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A Stateside Story: Trump Extends Anti-Virus Guidelines

A Stateside Story: Trump Extends Anti-Virus Guidelines »

1 Apr, 2020
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As the world’s largest economy reels from the pandemic, businesses have been shut down, schools and colleges have been emptied and society’s social life has been suspended. And Trump announced an extension of the anti-virus guidelines until April 30th. But after all is said and done, what will “normal” look like in the months ahead?

A Stateside Story: Daffodils delineating Spring!

A Stateside Story: Daffodils delineating Spring! »

21 Mar, 2020
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Life goes on in spite of the “lockdown” and joggers jog and walkers walk and cyclists cycle and the motorcycle rider takes to the less-trafficked roads with glee. Can summer and relief be far behind? In a strange Spring like this one, we have to be grateful for small blessings and be strong.

GRANDFATHER

GRANDFATHER »

15 Mar, 2020
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Idyllic and true: At dawn me and my grandfather would go out into the cold to milk the restive cows. Later, I would go through the pastures, pick some flowers and share them with the cows. I would go into the barn, swing from a perch and drop down on the soft hay. One day my brother joined me in the game, only to warn me that there could be rats and snaked in the hay.

A Second Opinion: Oh, those emojis!

A Second Opinion: Oh, those emojis! »

28 Feb, 2020
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Emojis can range from the oh-so-cute to the blatantly ugly and vicious, and considered too juvenile for serious communications — too “cartoonish” for skilled writers and communicators to be tempted to use.

STATESIDE STORIES: TRUMP’S BUDGET SLASHES ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTIONS, HIKES DEFENSE

STATESIDE STORIES: TRUMP’S BUDGET SLASHES ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTIONS, HIKES DEFENSE »

18 Feb, 2020
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Trump’s 4.8 Trillion dollar budget proposes slashing the Environmental Protection Agency funding by 26% and a rearmament program worth billions. Meanwhile the Democrats are slugging it out at their caucuses. Contact the US Embassy nearest to you for Voter Registration Information!

A Love Letter to GP for Valentine’s Day!

A Love Letter to GP for Valentine’s Day! »

11 Feb, 2020
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What a treasure-trove of themes GP has covered over the years. It is an awesome accomplishment. You might just say that I am a Guidepost fan! HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY, GP!

STATESIDE STORIES: Senate Majority Finds Trump Not Guilty

STATESIDE STORIES: Senate Majority Finds Trump Not Guilty »

8 Feb, 2020
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This was the third impeachment trial of a president and the third acquittal in American history and as the New York Times put it, “it ended the way it began: with Republicans and Democrats at odds.” The bitterness of the process was exemplified by the fact that Trump didn’t shake House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s hand when he entered to deliver his State of the Union speech, and Nancy Pelosi shredded his written speech into pieces. Too bad our politicians can’t just forgive and forget!

Relationships: What it Takes to Succeed in Them

Relationships: What it Takes to Succeed in Them »

2 Feb, 2020
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Whatever we want in life — to be in a relationship or be a chocolatier in Madrid — will always require one thing: we got to work on ourselves.

A Second Opinion: Spain and the Guitar–Essentially Inseparable!

A Second Opinion: Spain and the Guitar–Essentially Inseparable! »

31 Jan, 2020
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Round about 40 years ago I arrived in Spain as a young thing, enamored of the guitar and Flamenco music. I had been fiddling around with the guitar since my teen years, and never quite got the hang of it, but carrying around a guitar got me into some circles of people who were more expert than I. I love the guitar too much to murder it with my unprofessional playing. Well, after all my experiences with the guitar in Spain, where the heart and soul of this iconic musical instrument will always be, I gave away my original guitar.

A Second Opinion: Don’t Give in to Fear!

A Second Opinion: Don’t Give in to Fear! »

12 Jan, 2020
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We must be brave and face the challenges of 2020 without fear.