Europe Articles

Geneva: Thoughts on Relative Fame

January 20, 2017 10:22 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Fame, what is it? I’m in Geneva to give a talk at a linguistics conference with an Atelier Saussure-Chomsky (atelier = workshop). A good reason such a conference is held in Geneva is because the Swiss linguist Ferdinand de Saussure (1857-1913) lived and taught here. The American linguist Noam Chomsky... read more

Factual London – a travel blog

September 9, 2016 9:00 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Note: I spent the last week of August in Factual London (which I am distinguishing from Fictional London). Visting London gives a sense of the cityscape. London Architecture praises its architecture. Here I offer further observations on my experience in the last international stop on my five-month around-the-world tour. Next... read more

London Architecture – a travel blog

September 6, 2016 9:00 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Note: I spent the last week of August in London. Visiting London gives a sense of the cityscape. In this post I’ll delve into London Architecture.  Georgian (1714-1830). When I visit London, I stay in Bloomsbury, an area chock full of Georgian architecture. The hotel where I stay, the Grange White... read more

Visiting London – a travel blog

August 30, 2016 7:42 am Published by 3 Comments

London is my last stop on my around-the-world journey that began five months ago. You know you’re in London when … Look Right, Look Left signs are painted on the streets at every corner. Very helpful! These signs have helped me – and likely every foreign traveler – to escape... read more