Tagged: religion

Travelin South Is Good for the Sole

Travelin South Is Good for the Sole

On the Amsterdam to Brussels snail-rail train this morning, I couldn’t avoid hearing an American couple across the isle. Nice little couple, in their 50′s, presumably travelling around Europe for the first time. They talked during the whole ride, it...

One of these Taylors is a Sociopath

One of these Taylors is a Sociopath

Actually I don’t know anything about Charles Taylor the Republican House Rep from North Carolina. I just found it fun that he shares a name with the ex-Liberian president now on trial. Charles G. Taylor, American-Liberian. Meaning born in Liberian...

More Opium for the Masses

More Opium for the Masses

Danish cartoons… Danish cartoons… Danish cartoons. I bet Denmark never felt so important as they do right now. Apparently it’s the new center of the universe. Lots of blogs will be writing about it. Newspapers certainly won’t shut up about...

Fine I’ll Talk About The Pretend War

Fine I’ll Talk About The Pretend War

I’m just gonna list a bunch of points tonight, because I’m generally annoyed with the story that everyone seems to just buy into about some guy named Bin Laden and his request for a truce. I hate talking about what...

Sky is Orange

Sky is Orange

Terrorism gets tons of attention as the big fear around the world. But here in Portugal, there is something that is much more dangerous and terrifying than terrorism. And it doesn’t just blow up in crowded places or involve religion...

Seeing Green

Seeing Green

Since king what’s his face of Saudi Arabia just died, Portuguese artsy-fartsy television aired a documentary about the history of Saudi Arabia, and my initial reaction is …goddam! How is it that Americans (including myself) are put through school without...