I don't want to shock anyone, but it's snowing. Not a blizzard. No high winds or blinding whiteout. Just a regular, old-fashioned snow, falling gently from a sky almost as white as the snow falling from it. I had to wake Garry up at 9 this morning, which is very early. "Where," I asked him, … Continue reading SNOWBOUND AGILITY
Postwar: A History of Europe Since 1945 by Tony Judt Available in paperback, hardcover and as an audiobook Reading PostWar was a project, an immersion experience during which I first unlearned, then relearned everything I knew of modern European history. It was worth the effort. This is a long book — 960 pages — crammed with so … Continue reading POSTWAR: A HISTORY OF EUROPE SINCE 1945 – TONY JUDT
You think you know someone. You hang out with them. Exchange emails, jokes, anecdotes. Maybe you even work with them. One day, out of the blue, you discover they are fundamentalist Christians who think you are going to Hell. Or a hard-core right-wing Republican who voted for you-know-who. Maybe a conspiracy theorist or a proud … Continue reading WHAT A SHOCK!
Share Your World – January 15, 2018 Whoa! Mid January? 2018? Today is Martin Luther King Day, too ... I remember when they decided to make it a holiday and eventually, it really did become a holiday. That was back when this country was actually committed to Civil Rights. Was it a million years ago? … Continue reading SHARING MY WORLD – MID JANUARY 2018
Lately I've been reading posts focusing on how civilization is disintegrating because of technology. How we've lost our privacy, obviously because of social networking. The prevalence of fake news on the Internet that so many morons take seriously has had a lethal impact on our lives. We worry that the loss of language and relationship skills … Continue reading THE DISINTEGRATION OF CIVILIZATION