Abstraction, funky flowers and cake mix cookies

Psychological abstraction, good or bad? One of my new favorite words—or anti-words—is abstraction. The other day I was watching a TedTalk on YouTube. Now, some TedTalks are really awesome and informative, and others... not so much. While watching one, this term abstraction fell into my head from out of the clear blue sky.

“Just like America,” they said

Since landing in Trinidad I hear such phrases often. Journeying out from the airport for the first time my on-again fiancé Andy and his neighbor friend Robert, who came along to do the driving, pointed out such things as Kentucky Fried Chicken, Starbucks, Pizza Hut, and Smoothie King--funny how such staples help define America outside … Continue reading “Just like America,” they said