Flowers in an Art Nouveau vase at La Pedrera, Barcelona, Spain.
This week I've been preoccupied with an uncomfortable inflammation of my left eye, writing deadlines and planning a trip West. Haven't been spending much time at the computer, due to the eye problem (on Wednesday, the opthamalogist prescribed eyedrops, rest and more sleep). But I can't resist comment about certain news events:
Three years??!! Isn't that a bit excessive, considering the crime? Particularly in a lawless place like Iraq, where murderers walk around free.
Now here's a guy that has caused real problems; yet remains defiant about his reckless disregard for the Constitution and the Fourth Amendment. I'd like to know why UC-Berkeley gave this calculating charlatan tenure.
Disgraced financier Bernard Madoff is finally sent to jail to await sentencing for fraud, perjury and money-laundering.
The Mississippi legislature honors an event hosted by a white supremecist. I am reminded of President Obama's words, "The world has changed and we must change with it."
An off-duty New York cop is part of a racist attack on a Long Island black man.
Seattle's best newspaper joins the list of city stalwarts forced to fold.
And BBC reporter James Reynolds writes of the whisper of a single monk in Tibet.