Johnny D. Symon column
Johnny D. Symon
Contact Johnny D. Symon at johnny_symon@yahoo.com


Perfect love casteth in kefir
Johnny D. Symon
September 9, 2013

Last week I wrote all about a man named Vasile Dahorea. He was an extraordinary human being, as those who read my account would no doubt concur. This week I . . .


The destiny game
Johnny D. Symon
September 7, 2013

With America's foreign-body secretary caught with his pants down over some Iraq photos he presented as "evidence" against the Syrian government, a further layer . . .


Life, liberty, and the pursuits of Vasile Dahorea
Johnny D. Symon
August 31, 2013

There's an old saying in Romania that roughly translates into English as, "No one knows where the shoe pinches, but he who wears it." Way back in the year 19 . . .


The strings of society
Johnny D. Symon
February 19, 2013

Just the other day as I was making a new batch of liposomal encapsulated vitamin C, I began to reflect on possible alikeness between molecules of ascorbic acid . . .


Collectivism, sociopathy, division and other cancers; The cure!
Johnny D. Symon
October 16, 2012

That gross folly of European unity under the banner of a single market is now laid bare. Open borders are closing. Economies have collapsed and are collapsing. . . .


Barmitt or Rombama means vote for Gary Johnson, Nov 2012
Johnny D. Symon
September 7, 2012

I finally broke my hiatus due to three news items of late, namely Archbishop Desmond Tutu's demand that George Bush and Tony Blair stand trial for crimes . . .


A tale of the unexpected
Johnny D. Symon
June 17, 2011

Had I cared to do so, I'd have read that book on "How To Win Friends And Influence People," but the truth is that friends and the power of influence are of no . . .


Donald Trump?
Johnny D. Symon
April 18, 2011

As a possible candidate for 2012 Donald Trump's credentials are impeccable, and his origins unquestionable. He qualifies in all respects. And for me, dagnabbit, . . .


The Devil's Kitchen, USA
Johnny D. Symon
March 18, 2011

I guess that my scribbling history says it all. I have nothing but respect for those brave enough to read my thoughts on any given subject, always reminding . . .


On the rocks of Cabal-cadence
Johnny D. Symon
March 5, 2011

From October last I embarked on several projects that seriously required steep learning curves. For me the process was far from unusual, but this time my chosen . . .


Government: everybody knows that it makes no sense, and everybody knows that it costs too much money!
Johnny D. Symon
October 26, 2010

As we approach the perennial witching hour known as Halloween, most of us are without doubt fixed on another event a few days on that could change America's . . .


Isolationism
Johnny D. Symon
September 23, 2010

I watched an interview recently with Merlin Froyd, a 28-year old Republican candidate standing this fall to take Hollywood by storm, or so we all hope. I was . . .


Muskrats, mosquerats, lets call the whole thing off!
Johnny D. Symon
September 8, 2010

A long ways back, 1821 to be precise, a man named Heinrich Heine delivered the following assurance; "He who burns books, will, in the end, also burn people." . . .


A pasquinade of foolishness
Johnny D. Symon
July 2, 2010

Having studied law myself, I felt this week the compelling urge to watch the Senate Judiciary's Committee's tête-à-tête with Elena Kagan. I say tête-à-tête . . .


The darkest art of Zarg-chasm
Johnny D. Symon
June 25, 2010

Way back in September, 2008, I read an excellent interview with Ángel Lafuente, "Profesor de Técnicas Verbales" ... Professor of Speechifying. Simply put, he . . .


On the downs
Johnny D. Symon
June 18, 2010

I spoke to an old English friend some days back on subjects all and sundry, and yes indeed we spoke on the old chestnut, world politics. After so many years . . .


This way of life we're bound upon
Johnny D. Symon
June 11, 2010

The Spanish city of Granada, famous for its Moorish Palace, the Alhambra, a very popular tourist attraction, is commonly regarded as the capital city of the . . .


The Bewilderbergs: History in the masking
Johnny D. Symon
June 4, 2010

With the Bewilderberg session underway in Sitges, Barcelona, Spain, an event chock full of wildly rich people and entities, the Spanish taxpayer is about to . . .


The Caligulam Vitae and Sublic Pervants
Johnny D. Symon
May 28, 2010

As yet another month of May draws to a close in our lives we are reminded yet again, as if we needed reminding, that time takes no vacations, it moves and works . . .


Judgment on serpent's scales
Johnny D. Symon
May 21, 2010

My whole adult life so far, generally speaking, has proven to be a wrestling match involving my sense of judgment, how I judge myself, others, entities, and the . . .


To Amityville in a handbasket
Johnny D. Symon
May 14, 2010

Three days short of the British General election, a news team stopped to question a number of English people as to their voting intentions. I grew frustrated . . .


On some creepy similarities
Johnny D. Symon
May 7, 2010

For the first time in one and a half years, Spain's Zapatero met with Conservative leader Mariano Rajoy at Moncloa Palace last Wednesday. Basically the meeting . . .


Hubble bubble western trouble
Johnny D. Symon
April 30, 2010

A few weeks back I had a colorful conversation with a Spanish business friend over his country's compounded ills, the usual stuff, for everything, politically . . .


Lies, damned lies, and statistics
Johnny D. Symon
April 23, 2010

This week the IMF placed Spain back of the line, shoulder to shoulder with Haiti, on economic recovery, and while they had slightly improved their synopsis for . . .


On wings like the eagle
Johnny D. Symon
March 29, 2010

(First published October 25, 2004) Country music star Tim McGraw has sold near one million copies of "Live Like You Were Dying," yet it's been out just two . . .


