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Did Carlos Slim Take This Picture?

By Chuck Posted: Dec. 2, 2020, 9:53 p.m.

Some Big Kahuna did

Still euphoric from my daily swim in perfectly aquamarine, pristine, cool sea water, I strolled toward town. A few steps ahead, a well heeled senior (tourist, I assumed) directed a dapper (in a Cabo kind of way) young man to take a snapshot. I took the yo...

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That place where...

By Chuck Posted: Nov. 30, 2020, 11:51 p.m.

... the earth and the sky blend into one, where

dreams and reality grow indistinct from one another, where

water and fire unite, where

darkness concedes to light, where

night and day gently converge, where

straight and gay are meaningless words, where

yin and yang swirl and s...

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22°N -- Perfect Latitude

By Chuck Posted: Nov. 29, 2020, 9:48 p.m.

This part of Mexico is a desert and therefore sunny as heck all the time. If it were summertime, I'd fry to a crisp in seconds, but it's not summertime; it's close to the winter solstice.

If I recall correctly, Cabo San Lucas is somewhere around 22° north latitude, just wit...

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¡Perros! y planes

By Chuck Posted: Nov. 27, 2020, 9:15 p.m.

The best laid plans of mice and men...

... really do go astray sometimes, and that's what makes life interesting.

I had the greatest plan in the history of plans. Knowing that jet lag would rouse me from sleep at 4:00 in the morning, I intended to take advantage of the early ...

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Upon re-reading the Constitution

By Chuck Posted: Nov. 9, 2020, 5:44 p.m.

...well, the parts related to electing a new president, anyway (Article II, Section 1, Clauses 2 and 3 and the 12th Amendment),

I realized that nowhere is the media mentioned

There is not a word about the president being chosen on a conference call of the oligopoly media compa...

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No Civil War for President!

By Chuck Posted: Nov. 6, 2020, 9:50 a.m.

Love Thy Neighbor for Secretary of Defense

Keep a Cool Head for Secretary of Education

Plant a Garden for Secretary of the Interior

and so on.

I don’t really care who becomes president. I lived through Papa Doc Bin Bush and Baby Doc Bin Bush, both war criminals whom I loath...

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Impending Trump Landslide to Be Best Thing Ever for Liberals

By Chuck Posted: Nov. 3, 2020, 5:59 p.m.

As a lifelong liberal (you know, the good kind who believes in the root of the word "liberis" or freedom) who SUPPORTS social justice, choice, marijuana legalization, environmental protection, public education and OPPOSES war, I am happy that President Donald J. Trump -- a goo...

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Yum! Candida Auris Outbreak in Hong Kong

By Chuck Posted: Nov. 3, 2020, 3:40 p.m.

Hong Kong is battling an outbreak of Candida Auris, a drug-resistant fungus that builds up in the oral cavity, digestive tract, skin, or vagina. It has a 30-60% mortality rate. It is believed that the outbreak is due to measures for battling the sniffles coronavirus.

So mask...

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Aspen Institute: 30-40 Million Americans Face Eviction

By Chuck Posted: Oct. 30, 2020, 10:16 a.m.

According to the Aspen Institute 30-40 million people face eviction this fall and winter. (This is old news, having been reported in August, but I'm a bit behind on my blogging and wanted to address this.)

Why is the media generating fear with this overblown virus when a very...

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Your Mask Is Filthy and Offensive

By Chuck Posted: Oct. 29, 2020, 6:43 p.m.

(NOTE: rude language to follow, and please note that I am non-violent and would never really punch a maskie in the mouth but am frustrated enough to feel like doing that at times.)

Point One: Filthy

Picture this:

A warm, moist environment, practically built to facilitate the g...

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