Monthly Archives: March 2012

WHAT’S WRONG WITH BALANCE

Trayvon Martin inSanford,Florida, a 17 year old unarmed black student, was recently shot and killed while walking home in his neighborhood carrying snacks.  He wore a “hoodie.”  Neighborhood watcher George Zimmerman, alleged Martin looked “suspicious” and then attacked him.  Zimmerman, … Continue reading

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SYRIA’S ON FIRE; PALESTINE SMOLDERS

Americans currently join the world trying to find a way to stop the Syrian government from killing its own people, and to rescue them from the brutality.  Media are full of the stories that shock us.  Almost all are anti-Syrian … Continue reading

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CONSEQUENCES

Absence of a critical element can lead to big consequences, as in the ancient proverbial rhyme:           For want of a nail the shoe was lost. For want of a shoe the horse was lost. For want of a … Continue reading

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ANOTHER BRIDGE TO NOWHERE

The first one exists only in the minds of its proponents in the US Congress, a 400 million dollar “earmark.”  It would replace a ferry from Ketchikan to Gravina Island, Alaska, population 50, and to the Ketchikan International Airport.  It … Continue reading

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WHY PICK ON ISRAEL/PALESTINE OVER ANY OTHER WORLD CRISIS?

Do you remember Pogo, a furry lovable little creature in a comic strip from years ago?  He once said, “We have met the enemy, and they is us.” Look at current hot spots in the world.  We in the West, … Continue reading

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Let me get this straight—who is David and who is Goliath now?

I used to know.  Shepherd boy having nothing but stones faces giant Goliath with a huge sword.  Now tiny Israel faces huge numbers of enemies, hostile neighboring countries and the entire Arab world.  They will combine with the Palestinians, mostly … Continue reading

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A BONE, A GARDEN AND A BABUSHKA

A broken fifth metatarsal bone in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, crutches and wheelchair to protect the injured foot would complicate if not cancel the rest of our trip.  At the Manas airport a hydraulic lift elevated Marianne and me to the open … Continue reading

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