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By Douglas Gruehl

“The Fabelmans” movie review

Fasten your seatbelts as here we go with my review of “The Fabelmans”, Steven Spielberg’s semi-autobiographical paean (some like the word homage better) to his adolescence and family.  I so wanted to love this film, but alas, I came away only liking it at a 3 out of 5 stars level. Michelle Williams as Mitzi […]

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By Lucas Braga

Does Putin have to Die: Interview with Ilya Ponomarov Episode 5

Does Putin have to Die: Interview with Ilya Ponomarov Episode 5 This article is the transcript of a live ‘interview’ show done regularly by journalist Gregg Stebben and Ilya Ponomarev, the only member of the Russian Parliament to vote against Putin in the annexation of Crimea and now a Russian dissident and Ukraine supporter. Please […]

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By Gregg Stebben and Ilya Ponomarev

Does Putin have to Die: Interview with Agnieszka Gorska Episode 4

Does Putin have to Die: Interview with Agnieszka Gorska Episode 4 This article is the transcript of a live ‘interview’ show done regularly by journalist Gregg Stebben and Ilya Ponomarev, the only member of the Russian Parliament to vote against Putin in the annexation of Crimea and now a Russian dissident and Ukraine supporter. Please […]

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By Jim Jorgensen

Sicily – Worth a Visit? Yes? No? Maybe?

I just returned from my first visit to Southeastern Sicily. With three other couples, we had rented a nice villa between the town of Ragusa and the beach community of Marina Ragusa.  Highlights: Syracuse (both the town central island and the ruins of Syracuse long glory years – Greek and Roman,  The non-touristy hill towns, […]

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By Lucas Braga

Your next trip should be to Spain!

Spain has one of the most diverse cultures in the world, and visiting it is worth every penny. So, if you are searching for a country to travel to, where you can live a different experience depending on the city you are in, I think you should consider Spain. I will tell you more reasons […]

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By Zawadi Atieno

10 reasons you should visit Capetown, South Africa

“This is the last call for Flight 827 departing Cape Town to Nairobi,” said the lady announcer, and my friend tugged at me, “Hey! I think that’s for us.” I was quite zoned out still reliving the past few days in South Africa. I was in awe of how two hours had flown right past […]

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By Gregg Stebben and Ilya Ponomarev

Does Putin have to Die: Interview with Ilya Ponomarov Episode 3

Does Putin have to Die: Interview with Ilya Ponomarov Episode 3 This article is the transcript of a live ‘interview’ show done regularly by journalist Gregg Stebben and Ilya Ponomarev, the only member of the Russian Parliament to vote against Putin in the annexation of Crimea and now a Russian dissident and Ukraine supporter. Please […]

Ticket to paradise movie review

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By Douglas Gruehl

SO NOT a Ticket to Paradise!

Well there you have it, it is SO NOT a Ticket to Paradise! As much as I would have liked to like/love/been enthralled by this Clooney and Roberts Rom-Com, it fell short on almost every level. Their characters were, IMHO, very shallow versions of those in their “Oceans” movies which were much more entertaining and […]

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By Gregg Stebben and Ilya Ponomarev

Does Putin Have to Die: Interview with Ilya Ponomarov Episode 2

Does Putin Have to Die: Interview with Ilya Ponomarov Episode 2 This article is the transcript of a live ‘interview’ show done regularly by journalist Gregg Stebben and Ilya Ponomarev, the only member of the Russian Parliament to vote against Putin in the annexation of Crimea and now a Russian dissident and Ukraine supporter. Please […]

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By Gregg Stebben and Ilya Ponomarev

Does Putin have to Die: Interview with Ilya Ponomarov Episode 1

Does Putin have to Die: Interview with Ilya Ponomarov Episode 1 This article is the transcript of a live ‘interview’ show done regularly by journalist Gregg Stebben and Ilya Ponomarev, the only member of the Russian Parliament, to vote against Putin in the annexation of Crimea and now a Russian dissident and Ukraine supporter. Please […]