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Mario Salazar

Mario Salazar
Mario Salazar is a combat infantry Vietnam Vet, world traveler, renaissance reconnaissance man, pacifist, metal smith, glass artisan, computer programmer and he has a Master of Science in Civil/Environmental Engineering. Now retired from the Environmental Protection Agency and living in Montgomery County, Mario will share with you his life, his thoughts, his musing on living in yet another century of change. He will also try to convey his joy of being old.

Three free apps for movie addicts

Movie addicts now have three more ways to get their fix.

Five reasons to be an informed 2016 voter for President

Regardless of your preferences, regardless of your choices, make sure your voice is heard this November: Vote.

Confessions of an unrepentant computer refurbisher.

In addition to being a great hobby, the reuse of computers after refurbishing is beneficial to the environment and for resource conservation.
Front view 2015 Subaru WRX

The Subaru WRX cult

For sport/muscle car enthusiasts, cylinder displacement is usually everything. Four cylinder engines are to be snuffed at as underpowered. This is until they drive a Subaru and especially a WRX.

Recipe: Chicken Florentine Mario

After years of trial and error, I have finally replicated the excellent Chicken Florentine I found in a restaurant in Denver in the late 1980s

The only Native American country, the Mapuche Nation

Prejudice against the Mapuche remains strong in Chile even today.

The best reality show host, Donald Trump

There is a constant message from the media, echoed by many politicians, that we should be afraid of Muslims.

Allowing fear to overrun humanity

Despite the horrific attacks last week, France says it will still take in Syrian refugees.
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Does the Umpqua shooting demand better mental health access?

With today’s technology and adequate legislation, there are easy alternatives that would protect the identity of a gun owner and also provide some warning to authorities of outliers like those that accumulate firearms.

Would you vote for a Democratic socialist?

Current day socialism, like the one championed by Bernie Sanders, a self-styled Democratic Socialist, does not strive to nationalize industries or commerce.

Top Photo Galleries

The Raincoats, The Kitchen, Live Recordings, and “Gurl(s) 29”

"Gurl(s) 29" Gina Birch and Ana da Silva, members of the post -punk phenomenon The Raincoats, escape a gig in Philly and record a live album at The Kitchen in NYC.