News in Europe: Happy Birthday, Sir Nicholas Winton!

Citizens, let’s not worry about Ukraine until the third paragraph this week! Unfortunately, the higher-ranking news items are not cheerful at all. Let’s have them anyway. Read More News in Europe: Happy Birthday, Sir Nicholas Winton!

News in Europe: Blame Switzerland!

It’s back! So much has been going on lately over on this side of the Atlantic, it would be irresponsible to keep you all in the dark. Most of it is pretty scary/annoying stuff, but there might be some mild comic relief waiting right at the end. So let’s get on with it. Read More News in Europe: Blame Switzerland!

News in Asia

Well, the news in the U.S. has almost exclusively focused on the current government shutdown, so let’s see what’s going on in another part of the world, shall we? Read More News in Asia

News in Asia

Hello readers! I’m up in New England this weekend visiting my sister and brother-in-law. I’ve been to Mystic, CT and taken a picture of the sign at that famous pizza place from that one movie (Persephoneers of a certain age will get the reference.) I’ve also eaten some amazing seafood. Anyway, this week’s edition will be some short links although there is some major news out of Pakistan with two major earthquakes hitting in one week so let’s get to it. Read More News in Asia

News in Asia

Last night I was bored and was texting with a Canadian friend. We met while we were both teaching in South Korea and she was telling me how it’s hard being separated from her boyfriend, who’s English. Basically, the best solution that does not involve marrying for a visa is to teach overseas together. They were offered a position at a great school in Beijing, but she was hesitant because the air quality is so poor in the major urban areas in China that it’s extremely hazardous to one’s health. Read More News in Asia

News Appetizers: Again?

Welcome back, muffins, kittens, poodles, and oh, whatever else we got going on here. Here we are, taking to the brimming cauldron of news and newsish, highlighting the week’s events that are enough to send us running for the hills and screaming for mercy. Read More News Appetizers: Again?

The Apocalypse is Nigh: Bridalplasty on E!

Oh for the fuck of shit.  I’m sorry for the salty language, but trust me the ladies at my childhood church would be saying the same thing.  It really is the end times, and some sort of supreme being is going to come flying down here on a hover Roomba and get us all with floods, face-eating bedbugs and lightening bolts. Read More The Apocalypse is Nigh: Bridalplasty on E!