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Posts on 12/18/17

Autonomy Movements in Corsica, Patagonia

(Eugenio Battaglia, Italy, 12/18/17 4:42 am) The crisis of Catalonia/Catalunya has rather faded away, but there are crises of a similar nature all over the world. For instance, in the first round of the local elections in Corsica, the auto ...

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Why Do People Prefer Myth, Mysticism, and Superstition?

(Tor Guimaraes, USA, 12/18/17 3:53 am) Some wise WAISer said many months ago that my book God for Atheists and Scientists might be acceptable to some intellectual elite but not by the masses who crave mysticism, rituals, etc. I h ...

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Bert Westbrook`s "Welcome to New Country"

(Michael Sullivan, USA, 12/18/17 3:40 am) Looking forward to reading Bert Westbrook's paperback that I just ordered. I'm a big Western heritage and country music fan and grew up with many cowboy actors and singers in Beverly Hills/Ho ...

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Posts on 12/17/17

Carlos Slim and the New York Times; Jeff Bezos and the Washington Post

(Istvan Simon, USA, 12/17/17 4:23 am) The New York Times is a great paper, with a long tradition of mostly liberal (in the American sense of the word) editorial policy, but a superb news gathering organization with accurate ...

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Bert Westbrook`s "Welcome to New Country": Now on YouTube

(David A. Westbrook, USA, 12/17/17 3:42 am) Season's greetings to all. As has been posted on WAIS, I've been thinking about and trying to articulate the meanings of new country music for some years now. (I really ap ...

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Posts on 12/16/17

A New Prius

(Istvan Simon, USA, 12/16/17 4:17 am) I drive a Toyota Prius Prime, a 2017 model. I charge its batteries with solar energy for I have solar panels on my roof. Thus I drive most of the time with renewable energy, with the energy of the sun ...

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Off for Cuba; WAIS Email Alert

(Luciano Dondero, Italy, 12/16/17 4:00 am) Have a nice time in Cuba! PS: And Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you and your wife. JE comments: Many thanks, Luciano; same to you and yours.  We'll begin today a ...

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Posts on 12/15/17

Off for Cuba; from Gary Moore

(John Eipper, USA, 12/15/17 5:14 pm) Gary Moore writes: As you step out onto the tarmac to greet Raúl, a belated note of thanks for your felicitous phrasing re the New York Times-Carlos Slim n ...

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How I Became a Japanophile; from Edward Mears

(John Eipper, USA, 12/15/17 3:12 am) Edward Mears writes: John E asked me to expound on my "Gaijin experience" here in Japan. As a frequent visitor, my "career" in ...

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Helping with the Olive Harvest

(Roy Domenico, USA, 12/15/17 2:49 am) Some WAISers may recall that, during my visit to Eugenio Battaglia two years ago, I "helped" him with the olives. Maybe I should say that Eugenio generously let me "help" him. I ...

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