Monthly Archives: November 2015

A TRUCK STOP IN BELIZE

A truck stop held an important place in  my childhood.  On the way home from my family’s annual camping trip to Big Basin Redwoods state park, we would eat at a truck stop near Tracy, California.  That place was the real deal–on the … Continue reading

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BOOKS AS COMFORT FOOD

In times of stress, some people turn to comfort food; I turn to books. Books don’t have any calories and they give us comfort food for thought. This weekend, in the aftermath of Friday night’s horror in Paris, BuzzFeed Books’ … Continue reading

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IMAGINE YOU ARE A REFUGEE

Imagine this:  You are having a pleasant late-night dinner in a restaurant in Kavala on the coast of northern Greece. You hear whistles and see a line of police forming along the sidewalk .   A young cop tells you, “The Syrians … Continue reading

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Politically Correct

It’s popular to make fun of being “Politically Correct” nowadays. It works for Donald Trump but will it work for Princess Jasmine? In an example of politically correct overreach, my Japanese-Caucasian granddaughter’s Princess Jasmine costume created a pre-costume-screening stir in the … Continue reading

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