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Voices (and rectangles)

This post is about memories. This is a final day of the fellowship, and I have to write this.Week ago we arrived to Golden Gate bridge in San Francisco, where our travels ended. Nothing more to do, no further west to go. It was sunny and windy and I was finally...

The future past

The things I have lost during this fellowship were constantly in my mind in the days heading to the end. I lost a piece of my universal plug. A cosmetic cream. A bath sponge. I lost and found my medicines, contact lenses and comb. I almost lost my iPhone. And now I am...

Newspapers of the USA. #1: Old Gray Lady

She is smart, but she also needs the looks. Right?We have traveled around the USA for eight weeks and visited almost a dozen newspaper newsrooms, among other things. I’m going to write a couple of posts about U.S. newspapers, based on my observations. First two...

Outgunning the law

Four people, included the company’s owner, were killed about two weeks ago when a man opened fire at a Minneapolis workplace before turning the gun on himself. The fifth victim died later in one Minneapolis hospital. A couple of weeks earlier in August, a guy in...

The Phantom Calls

 Just a week in firang land, they tell me, “Stop talking on the phone all the time.”Piercing a poor reporter-starved of vegetarian food (and I am not even demanding warm, cooked vegetables and more than happy to say, ‘all good’ at the site of raw broccoli,...