On April 13th, North Korea carried out its most recent act of defiance against the West, all of which past similar acts have been met not even with a slap on the wrist but with a stern finger-wag, by launching a ballistic missile, which subsequently exploded and fell apart in the Yellow Sea. This act, however, is quite different: for one, it “shot down” President Obama’s engagement policy with Pyongyang (as Chris McGreal cleverly quipped in The Guardian), and secondly it affirmed the West’s fears that Kim Jong-Un would proceed in the role his father and grandfather had laid out in the totalitarian state.… [Read more]
Who isn’t used to double-talk? We see/hear it in the news every day; it’s all around us.
I belong to a close-knit group of women; every once in a while we take time to vent our frustrations about what takes place on the job, in relationships, with family, etc. The following is one of our attempts to turn into a game the things that annoy us and decipher fact from fiction. … [Read more]