October 2009

A Magical Moment

October 29, 2009

On my trip to Scotland, a mistake by the GPS gave me a few minutes of pure ecstasy. This incident came to me totally out of the blue. Well, actually it was pitch dark. There is no way I could have anticipated it. It instantly changed my mood. I was frustrated. I was upset. I […]

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Heaven And Hell

October 28, 2009

I‘m back from Scotland. The country was heaven. The arrangements left much to be desired. On the Thursday prior to departing on my trip I spoke on the phone with one of the ladies at the agency. I was told that they would be mailing me a cell phone, a GPS and a booklet listing […]

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October 12, 2009

I am going on a little trip. This coming Saturday I will be off on the first leg – to North Carolina. I depart from New York on Sunday. It has been some time since I last visited Scotland; 1971, in fact. I lucked out and left the States the day after Nixon allowed the […]

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Don’t Miss This

October 9, 2009

Bill Moyers is one of the few serious, informative journalists on television. Rather than have you labor over my writing, I’m giving you a break. The bulk of this post consists of several paragraphs of transcript from tonight’s Bill Moyers Show on PBS. There is also a couple of minutes of video from tonight’s show. […]

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Do You Want A Democracy?

October 7, 2009

Do you REALLY want a democracy? The healthcare reform farce we see in Congress is proof positive that we do not actually enjoy a democracy in the United States. Who is to blame? You and me. Who can bring back democracy? Only you and me. How, you ask. Well, that’s what I’m here for. I […]

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One Possible Scenario

October 5, 2009

This is not a prediction. It is only what I see as an optimistic scenario. What’s going to happen with healthcare reform in Congress? Your guess is as good as mine. Because there is no leadership, no one knows what the outcome will be. We do know a few things, however. Since it was given […]

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