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How espresso nearly destroyed a family — Part I

How espresso nearly destroyed a family — Part I

eBay for me is a miracle of the modern marketplace. Take the frenetic otherworldly energy of the Medina in Fez Morocco and combine it with the ability to switch between worlds like Steve Jobs wanted us all to do and even the Dalai Lama risks an addiction to hunting and buying

August 3, 2017 | Posted in Opinion, Stephen Reid, Top Box | Read More »

How my marriage survives caffeine-fueled mania — Part II

How my marriage survives caffeine-fueled mania — Part II

The following is part II of the story in which my purchase of a used once-$6,000 espresso machine off of EBay changed my life in short order. The story continues after I have committed to buying the Espresso machine unbeknownst to my wife and I am driving toward Fort Lauderdale to get it instead of heading to work.

August 3, 2017 | Posted in Opinion, Stephen Reid | Read More »

U.S. Offshore wind farms run into headwinds

U.S. Offshore wind farms run into headwinds

‘Offshore wind farms require hundreds of millions to billions of dollars to construct, depending on their scale, and analysts say not all of the proposed U.S. farms will be built.’

August 3, 2017 | Posted in Opinion | Read More »

A Pope and a President in Poland

A Pope and a President in Poland

‘Poland is the faith and the faith is Poland, and there is nothing communism can ever do to change that.’

August 3, 2017 | Posted in Opinion | Read More »

How a SCAT bus destroyed my Mercedes and fueled an eBay and BMW addiction — Part I

How a SCAT bus destroyed my Mercedes and fueled an eBay and BMW addiction — Part I

It all happened after a long and harrowing day trying to sell ads and wrangling with Longboaters over undergrounding utilities or some similar issue. The events sent me to Chicago.

August 3, 2017 | Posted in Opinion, Stephen Reid | Read More »

My Highway to Hell through the Midwest in a BMW — Part II

My Highway to Hell through the Midwest in a BMW — Part II

I was worried that Hussein might roll me and take my money or the car would be an absolute junker that might make it to some God forsaken place like Indiana and then die and I would be standing on the side of a Midwestern highway like a 45 year old Bob Dylan but without the musical talent.

August 3, 2017 | Posted in Opinion, Stephen Reid | Read More »

The BMW that changed my life — Part III

The BMW that changed my life — Part III

And then there is Guns N Roses, Zeppelin and the Rolling Stones. They bring out the wild teenager angsty rebellious gene. If I listen to more than an hour, I become this mock testosterone-laden Rock God of partying, womanizing and late night nuttiness — at least in my mind. As a remedy I will often quickly put on some Simon and Garfunkle and like popping a tire it releases all the testosterone from the system.

August 3, 2017 | Posted in Opinion, Stephen Reid, Top Box | Read More »

More on Hue’ Continued

More on Hue’ Continued

The Vietnam I (Bowden) visited in 2015 and 2016 is an exciting, thriving nation, full of industry and promise.

August 3, 2017 | Posted in Opinion | Read More »

Congress and Obama depleted the Military

Congress and Obama depleted the Military

‘America today faces a variety of threats more serious and complex than at any time in the past 75 years.’

August 2, 2017 | Posted in Opinion | Read More »

The case for Universal Medicare

The case for Universal Medicare

You might ask why neither Democrat or Republican Congressmen appear the least interested in a universal single-payer healthcare system, as exists in all the other developed countries.

August 2, 2017 | Posted in Opinion | Read More »