Category Archives: peace

3 = Conspiracy

3 = Conspiracy I have family in Thailand. Western Union was the easiest way to send money, but not the cheapest. $15 for $100. $22 for $200. $27 for $300. I rarely sent a larger amount, since life in Thailand is not cheap anymore. Pepsi has replaced coconut milk. KFC has conquered the chicken market […]

Panic Button in Flight

9/11 changed how the world travels by air. Security checks, x-ray scrutiny, examination of shoes, plastic dinner utensils, and no water bottles. These measures have prevented any repetition of 19 men seizing four airliners on the same day at the same time and piloting them into buildings. America is safe, however our citizens still experienced […]

Where’s The Peace?

My step-father’s farm lies about 200 kilometers north of Bangkok. Den annually harvests one rice crop. The rest of the year he tends to his roaming cattle. His house is small. A solar panel provides energy for a small TV, radio, light bulb, and fan. The sun falls fast on the rice fields and at […]

Bad Week In Bad America

America was shocked by the brutal double-killing of Alton Sterling by a Baton Rouge police officer. 911 had received a gun call from someone at the convenience store where Sterling sold CDs. the illegal gun in Sterling’s possession had been purchased for protection. The two police rolled into the parking lot and attempted an arrest, […]

Resist

The 1967 March on the Pentagon showed the US government the depth and commitment of antiwar protestors. Armed troops prevented demonstrators from mounting the War Department’s steps, but the hippies and radicals put flowers in the rifle barrels of the soldiers guarding the Citadel of Death. They were arrested in the hundreds. Within years it […]