I read our editor’s last column “Stuck in the Middle of Tourism” with great interest. I’ve traveled a good deal in my life and have learned, often the hard way, how to behave in unfamiliar surroundings. I offer the following unsolicited advice to the uninitiated.
Over the last four months, I have spent a lot of time in Washington, D. C. and Philadelphia, as both cities prepared for the visit of Pope Francis in this Year of the Family.
I don’t frequent New Orleans very often, but when I do, I have to remind myself not to look too “touristy.”
As a guy, choosing an outfit is easy when going out, but I have to be careful when traveling to New Orleans.
In a world dominated by gloomy economic projections, combative political storylines and unsettling international developments, it is helpful to periodically focus on some good news. The hard-fought resurgence of American manufacturing is one of those stories.
Years ago The Beatles sang a song titled “Yesterday.”
I'm giving away my age here, but the song was a reflection of a bad experience.