I am a sucker for the Olympics. I just love watching world class folks doing their best. Could be athletes, bakers, chefs, or carpenters. I just adore watching the best at their craft. Now, this Olympiad is over and behind us. Time for some reflections. What I can always do without is the criticism the … Continue reading Olympic Reflections
In 2001, President George Bush declared a war on terrorism and the United States of America invaded Afghanistan. Twenty years later, in accordance with a deal negotiated by President Donald Trump under his “America First” strategy, the United States is leaving Afghanistan after 2,372 American soldiers have died, another 20,320 American soldiers were injured and … Continue reading Endgame Afghanistan
Everybody’s Fool by Richard Russo If you have not yet read Everybody’s Fool and have also not yet read Nobody’s Fool, then start with the latter and work your way up. Having watched the movie is not sufficient (though, in my humble opinion, the movie does justice to the book). And, also, if you have … Continue reading Recommended Summer Escape Reading
I never thought I was much of a pessimist, but the times, they are a changin’. Not that I ever saw the world through rose-colored glasses, but I did not think I was THAT negative. I am not so sure anymore. I always thought that I was somewhere between Lincoln (you can’t fool all the … Continue reading Am I becoming a Pessimist?