Monday, August 09, 2004

Home again

I'm back home in the U.S. after my two week vacation in Ireland and the U.K.. It was a delight to spend some more time in the Irish countryside that Chet so lovingly writes and blogs about. Although I appreciate the character and diversity of America, traveling abroad and then coming back home to this country brings to mind an apt observation by Oscar Wilde:
America is the only country that went from barbarism to decadence without civilization in between.