The Republican convention easily ignored the near murder of Jacob Blake of Kenosha, Wisconsin by a Kenosha policeman. Blake was shot in the back seven times while getting into his car where his children were seated. Equally absent was any mention of the murder of 2 protestors and the non-fatal shooting of another by a … Continue reading Minority Report
Dear kids: Well, I never thought I would be 75 years old. In my mind’s eye I am still a young man and you all are still small children. Clearly, nothing could be farther from the truth. So much has changed in my lifetime and I have had the opportunity to see a lot of … Continue reading Letter from 2030
A bit of a history lesson before we get to the topic at hand. Some thousands of years ago (roughly 13 century BCE) a powerful empire held a minority population in slavery for some 400 years. The slaves were abused and disregarded and forced into labor. According to the legend, God heard the cry of … Continue reading Not So Fast
Yes, the pandemic is exhausting. Politics is exhausting. Violence is exhausting. People are exhausting. Being only months away from official curmudgeon-dum, I have found a lot with which I am tired of dealing. Here is a partial list of what is making me tired: People who categorically refuse to use their turn signal. People who … Continue reading Wow, Am I Tired.
This is not a rant. This is first a conversation (I’m having) with myself, then perhaps a conversation with you, and with luck, a conversation you have with those you care about. I am worried. I am worried that there is going to be semi-permanent damage done to our way of life by the COVID-19 … Continue reading At The Brink?
You really ought to think about your answers to these questions.
There is no escaping this reality....
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I am wishful, though not hopeful, that we are about to see the demise of the Republican Party. Now, I know that my right-leaning friends will say to themselves and or their spouses in these days of ‘sheltering-in-place,’ “well, he’s just a Democrat.” Here’s the thing, though – I am not a Democrat. I don’t … Continue reading No Party For This Time
I like Christmas. I do not celebrate Christmas, but I like it. I like the ambiance and attitude; people seem happier and nicer (as long as you stay away from the mall). I like the Christmas lights and I love those folks who put their heart, soul, and electric bill into decorating their houses. I … Continue reading Merry Christmas