Category Archives: Politics

Three suggestions.

Can we tone down the “impeachment!” talk? While I think that is where this will end up eventually, a) it is a long way down the road (it’s not like Trump will go gently into that good night), and b) … Continue reading

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Compassion.

I weep for you,’ the Walrus said:       I deeply sympathize.’ With sobs and tears he sorted out       Those of the largest size, Holding his pocket-handkerchief       Before his streaming eyes. Lewis Carroll, “The Walrus and the Carpenter.”   Sometimes enlightenment comes … Continue reading

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Today’s disgruntled political thought.

I am SO tired of election postmortems, from both sides. It’s arguing over who attacked the old man while he is lying on the sidewalk bleeding out. There’s a time and a place, right? And this is not the time … Continue reading

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Viva La France!

Viva la France! While not my favorite European country (Spain holds that honor) I have always loved France. And the French people have now justified my belief that, on the whole, they’re smarter than Americans. (Yes, I know, I’m being … Continue reading

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Ohio.

May 4th has come to be referenced in popular culture as Star Wars Day. (“May the Fourth be with you.”) The day holds a deeper, darker, and more important significance, though. On May 4th, 1970, twenty-nine members of the Ohio … Continue reading

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The smell of hope.

I have been buying spices from Penzey’s for years. Originally, the Rocket Scientist would have layovers in Minneapolis when he had trips to D.C., and he always brought back spices Penzey’s and clothes from Lands’ End. Then a Penzey’s store … Continue reading

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Keeping despair at bay.

This is going to be one of those most cliched of blog posts: a post about how hard it is to blog right now. My impassioned rant about Bernie Sanders notwithstanding, I struggle to write these days — not that … Continue reading

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