Tag Archives: Staying in Afghanistan

A Final Fine Mess

It seems we’ve lost Luke Skywalker’s home planet: Tataouine, the town in Tunisia where George Lucas filmed parts of Star Wars, has become embroiled in the country’s unrest with Isis. The town’s simple domed structures became iconic after they were used … Continue reading

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The Final Outsourcing

Things are tough out there. Kids graduating from college hundreds of thousands of dollars in debt are finding there are no jobs, because the economy shifted: The deep recession wiped out primarily high-wage and middle-wage jobs. Yet the strongest employment … Continue reading

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He’s Dead, Jim

In the late sixties, and since then in endless syndication, we learned that things are pretty simple. In episode after episode of that original Star Trek show, the ship’s medical officer, McCoy, would turn to Captain James T. Kirk and … Continue reading

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