Monthly Archives: June 2016

Get real

After this extended series of politically influenced posts, my blog has become increasingly depressing and downbeat (at least in my mind), two words I never want to characterize my writing.

So, it is with great relief that I post this … Read the rest

Promises, promises

A bushy-haired man promoting an agenda based on bad trade deals, poor immigration control and a country that no longer wins anymore goes out making bold promises about how voting his way will change your life for the better.

This … Read the rest

Rule Britannia!

“Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold; Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world.”

When Yeats wrote that, just a few years before his homeland would separate from the UK as the Republic of Ireland, he was speaking in terms … Read the rest

The whole truth

Nothing but the truth? Sigh. If only.

Put the clothes pin over the nose, the filters on the ears and take off those rose-colored glasses. As of yesterday, the awful truth is that truth is a thing of the past.… Read the rest

I can only take 4 days off

We interrupt this series of politically inspired posts to talk about something I observed yesterday.

On the very last day of 2010, the first post on my website blog was made. It was always my intent to make the blog … Read the rest

Leap year

Ever four years we have a leap year (sort of, see below) and every four years we elect a president.

The two are not a reflection of the other. The former, an alteration to “correct” the calendar and the latter, … Read the rest

What’d I miss?

They say too much of a good thing can be a bad thing. If that’s true, then too much of a bad thing must be just awful. I think I may be hitting that point in this year’s presidential election…and … Read the rest

Heck with this, I’m staying home

I don’t think kind thoughts about people who don’t vote. I’m sorry, I just can’t help it.

I am very proud to be an American; proud to live in America and privileged to have all the freedoms guaranteed me by … Read the rest

I know you are but what am I

Aspirational – (1) characterized by a strong desire to achieve something high or great (2) a term no longer applicable in the 2016 Presidential election

When the nominating process for both major parties kicked off, there was a lot of … Read the rest