My son Matthew Buie-Nervik, his bride and not quite two-year-old son spent two weeks in Europe for the Christmas holidays 2016. "We just returned the tiny Fiat rental car today," he wrote on Dec. 30. "We drove 3108 kilometers (nearly 2000 miles). France, Switzerland, Germany, Italy. A great trip." Photo essays: Paris, France. 2. Video clip... Continue Reading →
The Netherlands, Switzerland, Portugal, Germany, Belgium, Lithuania, Denmark France, Norway, Iceland and Spain compete for second, to Trump's America First. Vanity Fair offered highlights.
The rise of Donald Trump in the US, the Brexit vote in the UK, and increasing anti-EU sentiment in Europe might be explained by the following: The political base of the world's most reactionary forces appear to be blue-collar workers, under-educated suburban and rural citizens who miss out on their nations' prosperity, and who fear... Continue Reading →
Photo by Frances Copulvirenti from Dachau Slide Show on Flickr.com Dachau Photo of Jim Buie at Dachau by William Winn. Inscription states: "May the remains of those who were exterminated here between 1933-45 because they resisted Nazism help to unite the living for the defense of peace and freedom and in respect for their fellow men." On the... Continue Reading →
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pVBgUUzF1Hw I wish all sides could lighten up and see the humans and humanity behind immigration to Europe from countries like Turkey or Pakistan. This 2012 movie, "Almanya: Welcome to Germany," was insightful. Watch on Youtube.com
James Reston Jr., a scholar of the 16th century and the Protestant Reformation, explored Martin Luther's haunts, as the 500th anniversary of Luther's famous 95 Thesis approaches. Click. At the Luther museum in Wittenberg, Reston found "an authentic indulgence form with a blank for the purchaser's name and the price paid. This document, the prod... Continue Reading →