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Empty Shelves How did we get here?

Empty Shelves How did we get here?

            This is a scene from a local Wal- Mart, a place many Americans are familiar with. What is not normal is seeing all the empty space on the shelves, imagining that this must...

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No B.S. Handwritten sign

No B.S. Handwritten sign

    ATM's have become many people's money solution. They are in countries all over the world and you can get cash in countries where no one speaks English and all the writing looks like hieroglyphics. The ATM's accept debit and credit cards, let you make...

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Love Machine Squeeze the Handle

Love Machine Squeeze the Handle

    In the lobby of the Albuquerque County Line Barbecue, there is a special love machine for testing your love potential. This " Love Machine " costs a quarter for its diagnosis, and, for your quarter, you can see how you measure up on the love chart by...

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Greg’s Trio Pizza IS EXTRA

Greg’s Trio Pizza IS EXTRA

    Escaping Chicago in the winter months, Greg and Judy stay in Fountain Hills, Arizona and perform every Saturday night at a close to their house Fountain Hills eatery. They are joined tonight by a friend from Seattle, Tom Wakeling, who plays bass with Lee...

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Camel Talk Smoking room, Santo Domingo Airport

Camel Talk Smoking room, Santo Domingo Airport

    Smoking has taken a beating in the United States. Most smoking in America has been banned from public buildings. All tobacco packaging has to contain scientific warnings that tobacco products are not good for your health. Tobacco is taxed at an...

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Delicia de la Juan Restaurant Breakfast today

Delicia de la Juan Restaurant Breakfast today

    This little restaurant is one street north of the D'Beatrice Comida Criolla, another local eating place near my Santo Domingo guesthouse just outside the Zona Colonia. At lunch yesterday, there was a line here backing almost out the front door and all...

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Hand rolling cigars in DR In the Zona Colonia

Hand rolling cigars in DR In the Zona Colonia

    The little cigar making room, entered through a small corner tobacco shop in the Zona Colonia, has four men inside. One is reading the paper, another is watching the cigars being made, two men are working - making cigars, by hand, one at a time.  "...

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Street Empanadas One street over from Calle Estrellita

Street Empanadas One street over from Calle Estrellita

    Every time I pass, I see customers at this little empanada stand - ordering, sitting in these plastic lawn chairs,visiting, stopping a moment in life, standing, moving away, replaced in moments by someone else. It is all very random. The process is like...

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