Author Archives: Bernard Markowicz

Four Minutes of Perfection…

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We are all refugees

Over five million Syrians refugees are now registered with the United Nations which works with countries to resettle them.  To date, 1.8 million ended up in Turkey, over one million in tiny Lebanon and over 600,000 in Jordan.  What about the … Continue reading

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Can’t get this song out of my head…

That’s right, I can’t get this song out of my head, and I can’t stop playing the video.  It is not really surprising. There are so many great things about the song and the video.  This is a great song … Continue reading

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A U.S. President who speaks Yiddish?

There is evidence that, no matter what, the future President of the Younited (as in Yuuuge) States may be fluent in basic Yiddish.  Oy! Donald Trump’s comment in Grand Rapids, Mich., that Hillary Clinton — former first lady, former U.S. … Continue reading

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Hillary, Trump: A Visionless America

Eight years ago, Barack Obama surged in the polls against Hillary Clinton, and then Mitt Romney because of his positive vision of hope and change. Today’s leading presidential candidates, Hillary and Trump, offer no such vision, no future in which … Continue reading

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Born to be a Transportation Engineer

I used to wonder if I was meant to be a transportation/logistics engineer, or whether it was just an accident of history. Continue reading

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New Year Resolution

Every day, we are bombarded by awful news from around the World: Earthquake in Nepal, tsunami in Japan, hunger in South Sudan, war refugees fleeing Syria. It’s easy to become numb to this constant barrage of bad news, feeling shocked … Continue reading

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Kaohsiung night market – Taiwan

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I had the chance to visit Taiwan a few weeks before typhoon Soudelor.  My first outing was at the Ruifeng night market, one of the largest in Kaohsiung.   The market is a feast for the eyes and the palate, … Continue reading

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Sun Moon Lake – Taiwan

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I had the chance to visit Taiwan a couple of weeks before typhoon Soudelor, including tea farms in Nantou County, Sun-Moon Lake and the Taroko National Park.   Sun-Moon Lake is a beautiful lake that is now a major tourist attraction … Continue reading

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Netanyahu, not Iran, a danger to Israel!

President Obama announced today that six major powers and Iran have agreed to a deal to delay and curb Iran’s nuclear development in exchange for sanction relief.  Republicans in the U.S. Congress have criticized this approach, favoring war over peaceful … Continue reading

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