Sorry Allies, we didn’t mean to

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You think you would get at least a break Sunday in the morning and perhaps I would have, but I was not smart enough and turned on the TV. The channel was set at NBC and so I listened to MEET THE PRESS, a show I normally like. Continue reading

Government Shut Down – A Wall and Immigration

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One hundred years of films about the immigrant experience reveal the split personality of modern living

You would think the whole Government is closed during a Government shutdown but sadly, that’s not the case. Of course, politicians still receive their pay, while some of the real public servants go home without a paycheck-at least for the moment. I will never understand the logic behind it, I doubt anybody does.  Continue reading

A Timely Speech

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Margaret Atwood awarded the 2017 Peace Prize of the German Book Trade

The Canadian author, essayist and poet Margaret Atwood was awarded the Peace Prize of the German Book Trade today at a ceremony attended by roughly 1,000 invited guests in the Church of St. Paul in Frankfurt. The speech honoring this year’s recipient was given by Austrian writer Eva Menasse. Margaret Atwood gave the speech in German.  Continue reading