Washington, DC, the international city that it is, is a seethingÂ petriÂ dish in the World Cup feverÂ laboratory. Locales include Lucky Bar for the sad South Korean loss, and both Oakwood Residences with State Dept friends and the rooftop of Local 16 for the even sadder USA loss to Ghana.
Jason DeParle’s article in the Sunday, June 27th NYT’s struck a note this morning, complementing the chord (or discord) that is gaining in strength like so many vuvuzelas in South Africa. He writes, “As heirs to an immigrant past, Americans may have an edge in a migrantsâ€™ age. As contentious as the issue is here,Continue reading “U.S. in a Migrant’s Age”
Leaders and their administrations’ plans for putting policy into practice happen not when new laws are passed or new proclamations made but when the ranks of the bureaucracy are filled with enough like minded managers and leaders that a critical mass is reached. Political appointees so far under the Obama administration.
Suspected Drug Lord Taken in Jamaica Michael Kamber for The New York Times In May, Jamaican soldiers patrolled the streets of Denham, a neighborhood in Kingston, where fighting took place over several days. By MARC LACEY and KAREEM FAHIM Published: June 22, 2010 Facebook Twitter Recommend Sign In to E-Mail Print Reprints Share CloseLinkedinDiggMixxMySpaceYahoo! BuzzPermalinkContinue reading “Dudus: caught”
I was always fascinated by the mysterious blending of Islam and traditional Indonesian religions on the island of Java. It played in the politics, the art, and the daily behavior of people I observed and met. Unquestionably a majority Muslim country, Indonesia embraces a spirituality that places a belief in and conversational relationship with nature,Continue reading “Indonesian Magic, Big Business”
Responses to a news article on Facebook are great examples of that country’s unique brand of English. From the news site go-jamaica.com: “The Government of Jamaica says it stands ready to reject a no-confidence motion, which is to be moved against the Prime Minister by the Opposition in Parliament today. The issue topped discussions atContinue reading “Jamaican Pigeon”