Monthly Archives: November 2009

My Mom

My mom passed away around 6:30 Sunday morning November 22, 2009. This came several months after she happily said her good byes and expected and hoped to leave us after what she called a wonderful life. It deserves to be … Continue reading

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Do we need a new global currency?

Annual income twenty pounds, annual expenditure nineteen six, result happiness. Annual income twenty pounds, annual expenditure twenty pound ought and six, result misery. -Charles Dickens Economic forces help me keep my expenditures within my income over time. Companies that are … Continue reading

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Afghan National Army

One of the more annoying things we all tend to do is toss out suggestions that our government do this or that without the slightest clue what might be involved or even whether it is possible. Here are a few … Continue reading

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Russia

You might find comments from a Russian friend of mine interesting. He moved to the United States three years ago but his parents still live in Russia. ******************* Dear Alex, I found the Russian President’s "state of the union" address … Continue reading

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Comments on my November 3 Afghanistan Note

As always many of my friends have made interesting comments on my latest note on Afghanistan. I start with an exchange with an Afghan friend, which was not a response to my November 3 note. He is a business student … Continue reading

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Afghanistan – Now What?

The Afghan economy has been growing rapidly for over the last five years.[1] Security over the past few years has been deteriorating almost as fast. I no longer think it is possible to “win,” the “war” in Afghanistan by any … Continue reading

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