I am starting a new “tag” for impressions so that I can say how what I am seeing and hearing affects me and what I think about it.

The tags in this blog are:

Chron  — updates on travels and activities, more or less in order

Map –- yes, maps

Itinerary  what we are doing, when and where

Books  recommended reading to understand the situation here

Background  historical information and perspective to help understand how the past continues to affect the present here