Faith over reflection
Johnny D. Symon
February 5, 2010

Yesterday late morning, I sat at breakfast to watch The Fellowship and invited guests at their very own breakfast shindig. To be quite frank I hadn't paid them . . .


A fabric of evil weave
Johnny D. Symon
December 11, 2009

During those weeks of absence from my space on the bridgehead over fallen politics where a further torrent of unpalatable water had passed under, still little . . .


Language: The people's vehicle
Johnny D. Symon
October 2, 2009

Something conveyed to me by an anthropologist just two days ago in respect of the power and efficacy of language, is possibly the keystone to my thoughts for . . .


The witch behind the fly
Johnny D. Symon
September 18, 2009

When I was younger, so much younger than today, as the song goes, I never needed anybody's help in any way. At a tender age I was informed on more than one . . .


The lowest rung and the infinitely wrung superiors
Johnny D. Symon
September 4, 2009

In retrospection I reckon that a balanced media ended in Spain around April 2002. It ended with the closure of Telecinco's "El Informal." It's host, Javier . . .


The Rap
Johnny D. Symon
August 21, 2009

Just three days short of a half decade since The Rap reached light of day, and here we are again. I full recall the reasoning behind my strong sentiments and . . .


Of evil good, and the good man
Johnny D. Symon
August 13, 2009

For nigh on 6 months I've followed an ongoing Spanish saga, or shenanigans, named "el caso Gürtel." Basically it spins out like this: Spain's corrupt . . .


On par with relevant history
Johnny D. Symon
July 24, 2009

The past two weeks of my life have been a revelation, a time involving trips down memory lane of events that have firmly remained with me ever since, all of it . . .


The "seeth" syndrome
Johnny D. Symon
July 10, 2009

Two nights back I watched a Spanish TV Documentary called "75 Minutos." The entire show dealt, in every respect, with the lifestyles of the ultra-rich, and when . . .


On the gumption of consumption
Johnny D. Symon
June 26, 2009

With the wonders of digital TV, last night on hearing the news of Michael Jackson's untimely death, I cranked up my notebook to peruse a hoard of new TV and . . .


Till ...
Johnny D. Symon
June 12, 2009

What rests within my latest gabble requires just a little prior explanation. If someone strode up to your mailbox as you studied a new day's mail, and pulled . . .


From evil to the glorious inevitable
Johnny D. Symon
May 22, 2009

I believe the late Democratic Senator, Patrick Moynihan, once penned the following: "We are each entitled to our own opinion, but no one is entitled to his . . .


The dark side of the human psyche
Johnny D. Symon
May 9, 2009

I've had so much workload thrust on me the past two weeks that I've felt like a 100-year old grizzly with an aching head. As one project neared completion yet . . .


Politics: Another late night TV shopping
Johnny D. Symon
April 24, 2009

The last time I tricked myself into believing that I was interested in politics was two weeks ago last Thursday night, when I watched "La hora de Federico." . . .


G20 and the art of deception
Johnny D. Symon
April 3, 2009

Early last Sunday morning in Spain, and way ahead of the G20 meeting in London, national TV screens flickered a little, then revealed the motley and undynamic . . .


Zapatero's marginal arts
Johnny D. Symon
March 27, 2009

Toward the close of last week, Spain's loon regime began to self-destruct. Typically they performed their usual monkey tricks. Zapatero, who currently sits in . . .


Tribute. But to whom?
Johnny D. Symon
March 13, 2009

It's nigh on two years since I gave account of my effort to right a wrong on behalf of a mature English lady. Maybe it's time to recap on this, because last . . .


Zimzum and the ailing patient
Johnny D. Symon
February 27, 2009

I took what was for me the unusual step of time out, a time away from the grit, grind, and gripe, emanating from our so-called world economic crisis. And for a . . .


Morality's the spice of life
Johnny D. Symon
February 13, 2009

Lately, and quite possibly owing to my awareness of how many years I've survived on planet earth so far, I began to suspect that the term "soul-searching" had . . .


The portion of blame is always the same
Johnny D. Symon
February 6, 2009

February in Spain is the month for "chirigotas," a kind of parody festival performed by yokefellows of the general public. I've written all about this festival . . .


Economics and western messianics
Johnny D. Symon
January 30, 2009

When French President, Nicolas Sarkozy, first entered office on a large mandate, many French voters saw him as their new hope, the savior of their day. Though  . . .


Of bloodlines and birthright
Johnny D. Symon
January 23, 2009

In the preface to his excellent book, "The Disinherited. The Exiles Who Created Spanish Culture," Professor Henry Kamen wrote, "I have benefited from the . . .


To paint a thousand years
Johnny D. Symon
January 16, 2009

I well recall years back a situation where I found myself dandering off into a Spanish Burger King. The folks behind the counter were most friendly and the . . .


Ecology: A primal soup kitchen
Johnny D. Symon
January 9, 2009

I received an email back in November from a boy new to the American way, he took exception to my metaphors and part content of "Global sickle cell anemia." So . . .


The Source of wisdom
Johnny D. Symon
December 23, 2008

During five weeks of absence from the busy bee-dom of Renew America, I spent some time studying the world and all that is therein. Never in my life have I . . .


Global sickle cell anemia
Johnny D. Symon
November 15, 2008

After declaring my wildest and woolliest imaginings last week, I kind of figured to turn my attention elsewhere and take care of some long-outstanding business. . . .


Will the circle be unbroken, by ... and Biden, by, and by?
Johnny D. Symon
November 7, 2008

As I watched Barack Obama's victory celebration live on Tuesday night, I confess that my initial interest was on the personal security aspects of the show. . . .


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