Current Events

Brain Drain

“Try to understand men. If you understand each other you will be kind to each other. Knowing a man well never leads to hate and almost always leads to love.” ― John Steinbeck Overseas reporter for Dispatches from the Asylum,… Read More ›

Music Interlude

“It is the special province of music to move the heart.” ~ Johann Sebastian Bach With the media-induced hysteria here in the States in overdrive, we here at the Asylum like to take refuge with a bit of that which… Read More ›

The Addicted American

Over-prescribed, over-medicated and addicted. That’s the sobering report from RT.com, and it’s not about Generation X or Y (though they share in the addiction) it’s about older Americans. Number of US seniors on multiple psychotropic drugs doubles over decade The… Read More ›

Take Five…or Maybe Ten

It’s been a while since we heard from Overseas reporter for Dispatches from the Asylum, Ms. Ukusi Menya, former counter espionage agent with TASS News Agency/Moscow, runner-up in Ms. Moscow Pageant, and part-time director of Moscow’s Film Association of Parcel… Read More ›

The Pursuit of Beauty

“America gives every appearance of being a nation besotted with trashiness – divorce, illegitimacy, casual Fridays.” P.J . O’Rrouke With endless displays of bad taste, the public is saturated with the ugly. Media, Hollywood, Television, popular Art and Music, for the… Read More ›

A Little Russian

“Truly there would be a reason to go mad were it not for music,” – P. I. Tchaikovsky It was from the Austrian-born composer that some may have heard of, W.A. Mozart, whom we owe a debt of gratitude for… Read More ›

A Tired Country

“America is Tired” – so asserts the writer of the following piece from Sputniknews.com Before we jump to conclusions of another article or piece saying that America is at its’ end, this one is well worth the read. “The US… Read More ›