Posts tagged "Germany"

Obama Grandma Does McCormick with BBC et. al

To My Grandsons Ethan and Theo, this one was for you and your future In a film there would be a panning shot, a 360 degrees camera shot taking in the masses at McCormick Convention Center on Tuesday night, November 6th–Election Day 2012. To my left are rows of network big shots doing their stand... Read more »

Pissing away tomorrow

There you go–again–Mitt. Grousing on the op-ed page of the Chicago Tribune that, golly gee, so few of our NATO posse want to spend at least 2% of their budget on the military, i.e. welfare for the military industrial purveyors of death and destruction, or as I think of it “Billions for Boeing” . Silly Europeans,... Read more »

Compensating, are you? (And what's the problem with Bama?)

The UK and the USA have a huge difference, and no it’s not just health care–but the automobile. The Brits pay big money for gas and concurrently have smaller, more efficient vehicles. The USA still seem to think that macho vehicles reflect the owners egos–bigger than their driving skills by the sample of poorly parked... Read more »
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Another Sunny Day in Paradise

Originally I had wanted the title of this, my first blog, as the title of my blog. But a quick Google search showed me–there was that song by that title, so I demurred. Bon Bini Ya’ll seemed quirky enough, without being possibly litigious. After all, can you copyright a word? Then I reconsidered maybe you... 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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