“On Tyranny: Do Not Obey In Advance” (Snyder)

I bought the book, On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century (Timothy Snyder) right after Trump was elected. It seemed appropriate at the time. Now it seems imperative, we all own, and read, a copy. In transparency, I had not begun to read the book until Mr. Snyder was a guest on the Rachel… Continue reading “On Tyranny: Do Not Obey In Advance” (Snyder)

We used to watch out for one another

Does art imitate life or life imitate art? One of our children is in color guard and we are DCI fans. Over the past couple of years it has been interesting to see the shift in the types of shows these groups do. Some of the shows involve what appears to be misogynistic tendencies, violence… Continue reading We used to watch out for one another

It’s Always the Fine Print

Whenever you encounter a contract, the advice has often been, make sure you read the fine print. When an authoritarian such as Trump starts taking over, life does go on. We’ll wake up to go to work or school, we’ll have TV shows to watch and newspapers to read, the internet will still be available,… Continue reading It’s Always the Fine Print

This is an Appropriate Response to Trumpism

Tami Burages (@tmurages) hit it out of the park with the following Twitter thread. This is what a response to Trumpism and AG Barr should have looked like in a truly functioning Democratic Republic and a Fourth Pillar seeking the truth to protect the Constitution. This is what we should demand and expect from our… Continue reading This is an Appropriate Response to Trumpism

A Day in the Life of the 99% Part 2

A couple of days ago I wrote a post about a day in the life of the 99%. I went through a fictitious day laying out what is happening as we go about our day. That was a very general day that many of us most likely don’t get to live, such as being able… Continue reading A Day in the Life of the 99% Part 2

Checks and Fraud

You thought I was going to write about politics again, didn’t you? Not tonight. I’m taking it a little more personal this evening. It has been a day, and not just because of the Trumpists and the Department of Justice, and not because of the New Hampshire primary. It is about a deposited fraudulent check… Continue reading Checks and Fraud

A Day in the Life of the 99%

This is a mash-up from the past few months. Time to get up for work. We roll out of our nice comfy bed to get ready. Thousands of children in U.S. detention camps are trying to stay warm under inhumane conditions. It doesn’t matter, they aren’t our children. As we shower, Rudy Giuliani is working… Continue reading A Day in the Life of the 99%

Dear Mayor Pete

Dear Mayor Pete, Full disclosure: You were not my first or even my second choice of candidate for President. Beto O’Rourke was first, Elizabeth Warren was second. Luckily, one of my former coworkers is from South Bend and keep saying I needed to check you out by reading your book. Which I did (actually I… Continue reading Dear Mayor Pete