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Category Archives: Pirates

An Unlikely Route to an Immigrant Visa

If I’m reading this New York Times article correctly, the young pirate whose three cobrigands were all killed by Navy SEAL snipers may eventually live freely here in the United States. Talk about winning the immigration lottery! Just how swiftly a trial would be held is uncertain, and much would depend on the defense strategy, […]

In Which We Update You on the Adventures of a Young Pirate

When we last heard from our diminutive pirate friend, he had set a northerly course and promised to stay in touch. True to his word, a bottle washed up on the shores of San Francisco Bay a few days ago, with some tidings of his exploits. He hung out in Portland, Oregon for a while […]

A Pirate in the City

“To my mind, the greatest reward and luxury of travel is to be able to experience everyday things as if for the first time, to be in a position in which almost nothing is so familiar it is taken for granted.” — Bill Bryson I had a visitor late last week, and I thought I […]