Monthly Archives: February 2019

On What Progress Might Look Like

I take my tiny dog out in the early African mornings, they are my favorite times on the continent. The little early-birds are chirping around, seated on the razor wire atop the walls which protect us from ‘the anarchy that … Continue reading

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“Short Walks from Bogota” – A Book Review

So first, the positives. “Short Walks from Bogota: Journeys in the New Colombia” is pretty well written, a relatively easy read. Parts of it were informative and certainly the author traveled around the country, if missing most of what he … Continue reading

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The 2018/19 Maduro Diet

It is said that Marie Antoinette, when she offhandedly suggested regarding the hunger of starving peasants “Let them eat cake” was not mocking the suffering of the poor but was so disconnected from reality that she assumed that it was … Continue reading

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“Dreams of the Defeated”: A Play You Should Buy!!

We don’t much consider speech in the United States. We hurl tiny word missiles at each other on twitter; troll the posts of strangers on Facebook leaving behind little bombs intended only to make them feel bad and us better … Continue reading

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Rogue Male – A book Review

You know you have read a good novel when you pick something out of a bin by chance or happenstance, something that would not normally catch your eye or capture your imagination but laziness or curiosity causes you stop, flip … Continue reading

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The Power of Progress

Words are funny things, slippery and somehow hard to pin down; little moving targets making thought difficult or missiles correctly aimed in order to destroy in far worse ways than the whips and chains of old. Language has always been … Continue reading

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A Green New Deal? – Part IV

Well this has been fun, distilling the “Green New Deal” into bite-size chunks (sorry for oversimplifying things, for which I will be routinely pilloried – as it is, this has been too long and I have risked becoming a bore). … Continue reading

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