What exactly does a president do?

I wanted to wait a day for the furor to settle down. Then, the “dog ate my homework” explanation came out and I know that’s not happening. Keeping with my promise, today’s post is totally fact-based. I’m just going to relate what exactly does a president do. In combing references from the Constitution of the… Read more »

Sticking to the facts

Quite a lot of news out there these days. Generally, that’s always true, but it certainly seems louder now. We’ve got 24/7 media to thank for that, broadcast and social. It’s getting harder and harder to find the truth amidst the opinions. But, as I tackled some of those issues, my goal is to be… Read more »

A nightmare would be preferable

Holy cow! What a way to wake up! I can think of a dozen ways right off the top of my head. A nightmare would be preferable over shooting pain. Sadly, that’s how my morning began. I was in that “special time”. The period long before you usually wake up, but for some reason, you… Read more »

Celebrating things we all agree on

There’s plenty of disturbing news in the air. Here. Abroad. Some of it will even reach this blog. But not today. Today, I only want to express one sentiment. There is time enough for the things that separate us. For now, how about celebrating things we all agree on. Regardless of where you stand versus… Read more »

The end of my life as I know it

It’s all true. This is neither hyperbole nor melodrama. I have “crossed over” from my life of peace and tranquility. Now, I am in a horrible land that too many others have gone before me. Truly, this is the end of my life as I know it. Last week was a waste. This was due… Read more »

The absolutely very last post on the Tree of Doom

No, you are not seeing things. You do not need to adjust your screens. I am seeing the same thing you are, so cancel that visit to the optometrist. To paraphrase the bald kid from the Matrix: “There is no tree.” This prompts me to make the absolutely very last post on the Tree of… Read more »

Rudeness didn’t start three years ago

Civility is the buzzword of the day! Left, right and center! Bring on the guy in the sweater and the purple dinosaur. The tribalism and vitriol are heating up from all sides. A popular refrain these days is that Donald Trump is the cause of it all. Sorry, but rudeness didn’t start three years ago…. Read more »

Reading is hard

So, I spent most of yesterday in the hospital. Dad was experiencing heart pains and my Stepmom made him go to the hospital. Stubborn as he is, he demanded to drive himself. More on that later. Bottom line, though, what later ensued proves that reading is hard. As is often the case with my Dad,… Read more »

Did you love your parents?

I don’t want to post this. I keep waiting for a storm of conscientious and brave Republicans to make things right. They haven’t. No one is changing the mind of the person in the oval office. No one but you, that is. And that’s why I’m asking, Did you love your parents? This isn’t aimed… Read more »

The jig is up

Welp, I threatened it a couple of months ago. And now I finally pulled that trigger. Does it represent a danger to a person with my obsessive traits? Sure. But, I think it’s a mild obsession to have. In any case, when it comes to resisting this obsession, the jig is up. So, when I… Read more »