BUSKER: a street performer


The first time I ever saw street performers was in San Francisco in what seems like a hundred years ago.   They were colorful, up-beat singers and dancers who greeted us as we stepped off a trolley car.  It was quite enjoyable, and worth the measly dollar I dropped in the guitar case. I suspect these […]

URBANE [ur-BEYNE]: sophisticated, polished, suave


It’s easy to confuse the two words:  urban and urbane. Urban  is an adjective that means something related to a city as opposed to a rural setting. Subways, skyscrapers, fleets of taxis, and lots and lots of restaurants are symbolic of an urban setting.   One might also point to a greater amount of diversity, crime, […]