It has been 41 years since my last summer holiday in Greece. It was a disaster (see Greek Vacation Nightmare). What a difference four decades make! Because our 2021 vacation in Ormos Panagios in Halkidiki was wonderful.Of course, there were some glitches, too.
A COUNTRY OF THE YOUNG, THE OLD AND THE MEDIOCRE LEGACIES OF FORMER COMMUNIST SYSTEM REMAIN: LIKE LIVING IN A POLICE STATE - LIVING IN A STATE OF FEAR - YOU'RE GULTY UNTIL PROVEN INNOCENT - PEOPLE SERVE THE POLICE AND THE STATE INSTEAD OF THE OPPOSITE PS: SAD STATISTICS: SERBIA IS DYING Population shrinking, death rate 57% higher than birth rate
INTOLERANCE, RUDENESS, SENSELESS BUREAUCRACY, FILTHY SIDEWALKS, MOUNTAINS OF PAPER, BIG COMMIE BROTHER STILL WATCHING PEOPLE - SOME LEGACIES OF THE OLD COMMUNIST SYSTEM STILL REMAIN
The latest coronavirus data from all over the world and across the US suggest that we may have reached the apex of the crisis. But a huge spikes of new cases and death rates in Britain and Netherlands, and a big jump in New York death count, imply we must stay the course in "social distancing" a while longer.
Buying a car in Serbia: NIGHTMARE ON FOUR WHEELS About one year ago, I arrived in Serbia. The idea was to see what living in my native city for about six months would be like after spending nearly half a century in America. Well, best laid plans of mice and men... Three months after my arrival, I married my landlady. A temporary living arrangement became a permanent wedlock. I grew a beard. I still wear it. I lost some weight. Healthier food and lifestyle, I suppose. Those were some of the good things. The rest... well, it was a culture shock. So much rudeness. So much intolerance. So much senseless bureaucracy. So much paper. So many loose cats and dogs. After seven months in Belgrade, my wife and I went back to Arizona. We spent four months at our Scottsdale home. This time, it was my wife's turn to experience a reverse culture shock - that of kindness with which everyone treated her. And how neat and clean everything was. Now we are back in Belgrade for the summer. And the culture shock continues for me.
An American in Serbia: From a Writer’s Notebook JULY 23, 2018 VISIT TO TAŠMAJDAN PARK, NATO WAR MEMORIAL EVOKES WARTIME MEMORIES Maybe it's because today is the 23rd (day of the month). On April 23, 1999, NATO committed one of its most heinous crimes against humanity. It bombed the Serb TV building. Which is in …
A Mockery of Justice: General Mladic Sentenced to Life in Prison by UN "Kangaroo Court" at the Hague
ON THIS DAY IN 2016… OCT 24 MY ELECTION FORECAST: TRUMP TO WIN ON NOV 8! One year later, I can only add one word: “REGRETTABLY” — One year ago today (Oct 24, 2016), Hillary looked invincible. With two weeks to go, “most polls project Hillary Clinton will thump Donald Trump on Nov. 8….” opined both the national and local pollsters. …
An “unelected, unqualified, unprepared New York (Jewish) socialite” represented the United States at a G20 session
She is blonde and beautiful. And Jewish - by choice (hew Jewish name is Yael). And she sat between the leaders of Germany, China, Britain and Turkey today representing the United States as sort of an “acting president.”
Even the Jewish-dominated Hollywood, who coughed up such sickeningly sexist dramas as the “House of Cards” (reverse sexism - female domination - female acting “president” - female almost everything in the White House and government), could not have concocted a more bizarre script.
And yet that’s what unfolded today, July 8, 2017, at the G20 Summit meeting in Hamburg, Germany.
Finally, also a "good news story:"
EVEN MELANIA COULD NOT BREAK UP THE TRUMP-PUTIN BONDING
THE UNDYING POWER OF THE INTERNET It’s truly amazing to witness the undying power of the Internet. This morning, for example, I received an email from a lady whom I have never heard of before. Her name is Jen Miller. She edits the website http://www.jenreviews.com. Here’s what she wrote in part about an article I published in […]