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cachukis's Journal
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November 20, 2023

Been contemplating about the younger thinkers out there today.

I was in their midst until 2017 when I clapped my last eraser.
2007 was a seminal year. The smart phone showed up. It was the beginning of shared knowledge from peers rather than expertise. Kids always learn the dirty words from their buds, but still listened to their living ancestors.

Those students of 10 to 18 are now 26 to 34.
They rarely sit at the dinner table.

Think about this contrast: Many of us wished for our Santa presents off a Sears or Zayres or Woolworth's flyer.

Not saying everyone gets what they hope for, but the pressure on those without and even those, with, sparingly, is mighty intense.

Who has influence on the youth?

Not us. We let that go.

I'm sure there is justifiable disagreement, but I suspect that to be anecdotal.

We have little influence on what is coming down in the next decades, but we can fend off a whirlwind of betrayal if we get our dander up one last time.

November 16, 2023

Made a comment the other day on the Biden, Xi

meeting, that we were still in the driver's seat and Biden's response would indicate where we are.

I am not a diplomat and can't gather all the nuance, but Xi knows he has more in the game he can't walk away from.
Biden had to acknowledge this and agree to personal discussions.
Xi knows we know the consequences of war and are opposed to engage.
It is left to an amicable relationship, according to Xi, that there is room enough on the planet for both.

I had an international friend explain to me about NAFTA, that it was going to happen, regardless. Best to manage than be managed.

That is what we face. Tired as he was, Biden faced the press.

Be aware, that is who we face. I'd rather Biden and his team than the alternative by a long shot.

November 11, 2023

Joe Biden is too old. Who are you going to vote for

when the other guy wants to ruin what makes you proud to be American?

You are in the booth.

We got this far. I can't see us going back.

November 10, 2023

Saw this guy on Chris Hayes

who reported conversations from those living on Israel side of Gaza border who he described as kinda like hippies who were hoping peace would win.
Just caught the end so missed his name and maybe a tape will clarify my impressions, but was struck by the idea that peace could win.

Isn't that what it's all about?

Those people are are in flux as are we who hope for the same.

November 9, 2023

Somebody is picking a fight in Syria.

Naggingly. Worrisome.

November 8, 2023

Question. New York City wedding on horizon.

Staying in FIDI.
What is current tipping norm for concierge, luggage, housekeeping etc.
Been a while since we did downtown.

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