(Carmen Negrin, France, 08/24/19 12:22 pm)
John E asked if the Canary Islands are becoming drier due to climate change. I really couldn't tell. I have only been going to the Canaries for less than 20 years.
In that relatively short
(Richard Hancock, USA, 08/24/19 4:08 am)
I have not posted to WAIS since March of this year. I was suddenly hit by a terrible skin disease which caused me to be the sickest I have been in my entire life. I have almost totally recovered but
(Tor Guimaraes, USA, 08/23/19 3:27 pm)
John Eipper asked on August 19th: "WAISers both left and right tend to loathe populism, or at least take it for granted that the unwashed masses embrace populism out of ignorance. Why is this so
(Carmen Negrin, France, 08/23/19 6:47 am)
We also have fires in Gran Canaria in a preserved area with endemic species.
It's all very tragic and so few care.
JE comments: So disturbing. Carmen, the Canaries
(Eugenio Battaglia, Italy, 08/23/19 4:38 am)
The president of the republic (no capital letters please) had consultations with all parties and has given them until next Tuesday to reach a resolution.
The options are still t
(Luciano Dondero, Italy, 08/23/19 3:45 am)
The President of the Republic, Sergio Mattarella, met on Wednesday and Thursday with the political groups in the Italian Parliament, and reconvened them starting next Tuesday. Last night he spoke, say
(José Ignacio Soler, Venezuela, 08/22/19 4:52 am)
A few months ago (April 15th), the world raised its surprised and shaken voice when Notre Dame cathedral in Paris was burned. The near-loss of an iconic building and the popular reaction to rebuild i
(Tor Guimaraes, USA, 08/22/19 4:04 am)
We all agree that the issues in social political economics are extremely complex for the myriad of inter-related variables. The direction of the causal relationships can also be debatable. The power
(Marga Jann, UK, 08/21/19 11:23 am)
The Hidden Country, or Notes from the Field
I responded to an email about a professorial job teaching architectural engineering in Iraq. I did so more out of curiosity than seriousness of
(Luciano Dondero, Italy, 08/21/19 7:29 am)
Yesterday was a good day for the future of Italian democracy.
The green-yellow government of Salvini-Di Maio-Conte has fallen after a political debate, which restored the Italian parliamentary