Category Archives: Travel

20 Years Stuck in a Moment

Dang.  It’s been twenty years since U2 released All That You Can’t Leave Behind.  To “celebrate” the moment, the band is reissuing the album with two editions with all kinds of extras.  Look for at least one of them to … Continue reading

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Thinking Abroad

Over the last few days I’ve found myself thinking a lot about the Lake District in England, mostly because I’ve found accounts on Twitter that regularly post pictures of hikes and walks that they’ve been taking.  It’s compounded, of course, … Continue reading

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From the Mountain to the Sea

Earlier this month the folks at Princeton University Press released a book by John Garth detailing the locations that likely inspired different aspects of JRR Tolkien’s imagination and writings.  Sometimes it feels like about-Tolkien books are a dime a dozen, … Continue reading

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A Different Kind of Cuppa

This past Sunday’s WuMo by Wullf and Morganthaler is a nice picture of cultural appreciation taken to the extreme. I remember the first tour guide I ever had in England talk about how the best thing to do when your … Continue reading

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Spyfall with Spoilers

Well, I spent most of today on an airplane or two.  I have to admit, the American Airlines route from HNL to BNA through ORD is quite good.  The success of it depends on weather and delays, I think, but … Continue reading

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Wordsworth’s “Old Man Traveling”

While in England, we spent a couple of days in the Lake District, the stomping grounds of William Wordsworth.  We spent some time at his house, Rydal Mount, and then walked the Coffin Trail down into Grasmere.  We also spent … Continue reading

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The Sorrow of Lady Constance

Yesterday I made note of my favorite “King John” moment from Shakespeare’s King John.  There was one other scene in the first plays first half (as presented by the Royal Shakespeare Company) that has stuck with me.  In the previously … Continue reading

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Concerning King John

While in Stratford over break, we had the opportunity to see the Royal Shakespeare Company’s version of King John.  KJ is not that well-known a play, of course, and I can imagine that there are many reasons why.  Where it … Continue reading

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A Song from the Road

During my recent trip to England and Scotland with students, we had the opportunity to spend some time in Holy Trinity Church in Stratford.  While the main reason for going in is seeing the place where Shakespeare is buried, it’s … Continue reading

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Meet the Press

Last year while in Scotland, I got to enjoy the day-to-day life more than when traveling with a group.  Part of that meant enjoying shows on the BBC and ITV (which culminated in the first episode of the newest season … Continue reading

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