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Thanksgiving Day in a Somber America

Happy Thanksgiving for all those who celebrate it. There has been probably no more difficult day for many Americans. Even during bloody and hopeless days of war and fury, we never faced before the sort of challenge to the health and wellbeing of Americans that we do...

Audio book on Audible?

I am going to start the project of recording an audio version of ANDEAN ADVENTURES soon. I had hoped to start before Thanksgiving but I suspect it will be more likely right after. I've been studying how to do, have download some software and picked up some equipment...

A Puzzle for Me, Not Discussed on Cable News

One thing I'd like to hear more about in terms of the elections news is why it is that with such a strong victory by Biden over Trump - 306 electoral votes and over 5 million votes more in the popular vote - why is it that the Democrats got clobbered in virtually...

Poor Peru as a Reminder of Corruption Worldwide

Considering the themes in my book ANDEAN ADVENTURES, available in both English and Spanish, it was notably awful to watch what Peru has been going through this week. An allegedly corrupt Peruvian Congress has used the tar of so-called past corruption against an...

Smoking in Movies and TV ?

Have you been curious like me and especially my wife about this phenomenon?  Have you noticed it too? It seems to us that there is more and more smoking again on TV and in the movies. We can't really understand it. Is it intended to somehow make it seem more real to...

Joyous Relief

That relief is strengthened by seeing MSNBC, BBC and importantly Fox News declaring unequivocally Joe Biden the next president of the United States, and Kamala Harris the next vice president. The monster may tweet a storm and try to resist the inevitable but it won't...

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