Category Archives: Countries

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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“…one of the worst cover-ups in the history of cover-ups” This is a job for Sideshow Ed Whelan!

By ann summers   Trump knows from cover-ups. Because “fudged” interviews, “enemies of the state”, and SCOTUS nominees, Sideshow Ed should have run this assassination. “They had a very bad original concept. It was carried out poorly and the cover-up … Continue reading

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J’Accuse Chinese food – an hour later you want to chokehold someone again

By ann summers Disinformation is getting a bad name these days, but then again isn’t bad naming what it’s about? Saudi Arabia’s cascade of excuses for killing Jamal Khashoggi hinge on not making it seem like an official act, but … Continue reading

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Apparently “no public evidence has emerged showing that Trump’s campaign conspired with Russia” -yet(i pubes)

By ann summers Today’s long-form NY Times story by Shane and Mazzetti is worth reading if only to remind oneself about the relentless work of rigged Russian witches, and that there’s a viable timeline for #TrumpRussia. One can only hope … Continue reading

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The only thing we have to trump is fear itself

By ann summers Only the blind led the blind in Trump Tower, especially in June 2016. But more interesting is Barbara Res telling stories about her former boss, challenging the notion of the “adults in the room” and their agendas. … Continue reading

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