The “Kensington” Stereotype

I haven’t traveled to London, but I’d like to.  Until then, I’ll remind myself of what I don’t know. Today, the New York Times posted a detailed, lengthy article by Katrin Bennhold which challenges everything outsiders assume about one district in London.  I’ll withhold my own comments and let you read the story.  Then you can reach your own conclusion.  The link is below. Wait.  No, I won’t withhold every one of my own comments:  This sounds exactly like what happens in the United States, and we should be disgusted.  It’s a disgraceful situation which has to change, but if … Continue reading The “Kensington” Stereotype

And So To Bed

Last night I dreamt Samuel Pepys was trying to write with an experimental ballpoint pen. “This pen, like my diary, will never sell,” he was saying. By the way, his last name is pronounced “Peeps.” Just in case you have no idea what I’m talking about, here’s a link to a recent BBC post about Mr. Pepys’ work — and a Peeps commercial on YouTube. http://www.bbc.com/culture/story/20160902-retrace-samuel-pepys-steps-in-the-great-fire-of-london Continue reading And So To Bed