“Russia and China, Together at Last.

Amy Goodman interviews Alfred McCoy about his recent article in The Nation headlined “Russia and China, Together at Last” Link to transcript on Democracy Now To Paraphrase: Russia and China believe they can dominate international politics. In essence, they’re pursuing a geopolitical strategy to break U.S. control over the Eurasian landmass and thereby break U.Continue reading ““Russia and China, Together at Last.”

A lifetime ago, driving along a sea of sunflowers

When we lived in Bucharest I drove to Varna, Bulgaria for the weekend, along the Black Sea, beside me a sea of sunflowers. Godot at my side. Stayed at a funky bnb, a tiny forest full of color, surreal, full of Russians. Occupied myself with favorite author, a first edition of Dawn’s first book. …aContinue reading “A lifetime ago, driving along a sea of sunflowers”

“A Couple of Europhiles” is back – new podcast – allot to cover.

Bailey and Francis discuss taking in Ukraine refugees and the devastating crisis in Ukraine. Topics include the perspective from China and traveling to Turkey while the world is at war. France with all its strengths, Germany with its strengths and challenges, and Italy’s way of saving energy the best they can – not to mentionContinue reading ““A Couple of Europhiles” is back – new podcast – allot to cover.”

So much for February 24th

life can really be a roller coaster on 2.24.2000 I posted Italy would close down for a while, due to Covid, they said – we must wait and see on 2.24.2024 the war began in Ukraine – they tell us daily, we must wait and see on 2.24.1920, the Nazi Party officially began and weContinue reading “So much for February 24th”

Our family took in Ukrainian refugees; at least we could do that

Yesterday morning we got a call from Oleg, a Ukrainian who worked with my guy a couple of years ago – Oleg is staying near Kiev but his family, now in Slovenia, was on the move. They were heading to Genoa and needed a place to stay. “Of course they can stay here but whereContinue reading “Our family took in Ukrainian refugees; at least we could do that”

Travel has meant everything and friends mean even more

4 decades ago we were ‘this close’ and it took ‘that long’ to reconnect. We laughed for 2 hours. Once upon a time Elaine and I were best friends. We lost one another for years due to life and travel but every once in awhile I’m reminded of what I’ve lost – leaving my oldContinue reading “Travel has meant everything and friends mean even more”

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