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Vancouver

One of the best places to live in the world, it’s official, Vancouver is always in the top 5 cities. I came here in 2007 from the UK and fell in love with the place. There aren’t many cities in … Continue reading

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The American Prison System

The American Prison System, capitalism out of control. It’s big of course but did you realise just how big. Prison costs the US taxpayer $77 billion every year. That’s bigger than the turnover of 133 sovereign countries. 65 million Americans … Continue reading

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American Culture

  Culture, “the collective manifestation of intellectual achievement.” That’s a pretty broad brush considering many of us associate culture with art, theatre and literature. American culture has made a great contribution in that traditional sense, so many writers, so many, … Continue reading

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A US Odyssey – Poverty in America

A US Odyssey – Poverty in America As has been pointed out to me by Americans, the State of Washington is poor. It seems that some states are poorer than others, something of a surprise to me but what do … Continue reading

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First Impressions, Washington State

A US Odyssey – First Impressions….. Washington State – As I work my way south from the Canadian border a first impression begins to form. At first there seems to be no real difference, I could still be in Canada. After … Continue reading

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Northern Washington State – Border Country

  A US Odyssey – First Impressions….. Washington State – As I work my way south from the Canadian border a first impression begins to form. At first there is no real difference, I could still be in Canada. After … Continue reading

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What do American Pie’s lyrics really mean?

What do American Pie’s lyrics really mean? “Drove my Chevy to the levee but the levee was dry” I had no idea that this American cultural gem had sunk so deeply into my unconscious. It reminds me of my youth, … Continue reading

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