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Our Quito Ecuador, Amazon River and Galapagos Islands Experience

My wife, Ann, and I, landed in Quito, Ecuador, on February 15, 2015, for a 16 day tour. The city rises to 9,350 feet above sea level. It’s the capital city of Ecuador and second highest capital city in the […]

Our Quito Ecuador, Amazon River and Galapagos Islands Experience

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My wife, Ann, and I, landed in Quito, Ecuador, on February 15, 2015, for a 16 day tour. The city rises to 9,350 feet above sea level. It’s the capital city of Ecuador and second highest capital city in the […]

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Book Review: The Man From Missouri: Harry S. Truman

“If you want a friend in Washington, get a dog!” That was just one of Harry S. Truman’s more memorable lines. The man from Larmar, Missouri, a farmer’s son,

Edward Snowden and Oliver Stone: Rebels against the establishment

Film director Oliver Stone is in a class by himself. He has dared to go into the political minefields where only a few other Hollywood-based moviemakers have ventured. Perhaps,

Branch Rickey got the Jimmy Breslin treatment

The late Branch Rickey was a baseball icon. He was former part-owner of a National League team, the fabled Brooklyn Dodgers. The team was based in Brooklyn, New York.

Hamilton vs Burr: The bloody Feud

Alexander Hamilton was one of the primary architects of the American Republic. At the moment, he’s never been more popular. The play about him, “Hamilton,” a rap musical, was a

New York City: My fondest memories

Back in the late 50s, I made my first trip to New York City, aka “The Big Apple.” To make it even more special for myself, I  made the

William Kristol is a dissenter but he is also a neocon

“A ‘Neocon’ is neither new or conservative, but old as Babylon and evil as Hell.” — Edward Abbey Being an unrepentant Neocon, such as William (Bill) Kristol, means having never

Albert Camus’ Book, ‘The Plague’ has found a new era

We live in dangerous times. The number of people who have been infected and died from the Coronavirus Pandemic proves it. Our America is running at half-speed at the

Johnny Carson warts and all

“If life were fair, Elvis would be alive and all the impersonators would be dead.” - Johnny Carson There were many amazing things about the late, iconic Johnny Carson, the

John Wilkes Booth: Was he just a patsy?

“And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.” — Saint John the Evangelist Who can forget the last words of John F. Kennedy’s alleged assassin,

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