Tag Archives: Europe

Commence Censorship

1930’s political/historical fiction and non-fiction gained popularity in America over the past year. This happened with good cause. In fact that cause has a name: Donald Trump. Allow me to elaborate. Continue reading Commence Censorship

No Sizzle, No Rules And No Substance

I am far from an impartial judge when it comes to the 2016 presidential contest but in my estimation Hillary Clinton won Monday night’s debate at Hofstra University by every metric! Continue reading No Sizzle, No Rules And No Substance

A Meeting In St. Pete

This is another of my big political stories of the week being covered on Sunday articles. The problem is that it went almost unreported in the American press. I’m afraid an America obsessed with the 2016 election is falling into it’s the world begins at the Atlantic and ends at the Pacific worldview once again.   Continue reading A Meeting In St. Pete

My Wife’s Funny Story

Decades ago my wife broke a glass ceiling and was the first woman at a large financial firm to reach the level of management that she did. In that position she had to attend many regional and national meetings. For years she was the only woman at the conferences. She still jokes that the biggest advantage is that she had the bathroom all to herself. That always got laughs at a party. Today it makes me think of some things that are happening in global politics. Continue reading My Wife’s Funny Story

European Dreamin’

I’m not a world traveler. In fact I’ve never been outside the northern half of the western hemisphere. I haven’t left the United States since 9/11 (although that is coincidental). Even when in America almost all my time is spent in the Eastern Time Zone. About ten years or so ago the idea of traveling to Europe began to intrigue me for the first time in my life. Much of the credit for that must be given to the novels of Dan Brown and the late Steig Larsson. Continue reading European Dreamin’