Archive for October 2011

Reason No. 43

Because of a coffee pot malfunction, an American Airlines flight to Lima, Peru was held on the ground in Miami. Because they  needed to find a vacuum to clean it up- something clearly beyond the pay grade of the management team-American left the airplane wide open at the back. For at least a couple of... Read more »

Occupy Chicago Event October 10th

Nothing like a lovely Columbus Day, weather in low 70s with brilliant sunshine for a walk in the Loop this afternoon. As one of the 99%–not one of the 1% richest Americans– I plan to walk in the Occupy Chicago march this afternoon heading for the Art Institute of Chicago. Why would I do this?... Read more »
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    Candace Drimmer

    I was an accidental expatriate; love and marriage led me to it. One day I was a bandy-legged kid sitting atop my dogwood tree looking out of my small backyard world in 1950s New Jersey, wanting to move somewhere--anywhere, different. Next thing I knew my father had accepted a job in Houston TX. I was ecstatic, it was a foreign land in 1961 America. After high school graduation, my parents’ gave me a matched set of fawn-colored hardsided American Tourister luggage. Taking the hint, I went to college; well four colleges in five years--it was the 60s after all. Meeting a young hirsute anti-war, soon-to-be-Peace Corps volunteer, I fell in love. After finishing up college coursework for my degree, but before I even walking a graduation stage, I grabbed the paper airline ticket my boyfriend had sent me, my brand-new passport, and was off to the airport and Lima, Peru.

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