Some Thoughts After the Election of November 3rd, 2020

We have a chance to reject the politics of division and tribal hatred. We have suffered under this kind of politics for too long. We used to meet each other half way, find a compromise, and govern for all of us. I can remember some close elections in my lifetime, and of course, there is …

There Is No Good Outcome

I write this piece as the Senate Judiciary hearings are beginning for Trump’s Supreme Court nomination, Amy Coney Barrett. The Trump campaign and Republican campaigns in general are starving for political energy. Their hope is to make this Supreme Court nomination the fuel to energize campaigns that have been running on empty. I am troubled …

I Had to Write This

Trump’s Failures With the Pandemic Kamala Harris was right. The Trump administration has failed the country with their response to the pandemic. Let’s look at what the country has gone through and what we know: First, in January, Trump received information that the virus was much more deadly than his administration was saying. We also …

Playing with a piece of writing

“Long ago and oh so far away, I fell in love with you before the second show…but you’re not really here, it’s just the radio.” Thank you Karen and Richard Carpenter for these lyrics from your song, “Superstar.” The piece of writing I am going to share has your song playing as my muse. I …

What’s On My Reading Table (August 31st, 2020)

It’s been a while since I shared a “reading table” post. It was popular the last time I shared this list so I thought it might be worth sharing again. I just finished reading How The South Won the Civil War, by Heather Cox Richardson. Heather Cox Richardson is a very good historian, and a …