Getting Around Guide to Tavira

We depart for Tavira, Portugal on September 17th, and will be staying a month. It is claimed in popular etymology that the word "Tavira" comes from the Arabic word طبيرة -- pronounced TABIRA, as there is no "v" sound in Arabic -- which supposedly means "the hidden." However you will find no such Arabic word…

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Schadenfreude

Yesterday, the United States rose again and reaffirmed the notion that we are a nation of laws -- unlike, say, Egypt, or other bullshit, third-world, strong-man-rule "democracies." The work to undo the damage Trump and his band of grifters have done is only beginning. This is not the time for early gloating, as the cabal…