Sunday, January 17, 2021

Simply The Best: June 2017

June! Is now July. But June was great for TPOL's views and for the exquisite articles I wrote. It was also a great month for comments. Many people didn't get my humor. Others liked to...

Beach Clubs in Barbados: A Tainted History

The social issues that island nations face is something that does not receive publicity. When I was in the Cayman Islands, locals and expats alike gave accounts of the friction between those from the...

Chaldeans Facing Deportation: The Inhumanity of Trump’s Policy

I have tried to stay out of this new world of politics because it is no longer productive to have discussions with either Democrats or Republicans. It makes even less sense to try and figure...

Kindle Delight

I said a hip hop, Hippie to the hippie, The hip, hip a hop, and you don't stop, a rock it To the bang bang boogie, say, up jump the boogie, To the rhythm of the boogie, the...

What Is Uber Fare Review Etiquette?

Uber has become my wing man and guardian angel when I'm forced to use a taxi. I've written extensively about the Worst Places to Hail a Cab and just completed a dispute with Citi regarding...

Flying Middle Seat Blues

It's election day and everyone has an opinion. I'll keep my thoughts on that to myself at this time and voice it on a more pressing issue- this six hour flight from JFK to...

#7: Pho Peace Summit: Shanghai, China

Hoang Sa Islands? Xisha Islands? Let’s settle it over a bowl of pho. The Paracel Islands have been in the news over the past few weeks not because of their tropical beaches or iconic full...

Ephedrine? Young Lady? Happy Ending?

Motorbike boss? No thanks.  Ephedrine? Young lady? Happy ending? The following words have been used to describe Bali: san‎ctuary, oasis, retreat. Here is another: tragic. The picturesque seaside lined with posh resorts is the sleight of hand meant to...

I’m Not Tipping Uber Either!

The Madness of March has made its way to blog comments. Some of the reactions to fellow BA blogger, Angelina's post Uber Driver Tip-Hustling Schemes Are Getting Out of Control are crazy. One guy wrote, "This...

The Points Of Life Is Writing for The Points Guy

I told my friends that I published an article for The Points Guy today. Many of them who aren't in our profession asked, "I thought you were the points guy?" Since I started blogging almost...
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