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  • Bush Jr.’s Contrition

    When I saw Bush Jr.’s tears at his father’s memorial, I believed they were genuine. Bush Jr. regrets not having listened to his father when it mattered, and now his father is gone. Bush Sr. was a foreign policy expert…. Read More ›

  • Post-apocalyptic Movies

    The term “post-apocalyptic” is very broad and very deep. It includes movies and TV shows and covers everything from zombie invasions or plagues through to romantic comedies or even tear-jerker romance movies. There are a lot of monsters, apes, zombies,… Read More ›

  • Northeast Asia to the Arctic Atlantic

    How do you get from Northeast Asia to the Arctic, specifically the part of the Arctic above the Atlantic Ocean?  Seoul (ICN) to Iqaluit (YFB) on southern Baffin Island can cost around USD $2’410 per person. The route in both… Read More ›

  • Rocky

    Today I learned that Michael Sylvester Gardenzio Stallone (b. 1946) both wrote and starred in “Rocky” (1976). He was 29-years-old when he wrote the screenplay. It was the highest-grossing movie of 1976 and won three Oscars. “Rocky” won Best Picture,… Read More ›

  • “The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy” is your smartphone

    The super computers we all carry in our pockets — our so-called “phones” — are remarkably close to Douglas Adams’ descriptions of “The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy”.   I say this in reference to the physical book-like-item that was… Read More ›

  • The Mighty Platte

      If you’re looking for a tasteful North American river, I would recommend the Platte~     It doesn’t have the majestic reach of the Mackenzie or the Mississippi, nor the vice presidential/ silver medal aspects of the Snake, the Ohio… Read More ›

  • It was a Beat Generation

    Jack Kerouac (1922-1969) (left), Allen Ginsberg (1926-1997) (center) and William Burroughs (1914-1997) are considered to be the three main Beat writers.       This Is The Beat Generation by John Clellon Holmes The New York Times Magazine, November 16,… Read More ›