Wednesday, May 25, 2016
Tuesday, May 24, 2016
Sunday, May 22, 2016
Since 2008, just before the US Presidential election, I have been working on this blog. My heart has not been in it much since August 15, when my wife locked me out of our condo. I have only seen our baby daughter six times for a total of around ten hours since then. Please bear with me if my output lags because my mind is somewhere else.
Saturday, May 21, 2016
Friday, May 20, 2016
Would you accept a free trip to Egypt right now? I love the Egyptian culture and history, but visiting a pyramid or seeing the sphinx is not worth my life. I know ninety-plus percent of Egyptians welcome and would try to protect foreign tourists, but the small percentage of jihadi radicals who welcome death would dissuade me from visiting now. Maybe, the good and decent Egyptians can vanquish the murderous evil ones, but they certainly have not been able to subdue them yet.
Thursday, May 19, 2016
A commercial passenger jet that was bound for Egypt from Paris was brought down by what was almost certainly not an accident but an intentional act. This could have been an act of murder by a suicidal pilot as we have seen at least twice in the past. It could have been a successful invasion of the cockpit by jihadists. In any event, it is a terrible tragedy that will disuade many from visiting Egypt and some from even flying.