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A girl walks into a bar. Actually, a woman of a certain age walks into a coffee shop. To be perfectly honest, I walked into a coffee shop in Amsterdam . . . more
The announcement we’d all been waiting for — who would join Donald Trump in his campaign to be the country’s next president — was overshadowed by yet another senseless terrorist attack, this one in Nice, France. More than 80 people were killed . . . more
It seems universal that accidental and deliberate deaths are horrific and extremely difficult to accept, especially the death of loved ones. Whatever our differences . . . more
I walked up to the concierge at my hotel and asked him, “Can you direct me to the Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe?” He said, “Oh yes, madam, let me show you on the map. It’s just a short walk from here.” As if I were inquiring about a stroll to a café. more
Hillary Clinton’s use of email during her time as secretary of state was careless, but not illegal. Basically, the secretary of state, the figurehead of our diplomacy . . . more
Much of the Middle East now lies in tatters, ripped to shreds by terrorists. Why can this region find no peace? Why is it continually in conflict? The reasons are numerous. more
It took 240 years, but it went around and now it’s come around. Britain has declared its independence from the European Union, deciding to go it alone. In the same way that our cheeky American Colonies . . . more
Despite being attacked numerous times by terrorists in less than a year, Turkey was never overly aggressive against the Islamic State and its barrage of terror. Now, unfortunately, Turks have paid the price. more
It’s been quite a while since the South Shore of Long Island was ravaged by Superstorm Sandy. Many homes have been restored, while others have been abandoned. Local beaches are . . . more
Chances are it’s too late for me to be a Swede. And that’s a pity, because from what I’m seeing, Sweden is a nearly perfect place to live. more
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