Tag Archives: UN

A Bridge Too Far

Timestamp: Monday morning July 18, 2023

I’m getting a little literary here but I decided to title this article, A Bridge Too Far, because in many ways that’s exactly what happened and will happen. We know that the Kerch Strait Bridge was significantly damaged by an apparent drone strike. Much past that calls for speculation. Please cross those bridges with me in the next few paragraphs.

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My Green Socks

Timeline: Lunchtime on Friday. Again, measured by “ink” the biggest political story of the week just ended (by the time this is published) was the Trump legal soap opera. The timestamp is necessary because the situation is dynamic. At a distant point in time, I know I had a pair of green socks. If I were foolish enough to buy Donald Trump’s malarkey, I might have a place to look for them. Continue reading My Green Socks

Grain

Grain. That’s what today’s article is about; both figurative and literal.
Late last week a deal brokered by the UN and Turkey between Ukraine and Russia to transport wheat was announced. That is a big deal. In advanced countries like the United States, it would help bring down food prices and in the process inflation. In the world’s poorest countries it would make the difference between starvation and life. Serious stuff!

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Adjacent Headlines

Monday morning was one of the rare mornings that I had no idea what I would write about for the next day’s publishing. As I read the online edition of the New York Times that all changed. Two adjacent headlines caught my eye as I scrolled down the page. They were: Climate Change’s Effects Outpace Ability to Adapt I.P.C.C. Warns and Supreme Court Will Hear Biggest Climate Change Case in a Decade. Continue reading Adjacent Headlines