SHARING THOUGHTS: Two US disasters, the current pandemic and 911 – a decade apart; the world’s response – light years apart. No commentary required.

“Dear Dr. Garrison, it seems not believable that such event could take place in US. I hope that while the historic twin towers of America could be collapsed, the freedom and democracy cannot fall down. The United States is still the main country that can spread the freedom and democracy to all around the world.Continue reading “SHARING THOUGHTS: Two US disasters, the current pandemic and 911 – a decade apart; the world’s response – light years apart. No commentary required.”

Prejudice Against Starlings

You know them—raucous, noisy birds with insatiable appetites that can be seen chasing off larger aggressive woodpeckers and jays to take over a bird feeder or someone else’s nest. I remember my university would set off regular firecrackers to scare them out of the trees and off the campus. It became an annual event toContinue reading “Prejudice Against Starlings”

Not Just Turkey

  I arrived down the narrow cobblestone street to my severely turquoise hotel after a thirty-five minute ride through every alleyway, construction site, and shortcut from the airport in Istanbul, a city of seventeen million–everyone driving right then! Entering the Kybele (first goddess) Hotel was entering a different era—dozens of bright-colored glass lamps hung fromContinue reading “Not Just Turkey”