No news is good news: God give me strength!

I need quality reading material with me at all times. The temptation to open the news on my telephone screen is always there. Arrived five minutes early? That’s five minutes to open your telephone and check the news! It’s so easy, and so available, and so up-to-date. But it’s not good quality reading. Newspapers can’t …

Eventually, ISIS will once again be an ancient deity… You heard it first here.

People are all shocked and horrified that the US and the West just “stands there and lets ISIS build up the Islamic State”.  Look, I’m no genius, but hey, I did predict exactly that Iraq would cost the whole entire war, and be a financial drain on the whole economy (each of our stopped clocks …

No News Is Good News: Total screw-up!, or, A Lesson!

Tristan is such a great guy; I think he’s a rockstar. So when he was organizing this hotel conference and needed people, I said I was in like Flynn. I expected we’d be run off our feet with work, so I didn’t even pack a telephone, let alone a book. We were literally paid to …

No News Is Good News: Argh!

Today, I’m trying to focus on correspondence, and I removed myself to The Film Buff café with pens and paper. In lieu of music, they’re playing a certain national news talk program I used to listen to (Hint: it’s The Current, with the exact same host as from before I began listening to French radio …

No News Is Good News: Peeking

Look, the reality is that with total, sweeping respect for John McCain, I rooted strongly for Barack Obama, hoping for some hope and change.   Mostly, I supported Obama for one reason: his talk about ending partisan hatred and surmounting the color barrier of Red vs. Blue. And I can see as well as you …