Category Archives: Culture

Cologne, Germany 2013

Picking up from where I left off from Blogging on a Summer Trip to Euro 2013.  I had left Amsterdam and headed to Cologne, Germany. I was still Jet lagged and remember waking up at 5 am in the Amsterdam … Continue reading

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January 2017

  New Years resolution: Be more productive The new year started in downtown Fort Worth, Texas.  Typical new years celebrations at Sundance Square in the center of the city.  There is a lot more going on in downtown Fort Worth … Continue reading

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Castro

Fidel Castro… It is interesting to note that in his first year in control of Cuba Castro actually had good relations with the United States.  He visited the USA and even had good things to say about Ricard Nixon.  Things … Continue reading

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Hope Conference NYC 2016

I attended the H.O.P.E (Hackers On Planet Earth) conference this past July in New York.  Interesting speakers with talks on a wide range of subjects including : Smart Cities and Blockchains: New Techno-Utopian Dreams or Nightmares?, Chinese Mechanical Locks – … Continue reading

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Japanese Baseball Team Names

Somewhat interesting…  Looking through some current events on Wikipedia I came across the headline that the Hokkaido Nippon Ham had beaten the Hiroshima Carp to win the Japanese World Series.  So the Ham beat the Carp.  For some reason I … Continue reading

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I watched this instead of the Presidential “Debate” – San Miguel, MX

I have been assured by many this was a better use of time.                                          

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Some more Refugee thoughts with video

I have been thinking again about the controversy in the United States around the issue of Refugees.  The United States recently hit Obama’s goal of bringing in Syrian Refugees. I wrote some thoughts on this in November last year in the … Continue reading

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Postwar: Retribution

Post War 2. Retribution In Western Europe where real resistance had actually been some of the least in WWII the myth of resistance mattered most. Milices Patriotiques “Collaboration Horizontale” Hiroshima mon amour By April 1946 (Post WWII) 1,200 Jews were … Continue reading

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Postwar: The Legacy of War

Post War The Legacy of War “Everywhere there is a craving for miracles and cures.  The war has pushed the Neapolitans back to the middle ages”. – Norman Lewis,  Naples ’44 In September 1944 there were 7,487,000 foreigners working in … Continue reading

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Some EU Brexit Thoughts

Well the Brits now seem to be on their way out of the European Union.  A lot of things still need be worked out and its probably going to be a confusing mess for those involved in the logistics of … Continue reading

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Montreal Mafia

Back in March I took a short trip to Montreal and met a few people from New York.  I mentioned to some of these guys that I read awhile back about some mafia killings in Montreal.  In New York its … Continue reading

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Postwar: A History of Europe Since 1945

I am admittedly am an extremely slow reader.  I started Postwar: A History of Europe Since 1945 by Tony Judt in April 2014 and I am only now finishing it up.  I highly recommend the book.  The book is around … Continue reading

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Monte Albán, Oaxaca, Mexico

The ruins of the Zapotec temple complex Monte Albán located just outside the city of Oaxaca. Mexico 2013

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Georgia O’Keeffe Museum

From Santa Fe: August 2015 A day in the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum in Santa Fe .              

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New York Self-Parody?

I admit I am sort of a collector/hoarder of Newspapers.  I particular like free papers which I pick up and then put in my bag and don’t get to for a few months.  One paper which I picked up in … Continue reading

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