A Muslim President in the USA? What Can We Learn From Timothy of Baghdad, Part 2

The question erupted into the news in the USA last week based in part on the comments of Dr. Ben Carson, one of many candidates of the Republican party. Could a Muslim serve as President? Reactions were swift and varied. The idea that having a believing Christian as President and therefore that having the pinnacle… Read More A Muslim President in the USA? What Can We Learn From Timothy of Baghdad, Part 2

Correction on the Article Attributed to John Cleese: Watch What You Pass On!

A few days ago I sent out on this blog a post about Europe in 2015 attributed to British comedian John Cleese. I’ve since learned that it was actually not written by him (though he is a great satirist in his own right!) but has been “out there” on the Internet since perhaps 2005. So sorry to… Read More Correction on the Article Attributed to John Cleese: Watch What You Pass On!

John Cleese’s take on Europe 2015

Some of you “oldies” out there remember the outrageous and outstanding British comedy Monty Python’s Flying Circus. One of the actors was named John Cleese, who also starred later in another great comedy, Fawlty Towers. I grew up watching it on PBS in the states, and tried to practice Cleese’s hilarious silly walks.  I received this morning from a relative… Read More John Cleese’s take on Europe 2015

Why Aren’t There More Indian Tourists at Angkor Watt?

Last week as I wandered the grounds of the largest religious complex in the world, Angkor Watt, there was a question in my mind. Why aren’t there more Indian tourists around? I saw many Japanese, Koreans, Chinese, Europeans, but where were the Indians? After all, Indian tourists are all over next door Thailand, just a few hours… Read More Why Aren’t There More Indian Tourists at Angkor Watt?

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