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Nonimmigrant · 4d ago

First of the season

Autumn, my favourite season.  Well, if not my favourite then certainly in my top four.  In Maryland, autumn was the pleasant two weeks between the suffocating heat and the teeth-shattering c...
Nonimmigrant · 2W ago

Appliance of science

Science has given the world many wonderful things; reanimated corpses, a theme park full of dinosaurs, matter transporters and the warp drive.  Of course, science's insistence that the Bible...
Nonimmigrant · 3W ago

Galveston

Ah, the slightly-run-down seaside town.  Wherever sand meets water there will be a somewhat shabby settlement, well-kept buildings along the front masking dilapidated hotels and eateries beh...
Nonimmigrant · 1M ago

It was twenty years ago today

The Britain into which Hannah and I were born was a different country.  Margaret Thatcher was yet to win the Cold War.  A Mars bar could be yours for eight-and-a-half pence.  It was only a d...
Nonimmigrant · 1M ago

I don't like to talk about my charity work

It's at times of crisis that those with the requisite skills stand up to be counted.  Unfortunately I have none of the requisite skills.  I can make a cup of tea - the perfect response to a ...
Nonimmigrant · 1M ago

Home and dry

We're back in Houston and, thankfully, the house and the neighbourhood seem to have come through Hurricane Harvey with few ill effects.  Our next-door neighbours lost their car that was park...
Nonimmigrant · 1M ago

East to West

Our time in the mother country is coming to an end and we're about to head back to see how much damage Harvey has done to Houston.  Our neighbours (who were temporarily stranded in Chicago) ...
Nonimmigrant · 1M ago

Voluntary evacuation

A massive tropical storm is heading straight for us!  Or it would be if we weren't in England.  I'm not sure I feel more powerless in the face of nature from 4000 miles away, or whether I'm ...
Nonimmigrant · 1M ago

Family reunion

Hannah has arrived!  Thank goodness.  I can now take a break from all that park-going, book-reading, nursery-rhyme-singing, etc. that parents have to do...whenever they can't delegate such r...
Nonimmigrant · 2M ago

Carry on my wayward son

Being an incredibly altruistic individual, today I not only repainted my parents' front door (well, half-repainted; you shouldn't rush these things) but also allowed my Mum and sister to ent...