Chez Paul


Trumpest in a teapot

| My, oh my! My inbox runneth over. Somehow I have gotten onto the Trump email distribution list, and according to some of the emails, I am "a dedicated, loyal, and extremely generous supporter." more


And the survey says...

| This morning an email from our old friend Reince Priebus, head of the Republican National Committee, popped into my inbox, beseaching me for "Critical Election Day feedback." I was only too happy to oblige. more


Poor Rudy needs an adjustment

| After the 9/11 attacks, Rudy Giuliani, then mayor of New York City became known as "America's Mayor." Now he's just another loud, unhinged defender of all things Trump. more


The third debate — the White Knight vs the Prince of Darkness

| Hillary Clinton strode onto the debate stage dressed in all in white, a veritable white knight come to battle the Prince of Darkness. She masterfully provoked him to lose his "presidential" act and reveal himself once again as simply unfit to be president. more


We're being driven to hell in a handbasket

| This is the sorriest election in my long lifetime. Although we are forced to endure three more weeks of it, there cannot be more than a handful of resolutely undecideds who want it to continue. Sane people just want to get it over with and get on with life. more

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Photos by Rene Koster of a voyage to the South Pole: "I traveled with a sailing ship which was built in 1911; the same period the last great expeditions left for the unknown continent. Thoughts of frozen ships trapped in ice-covered seas cross my mind, images of the photographers who joined these expeditions to report of the unexplored. Fascinated by their stories I head for the same circumstances as those of the early twentieth century. A journey of longing, to a time that once was. An heroic saga; filled with hardship and adventure, in an infinite, barren land."
The stunning results of a photographer’s epic journey to the South Pole (Washington Post)