Archive for August 2013

Bomb Syria to save people from chemical weapons; dead either way

Why does anyone believe bombing a country will stop a rogue dictator like Assad from killing his citizenry. When did this last work Samantha Power, because despite having read your marvelous book I don’t remember an example when it worked? All bombing of Syria would do is let President Obama and the Pentagon have a... Read more »

Cities Under Attack by Gun Toting Yahoos; or Why to Boycott the USA

Guns, bloody deadly guns again. I thought after Columbine, America would get it. We didn’t. I thought after Aurora CO. I knew after Newtown CT. Nope. Not enough ripped apart children paid with their short lives to fill the coffers of the gun lobbyists at the NRA. More the NRA cried, more guns.  So now three American Yahoos... Read more »

With charity for all; or why some lazy tourists should be ashamed

Time is a fungible. We all have it; at least, we all have time for what we really want to do. We all spend time. We all waste time. Or to put it another way, one person’s time waster is another person’s way to spend time. And visa versa too. So given that, why is it that... Read more »
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Things that make you crazy; or how why it is better to crack up than crack down

Life’s  conundrums. So many little questions that arise day in and out. Questions of why, how come and what the hell was that for? Take calling Customer Service of Fill-in-the-blank company. I dial. The disembodied voice answers with the usual BS including my personal favorite, ”We at Fill-in-the-blank company value your call. Please enter your account number... Read more »

Residential Hostages of Cable TV; or Why it's Time to Cut the Umbilical Cord

The War of the Cable World continues as dinosaurs Time Warner Cable and CBS exercise brinkmanship worthy of the Cold War over cities across America. These behemoths, with their monopolistic territories, are bullies in a china shop of their own creation. A china shop way too many Americans pay for every month even as they rate these... Read more »
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    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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