Picking up Clues: January 6, 2021
Holiday break is over. That means I am back at the keys. You can’t see me but I’m over here shaking my head because of the events in the US in the past 24 hours. I’m reading all my various news feeds and still head shaking. It’s mystifying – why are all these people acting…
Outta Left Field : Tums for Breakfast
There are two emotions competing for my attention this morning, relief and dread. It is a curious combination. At first, I didn’t understand the emotions. As I looked at the returns from election day and saw that Trump was not elected for a second term, despite his declaration of victory I thought I would feel…
Outta Left Field : Beginning of the end
The hope for every sane person in the United States is that on November 3rd, 2020 there will be an indisputable mandate from the citizens of this nation. The desire is that the election of 2020 will not be occluded by doubt.
Outta Left Field : Trump Might Win
Note: I can tell this is taking on a life of its own. So, I’ll attempt to collect them all under the “Outta Left Field” category. Trump could win another four years. Despite a blue wave. In the clutch of a pandemic. Faced with so many people who have waited four years to vote him…
Outta Left Field : A Trump Presidency
I chose my education with the sole purpose of becoming a diplomat. As a child of the eighties, the Reagan “Bear in the Woods” message resonated. Add to that some other personality quirks and I was planning to save the world by disarming the two great superpowers to create peace. Well, it didn’t quite work…
The Accounting: A Trump Presidency
A couple of weeks ago (maybe more) I promised to do a follow-up to my series of articles that I wrote in early November of 2016. And then life happened. But, I am getting to it, right now in fact. Here is a list of the original articles if you want to refresh your memory.…
It’s time to see how accurate I was
As many of you may know I wrote a series of quasi-essays in late 2016 because I was quite out of my mind with fright. One of the things I do to calm my mind when it is in that state of manic speeding thoughts is an exercise adapted from mind-mapping. Since then we have…
A brief letter to the Board of Governors of the USPS
Dear Sirs, It is no exaggeration to say that the USPS is now the sole guardian of American democracy.
The Image that Sparks a Rethinking of Symbols
It’s interesting. I’ve seen many reactions to this image. What I am hearing is at odds with what I think the intended message of the piece is.
Sowing a bitter future
I should be doing almost anything else. Instead, I am sitting at my desk, reading the spines of the books nearby and thinking about our future. When I say ‘our future’, I mean America, immigrants, children, citizens and yes, my family and myself. I’ll admit to being worried, or at least, well beyond concerned. Why?Because what…