Category Archives: Culture and Politics

The Inauguration

A few days ago a new president was sworn into office. He is a wealthy property developer with no previous political experience. He has been married several times and has five children. He was elected on a slate of goals … Continue reading

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WE NEED A NEW CONTRACT WITH AMERICA – CAN WE HAVE IT IN NO TRUMPS PLEASE?

Anyone familiar with the game of Bridge knows that players can play for a contract in which clubs, diamonds, hearts or spades are trumps, ranking higher than any other cards. Or they can settle for a contract in No Trumps … Continue reading

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THE BANQUET

Europe is currently facing the largest migration of peoples since the Second World War. Many of those who are coming to Europe are displaced from Syria by the civil war there and the depredations of the Islamic State. However there … Continue reading

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Two Weeks in China

I have never been to China before. I have traveled to the edges of Asia many times visiting and working in such places as Cambodia, Thailand, Indonesia, Taiwan and Korea, but I have never been to the heartlands of the … Continue reading

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I Am Christian & Not Charlie

Those who have seen my Facebook page will know that I have been using the Arabic letter Nun as my profile picture. I, and others have done this to express solidarity with the suffering of Christians in Northern Iraq and … Continue reading

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Islam and its Relation to the West – Part 3 – Three Signs of Hope

Earlier this month I was invited to speak at a formal dinner of a secular association on the subject of Islam and its relation to the West. I have expanded my presentation and am posting it in three parts. This … Continue reading

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Islam and its Relation to the West – Part 2 – Three Areas of Concern

Earlier this month I was invited to speak at a formal dinner of a secular association on the subject of Islam and its relation to the West. I have expanded my presentation and am posting it in three parts. This … Continue reading

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Islam and its Relation to the West – Part 1 – Three Areas of Tension

Earlier this month I was invited to speak at a formal dinner of a secular association on the subject of Islam and its relation to the West. I have expanded my presentation and am posting it in three parts. In … Continue reading

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Affordable Healthcare Part 2

Last October I shared my Health Insurance story with some comments on the Affordable HealthCare Act of 2010. I’m continuing the story here. I am self-employed & for the last ten years I have purchased my own medical insurance through … Continue reading

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ISRAEL and ISIS – The Only Similarity is the First Two Letters

It seems to me that the mainstream media have moved very quickly from the atrocities being committed by the Islamic State in Syria and Iraq to the bombardment of Gaza by the Israel Defence Force. Headlines are filled with one … Continue reading

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