Robert's Thoughts

CYPRUS – A BIZARRE PLACE

October 31, 2019

For some mysterious reason I have this fantasy that, expecting a presidential victory by the Donald, Vladimir Putin has arranged to have sway over Trump through some of his...

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How?

September 27, 2019

Once again, I am on our cottage’s porch near Mont Tremblant, sipping Lavazza coffee and munching fresh, crusty croissants that I smear with honey. The early morning sun,...

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Music Soothes The Savage Breast

September 2, 2019

The distance between Montreal and Philadelphia is 600 miles. Normally it takes an hour and a half to fly commercially from one of these two cities to the other. Ah…but these...

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Who We Are

August 1, 2019

How can we tolerate this? Oscar Alberto Martinez Ramirez wanted a better life for his toddler daughter Valeria – but instead they will be remembered for dying as they tried to...

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Magyars in the Movies

July 1, 2019

I was helping my sister move and, among her papers, I came across some correspondence between my father and one of his classmates, Miklos Rozsa, a child prodigy, who learned to...

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It’s All About Ego

June 1, 2019

Once upon a time there was a country with a distinguished history. In spite it being awkwardly situated geographically, its people consistently fought for ‘freedom’, but,...

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Healthcare

May 1, 2019

A BASIC HUMAN RIGHT My friend Sam, an irascible, stubborn widower, eighty years of age, was filling out his income tax return forms on Sunday afternoon, when he suddenly became...

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Ramon’s Pig Party

April 1, 2019

I fell in love with Lechon Asado – Cuban-style roast piglet – at a garden party hosted by Ramon at his finca in Pinar del Rio where Cuba’s finest tobacco grows. Thereafter,...

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Cowards

March 1, 2019

What follows has really happened, believe it or not. In mid-December 2018 President Trump announced, out of the blue and apparently without consulting his advisors (military or...

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Innocents

February 1, 2019

I am sitting by the fire at the cottage near Mont Tremblant, watching the flames dance in our beautiful Swedish wrought iron stove. The snow is soft, pure and inviting outside as...

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