Monthly Archives: March 2013

WINTER 08/09 – ACROSS CANADA, EASTERN USA, FLORIDA

Across Canada New England, Boston, New York City, Washington DC Virginia, North Carolina, Georgia Atlantic Coast Florida Gulf Coast Florida, New Orleans

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WINTER 07/08 – MAINLAND MEXICO

Montana to Texas Chihuahua, Copper Canyon, Sonora San Carlos, Mazatlan to Durango Zacatecas, Real de Catorce, Guadalahara Puerto Vallarta, Guanajuato, Butterflies to Coast Pacific Coast, Oaxaca, Chiapas Chiapas, Guatemala, Yucatan Mayan Calendar Yucatan, Gulf Coast, USA, Home

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WINTER 06/07 – SW USA, BAJA MEXICO, WEST COAST USA

Montana, Wyoming Colorado, New Mexico Utah, Nevada, S California Baja – San Felipe, Gonzaga, Bahia los Angeles Guerro Negro, Bahia Concepcion, Loreto Loreto, Magdalena, Cabo, Todos Santos Magdalena, NW Baja, S California San Diego to San Francisco N California to … Continue reading

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MALDIVES

MALDIVES – Facts The Maldives are an archipelago of 1,192 coral islands grouped into 26 coral atolls (200 inhabited islands, plus 80 islands with tourist resorts) in the Indian Ocean. They lie south-southwest of India and are considered part of … Continue reading

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The U.S. Military

In February, 2011, the US Navy started construction on a new $15 billion aircraft carrier, slated to weigh anchor in 2020. It followed the just-as-costly Gerald R. Ford, then 20% built and due to set sail in 2015. Meanwhile, on … Continue reading

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Incarceration in America

It is one of the great scandals of American life. Mass incarceration is a fundamental fact in America today, on a scale almost unexampled in human history. There are now more people under ‘correctional supervision’ – more than 7.225 million … Continue reading

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Gun Control in America

Excerpts from an article in the December, 2012 Atlantic Magazine by Jeffrey Goldberg titled THE CASE FOR MORE GUNS (AND GUN CONTROL) with additional comments by myself. About 40% of all legal gun sales in the US take place through … Continue reading

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The Truth About Health Care in the USA

(Excerpted from Time March 4, 2013 – Bitter Pill – How Outrageous pricing and egregious profits are destroying our health care by Steven Brill) A 47 year old man developed non-Hodgkins lymphoma. Self employed, they were unable to buy comprehensive … Continue reading

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SRI LANKA – Hill Country, Ancient Cities, East, South, Colombo

SRI LANKA March 13 – April 2, 2013. HILL COUNTRY From Delhi, I flew via Chennai to Colombo. Within 20 minutes of landing, I had my luggage, Sri Lanka visa ($35 payable by credit card), gone through immigration, visited an … Continue reading

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SRI LANKA – Facts

HISTORY The problem here is that there are two completely different versions, depending on if you are Sinhalese or Tamil, the two biggest ethnic groups. The island’s location, its position along hundreds of ancient trade routes and its proximity to … Continue reading

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