Cross and double cross

Impressive things I saw on my trip to Russia in the summer of 2017. The Kremlin. The Hermitage Young couples … More

Graveyard of ‘heroes’

(Wrote this in the summer of 2017 for the Gainesville Sun. Still relevant today.) Stalin’s got a busted nose.  Shattered … More

Out out damned blot!

Like Jimmy Stewart’s father in “Mr. Smith Goes To Washington” I always fancied myself a fighter of lost causes. Which … More

The spinx and the water

ST. PETERSBURG: This is a city of grand palaces and colorful onion-domed Russian Orthodox churches, of giant mosques and fortresses … More

Everywhere a sign

Signs, signs everywhere a sign. Maybe it’s just me but I have a tendency to look for not-so-subtle signs as … More

Voting on the abyss

I was going to tell you that I am seventy years old and this is the most important election in … More

On the smell of money

And then there was the time Gov. Claude Kirk went to Perry for a little flesh-pressing and back-slapping.  Perry being … More