In the Year 2020

This article is an imagining of Bernie Sanders lightly re-editing and adding a few new bits to a fictitious evergreen Op Ed piece he once wrote as a young firebrand for the Burlington Free Press circa the 70s.  There are 560 days between now and November 4th, 2020. As the stampede of mostly uninspiring Democratic…

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The Expat’s Bill of Particulars

* THIS POST IS SATIRE! * 😉 “The most important thing we do is not doing.” Justice Louis Brandeis In a few weeks, I shall be in Tavira. Aside from ruthless commercial developers, there are four kinds of people who are attracted to places like the South of Portugal: retired couples seeking a cheap(er) place to…

The Lion in Winter

Two days have passed since I returned to Florida. Initial general impressions: much of what I see around me appears destitute.  Even though everything is attractively priced at a third or less of what it costs in NY, the obvious lack of education in the general population is pronounced. The local waters -- the fabled…