Archive for April, 2017 María Eugenia Vidal, Buenos Aires Governor, Breaks With Argentina’s Past – – Young politician leads fight against Peronist legacy, in line with probusiness President Mauricio Macri

April 27, 2017


She has also taken on the province’s notoriously corrupt prison service and fired more than 4,000 police officers, more than 400 of whom she had jailed on corruption charges after forcing them to disclose their assets.

The Thucydides Trap – – “When a rising power is threatening to displace a ruling power…standard crises that would otherwise be contained…can initiate a cascade of reactions that, in turn, produce outcomes none of the parties would otherwise have chosen.”

April 26, 2017

The 2017 NFL Schedule

April 25, 2017 ‘Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance’ author dies

April 25, 2017

I still need to read this book.  It has been on my list for years . . .

“Most of [Europe’s] sugar is made from beet, thanks to a technique developed in the Napoleonic wars, when [a] blockade hit French cane-sugar imports.”

April 25, 2017

The sugar beet industry played a significant role in the economy of Cache Valley.

See this article The valley’s sweet history by Denise Albiston Feb 6, 2006, and this excerpt:

“Around 1915, Cache Valley’s cash crop was the sugar beet, and that river of white continued until 1979 when the last harvest was plucked and shipped north into central Idaho. For more than 50 years, cultures, communities and families rotated with the crop, harvesting in mid-September through late November.”