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Swimming with Baboons, or Can You Still See Elephants in Africa?

To find out the answer, you’ll have to read on. LOGISTICS It’s always good to start with something boring, then come back with the more interesting stuff. Short summary: Southern Africa is a very long way away from San Diego. … Continue reading

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Reflections on Travel to Southeast Asia

Dear Aunt Janet— I: Three days in Thailand It’s not so good to have your international flight delayed out of LAX for three hours. Because we were connecting to Bangkok by going through Guangzhou in China, this caused the need … Continue reading

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Huffington Post: Are You Now Or Have You Ever Been A Muslim? Part 1

Among the parade of unreasonable ideas that Republican presidential candidate Donald J. Trump has put forth is that we should seal our borders and stop granting visas to anyone who is a Muslim. His press release  says that he supports … Continue reading

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Huffington Post: The Trip Bernie Sanders, the Socialist, Should Take, Part 2

The word “Cuba” is said to be derived from the Taino language word “cubao” one of whose meanings is “where fertile land is abundant” . And it looks like there’s plenty of fertile land. And yet, we had been told … Continue reading

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Huffington Post: Advice for Geezer Skiers

I am part of an informal group of skiing enthusiasts. We meet once a year for four days, all at US venues in the west with challenging terrain for the serious skiers and nice hotels for the less dedicated. We … Continue reading

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Too Hot for Huffington Post: Sean Penn—Dead Man Walking, for Real This Time

(Author’s Note: This article was published January 28 on Huffington Post but was later inexplicably removed.) Suppose that you are a ruthless drug lord, even a diminutive one, running a completely illegal billion dollar a year commercial operation that sources drugs … Continue reading

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Huffington Post: Here’s What Retirement REALLY Looks Like

Let’s first make two simplifying assumptions: first, you have, through personal responsibility or choosing the right work situation or just darn good luck, accumulated sufficient financial resources to continue to do the things and live in the style that you … Continue reading

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