Friday, November 28, 2014

Scenes of shopping mayhem in Britain on Black Friday

"As always, the British especially shudder at the latest American vulgarity, and then they embrace it with enthusiasm two years later."
-- Alistair Cooke

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Philae lands on comet...

Best tweets I've found on this historic event:

Saturday, November 08, 2014

1989 Year of Miracles

The years 1989-1991 were the most momentous historical years in Europe I had ever lived through.  I missed 1789, 1848 and 1917, but I'm humbled that I can say I witnessed & comprehended 1989--even if it was just on TV from Atlanta.

Wednesday, November 05, 2014

Quite a diverse election, this was...

A couple of milestones to note: A black Republican woman of Haitian heritage, Mia Love, was elected to Congress from Utah. A black Republican from South Carolina, Tim Scott, is the first black senator from the South since Reconstruction. And Republican Elise Stefanik, the new representative from New York's 21st Congressional district, is the youngest person ever elected to Congress.

And the only reason all three of these people, embodying diversity, youth and female power, are not going to be on the cover of this week's TIME magazine is because of the R after their names.