Tag: Pentagon

A Swiftian GOP Proposal

From the perspective of the GOP*, the country is about to fall over a fiscal cliff ! The sky is falling, the sky is falling! For this reason (and because the press is saying we don’t have specifics), the following moderate proposals are put forth: Given the House of Representatives has announced the 2013 money-saving reduced... Read more »

It's About Time

Why don’t we put our money where our blabbering mouths are? Americans talks a good game about the importance of education, but when budgets are tight education—not the Pentagon—is the first thing to be cut. From my 20 years lived abroad in countries who do not prioritize the education of their next generation, I’ve seen... 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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