Pandemic Diary #87

Tunnel to Nowhere — photo by author

May 3, 2021

Traveling through the US as it slowly opens up in the Spring of 2021 felt more challenging than when I took a trip in the fall of 2020. …


Pandemic Diary Entry:86

Image by lea hope bonzer from Pixabay

April 26, 2021

Bridgerton is a series presently running on Netflix. It is set in an England that never was, ruled by a Black queen with Black royalty. …


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Pandemic Diary Entry # 85

Image by StockSnap from Pixabay

“The line separating good and evil passes not through states, not between classes, nor between political parties either — but right through the human heart.” Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

April 19, 2021

Immigration across the world has an image problem. Many argue that there are already too…


Part 3

Pandemic Diary Entry # 84

Image by david diaz from Pixabay

April 12, 2021

The situation on our southern border, like most everything in life, is far more complicated than the headline-grabbing screeds being shouted across the country. However, is it really a crisis?

Border crossings have climbed high and then dropped off many times over…


Part 2

Pandemic Diary Entry #83

Image by Kant Smith from Pixabay

April 5, 2021

The 2000 mile border between the US and Mexico is getting a considerable amount of attention. Central Americans, coming from Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador are overwhelming the US Mexican border hoping for asylum. Among them are also immigrants, and refugees. …


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Pandemic Diary Entry #82

On September 30, 2013, Ninety-two migrants from Africa drowned off the coast of Sicily near the village of Sampiere. They are buried in a small cemetery and their unmarked graves are tended by locals. — Photo by author

March 29, 2021

I wrote a travel blog before COVID, I look forward to writing about adventures again.

The point is…I travel. What travel teaches you is that we are all alike. We may look different, we may speak different languages, but the over-riding themes of…


Pandemic Diary #82

March 22, 2021

One thing has become very obvious over this last year is the systemic racism of America. It has always been there, but if you asked most white Americans they would have said they knew not of which you spoke. That has changed.

I took…


Pandemic Diary #81

March 15, 2021

I am pretty fed up with the fact that America has always been run by a bunch of rich, old, white men. …


Pandemic Diary Entry #80

Photo by author

March 8, 2021

The Lancet put together a commission to study the “Public Policy and Health in the Trump Era.” …


Pandemic Diary Entry #79

Image Fight for $15

March 1, 2021

The fight for a $15 minimum wage is once again in the news.

The first federally mandated hourly wage of 25 cents was set in 1938 by Franklin Delano Roosevelt, it has been raised 22 times by 12 different presidents. …

Cindy Casey

My travel blog www.PassportandBaggage.com and my www.ArtandArchitecture-sf.com blog are quiet due to the Pandemic. I need to write, so here I go.

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