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Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra

29 CDs, 36:08:08 hours, and countless miles later…I’m finished. I made it through Don Quixote.
Deep sigh of contentment.
I will be honest, it was rough at times. 380 more words


Don Quixote at Death Bed -a skit©

(A rather dark room with heavy draperies and our hero in bed with a rather ornate and heavy candelabrum on a side-board behind,  guttering candles and a melancholy air supplied by courtesy of  Sancho at bedside, waiting… 457 more words

Benny Thomas

Photos from Havana from Channel the Bear

My friend, Channel the Bear, sent photos to me, Zeb the Duck.   Channel and her mom just returned from a couple weeks in Cuba.   Havana, Cuba has great statues.   262 more words

Single Payer.

The great achievement of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) has been to extend medical insurance to a large share of the previously uninsured.  The great failing of the ACA has been to fail to address the comparatively high cost of medical care in the United States. 560 more words

American Society

Guillermo Gómez Rivera: Don Quijote of Philippine Letters

Neguri, Spain: In 1989 I started writing a column under a pseudonym for Philippine Newsday, a now defunct political and economic newspaper published in Manila. 202 more words


OSAKA, Japan

The other half of our trip was spent in Osaka. The environment was very different but no less interesting.

We left Kyoto Hotel Monterey late afternoon, rode a train and arrived in Osaka Brighton Hotel after about 2 hours. 510 more words

May 14 Photo

I think I’ll make this my project for the rest of the year. Never read it, always wanted to, and these days I feel like I’m tilting at windmills, so the time seems right.