Weekly Roundup, Friday 29 June, 2018

Weekly Roundup, Friday 29 June, 2018

Good morning I returned from my lovely three weeks in Britain on Wednesday, only to discover that while I was flying home, somewhere over the Arctic, my main server had crashed.  This changed my plans for Wednesday afternoon and most of Thursday from one of calmly unpacking suitcases and recovering from jet lag to one […]

Weekly Roundup, Friday 8 June, 2018

Weekly Roundup, Friday 8 June, 2018

Good morning As you may recall, I’m in the UK for the next several weeks on this year’s Grand Expedition of Great Britain tour.  But a few quick thoughts for your Friday. I flew from Seattle to London on Norwegian, making a dual first for me.  My first ever flight on a 787, and first […]

The Tragic Irony of US Government Corruption

The Tragic Irony of US Government Corruption

Not everyone will agree that we are afflicted by system-wide government corruption in the US; and sadly, some of those who claim we do, espouse causes that are as corrupt and biased as they claim the government is to start with. But please read this story of an elderly Albanian couple who moved to live in the […]

Weekly Roundup, Friday 1 June 2018

Weekly Roundup, Friday 1 June 2018

Good morning Things are slightly panicky here, with me off to Britain on Monday for our Grand Tour of Great Britain.  This will be the biggest and most complicated tour we’ve ever done, covering more distance, staying at more places, and seeing more things, than ever before.  Happily it is with a great group of […]

The BCozzy – Another Twist on How to Fly Comfortably

The BCozzy – Another Twist on How to Fly Comfortably

At this year’s Travel Goods Show, a showcase of new travel products held annually in Vegas, there were very many new types of travel pillow on offer, few of which showed any promise or potential to be practical solutions to the perennial problem of how to get some sleep in coach class on a long […]

Weekly Roundup, Friday 25 May, 2018

Weekly Roundup, Friday 25 May, 2018

Good morning My 1500 mile road trip last week was a bit tiring, but also interesting.  In particular, I had many hours to think about many things, and one of the thoughts I had, while watching the gas gauge in my Landrover almost visibly dropping (it was consuming about 5 gallons an hour in Montana) […]

What If I Drove to Montana in a Tesla

What If I Drove to Montana in a Tesla

I’m as keen a convert to electric cars as anyone could ever be, when it comes to driving them locally around town, in situations where each day you’ll never exceed their built-in range limit.  What could be easier than simply plugging the car into an at-home charger each evening when you get home, and unplugging/driving […]

The TSA's New Revenge Watch-List

The TSA’s New Revenge Watch-List

News has leaked out that the TSA has now started keeping its own special ‘watch list’ of people it doesn’t like. Like so much to do with the TSA, this watch-list is more charade than reality.  Being on the watch-list apparently means nothing – you are not selected for additional screening, and are not prevented […]

Weekly Roundup, Friday 11 May 2018

Weekly Roundup, Friday 11 May 2018

Good morning Spring is in full fling, and I hope your summer, due to officially start in just a few weeks on Memorial Day, is shaping up to be a great one.  But, please, cast your mind a wee bit further ahead, for the early and late fall, too.  What are you doing then? How […]

Weekly Roundup, Friday 4 May, 2018

Weekly Roundup, Friday 4 May, 2018

Good morning A couple of articles for you this week after tonight’s newsletter, one serious and one not quite so serious. The serious article was a struggle to write.  For some time now I’ve been trying to make sense of electric vehicle sales.  They are probably the most talked about new automotive technology ever, and […]

The Country So Special That Other Countries Try to Hide it Away

The Country So Special That Other Countries Try to Hide it Away

Have a look at this map of the world.   Like many other maps, it omits one very special country – a country rated as the most honest in the entire world by Transparency International, and the country the World Bank rates as the best in the world to do business in. Can you guess which […]