Don’t Want to Be a Refuge and Wander the Earth.


Jews throughout history know this feeling all too well.  This was brought up Friday, by my work buddy Anastase, who’s from Rwanda.  I’m reading a book by a Rwandan exile named Louise Mushikiwabo called Rwanda Means the Universe.

Anastase said “Eleven years on the run, if trouble breaks out in my adopted country, the United States of America, I’m not running again!”

I had to agree with him.  Both of us are getting old and grouchy.  Starting fresh in another country is not easy.  I just finished German journalist Josef Joffe’s book about how the United States has naysayers and that we will be fine.  I like that.

Also, I am too slow to run; more likely to slug it out, if need be.  You know the saying, I wont start it, but I’ll finish it.

 

About tucsonmike

I am originally from Brooklyn, New York and now live in Tucson, Arizona. I have discovered a passion for writing. I have five books out now, with a sixth on the way. Take a look @ my book list: The Search for Livingstone An Affair of the Heart The Search for Otzi Griffith Justice in Space. Moriarty The Life and Times of a Criminal Genius Available now on Smashwords - Amazon and Barnes and Noble As to not bore my public with just "Buy my book," I am also interested in baseball, the outdoors, art, architecture, technology, the human mind and DNA. I learned Ashkenazi Jews, of which I am one, have to lowest rate of Alzheimer's in the world. Therefore, I treat my brain as a muscle needing a workout. I enjoy good food, flirtation, beautiful women (I am happily married for thirty years), so just flirting ;) I was considered autistic when I was young, trying to figure out if I have a mild form of Aspergers and learning from that. That is for future posts. You can also see I love history. Enjoy my sarcastic silly look at the world, and making History more interesting than a textbook.
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2 Responses to Don’t Want to Be a Refuge and Wander the Earth.

  1. The US is the country I was born in. It is hard for me to imagine living anywhere else. If the country goes down the drain, I’ll go down with it, hopefully fighting the good fight along the way.

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