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Was I ever patriotic, as a youngster!  See the letters I wrote to my cousin Vic in America. I am writing from Palestine at age 13. 345 more words

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When in Greece – part 2: In the midst of a crisis

In January 2013 I visited Greece and was shocked to find how badly things had deteriorated because of the financial crisis.

The first thing that relatives asked me when I arrived in Greece four weeks ago was, “What do you think of our situation now? 770 more words

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I have no idea why the sky looked so red when I took this photograph

but it looks creepy and beautiful at the same time

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Thoughts Before Sleep

Anyway, beberapa hari ini belakangan ini saya rasanya susah tidur siang. Dan cukup menganggu, secara pasti ngantuk karena kurang tidur akibat harus sahur. Tidur juga malam, tidur malam pun dipersulit dengan adanya nyamuk… 136 more words

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Billionaires speaking out on lessening economic inequality

Interesting development discussed by Alan Feuer in the NY Times:

EARLIER this month, when the billionaire merchandising mogul Johann Rupert gave a speech at The Financial Times’s…

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When in Greece - part 1: "Good" to be here

When I was learning Greek as a child, I was taught that there were three words that one could use as a greeting, or parting wish, at different times of the day: Καλημἐρα – … 744 more words

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Teenager’s Jailing Brings a Call to Fix Sex Offender Registries

When the “cure” becomes too destructive, it’s not longer a cure. In the NY Times Julie Bosman points out the devastating effects of sex-offender registries… 611 more words

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