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A Most Unlikely Bird-Watcher

A Most Unlikely Bird-Watcher

Gstaad—Jeremy Clarke has wiped me out again, for a change. His accounts of the...

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The Mystery of Maria

The Mystery of Maria

Gstaad—it was the summer of 1953, in Greece. We spent two months together, had a...

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Advantage: Vika, Eugenie, and Steffi

Advantage: Vika, Eugenie, and Steffi

Without the benefit of hindsight I write this on Monday, the 7th—Serena...

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‘Spectator’ Sorts

‘Spectator’ Sorts

On board the M/SQueen Victoria: They remain engraved in my brain, like something...

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Gin Palaces Reconsidered

Gin Palaces Reconsidered

According to W. Somerset Maugham, materially one must live on the razor’s edge...

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The Short Smoker Strikes Again

The Short Smoker Strikes Again

These are the languid, sensuous days of summer, and I’ve had another birthday,...

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Across the Isles

Across the Isles

The wind is maddening and constant, and gets stronger as the sun falls under the...

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The View From the Taverna

The View From the Taverna

Nestled under the Acropolis, snug and safe among the ancient ruins of a long-ago...

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An Orgy of Politesse

An Orgy of Politesse

We all agree that a world without manners would make this a pretty grim place to...

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Once More, the Mysterious Wound

Once More, the Mysterious Wound

I think back to my Greek childhood and longing for the once coziest and most...

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Arabian Fights

Arabian Fights

I have signed an affidavit for a hearing this week in the High Court stating that...

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London Fog

London Fog

Wow, what a week. London may be bad for one’s health, but it sure makes it fun...

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Big Fat Greek Weddings

Big Fat Greek Weddings

Tempus sure fugit, and how. Twenty years ago today, Thursday, July 2, 1995,...

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Absinthe Minded

Absinthe Minded

Last Wednesday, June 24, Pugs held a luncheon in honor of our first member to...

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