Archives: 2012 December

The Hapless American Traveler or Your Debit Card in Peril

December 31st, 2012, No Comments

Or should I say, helpless? Sometimes it may seem that way but, in the end, truth generally wins out although it helps if you have a working telephone. Trying to add some vitamin D to my winter health regimen, I headed from London to Gibralter. That left me without a working telephone. Believe it or […]

The Refugee Within

December 26th, 2012, No Comments

Here in the UK, the news has been full of reports about the school shootings in Newtown, Connecticut. I’ve worked in many New York City school programs and experienced my share of bomb threats along with occasional intrusions by unstable individuals. Still, when working my very first teaching job in Connecticut back in 1979, the […]


December 9th, 2012, No Comments

Has anyone ever penetrated the ‘MYS’tery surrounding that bizarre byte of technology called the SIM card? The complexity of the technology behind those bits of cardboard is only second to the perplexing contractual obligations that accompany them in the EU! I’m developing a novel phobia which I’ll name ‘symphonia’ or fear of phony, but binding, […]

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