Author Archives: Jonathan

Gay “Pride” in Stockholm

You’d think, walking around Stockholm (as I recently did), that Sweden’s national flag is rainbow gay.  After all, it’s more ubiquitous here right now than the Scandinavian nation’s own beautiful emblem (a bold yellow cross on a royal blue field).  … Continue reading

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Belvedere Palace

Prince Eugene of Savoy was a scrawny, innocuous little runt who nonetheless became a mighty warrior and helped defeat the Ottomans decisively, once at the Siege of Vienna in 1683, and more famously at the Battle of Zenta in 1697. … Continue reading

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The United States of Empire

We’re getting close to the end now. Can you feel it?  I do.  It’s in the news, on the streets, and in your face every day. You can’t tune it out anymore, even if you wanted to.

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Letter to Senator Nelson

This is a letter I wrote in response to a communication from Senator Bill Nelson in which he voiced his opposition to President Trump’s tariff policies.  The Senator cited a single industry spokesperson who claimed that there would be a … Continue reading

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Russia Never Threatened Me

I don’t get it.  I’ve been watching the hysteric reaction of the news media, the MIC, the Deep State, the Zionist neocons and politicians on both sides of the aisle to President Trump’s new detente with Russia, and I’m left … Continue reading

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RV travel expenses vs. other travel types

The total expense for my recent Florida-Michigan trip was $3183 for the 22 days.  That is a burn rate of $144/day, which is very cheap by most vacation standards for two people unless you just rented a cabin somewhere and … Continue reading

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RV’ing-Does It Make Sense? Day 22-White Springs, Florida Trip Expense Total

  I had one of those “Oh, shit!” moments while driving down I-75 on the way home.  It was when my phone rang.  I’m in the habit of just automatically putting every call through on the speaker, so when the … Continue reading

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RV’ing-Does it Make Sense? Conclusions Days 17, 18, 19, 20, 21 Hiawassee, GA

I’m cruising toward Georgia in the Carolina Mountains at the breakneck speed of 10MPH.  That’s because someone failed to put the DEF (exhaust fluid) into the tank, and when that happens the vehicle goes into “limp” mode, which I should … Continue reading

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RV’ing-Does It Make Sense For You? Days 14, 15, 16 Claytor Lake, VA

  Before I start, I just want to shout out to that lone Ohio roadway crew that must handle the whole state.  I know this because you haven’t had time to fill in the car-swallowing potholes that line your highways … Continue reading

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RV’ing-Does it make sense for you? Days 11, 12, 13 Mackinac Island, MI

So today I’m driving up to Michigan with a nearly full bilge tank sloshing around in the belly of my 5’er.  The plan is to drop it along the way before I arrive at my friend’s house, because I don’t … Continue reading

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