Tag Archives: solutions

get out.


an attempted escape

this time from a speakeasy

one hour

eight people

 combining our

wits/skills/trials and errors

right brains/left brains

fingers crossed

big, big challenges

big, big  fun.


“the doors of wisdom are never shut.”

-benjamin franklin



guts and care.


when their quesadilla is too hot to eat

leave it to the little ones 

to think out of the box.

one holds the quesadilla pieces,

while the other rides the rowing machine

to move the fan to cool the food.

problem solved. 

for every two minutes on the rowing machine

riding fast to cool the food

you can eat one triangle and call it even.

#family math

‘creating problems is easy. we do it all the time. finding solutions, ones that last and produce good results, requires guts and care.’

-henry rollins

liquid assets.



                                                      Cuba offers rum to pay off $276m Czech debt

Cuban rum is a popular tipple in the Czech Republic. Cuba has come up with an unusual way to repay its multimillion dollar debt to the Czech Republic – bottles of its famous rum, officials in Prague say.
The Czech finance ministry said Havana had raised this possibility during recent negotiations on the issue.

Cuba owes the Czech authorities $276m (£222m), and if the offer is accepted the Czechs would have enough Cuban rum for more than a century. However, Prague said it preferred to get at least some of the money in cash.

Havana’s debt dates back from the Cold War era – when Cuba and what was at the time Czechoslovakia were part of the communist bloc. Cuba now does not have much money but it does have lots of rum – hence this unusual proposal, says the BBC’s Rob Cameron in Prague.

The Czech finance ministry said repayment was possible either with rum or pharmaceutical drugs. But Cuban drugs lack EU certification, so repayment with a more traditional medicine – popular in the Czech Republic – may be easier to arrange, our correspondent adds.

“the best solutions are often simple, yet unexpected.”

-julian casablancas

credits:bbc news, reuters,