While I routinely peruse non-U.S. Web sites and read as heavy a dose of international news as the next guy, there is something about one's "foreign" reading—when you're away from home. When I'm away from the U.S. (even 5 minutes after takeoff from, say, Logan), my "head gets into" the life & times of wherever I'm visiting. In particular I begin to deep dive into every article—style or politics or economics—in any non-U.S. newspaper or magazine at hand. (In English, alas.) That psychological immersion in print is as important as the conversations I have with folks when I get to "the other end."
Before blogging became all the rage, Tom was posting book reviews and Observations (essentially early blog posts) to this site. You can find the archives below.
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