I looked at my bank account noting that …

I looked at my bank account noting that my military retirement check was listed as “pending”. Hoping they don’t change their mind at the last minute….

Furthermore, Congress needs to get their act together so this high anxiety crap doesn’t happen again. And yes, we do need to increase taxes ! To hell with the Tea Party !

“When I heard the Norwegian Prime Minis …

The temptation to respond by emulating them is an insidious delayed reaction that in some ways is worse than the intial mayhem of the terrorist act…

When I heard the Norwegian Prime Minister Stoltenberg respond to the attacks by saying “You will not destroy us, you will not destroy our democracy and our idea for a better world,” I felt a great sense of relief and some pride in being a progressive-liberal European. If the ultimate goal of right-wing extremists is to undermine our core values and try to force our hand by giving up the tolerant and open societies we have built in Europe, we cannot let them win. Jalees Rehman, M.D.: Why We Were Attacked in Norway

Living in Other Countries

Have I ever lived outside the country I was born in….

Yes, I served in the U.S. Army from 1972-92. I was in Korea from 74-76, Stuttgart, Germany 1978-83, and Kaiserslautern, Germany from 1989-92. I'm a glad I had the opportunity to live overseas. My eldest daughter was born in Stuttgart and we were there when the Berlin Wall came down…

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