Category Archives: politics

Washington, DC or Local Schools: Which is America?

I had two diametrically opposed experiences today. One was the Jeff Sessions Session. The other was a local high school academic awards dinner. And it struck during the dinner that I had witnessed staggeringly different expressions of America within hours … Continue reading

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150 Words on The Daily Show: an Oral History

Jon Stewart changed television, and possibly the country, with his 16 years on The Daily Show. Love him or hate him, his impact persists. And this engaging book demonstrates why.   Retold almost entirely in quotes from the participants, the book … Continue reading

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A Few Short Words: Did Lady Gaga Move America Toward a Serious Third Party?

I’ve held this post for a week thinking I may be suffering from incurable Washingtonitis, but …  Did Lady Gaga actually role model the foundational concept for a new political party during the opening of her Super Bowl performance?  Hear … Continue reading

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100 Words: On Five Ways to Cope With the Trump Tsunami

It has been a fast paced few days since Trump took office. Many feel an unease unparalleled in our lives. More people are posting about stress, depression, and/or anxiety. So how do we cope? Here are a few ideas: 1) … Continue reading

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One Hundred Words on Endangering Our Troops

Just a few days in, the President’s accomplishments are piling up, for better or worse depending on your politics. However, one lingers as a troubling issue most Americans should agree needs attention. 32 On Saturday, before the hallowed Wall of … Continue reading

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One hundred words on Presidential Trump

I am challenging myself to see a path to ending this second civil war we have been waging, wherein Republicans hate Democrats, Democrats loathe Republicans, and both sides refuse to hear anything the other side says. So, after yesterday’s wondrous … Continue reading

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So the Circus Came to Town … And It’s Gonna Stay

Welcome to the New America, sometimes referred to as Making America Great Again, other times as #NightmareAmerica. Whatever it is, Ringling Brothers has got nothin’ on this. On Tuesday night eloquence took a curtain call and on Wednesday the circus … Continue reading

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