A Curmudgeon Back Home

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A Curmudgeon Back Home
Enthusiastically jaded observations and occasional rants by an expatriate.
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  • Trouble in paradise: "I'm shocked, shocked to find that gambling is going on in here!" 1 week ago It's already old news, but for a while in the Taiwan-centric blogosphere, the┬áviral video of a Taiwanese lout verbally harassing a British man and his Taiwanese girlfriend on the Taipei metro, was the only news that mattered, getting posted and re-posted, and commented upon, to the point where I...
  • From Russia With Eggs 1 week ago The events of last Friday in Paris have dominated the headlines for the past week, and like many users on Facebook, I changed my profile photo to show the French tricolor. I noticed that this action on our parts triggered a certain reaction from some Facebook users, who posted links to articles...
  • Feeling monumental 2 weeks ago You know it, I know it, we all know it: the Washington Monument needs no introduction. Still, a few brief facts are in order: the cornerstone was first laid on July 4, 1848, but due to construction and political problems, it remained stuck at a mere 152 feet (46 meters) for more than two decades...
  • Back in the District Again 2 weeks ago The Chinese Communist Party's English-language mouthpiece "China Daily" stands uncomfortably close to the "Epoch Times", put out by the Falun GongIt's been two months now since we returned to the Washington, D.C. area, but it wasn't until today that we ventured as a family back into the District....
  • Time again to fall back 3 weeks ago My bloodsucking daughter takes stock of her haul from this year's HalloweenDaylight Savings Time has officially ended for 2015, meaning autumn is in full swing. The shorts and sandals have reluctantly been put away, though daytime temperatures are still warm enough that I can get away with wearing...

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09:30 AM January 27, 2015

excellent insight....

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