Archive for Tag Archives: ' Walker Rowe'

Voltaire’s Mahomet

by Walker Rowe Voltaire is one of France’s greatest acerbic wits. He died just as the French Revolution was unfolding.  I read his novel Candide, of which I remember not much except that in his travels around the globe, [...]

Simple Explanation of why the NSA cannot read ISIS email

by Walker Rowe There has been much talk lately about the inability of the US and other governments to read encrypted ISIS and Al Qaeda messages.  Here we explain, in the simplest possible terms, why that [...]

A Lesson for the Young, on Growing Old

by Walker Rowe OK, I’m not going old, but at 54 I’m growing older, and more quickly each day. For young readers, I want to tell you what to expect as you grow older. The gory [...]

Newspapers in Chile, in a word: Biased

by Walker Rowe Here in Chile, print newspaper are fat with advertising.  This is in stark contrast to the USA where the internet has killed off most print media.  Only The New York Times remains profitable [...]

What the Confederate Flag Means to Someone Raised in South Carolina

by Walker Rowe At the risk of being flamed, I am going to try to put some perspective on the issue of Confederate Flag and what it means to someone like me who grew up in [...]

10 Reasons to Retire in Chile

by Walker Rowe I read all the time about Americans moving to Panama or Costa Rica to retire or British moving to Spain.  But if you want both affordability and relative security, good weather (8 months [...]

Cuasimodo

“The Avocado Republic of Chile, Because it’s too Cold to Grow Bananas” is Chile’s ultimate tour guide.  Laugh-out-loud funny and insightful.  American writer sick of the pollution and noise in Santiago moves to the country for peace and [...]

Rene, the Communist

  “The Avocado Republic of Chile, Because it’s too Cold to Grow Bananas” is Chile’s ultimate tour guide.  Laugh-out-loud funny and insightful.  American writer sick of the pollution and noise in Santiago moves to the country for [...]

Google Stops Production of Google Glass

Women must have grown weary of creep guys staring at them with Google Glass, as some California restaurants and bars banned them from the premises.  Now women who are used to men leering at them will [...]

Watching the Southern Skies

The Avocado Republic of Chile Chile Independence Day Dust and Dirt in Rural Chile Chaos at the Local School The Market Earthquakes Love and Romance in Chile The Chilean Concept of Time My Vegetable Garden The [...]