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THE DESESCALADA: WE HAVE A FRACTION OF OUR FREEDOM BACK!

THE DESESCALADA: WE HAVE A FRACTION OF OUR FREEDOM BACK! »

4 May, 2020
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On 2 May, the Government of Spain has given us back a small fraction of our pre-COVID19 freedom. We were let out of our homes for a few hours. It was the beginning of the desescalada. The beginning of something that we don’t know for sure what. But it’s something that feels precious because somehow it smacks of rebirth. In the middle of all the uncertainty, there was one thing unequivocal: a deep sense of gratitude. We wouldn’t be here now, out on our first true taste of sunshine and the soft breeze of spring, without the healthcare workers who have put their own lives on the line so we could live. Their heroism is breathtaking. We’ve lived by the rules so that we all could live even though some of us hadn’t been able to make it. And we grieve for them.

A Mother’s Day Remembrance: She Was Loved!

A Mother’s Day Remembrance: She Was Loved! »

1 May, 2020
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What I remember most about this Renaissance woman is that she was the kindest person on earth. I was a lucky child to have a mother like her!

A Stateside Story: Biden Beats All Comers

A Stateside Story: Biden Beats All Comers »

19 Apr, 2020
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Biden is considered less radical than Sanders and should be able to swing the middle-of-the-roaders in the Democratic Party, although many of Sanders ideas have crept into the Democratic platform including universal healthcare and student loan forgiveness.

A Second Opinion: Coronavirus Takes its Toll!

A Second Opinion: Coronavirus Takes its Toll! »

8 Apr, 2020
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Be kind to each other while you can. You never know when it will be your last chance.

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!