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State of the Union Address

Here’s the skinny. I need to talk to you, the mysterious readers of I Must Be Off! You read, but very few of you comment on the posts. I think this is because it’s easier to comment on Facebook and Twitter. Or maybe I haven’t created a space conducive to commenting. The German in me […]

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Schönbrunn Palace — Vienna Re-revisited

We’ve been walking in the gardens at Schönbrunn for at least thirty minutes when I turn to Eldon the Lion Lice Trainer and say, “There’s something about this rose garden, those faux Roman ruins, this puddle. I’ve been here before, haven’t I?” “Twice,” he says. “Oh.” “Yeah.” “Why don’t I remember these things?” “You remembered […]

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Vienna Revisited

Horses and Vienna — Inseparable. Vienna is big. Have you ever noticed this? Does it keep you up at night? We passed a sign on the road while visiting the capital of Austria last weekend that said Vienna has 1.7 million brains. Unless some of the citizens of Vienna don’t have one–or some have two?–I’d […]

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London — The Museum

For my birthday last week, we spent a long weekend in London. My love-hate relationship with Londinium goes way way back–not quite as far back as the name Londinium (AD 36) but almost, in fact to 1998 when we lived there and the roof collapsed on the house we were renting. London fulfilled all the […]

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