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New Jersey Drivers: Stupid or Arrogant?

This is my 229th blog post. And, I admit, practically none of the preceding 228 have been short and sweet. (So far as I can remember, in fact, only one previous post answers that description — a cheap put-down of Manchester … Continue reading

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Seasonal Cold Disorder

The worst thing about commuting is it gradually turns you into an arsehole. (I’ve read that, for less money, cocaine can achieve the same effect.) In the bigger cities there are, unfortunately, many more bottoms than there are seats. Overcrowded … Continue reading

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An American in New York (…Me)

First, the bombings in Boston on Patriot’s Day prompted a surge of nostalgia and bonhomie among me and about a dozen fellow Boston University graduates. All of us sharing the same basic sentiment: that was a great time we had, … Continue reading

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Sandy, You Were Pretty Fucking Mean Last Week

The last time I wrote something here was both of the following: a week ago and just before hurricane Sandy knocked my power out. I made a couple of cracks about how CNN and others were overstating the severity of … Continue reading

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4th of July, New Jersey Transit (Miss You)

Here’s part two of my 4th of July two-parter (part one was yesterday), in which I love crazy old America, after all. (The four biggest reasons why.) Happy independence – glad we managed to stay friends and what-not, you know? … Continue reading

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4th of July, New Jersey Transit (Good Riddance)

Not the best of holidays for an ex-pat Englishman, all things considered. Apart from the day off work. That’s alright. Anyhow, to mark the occasion anyway, here’s part one of what I’m calling a two-parter: Good riddance, America, you ain’t … Continue reading

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(Mazel Tov) A *Slightly* Jewish Christmas

This last weekend, I said a decisive “no” to Santa, mince pies, mistletoe, and Christ – and conducted a bold social experiment instead. Over the course of a long weekend trip to Washington DC, I spent Christmas Eve and Christmas … Continue reading

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