Daily Archives: October 11, 2019

On Knowing What You’re Doing: A Travel Story

This morning at about 4:30AM my mother, stepfather, and I were at the airport in Antigua, and finding out that the woman behind the Liat ticket counter was also the person who would help my stepfather through security and also … Continue reading

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First Impressions Of St. Vincent

Some islands make a stronger impression than others.  At about 10AM or so I arrived with my folks in St. Vincent.  The flight came into the airport on the coast and one could see that the island had plenty of … Continue reading

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Book Review: Smuggler Nation

Smuggler Nation:  How Ilicit Trade Made America, by Peter Andreas There is a pattern that one finds in terms of copyright protection that companies which are copyright-poor tend to support short copyright times so that more information gets into the … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Pirates’ Pact

The Pirates’ Pact:  The Secret Alliance Between History’s Most Notorious Buccaneers And Colonial America, by Douglas R. Burgess, Jr. This book highlights one of the many interesting patterns of American history, and that is the way that buccaneers and pirates … Continue reading

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Book Review: Patriot Pirates (1)

Patriots Pirates:  The Privateer War For Freedom And Fortune In The American Revolution, by Robert H. Patton This book is one I have read before, but it forms a poignant part of a much longer story.  After all, this book … Continue reading

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