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We’ve returned from our trip to the British Isles. It was a splendid, if not exactly slimming, trip (too many pints and convivial repasts for that, I’m afraid), and it was nice to be almost completely off-line throughout, paying almost no attention to social media and the news. Among the highlights (besides being with family new and old, which was best of all) were: a long walk through the fields of the rural Midlands to a twelfth-century pub; getting to know Dublin (including a sobering tour of the Kilmainham Gaol); a two-day visit to the starkly beautiful Antrim coast of Northern Ireland; the Churchill “War Rooms” museum in London; and seeing the magnificent St. Paul’s again after thirty-four years (with far more understanding and appreciative eyes).

Now I’ve got some catching-up to do. Back to normal order soon.

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6 Comments

  1. Whitewall says

    Welcome back! Januaries are for dieting anyway :)

    Posted January 9, 2017 at 4:01 pm | Permalink
  2. Welcome back! I am somewhat envious of all those delicious pints. The world has continued falling apart in your absence.

    Posted January 9, 2017 at 6:33 pm | Permalink
  3. Welcome back, Malcolm. Sounds like a great holiday.

    Now back to the “complaints” department. For some reason, the feed for your blog, http://malcolmpollack.com/feed/
    did not report this particular post to my feed reader, albeit the feed for the comments, http://malcolmpollack.com/comments/feed/
    is working fine.

    Posted January 10, 2017 at 2:47 am | Permalink
  4. Never mind. I rebooted and cleared the Chrome cache and all is well.

    Posted January 10, 2017 at 3:19 am | Permalink
  5. Brett,

    Perhaps Malcolm can manage to reboot the world and make it all better …

    Posted January 10, 2017 at 3:24 am | Permalink
  6. Whitewall says

    Malcolm, while you were away, Instapundit linked the “Cathedral” term at least three times. First was on the 7th…http://www.theamericanconservative.com/dreher/cathedral-interprets-facebook-chicago-attack/

    Posted January 10, 2017 at 7:29 am | Permalink

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