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

Vol.98.3: Paris Cafes: A Tribute in a Time of Terror

 

The world knows that people were murdered at Paris cafés and other places this past weekend. Much has been said and written, and will be, about these horrific events, but I want to say something Read More

Vol.97.3: ENHANCING CORPORATE EDUCATION INTO THE 21ST-CENTURY

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A few years ago I was riding on the light rail system in Hong Kong’s New Territories. I was sitting in front of a bulkhead with a glass frame for advertising posters. The poster in front of me Read More

Vol.96.3: TWO JIMMYS

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In Tijuana, Mexico, June 1990

During my hiatus from DCJ as my websites have been undergoing an updating and facelift I actually considered whether I wanted to return to writing essays at all. A lot of the stuff I write is about Read More

Vol.93.4: THE LAST TIME I SAW PARIS [MR]

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© 1999, UrbisMedia-Ltd.

In the final scene of Bernardo Bertolucci’s The Sheltering Sky (1990), Paul Bowles, the author of the original story is seated in a Tangier café where he greets Kit Moresby (Debra Winger), Read More

Vol.93.3: ME AND MY ALGORITHM

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The algorithm at Amazon.com that knows me better, it seems sometimes, than I know myself, must be a little befuddled these days. Like a shadow it tracks my purchases for my bookshelves in my Kindle, Read More

Vol.92.1: Pas Aloof: A Travel Memory

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In an earlier essay I (half) joked that American tourists to Paris often return home—usually to some very un–Paris-like town in the American “heartland” of Iowa or Missouri—grousing and Read More

Vol.88.6: WRITE-BRAINED

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Years ago, when In worked as a writer with film director Denis Sanders we had a modus operandi wherein I would sit across a table from him and lecture out everything Read More

Vol.87.8: MODUS SCRIBENDI, Why Write?

© 2014, UrbisMedia

© 2014, UrbisMedia

Recently, when the accountant who prepares my tax returns remarked that I don’t really seem to be making a lot of money with royalties from my books I didn’t Read More

Vol.86.7: Capo di Gruppo: A Memoire of a “Pack” Leader

My group, mingled with that of another tour professor in Florence © 1987, UrbisMedia

My group, mingled with that of another tour professor in Florence © 1987, UrbisMedia

Phissssssssssscht! The tour coach’s front door popped open like an airlock in a Star Wars spaceship. An assault Read More

Vol.85.7: Dragon City Journal Turns 10 Years!

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Precisely a decade ago I posted the following announcement:

1.1: Jim’s New Website Posted: Mon – October 20, 2003 at 02:33 PM

This is being sent to Read More

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