Tuesday, October 19, 2021

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...

Anytown, USA

Kramer had it right when he installed a screen door on his New York apartment giving him "the cool evening breezes of Anytown, USA." That's what comes to mind as I check out from the...

Tel Aviv Another Time

Last October, I was one of the lucky ones to book an Explorer Award ticket on American Airlines that consisted of 16 segments, 50,000 miles flown, all in business class. It was my crowning achievement...

Smells Like Teen Spirit

The sound of kids playing in the summer: Growing up, that was the sound of basketball. Pick up games in the neighbor's driveway, behind Mikey's house, and in the park were played till we couldn't...

Lord of the Bling: The 10 Tallest Towers

Skyscrapers serve a useful purpose as hotels, office space, and lookout observatories. But, let’s be honest, these buildings were constructed to serve a higher purpose- to show off. Traveling to big cities throughout the...

The Flag of the Times

President Xi JinPing visited Mongolia yesterday, the first visit by a Chinese President since 2003. Although the two countries share a common border, their relationship has been anything but communal. The tumultuous history between...

The Russians Are Coming, the Russians Are Coming!

Along with my superficial travel insights about seeing the world on points, I do, from time to time, like to interject a post about the pulse of my surroundings. It has been a hectic past few weeks...

The Trouble with Single Malts: Why Scotland Should Stay in the UK

It's the same song and dance as another country wants to break away from its parents to be independent with no clue what comes next if they do. Have we not learned anything from the stupidity...

Trial by Jury of Social Media

Due process, innocent until proven guilty, trial by a jury of your peers: these legal principles used to mean something. Now we might as well scrap the entire judicial system because everyone is guilty if...

The Coalition of the Wary: The US ‘Allies’ Against ISIS

Today CNN is lauding that the US is not going at it alone against the scum of the earth known as ISIS, ISIL, or whatever they want to call themselves. They have found allies...
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