced cheese, UK, US
The Crone loves this response to her Prophylactic Shock posting sent by a Facebook friend in the UK. He writes: “My favo(u)rite story concerns a British guy visiting our American HQ for the first time. He wanted to smoke before our meeting and … Continue reading
Posted in Crone in America, friendship
Tagged American in London, Blarney Crone, cigarettes, Facebook, fag butts, prophylactic, smoking, two countries divided by a common language, UK, US
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
Posted in Serious stuff
Tagged America, blessings of liberty, cabinet, Capitol, common defence, Constitution, Declaration of Independence, establish justice, Fed, form a more perfect union, general welfate, idea of America, insure domestic tranquility, land of opportunity, life liberty and pursuit of happiness, new administration, new world, Obama, policy, Thanksgiving, Thanksgiving08, Tony Blair, transition team, UK, US, we the people