Advice to Passengers

Dec 4, 2008 by

The customs officer stopped me as I was wheeling my luggage out of baggage reclaim. Recommendation #1: Do not make eye contact with...

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Mother Palin: An Election Spec...

Nov 4, 2008 by

See last month’s entry, The Virgin Palin, for a precursor to this posting IF ONE ACCEPTS the argument from The Virgin Palin...

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The Virgin Palin

Oct 14, 2008 by

  WHEN JOHN MCCAIN announced Sarah Palin as his running mate, a number of Doubting Thomases within the ranks questioned his...

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Lament for Michael Kilburn (Pa...

May 14, 2008 by

For Part I of Lament for Michael Kilburn click here THE UK has an efficient rail system with comfortable high-speed trains that run...

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Lament for Michael Kilburn (Pa...

Apr 4, 2008 by

ANYONE who regularly reads an English-language newspaper in a former British colony-where there are inevitably large numbers of...

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Seeking the Eiffel Tower in Lo...

Jan 4, 2008 by

LAST SEPTEMBER I found myself in the bizarre situation of once again being—and I still can’t say it without an unsettling jolt of...

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Manning the Dead Zone (Part IV...

Nov 4, 2007 by

To read the first part of this piece about guard duty on the Green Line click here AN ANTI-TANK gun exercise took place six weeks into...

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Manning the Dead Zone (Part II...

Oct 4, 2007 by

Part I of this piece is the August 4 entry CONSECUTIVE DAYS of sentry duty took their toll, especially when the shifts were every...

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Manning the Dead Zone (Part II...

Sep 4, 2007 by

The first part of this piece is the August 4 entry THE OTHER CONSCRIPTS in my outpost, many of whom had been stationed on the Green...

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