Posts Categorized: Communication

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 »

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 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Aspirational – (1) characterized by a strong desire to achieve something high or great (2) a term no longer applicable in the 2016 Presidential election When the nominating process for both major parties kicked off, there was a lot of enthusiasm and energy behind the idea that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 »

Divided we stand

Controversy Week continues with my series of posts in response to the dumbfounding 2016 presidential nomination campaigns. Once upon a time, there was a belief in something called common courtesy. It included simple things like respecting elders, being polite to people, holding a door open for someone and saying please and thank you. Somewhere along… Read more »

Constitution or bust

It’s “Controversy Week” on the JMD blog, spurred by the chaotic presidential nomination process currently kicking up dust across America…   Throughout the early campaign process, before the insults and innuendo drowned out most other discourse, there were a number of outraged Republican hopefuls staking their claim as Defender-in-Chief of the Constitution of the United… Read more »

Wr…? I’m never wr…!

For over seven years and more than 800 posts I’ve scrupulously avoided blogging about anything controversial (except for one post about a dog owner that earned me a Facebook troll). This year’s presidential election process is like nothing I’ve ever seen before and it’s shattered my restraint on one of the most sensitive of topics: politics…. Read more »

No news is bad news

Really bad. Awful. Hard to watch, read or hear. I’m sure you’ve noticed. How could you not? We’re surrounded with it constantly. I was hoping the occasion of the once-every-four-years presidential election process might provide some relief, but I underestimated the proliferation of “news” sources, made even more ineluctable by the presence of the internet…. Read more »

It’s a dangerous world

We hear that a lot lately. It’s all hogwash. I’ve had a few opportunities to visit the world outside the United States and a whole slew within our borders. Let me tell you about this world. It’s a wonderful place. It’s filled with amazing landscapes, majestic skies, enchanting bodies of water and so much more…. Read more »