My Last Word On The Elections (for now)

This goes out to the Trumpites out there: For the last sixteen months or so, you’ve been supporting Donald Trump, and it must have been frustrating for you, a thinking, feeling person, being painted with a very broad brush because of your choice of candidate. You were voting for Trump because you didn’t like Hillary–but […]

A Last Word Ahead Of Election Day

It’s nearly over. At least I hope it is. Tomorrow is the day we here in the United States officially cast our ballots and choose the next president. Though the events won’t be offically official until January, when Congress counts the electoral votes, God willing, we’ll know the result either late tomorrow night or early […]

It’s Not Just About Trump

More than thirty years ago I had to make one of the first decisions of my semi-adult life: which political party should I join? After much consideration, I registered Republican. This decision was not made lightly. It was not made without a great deal of thought. Back then, there were some issues where I leaned […]

Three Quotes

Three quotes from over the weekend: “What caused the protests at Trump’s rally is a candidate that has promoted hatred and division against Latinos, Muslims, women, and people with disabilities, and his birther attacks against the legitimacy of President Obama. What caused the violence at Trump’s rally is a campaign whose words and actions have […]

Ranting on The Interview

I am not happy today. Oh, life is fine. The Catbird had two concerts this week, one for her choir, one for the jazz vocal group, that we attended and enjoyed. We had the organization holiday party, we Skyped with the Magpie, ordered a bunch of Christmas gifts–all that is fine. Though progress has slowed […]


I’m in a cranky mood. We all but ran out of coffee, so I’m drinking lo-test. I pop on Absolute Write and feel like Bill Murray in Groundhog Day–“How many pages should be in a chapter?” “Should I include a prologue?” Someone I’ve never heard of wants to be Facebook friends. My g-mail is getting […]