Category Archives: Countries

TCS: A Very Long Journey – Remaking Detroit

Good Morning! ___________________________________________ Welcome to The Coffee Shop, just for you early risers on Monday mornings. This is an Open Thread forum, so if you have an off-topic opinion burning a hole in your brainpan, feel free to add a … Continue reading

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A Poem for Dia da Saudade

I was intrigued by the Brazilian Dia da Saudade, which was roughly translated as “Longing for What is Absent Day” so I went in search of a poem which might illustrate the feeling, and found “Before” by Ada Limón, which I … Continue reading

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Russia profits from Trump tariff policies as US farmers continue to suffer

by ann summers The recent Chinese soybean purchase from the US made prior to US-China trade talks might only give the impression of reversing a claim made by Putin in November that the US had “given up” on the Chinese soybean … Continue reading

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A Very British Holiday: BOXING DAY

Originally posted on December 26, 2017, as part of The Coffee Shop series ______________________________________________ ______________________________________________ Boxing Day is December 26, the day after Christmas, and is celebrated in Great Britain and in most areas settled by the English (the U.S. is … Continue reading

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Summer Poem for the Southern Hemisphere

It’s Winter in the top half of the world, but south of the equator, the Sun is smiling. Hone Tuwhare (1922 -2008) was born in Kaikohe, Northland, New Zealand into the Maori Ngapuhi tribe. Well-known and much-loved in his own country, … Continue reading

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BURNING THE CLOCKS (Redux)

Updated – Originally posted December 11, 2017, as part of The Coffee Shop series by Nona Blyth Cloud _____________________________________________ The hours of folly are measured by the clock; but of wisdom, no clock can measure.  – William Blake

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Trump’s total commitment to whole cloth

  By ann summers Trump continues to claim that the media covered protests of his Pittsburgh visit as riots. Nobody covered the protests as riots. The reality is that Trump deliberately tried to incite violence in Pittsburgh on Tuesday by forcing … Continue reading

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