Taking the Train (of Thought) to Honduras: COVID-19 Isolation, Day 70

It’s raining. And it’s Day 70 of lockdown, with no end in sight. I see people bursting out of their homes, congregating here and there. The local Publix grocery store ceased social distancing measures, while still demanding that customers wear masks. All I can do right now is retreat into re-readings of Stephen King and … More Taking the Train (of Thought) to Honduras: COVID-19 Isolation, Day 70

Banania — an Image of French Colonialism?

I will tear down those Banania smiles from the walls of France. ~~ Léopold Sédar Senghor, poet and first president of independent Senegal*   Branding. Such a loaded word, when you consider it. For many Americans it suggests branding cattle and other property, to prove ownership. Very capitalistic, those cowboys, don’t you think? In any … More Banania — an Image of French Colonialism?