Thursday, August 27, 2009

Sun! Sand! Co-payments!

Click HERE for today's column, which provides yet more evidence for my pet theory: If you have let the good times roll, you will spend the last half of your life hoping the first half doesn't catch up with you.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Viewing a global powerhouse from Saipan

Click HERE for today's column, which takes a look at one of the world's strongest brands--one that is a part of life in Saipan and, in fact, in 118 countries.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Chinese: An after-action report

Click HERE for today's column, which tallies my progress after a semester course in Chinese.

Friday, August 7, 2009

Slip F-18, Saipan

Click HERE for today's column, which introduces an old "friend" of mine, Travis McGee. McGee, a fictional hero of a series of adventure/mystery novels, would feel right at home in Saipan. And the books would certainly appeal to a lot of folks in the islands who enjoy an independent lifestyle.

Although Saipan's Bestseller books can order the novels (no, they don't carry them as normal stock; yes, they're still in print), I didn't have space to list the titles in my column, but this link (a great site indeed) has the information

The photo here (from Wikipedia) is of the first edition of the first McGee book, The Deep Blue Goodbye, published in 1964. I like the old, retro covers, the modern ones don't have as much character.