Yesterday on my way to visit my family, I stopped to get gas. While getting ready to pump my gas, a car parked at the pump across from me. As probably with all of us, I didn’t pay too much attention to it. That is, until a man appeared in my peripheral vision and startled… Continue reading Conned, or Good Deed?
I’ll be honest. I don’t get a flu shot. The one time I did, I got the worst case of flu I’d ever had. My body seems to think if I get a shot, I should get sick. Shot for mumps, got the mumps. Shot for measles, got the measles. So I don’t tempt fate… Continue reading Coronavirus! Prepared?
Dear Senator Klobuchar, Please take a moment of reflection, humility, and a pragmatic lens as you read my words. I am writing to plea with you, nay beg of you, to suspend your presidential aspirations for 2020. At this point, if your aides, confidants and staff haven’t told you there is no way to reach… Continue reading Dear Senator Klobuchar…
First, I am one who will vote blue no matter who. Our country can’t take four more years of Trump and survive as a Democracy. Hopefully, all of you who want to keep the United States in the framework envisioned by the Founding Fathers will do the same. That said, I’m hoping it isn’t Bernie.… Continue reading Bernie and the Trump Playbook
As we are unpacking our boxes—yes, we still have many to go—I keep thinking about what it is that makes a home. I mean a house is a house, and a home can be a house, but can a house be home? In my thoughts, home as house is true, but house as home is… Continue reading Home Is…
I am purposefully skipping Chapter 2 of On Tyranny for the moment as I have a little more research to do before posting about it. Chapter 3 is Beware the One-Party State. If you are paying attention and are woke, you will see we are quickly moving in this direction. Yes, we currently have two… Continue reading “On Tyranny: Beware the One-Party State” (Snyder)
After the events of today with Devin Nunes and the apparent installation of a Trumpist loyalist as the Director of National Intelligence, meaning another part of our government is now compromised, I felt an old post is even more relevant today than it was just a few months ago. Where Have All Our Leaders Gone?
Today I head home from a meeting in New Orleans. It was great fun and I laughed a lot with friends I don’t see often. Also got to know some coworkers a little better. Always interesting how I can sit two seats away from someone at the office, but it takes leaving the office to… Continue reading Just Missed a Mardi Gras Parade in New Orleans
I’m in New Orleans for a conference this week. After today’s session, I had a little bit of time to do one of my walkabouts (may do another if I can get motivated to get up early enough tomorrow morning). Here are the pictures that called to me. There is such history in this city.… Continue reading French Quarter Walkabout