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SECOND OPINIONS SAVED THE D-DAY

When the truth feels a little sketchy? Get a second opinion. A real estate agent listed my English mother in law’s house in Culver City, CA. They talked about the market, then the price. The real estate lady gave her best number. My mother in law disagreed, too low, and gave her number. It sold […]

CAMBRIDGE KILLERS FIND NO HONOR IN ENGLAND

                    “Alexander Lloyd was 23 when a man wielding a Swiss Army Knife plunged the blade into him seven times – including once through the heart. “Bakri Siraj-Eldin, a retired petrol industry scientist from Cambridge, received 10 years for wounding Alexander Lloyd with intent, seven-and-a-half years […]

TRAVEL ENGLAND WITH FOREVER YOUNG MILLENNIALS

  Aging in travel England Some moments remain frozen in time for better or worse. Remember when you missed middle school graduation and summer football workouts? Your parents decided to drag you around England instead. And your life was ruined. That last thing you wanted to do was be a show pony for your folks. […]

LETTER TO ENGLAND, IN ENGLISH. ENGLAND WRITES BACK

  Who writes a letter to England?   Before you scroll off to other click-bait, consider this: Write one letter to the person or place of your choice. One letter. Start with the usual, “Dear.” Then send it. If your letter sends death threats or rings fire alarms, this isn’t for you. Instead, call it […]

A PLACE CALLED MARRIAGE? PASS THE MAP HONEY

Only a wedding cartographer knows the road to a place called marriage.   Alain de Botton wrote “Why You Will Marry the Wrong Person” for the NY Times. As a married man with two kids, what does Alain’s wife make of his prediction? If he’s the wrong person, is she the right one? These are […]

SEARCHING FOR MEANING. IT MEANS SOMETHING?

  What is more important than Searching For Meaning. How many times have you heard, “It probably doesn’t mean as much to you as it does me?” If you care about dogs, you see the top image and feel for Fido. The couple with the dog have enough feelings for each other, just not their […]

THE ENGLISH WAY OUT OF THE EU

How does England leave the European Union? By the English Way, thank you very much. Checking my history book on this, but the last time England left the European Union was Dunkirk in 1940. Wiki says: “In total, 338,226 troops were pulled off the beaches, of which 230,000 were British. However, almost all the army’s […]

FATHER’S DAY LONG REMEMBERED

My wife’s dad passed away when she was nineteen. That’s him with his eyes wide open. Looks like a fun guy. From all reports he was a fun guy. Outgoing, loud, opinionated. He’d have fit right in with my group. He moved to America from England with a stop in Canada along with his wife […]

MODERN MILITARY GENIUS MISTAKE

How does military genius work? Start with technology. Military genius understands the role of technology. They’re geniuses for a reason. And they study stuff. Military genius comes in two flavors, weapons and tactics. It doesn’t take a genius to understand the evolution of weapons. Tactics are harder. The knife wins hand to hand fighting. The […]

D-DAY PRACTICE: DIEPPE, SLAPTON SANDS

History of D-Day practice neither grand or glorious. The real D-Day turned the tide in World War Two, but the two D-Day practice events left more dead than the real D-Day. Through those deaths communications improved. Coordination improved. And suppressing news improved. No one wanted it out that commanders had screwed up a D-Day practice […]