As 2021 comes to an end, it’s increasingly difficult to recall the world as it was before COVID-19 joined the party. Trying to predict what 2022 will look like is anybody’s guess. Travel has become as hassled an administrative process as I remember it from 30 and 40 years ago. Only now rather than collecting […]
A study by the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine calls out the danger to food security created by an overweight global population. Larger bodies require more energy even when sitting still. The global population is expected to grow by 1.9 billion people between now and the year 2050. The added strain on the […]
In 2005, Kathleen and I planted a flag in Croatia. We bought an old stone farmhouse that needed complete renovation. The plan was to renovate it and then turn the property into a short-term rental that we could use ourselves for vacations. Sixteen years later, that’s still the plan, and we are this month, finally, […]
16 Years Later, I Find I've Timed This Investment Perfectly—This Market Is On Fire Back in Croatia last week for the first time in more than 10 years, I'm happy to say that Istria is still a place I enjoy spending time. That's a good thing because we own a property here that finally, 16 [...]
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Now That The World Is Beginning To Reopen...Here’s Where I’m Headed Next The world is reopening. It won’t be long now until we’re all able to get back out there scouting, exploring, and discovering. As you begin to plan your life post-pandemic, where should you be focusing your attention? To help you answer that question, [...]
Assuming the seven countries still to vote grant approval, Croatia is finally set for entry into the EU. The admission of a new country to the union must be ok’d unanimously by all member countries, creating lots of opportunity for political dealing. Slovenia, for example, wants Croatia to drop a lawsuit demanding that Slovenia make […]
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