“Jews and Gentiles, the Frenchman, Italian, Spaniard, German, and American, all conditions and occupations…What a hubbub! what an assemblage of strange faces, of the representatives of distinct people! What a contact of beauty and deformity, of vulgarity and good-breeding! What a collection of costumes… ! - H. Didimus (Edward Henry Durell), 1835-36 “Instead
A little Christmas fable for you, dear reader: Once upon a time a group of filthy rich men met for lunch to celebrate together before going off with their families for the holidays. They were jolly men, who thought themselves fine fellows, successful and with a firm grasp of the ways of the world which
My birthday is coming up and to celebrate , this site has had a facelift and been repurposed for more adventure, just like me. Well, I didn’t get a facelift, not even a haircut, but I feel like I have. Any birthday that ends in zero will do that and 60 is no different.