Beautiful blue skies at the grand place market

The 2011 Travelogue – Brussels

Its been a few weeks since I went on whirlwind tour of Europe, yet the perils of everyday life are already chipping away at my beloved memories. So I decided that its an appropriate time to blow the dust off this blog, and make my memories permanent, if nothing else they should give me a […]

Missing from the debt ceiling deal

Of all the debates and all the name calling, not once has there been a mention of the biggest elephant in the room. A fifth of the budget each year in this country and therefore a fifth of all the debt is generated not from old or poor people but from the defense department. The […]

Just another 1.5%

And just like that it is the middle of 2011. People have moved, people have graduated, people have become parents. Six months is categorically short, a forgivable portion of our infinitesimally long and glorious lifetimes with seemingly endless possibilities. There is something to be said about every half year though, it has a standing, it […]

2010 in perspective

– The year is a month, the month is a week, the week is nothing. I can happily report to have had at least one memorable experience each month, two or three in most months and I have preserved those memories in some form so that I can look back some day and smile. A […]

The tax cut scam

Common sense is often so uncommon that it can be heralded as a virtue. So can be said about the bush tax cuts for the wealthiest 2%, it is simply a long scam being sold as a job-creating solution (and I know a long scam when I see one). One very simple thing I point […]

Please don’t kill NPR

This whole exercise in ridiculousness about cutting federal funding for NPR because of the Juan Williams incident has me seriously worried about the direction of this country. Over the years, the news junkie inside of me has taken me to a lot of nooks and crannies where I can get an update or opinion from, […]

Ranting about immigration

Maybe its the only issue that makes me sad and angry at the same time. It’s painful to see that so many good, smart and deserving folk are estranged and heartbroken because of the ungodly waiting periods and bureaucracy of the immigration system in this country. Needless to say, the godfathers of our supreme senate […]