A Logical Sequence of Events: Part 2

November 15, 2011

Tags: the american dream, the american middleclass, occupy wall street movement, foreclosure, poverty

Let me pick up where I left off…
Now, when there are two paychecks in a household a family unit might develop an erroneously inflated sense of economic worth. Suddenly the family finds that they are paying outrageous prices for small, often unnecessary things. The traffic suddenly decides to bear surrealist prices for flotsam (more…)

A Logical Sequence of Events

November 13, 2011

Tags: foreclosures, occupy wall street movement, occupy america movement, american middle class, expat blogs, black women in europe.

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Recently I received a letter from a male friend in response to a blog I wrote concerning the precarious situation in regard to the precarious state of the European Union. My friend, a native New Yorker, is an educator, activist and Fulbright scholar and has for decades lived on the West Coast. Here is (more…)

Making Friends

November 8, 2011

Tags: expat blogs, making friends abroad, advice for foreign travellors, frienship, love, Larry flint

Some have said that, as a foreigner, it's difficult making friends abroad. This is what I tell them:

"The two most misused words in the entire English vocabulary are love and friendship. A true friend would die for you, so when you start trying to count them on one hand, (more…)

The Occupy Wall Street Movement

November 6, 2011

Tags: wall street, occupy wall street movement, expat blogs, black expat blogs

Being far, far away and all, in France, surrounded by EU madness, I am completely baffled by what this Wall Street Movement is really about.

I’ve been wondering, though, if perhaps this brochure, from the Wall Street Language Institute, may be at the heart of the matter?

Really…they gave me this!

The European Union Blues

November 3, 2011

"Get this guy out of our organization!"

White Trash Europe or What The Hell Am I Doing In This Neighborhood?

November 3, 2011

First let me emphasize the fact that I neither designed this Tee Shirt nor coined this phase. Nevertheless, it brings up the topic of why there are such troubling conditions and conflicts in the European Union.

For those (more…)

November 2, 2011

It is a well-known fact that throughout its history, Afghanistan has been known as a graveyard of empires.

It doesn't take a Wiz nor a Historion to understand why that is the case.(I'm sure you ddn't expect me to say any more on the subject... did you? It's not as if I'm being (more…)

Poaching For Euros

November 1, 2011

First, I would like to emphasize that this Post is targeted specifically to American women in France, and those looking to live in France…actually to American woman everywhere.

Not long ago, I was having lunch with some American women who happened to be married to or living with French men. They were exploring (more…)