Liberation Celebration 2012 – Prague, Czech Republic

When living overseas, there aren’t a ton of places for Americans to celebrate the greatness of our nation.  (Yes, I love my country.  Yes, I know it’s not in fashion.  Deal with it.)  So when the celebrations commemorating the liberation of the Czech Republic from the Nazi occupation came around, I jumped at the chance…

Coming out of Our Slumber…

…at least I hope so.  I’ve seen a lot in the past few months and have a lot to say so I hope to be posting more soon. Hasta pronto.

Headed South, Away From Reality

It’s pouring down rain in Prague and we’re about to head out on another adventure.  May do some writing from the road this time but can’t guarantee it. A few interesting and completely unrelated things for the www this morning: Will Germany leave the Euro? Campari Popsicles Rudy says they’d be looking to impeach Bush…

Microsoft Tag

I think the time for Microsoft’s “Tag” technology is now and here’s why: How many times have you stood in a grocery store or electronics store (having been spoiled by Internet shopping) with a product in your hand and wondered, “Is this thing any good?”  How many times have you whipped out your mobile phone,…

Vodka on Ice

It has been below freezing for several weeks now in the Czech Republic.  It is becoming demoralizing as the days progress and the forecast calls for highs in the 20’s and “snow flurries.”  My serotonin levels are bottoming out and the once snowy sidewalks have become a continuous network of cobble-stone and black-ice death traps…

The Dog Ate My Homework

Hi, there.  Good to see you again.  I’ve been out on a bit of a winter break, I guess.  I have tons of reasons why I haven’t blogged in ages.  In classic blogger fashion, I’ll offer myself as the center of the universe and tell you why I haven’t blogged in such a long while:…

Obama Sinking Like A Stone

Perhaps the greatest measure of Obama’s declining support is that just 50% of voters now say they prefer having him as President to George W. Bush, with 44% saying they’d rather have his predecessor. The above comes from Politico.  How far the mighty fall.  Bush/Cheney 2012?  Heh. In other Presidential news, I read that during…

Obama’s Taped Speech in Berlin

I was going to write a post about this but I can’t bear to waste any of my time on this self-aggrandizing dud.  Besides Power Line probably says it best. If he constantly feels the need to remind the world how great he is, why doesn’t he just start a blog?  Sheesh.

Book Review – “Enough” by John Naish

I finished Enough by John Naish while on work travel to Moscow. It turned out to be an interesting setting in which to read the book because it is clear that Russian society has no idea of the concept of “enough.” Naish’s tome is categorized as environmentalist or “green” in many circles but I think…

Sarkozy Sees the Obvious, Obama Does Not

‘President Obama dreams of a world without weapons…but right in front of us two countries are doing the exact opposite,” Mr. Sarkozy said. Yes, he was referring to Obama’s UN speech about a world without nukes from last week.  Of course, he could have been referring to the speech Obama gave in Prague this Spring. …

My Journey Ends in Kosovo

Two weeks on the road are coming to an end in the newest nation in the world – Kosovo.  This is a nation that has tasted independence for the first time and seems determined to make good on its promise.  Different organizations representing the “international community” swarm all over Pristina and give it a hyperactivity that…

Quick Impressions from Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina

It’s a strange day when it dawns on me that Sarajevo, a city with such a storied history, is a comfortable place for me.  As I strolled by mosques and Serbian Orthodox churches this evening I pondered the history that has converged on this overgrown village.  I’m really intrigued by the way, for a time,…

September 11th, 2009

Looking back on that day, Clifford D. May‘s analysis is thought provoking: If this struggle is too much for the present generation, we will deserve what comes in its place. Americans used to say that freedom is not free, that it must be earned by generation after generation. That sounds hokey to 21st-century ears, I…

Some Interesting Tech Links

Swiss ban Google’s street-view feature over privacy concerns. I am having fun taking virtual tours of Paris in advance our our visit there.  Not sure how I feel about this one-  I could argue both sides. Unmanned Aerial Vehicles-  the future of the Air Force.  Cool stuff. Energy for Europe to be provided by world’s…