Beep beep beep. I silence the alarm and roll over, considering the consequences of going back to sleep. It’s November 26, the first Monday in the blink of time between Thanksgiving and Christmas for most Americans. But not to a large chunk of the population in Pennsylvania. No, to many Pennsylvanians the day marks a … Continue reading untitled
The first round of Democratic primary debates concluded on Thursday night, bringing us one step closer to being done with this god-awful format of a ten-person joint press conference with moderators. That said, this episode of round one brought far more spice than its Wednesday night counterpart, in hindsight a somewhat predictable outcome of having … Continue reading Democratic Debates: Night Two Takeaways
The opening night of primary debate season opened somewhat quietly. Most candidates seized the opportunity to introduce themselves, often ignoring the question to circle back to their bread and butter talking points. The bigger names, especially Booker, performed fairly well, and largely avoided getting into confrontation with each other. Below are some of my biggest … Continue reading Democratic Debates: Night One Takeaways
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This is a bit I wrote in my journal from our 2017 trip to Colombia. I'm struck by how I describe Colombia so similarly to Vietnam. December 22, 2017 Colombia is beautiful. It is colorful, loud, dirty, passionate, and engages every sense. I wonder if our first taste of South America will be topped. We … Continue reading Blurb from Colombia
The Getty Villa and its collections of antiquities are stunning. But that’s just the problem. I’ve worked there a few times now. Initially I was awestruck by the building. Its architecture designed to resemble a Roman villa. Its sprawling layout with various wings, luxurious courtyard, and reflection pool that seems to extend all the way … Continue reading Billionaires and Individualism
The United States and Iran are closer to war than ever before. This is precisely the outcome the Trump administration has been working toward. A year after announcing the US would leave the JCPOA, the Trump administration announced an end to sanctions waivers for allies doing business with Iran – another step in the short-sighted … Continue reading The US Wants War with Iran