“419,000” Followers: For This

When I saw that retweeted into my timeline the other day, what was my reaction?

I could only think… here’s another idea: read a history book.

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A “Relation SpΓ©ciale”?

It is no secret that this US president evokes wildly negative feelings in many. [Full disclosure: I did not vote for him.]

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The Triangular Alliance

My wife also laughs to family and friends, “It’s a bit of a weird feeling being English and visiting George Washington’s or Thomas Jefferson’s house.”

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That Man On The Mountaintop

I will always fondly remember as well, as we built the house – which is on quite a hill – in the Catskills in 2008-09, my mother pulling me aside and joking, “Oh, you want a house on a mountain too, I see.”

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“Ammunition” For Debate

Even in our New York, with much stricter local gun ownership laws than Texas, I know quite a few of our rural Catskills neighbors are armed to the teeth. I use the term “neighbors” loosely because houses “nearby” are few and far between…

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Along The Norfolk Coast

Otherwise religiously indifferent British would likely go to battle stations if some government bureaucrat dared to inform them, “Look, attendance is so small, we will pull that church down and put up a brand new shopping centre.”

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American Apples And European Oranges

We’ll be in Switzerland this weekend. I had not considered this about the trip until now, but if one believes oneself to be a “global citizen,” who needs a passport, right?

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