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The Dreaded “FINISHED!”

KC and I have noticed a strangely consistent phenomenon in eating establishments around the world: the use of the word “finished.”  Many times it has happened that one of us orders from a menu only to discover that the item isn’t available.  And for some reason, the word “finished” seems to apply universally where English […]

Elephant Breath and Other Reasons to Visit Zimbabwe

A great CRAAAACK! in my subconscious woke me with a start. I sensed, rather than felt, KC sitting up beside me in the blackness; he leaned close and I had to strain to hear him whisper into my ear, “He just pushed over a tree. Do you want to get in the car?” I took […]