50 Shades of Patriotism

So if you’re looking for some steamy story in this blog, you will be disappointed. The inspiration for this blog was the following observaton: An oversized pick up (mint condition without a speck of dust having never done a day of gritty manual labor) came roaring by (wasting gas using up what remains of ourContinue reading “50 Shades of Patriotism”

Write a biography for those we do not understand or do not like

While listening to a fascinating interview of author and biographer Richard Norton Smith describe how he discovered what really “made some famous persons tick”, it occurred to me that the act of writing a biography could go a long way to understanding someone else’s essence. Only when we know all the intimate details of theContinue reading “Write a biography for those we do not understand or do not like”

I’m hurting, angry AND I’m a patriot!

With the passing of the anniversary of the 2021 insurrection (riot or whatever you want to call it) at the U.S. Capitol, I wanted to draw a comparison of myself and those who participated that day. My characteristics, my circumstances: I’m facing over 25 years of college loan payments. I will probably be dead longContinue reading “I’m hurting, angry AND I’m a patriot!”

Why do we hate each other so?

We connect on so may levels, enjoying laughs, sharing stories. I tell my mall stories based on 15 years as a mall cop Neighborhood pals, high school and college buddies share hilarious tales and hijinks. Every conversation starts with the phrase “remember the time when”. We end up toasting to good times and pledging toContinue reading “Why do we hate each other so?”

Covert Democrats

The presidential election got me to thinking….. How will we get the 70+ million unhappy campers who voted for Trump back under the tent? Trump may be gone but unhappiness remains. There are millions of die-hard Trump supporters just like there were millions of Never-Trump supporters during his administration. Neither will budge. However, unless weContinue reading “Covert Democrats”

Common Ground

The SILLY SEASON is fast approaching. The 2020 campaign for USA president in heating up. It’s that special bipolar time of year when the trenches between liberals and conservatives, democrats and republicans get dug deep. That special time when everybody’s talking and nobody’s listening. Nobody’s convincing. The commuters are lined up along the train platformContinue reading “Common Ground”

Common Ground

The SILLY SEASON is fast approaching. The 2020 campaign for USA president in heating up. Thanksgiving is just around the corner. It’s that special bipolar time of year when the trenches between liberals and conservatives, democrats and republicans get dug deep. That special time when everybody’s talking and nobody’s listening. Nobody’s convincing. The commuters areContinue reading “Common Ground”