Monthly Archives: September 2011

Seattle Pics

Beryl Gorbman Just driving around…. I like the comfortable, unpretentious houses in the Fremont neighborhood. Photo below is a crack house. Note reinforced doorway. Below is the home of a serious gardener. Only in Seattle would you find an entryway … Continue reading

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Animal “Humane” Societies vs. Animal Sterilization

by Beryl Gorbman For the last few years, I’ve volunteered at the Spay and Neuter clinics held in Merida Yucatan. An organization called Planned Pethood runs these FREE clinics twice a year. There’s a Planned Pethood hospital in Merida with … Continue reading

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Troy Davis Execution in Georgia

by Beryl Gorbman Beryl Gorbman is a legal investigator, licensed by the State of Washington. At 11:08 p.m. on 9/21/11, the State of Georgia executed Troy Davis for murdering a police officer. Davis had been in prison for 22 years … Continue reading

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Contagion – the movie

Beryl Gorbman Don’t miss the film, Contagion. It is a realistic look at how a virus can spread within a short time and kill millions of people if not controlled. Although it is tragic, it is ultimately a postitive message, … Continue reading

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The Yucatan Chicken Coop Project

Beryl Gorbman, Yucatan Yenta Beginning this winter, several of us are hoping to start an effort in Yucatecan villages constructing chicken coops. Our goal is to build ecologically sustainable and productive chicken coops in selected Yucatan villages, one at a … Continue reading

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Falling from Grace

The American Middle Class Feels the Pinch. And Why? Beryl Gorbman Tweet It has happened to us so gradually that many of us didn’t notice it until it got really awful. Suddenly, it seemed, we couldn’t go to the movies … Continue reading

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Driving through Clark County WA

Beryl Gorbman Yesterday, Susan and I took a scenic route on the way to Seattle from Portland OR. One of the coolest sights was a barn covered with old gas and oil company signs. There were also a few adorable … Continue reading

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Negotiating Medical and Bureaucratic Mazes in Merida vs. Seattle

Beryl Gorbman Sometimes it seems like accomplishing things in Merida is more complex and more time consuming than in the USA. And that many of the services are not up to par. Is this really true? I had a bad … Continue reading

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Self Employment as an Antidote to the Recession

Beryl Gorbman With over three million mortgage foreclosures last year,* and a national unemployment rate that is actually closer to 21% than the published 9.2%,** a lot of Americans are experiencing problems critical to their well-being and to their futures. … Continue reading

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