The Cypriot president said on Tuesday that there was always "woman in the middle," answering to the possibility of a broken heart as the cause which prompted highjacker Seifedeen Mustafa to take the Egyptair airplane. After Mr Anastasiades confirmed that the incident was not terror-related, a reporter asked him "Mr. President, everything was about a woman?", to which he replied: "Always there's a woman in the middle."Exactly. Sometimes the problem is the LACK of a woman, sometimes the LOSS of a woman, but either way it's ALWAYS about a broken heart.
Polistra was named after the original townsite of Manhattan (the one in Kansas). When I was growing up in Manhattan, I spent a lot of time exploring by foot, bike, and car. I discovered the ruins of an old mill along Wildcat Creek, and decided (inaccurately) that it was the remains of the original site of Polistra. Accurate or not, I've always liked the name, with its echoes of Poland (an under-appreciated friend of freedom) and stars. ==== The title icon is explained here. ==== Switchover: This 2007 entry marks a sharp change in worldview from neocon to pure populist. ===== The long illustrated story of Polistra's Dream is a time-travel fable, attempting to answer the dangerous revision of New Deal history propagated by Amity Shlaes. The Dream has 8 episodes, linked in a chain from the first. This entry explains the Shlaes connection.