Published in Cape May County Herald.These days, my friend is mostly found staying at home. As far as he can manage he does not go out at all, but if he does come out he selects the shortest route if possible. The busy streets of the city are rarely without people and the possibility of meeting acquaintances is rather great. If he were to come across some relatives or friends, he would be bombarded with questions like, "Where is your job nowadays? What have you been doing?"
Published in UPI Asia blog, opednews.com, webcommentary.com,newsblaze.com "The message of the United States is clear: one cannot have ballots and bullets in a democratic process. Intimidation and violence have no roles whatsoever in the democratic process of any country." said US Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights and Labor Barry Lowenkron.
On the beaches of Cape May, one can hear many different kinds of talks. When people talk about life, love and wedding, and other gather around to listen, it sometimes feels as if a big conversation had been organized.
Published in UPI Asia blog. (revised article) : Life is confusing and has its poisonous elements.