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Election 2016 – What Most People Still Don’t Get

I went back again to the “Flight 93 Election” article the other day as I was writing another post, and re-read it. This quote stuck out, “They want their pet ideas adopted—tax deductions for having more babies and the like. … Continue reading

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On Destroying New Nobilities

“To protect us from the formation of a new nobility.” I’ve been watching lots of mini-series lately about the royals, as I mentioned yesterday. The one I just finished was “The Last Kingdom” which is the story about how Saxon … Continue reading

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The 2016 Election and a Tale of Two Articles

I consume an enormous amount of information, as I’m sure that you do. Not from television anymore, #FakeNews masquerading as “Nightly News”, CNN’s Fareed Zacharia pretentiously preaching nonsense and calling it wisdom. “I want to get the viewers to understand … Continue reading

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9/11 On My Mind

It was a bright fall Boston morning fifteen years ago when I walked out of my rented room to saunter down the sidewalk towards my university. I was young, green, naïve – in graduate school. I was studying development – … Continue reading

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#BREXIT and Nostalgia

Now I’m not British, and I don’t mean to opine about things that are none of my business; that don’t affect my life. Especially something monumental that is so raw – an election that was like a divorce really (and … Continue reading

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An Entity With Earthly Allure

America is grappling with the predicament of this the strangest of all election years. Something old is over, something new is beginning; this requires examination. Articles, tweets, podcasts; vitriol, rage, humiliation sometimes. Sadness. Excitement. I entertain them all, unwelcome though … Continue reading

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Focus Instead on the Pawns

A line of young men and women stand, dressed in white and blue and red and gold, arms stretched high while they chant – always the chanting. They have come in the hundreds, thousands – in the hundreds of thousands … Continue reading

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The Suicide of Venezuela

I never expected to witness the slow suicide of a country, a civilization. I suppose nobody does. Let me tell you, there’s nothing epic about it. We who have the privilege of travel often look down in satisfaction at the … Continue reading

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For Those Who Would be King

In February of 2010 President Oscar Arias of Costa Rica attended his last summit as sitting president. For those of you who don’t know President Arias, he is a two time president of Costa Rica. The first time was in … Continue reading

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The Antidote for Hate

So I had a little down time yesterday, and was surfing through YouTube watching some videos from the past. I find that YouTube is an amazing tool, allowing us to catch and preserve the great moments in humanity’s struggles. In … Continue reading

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