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 final politically oriented topic. Hopefully, I can resist my frustration at the election campaigns enough… Read more »

Take some responsibility

The blame game. As soon as we are old enough to get into trouble, we quickly master this skill. There is a lot of anger across America, anger that has been there for a while but being brought more sharply to the front by the divisive presidential campaign. Each side says they are here for… Read more »

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 man’s name is not Donald (it’s Boris), but it could just as well be. And… Read more »

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 of history, having just come out of WWI. Prophetically, the words convey the same sense… Read more »

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. In war, truth is the first casualty No one would suggest a comparison between real… Read more »

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 as random as possible, limited only by my ability to come up with something to… Read more »

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, an alteration to “correct” the country. That we have an extra day in the year… Read more »

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 there’s still five months to go! I try to stay abreast on the campaign proceedings and… Read more »

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 the Constitution. While it is often described as a duty or even a privilege to… Read more »

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 enthusiasm and energy behind the idea that a new, better America was going to result from this year’s… Read more »