World Trade Center Twin Towers in flames in NYC The New York Times produced a story today that shared how students from 12 countries around the world were taught about the catastrophic events that occurred 20 years ago. It's very interesting to read what, if anything, is taught about the events of that day. Most … Continue reading Understanding Sept 11, 2001
Why has the US Centers for Disease Control said it's okay for vaccinated American people to go without masks in most situations now? Just over one in three Americans is fully vaccinated and yet premature victory has already been declared. There is no defined system of knowing who has been fully vaccinated and who is … Continue reading So it’s okay to go maskless now?
Welcome to What’s That Book, sharing book recommendations from readers and bloggers. Today’s guest reviewer is Nancy Blodgett Klein Title: Caste: The Origin of Our Discontents, published in August 2020 Author: Isabel Wilkerson, author of The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America’s Great Migration Genre: Non-Fiction ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Rating: 5 out of 5. … Continue reading What’s That Book? Caste: The Origin of Our Discontents by Isabel Wilkerson
This Trump flag, carried into the US Capitol by protestors, says "Law and Order" on it. How does trespassing on government property align with "Law and Order?" Listening to arguments for and against the second impeachment of Donald Trump in the US House of Representatives the other night, I was struck by how much anger … Continue reading My Broken, Divided Country
In the city of Orihuela, in the Spanish province of Alicante, there lies a hidden treasure: beautiful murals painted by Spanish artists in tribute to the poetry of hometown son Miguel Hernandez. I never heard of this poet before but he was very popular during and after the Spanish Civil War. Unfortunately, he wasn't a … Continue reading Murals in Orihuela in honor of Spanish poet Miguel Hernandez
Ninety-nine days after it started, Spain has finally ended its state of emergency. As of now, summer solstice day, there have been 293,018 Covid-19 cases and 28,322 deaths here in Spain. Those of us who survived this ordeal are glad it is over, of course, but we now wonder what will happen once the tourists … Continue reading Spain’s State of Emergency Ends
The United States is unraveling right now: riots, fires, violence, police brutality and unemployment levels unequaled since the Great Depression, along with an out-of-control pandemic. And on top of that, a president who relishes the violence and disruption. Reading the news about my country takes nerves of steel these days. At the same time, I … Continue reading Finding Comfort in Times of Turmoil
Spain now has 85,195 cases of covid-19, with 7,340 deaths. On March 1, there were only 84 cases here. That wasn't even a month ago. I think this month, March 2020, will be remembered as the longest one we have ever experienced. Each day has passed so slowly, with dramatic increases in deaths reported in … Continue reading Day 16 of Spain’s Lockdown