Essays & Images on Cities, Travel and Contemporary Culture. A web journal of James A. Clapp, Ph.D., an UrbisMedia Ltd. Production

Carpe Diem: 2019.10.10 THE 2019 NOBEL; STILL UN-DISCOVERED


Again, in vain (and vanity), I waited for that middle-of-the-night phone call from the Nobel committee on literature to inform me that they had finally seen the light, at the last elevated their Read More

Carpe Diem: 2019.09.18 #ThemToo

I know, I know, some of you are saying right now, “This just isn’t like Dragon City Journal. He’s not misogynistic, and he’s always respectful of women. Calling them stupid and ugly, Read More

Carpe Diem: 2019.09.05 EUROTRUMP

Trump Europe

Some readers might have missed Donald Trump’s fudgy cartographics with a map of the projected path of Hurricane Dorian in which the prez decided to extend the projection to the state of Alabama Read More

Carpe Diem: 2019.08.21 SMACKIN’ ENDICOTT

See the entire scene from the 1967 “Best Picture” In the Heat of the Night here:

It is one of the most satisfying movie scenes—well, at least in some parts of this country (let’s not forget Read More

Carpe Diem: 2019.08.15 Act of Contrition

Carpe Diem: 2019.08.09 Brexit Brush

Carpe Diem: 2019.07.04 The Tyrannical T

Carpe Diem: 2019.07.02 The Odd Couple

Carpe Diem: 2019.06.22 GET A PAIR!

I am a great fan of Public Radio. I even did some of my own programmings for a few years (you can check out a few samples here).  So maybe Read More

Carpe Diem: 2019.06.19 HERE WE GO AGAIN

“Remember the Maine,” Remember the Maddox (Gulf of Tonkin).  Well, if you can’t, then get ready for “Remember the Straits of Hormuz”? Or whatever it takes—like those alleged Iraqi Read More