Monthly Archives: June 2016

#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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When Will It End; Venezuela’s Hunger?

When King Leopold of Belgium seized the Congo he was after a colony – he was after wealth and prestige in the halls of power in Europe. He never even visited Congo; it didn’t matter. He didn’t care; didn’t need … Continue reading

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The Last Flight

This is what the end looks like. A flag draped over a departing airplane, the last flight – the last bridge. A sign of honor and gratitude from the departing – those never to return – grateful for so many … Continue reading

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OPEC, Tariffs and Foolishness

“Did you know that OPEC has been colluding to destroy America’s frackers, prop up the price of their own oil and continue to get rich as they just laugh at our expense? How dare they!? How do we stop them? … Continue reading

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Venezuela’s Discovery of Hunger

Nobody expects it to hit close to them – the hunger. We see pictures on television: Ethiopia, Congo, Kosovo. We dig into our pockets or open our checkbooks to help, we are good people of course. Sometimes we watch a … Continue reading

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This is Still Africa

An old hotel – the venue for our clandestine meeting. Owned by one of Mobutu’s generals; villas with two rooms, a small bedroom licked with candles beside a sitting and dining room lit by a fireplace. Old furniture, too imposing … Continue reading

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