Archive - September 13, 2022

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Review–Perception and Deception by Joe Lurie (Kenya)
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RPCV Peter Navarro (Thailand) contempt of Congress case
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FOREVER TRAVELING HOME by Regina D. Landor (Macedonia, Romania)

Review–Perception and Deception by Joe Lurie (Kenya)

Perception and Deception: A Mind-Opening Journey Across Cultures by Joe Lurie (Kenya 1967-68) Published by Nipporica Associates 262 pages June 2018 (2nd edition) $9.95 (Kindle); $16.95 (Paperback)  Reviewed by Mark D. Walker (Guatemala 1971-73  The eye sees only what the mind is prepared to comprehend. — Henri Bergson  I learned of Joe’s work and book from an interview on the Global TV Talk Show—whose host, Ed Cohen, asked many revealing questions. I learned that Joe and I are contemporaries—he was in Kenya with the Peace Corps when I was in Guatemala, but he took his knowledge of cross-cultural communications to new levels, and we have a more tolerant world as a result—at least among those who have read his book or participated in one of his classes/courses. I contacted Joe through the host of Global TV Talk Show, and he sent me a copy of his book. Although the book . . .

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RPCV Peter Navarro (Thailand) contempt of Congress case

Thanks for the ‘heads up’ from Dale Gilles (Liberia 1962-67) Former Trump White House advisor Peter Navarro (Thailand 1973-76) suffered a setback Monday ahead of his November trial on contempt of Congress charges, as a federal judge rejected his bid to pursue government records that he claimed would show political influence behind his criminal prosecution. In a 13-page opinion, Judge Amit Mehta forcefully denied Navarro’s request to seek records to prove that political animus motivated his prosecution on charges he defied the House committee investigating the January 6, 2021, attack on the Capitol. Navarro had argued that he was facing a selective prosecution, but Mehta — an Obama appointee confirmed in 2014 — on Monday said the evidence raised by the former White House trade advisor “falls well short of prying open the door to discovery.” A grand jury indicted Navarro in early June on a pair of contempt of Congress . . .

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FOREVER TRAVELING HOME by Regina D. Landor (Macedonia, Romania)

  Disheartened by staying with a man she loves but who doesn’t want children, the author makes a complete life-change and joins the Peace Corps. Living in rural Macedonia with a host family she feels she’s known all her life, this is her ticket to heal – until an imminent civil war forces an evacuation of country’s Peace Corps Volunteers. Determined to stay her course, the author relocates to Romania where she ends up meeting her future mate. Now settled in the States, married and with children, her husband gets hired to move back overseas. The author braves the emotional and physical challenges of moving from her quiet, midwestern town back to Eastern Europe, this time with kids. Narrated with intimacy and humor, the author overcomes unexpected obstacles and decides that the risks of leaving, and the pangs of saying goodbye are unequivocally worth it in the end. • Forever . . .

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