No Control

Last week I wrote that maybe I’d become desensitized to crossing bridges because I wasn’t feeling the nervousness I normally had when driving over long, high bridges like the Whitestone and the Throgs Neck.  Of course, being a passenger is different and currently I don’t have the wherewithal to  attempt the driving.  I don’t know … Continue reading No Control

When the QE II Sails

When Queen Elizabeth II dies, civil servants will know to put her funeral plans in motion when they hear the code words, “London Bridge is down,” according to the Mirror.  It's not a secret, it's mentioned on various online sites.   These words struck me a bit irreverent for the longest ruling Monarch in British history. It sounds like something whispered in James Bond's ear … Continue reading When the QE II Sails