Polish cashier

I've been buying at this deli for a long time. She knows me well. But she still calls me ...Next!


Democracy - statistically speaking

Most democratic revolutions turn into tyranny. This was known to the Framers and is proven by recent events.  The tyrants use the people's vote or armed forces to fill the vacuum created by the removal of the ancient regime. Similarly economic power is not getting redistributed but is seized by oligarchs.  Most of the time nations cannot find their Washington..


Drove through Vermont recently and wondered what its people do or make. Agriculture? Can three cows support a village? Do the Vermonters spend their time polishing the scenery for the enjoyment of travelers?
In fact one of their main occupations - giving travel directions in a polite manner - is about to disappear with all these apps and Google maps.