Iraq, Iran, Afghanistan, North Korea and....
Disney in San Francisco
The first time I set foot in Disneyland I was in my upper 20’s, yet I knew my way around the park and felt at home. I had grown up with the park, watching every new ride and every aspect of the park on the various incarnations of Walt Disney World, The Wonderful World of Disney, the Wonderful World of Color, and Disney TV.
Financial News and Views
Harvard University Professor Ken Rogoff and University of Maryland Professor Carmen Reinhard have authored “This time is different”, a book that looks at historic economic downturns going back centuries and compare it to today. Their bottom line: it may take 3 to 5 years to fully turn around and we may never reach the levels in come areas of the economy we were at in 2007 before the crash. They are more optimistic about the stock market than other indicators, saying it could return to what most people would call normal within one to two years. Until then there will be a general up and down cycle, as a fragile and long cycle of recovery may be underway. Internationalism, the scope of the downturn, the breath of the downturn, the reality that it hit the worlds oldest and most stable economies, and a shift to depending on other parts of the world to share in stability and economic prosperity are all contributing forces to the complexity and likely difficulty of any recovery. This will take time, possibly decades, but at a minimum ten years.
Meanwhile actor Tony Danza, from "Who's the Boss" and "Taxi" is taking on 10th grade English. He was going to literally take a year off to work in a school voluntarily, but the government and a sponsor made an offer he couldn' refuse. He is teaching English in a wired classroom in Philidelphia for a reality TV show. He has a BA in history, and some post graduate work as well. He is under the supervision of an certified teacher in this project. He says the students get use to the camera and soon ignore them and that his fame has no impact on them. None of them knew who he was. Both Baby Boomer hits were big long before they were born and have even faded from cable. The show wlll air on A&E. He has committed to a full year of teaching and is considering changing professions, with stage acting in the summers.
King Kong's Monkey Gym