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Esther Buddenhagen
Veracruz, Mexico
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I swear I'm gonna come back. First effort: I'm posting a critique of Biden's foreign policy so far. Maybe he hasn't had time to look this stuff over. I sure hope he does look it over! The firsst time I... Continue reading
Posted Mar 12, 2021 at From Xico
The state’s $50 billion plan to re-engineer its coastline may wash some fishing communities off the map. To hear more audio stories from publishers like The New York Times, download Audm for iPhone or Android. Kindra Arnesen’s middle school was... Continue reading
Reblogged Jul 25, 2020 at From Xico
Kamran Afary posted this op ed piece in today's New York Times.It is ca,,ed "The American Way of Life" is Shaping up to be a Battleground by By Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor. It is definitely worth readng. Continue reading
Posted May 14, 2020 at From Xico
Donald Trump bloviates on wind energy. Of course this is a dangerous and weird perspective. Continue reading
Posted Dec 23, 2019 at From Xico
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Posted Nov 10, 2019 at From Xico
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Posted Nov 10, 2019 at From Xico
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Posted Nov 10, 2019 at From Xico
Standing on the road's dividing line are a father, a mother, a little girl of seven or eight and a baby, maybe 8 months old, in the father's arms. They are not Mexicans. They are asking for a handout and... Continue reading
Posted Nov 1, 2019 at From Xico
Richard Reeves wrote an excellent post today on the travails of the very rich. He points out that they are travails that are unnecessary and in fact limit severly the lives of people working and working and working and driving... Continue reading
Posted Oct 6, 2019 at From Xico
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Thanks to Susan Mills, I learned that today is Alexander Von Humboldt's birthday. Von Humboldt was what we might call a Renaissance man. He didn't follow a single, narrow field like geology, but rather looked for connections across the natural... Continue reading
Posted Sep 16, 2019 at From Xico
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Posted Sep 16, 2019 at From Xico
I know some of my friends think I'm a raving lefty, a signed-up member of Antifa WAAAY to the left of Bernie Sanders, a very vocal supporter of Alexandria Ocasio.Cortez and her squad. Even if you do, I urge you... Continue reading
Posted Sep 8, 2019 at From Xico
I mentioned a few posts ago that a friend speculated that all the chaos migrants endure might, just might benefit Trump and that there might, just might be a connection. I didn't post it, but recently read a story about... Continue reading
Posted Aug 3, 2019 at From Xico
I know,I know. She thinks she's got the best way to cream Donald Trump. So many lawsuits will bury him when he leaves office, he won't be able to breathe. BUT meanwhile, every day some environmental protection, some civil right,... Continue reading
Posted Aug 3, 2019 at From Xico
This is the link to the following article and comments on it. The White House Blocked My Report on Climate Change and National Security Politics intruded on science and intelligence. That’s why I quit my job as an analyst for... Continue reading
Posted Jul 30, 2019 at From Xico
It occurred to a friend of ours that Trump is benefitting with his base from these terrible migration issues, both the numbers of migrants he can demonize and with the idea of buildling a wall and with the horrible boiling... Continue reading
Posted Jul 29, 2019 at From Xico
In this week's New York Review of Books, Howard W. French reviews several recent books of African history which very successfully banish the common and incorrect stereotypes of the African past that many Europeans and USAers have held: that Africa was "primitive", without states, etc. Continue reading
Posted Jun 9, 2019 at From Xico
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CeCan is a full service cancer center. They don't turn anyone away. To use it, you have to receive Seguro Popular which everyone here who is a permanent resident of Mexico and does not have other Mexican insurance is eligible for. It is part of the government's ongoing effort to provide universal health care. Continue reading
Posted Jun 9, 2019 at From Xico
Well, I signed up for a Master Class wiwth Billy Collins who is a very ummm every day poet whom I've always loved. We'll see what happens. I am tired of not doing anything creative. I did buy a baby... Continue reading
Posted Apr 22, 2019 at From Xico
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Last Wednesday we went to the Xico city hall to pay our predial, or property tax for this year. It wasn't quite the last minute, but almost. The city hall is an old stone building. The original facade has recently... Continue reading
Posted Feb 6, 2019 at From Xico
I was a history major and also have a Masters in history. As an undergraduate, I majored in Medieval English history, as a graduate student,I majored in African History. Then I got a Masters in Social Work! Somehow it all... Continue reading
Posted Jan 19, 2019 at From Xico
I wish we could all opérate with the knowledge that we are all very closely related under the skin. Or even in the skin. But we are also all humans and subject to human weaknesses. Fear jerks us around with... Continue reading
Posted Jan 7, 2019 at From Xico
Does this sound like blackmail to you? From Rollcall today, January 3, 2019, in response to criticisms of Trump bringing border patrol agents to defend the idea of The Wall. *********** The president’s first appearance in the briefing room flanked... Continue reading
Posted Jan 4, 2019 at From Xico
If you are a compulsive NY Times reader as I am, you will have seen articles talking about how tech is taking over our lives. We'll all be living in tech-run hives before we know it wi}th AI opening our... Continue reading
Posted Jan 1, 2019 at From Xico
It should be fairly obvious that if people hadn't migrated thousands and thousands of years ago, we'd all be piled up in Africa in heaps, probably most of us dead. But we did migrate and cover the earth. People have... Continue reading
Posted Dec 26, 2018 at From Xico