Tag Archives: Europe

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’

‘Twas The Next Day

It is late Friday afternoon going into Friday evening as I write this posting. It’s been a strange last few days for me. This week this website went dark, (See Apology And Explanation), the UK voted to leave the EU and the world began to react. My basic reaction can be summed up in the phrase: shock and dismay. Continue reading ‘Twas The Next Day