Bye, Bye 2019, Hello 2020

As we begin a new year, I thought I’d write about a few things to remember about the last, some good, and some not-so-good. On the national news scene, the ongoing soap opera that is the Trump presidency continued and still continues. Years ago, I said that George W. Bush was the worst President of […]

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Donald who?

Today, January 18, 2021, is just two days before the end of Donald Trump’s Presidency, and the beginning of Joe Biden’s, and nobody could be happier than me about that fact. One thing about the election that has to be reckoned with, though, is that 74 million people did vote for Trump (even though 7 […]

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Greeting a New Year, happily!

I’m sure I’m one of many who said “Goodbye, and good riddance” to 2020, and welcome the New Year with hope, at least. 2020 was a bad year for pretty much everyone, largely due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, but especially so for me and my wife, with the loss of our daughter (which I won’t […]

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A year end book report

Since my wife and I are still in the same stay-at-home situation due to the COVID-19 pandemic, awaiting the vaccine, one of the activities that’s helped my the most to avoid going stir-crazy is reading, which I’ve done more of over the last year than ever. I usually like to vary the type of books […]

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I’ve always said that Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday. I think this is because it’s just a wonderful time to get together for a great meal with many family members and friends, with no religion involved (a very important part, for me). Of course, this year, with the COVID-19 pandemic, things are very different. Our […]

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Cautiously Optimistic

At this point, slightly more than two weeks before the November 3rd Election, I do feel at least cautiously optimistic that Donald Trump will lose the Presidency to Joe Biden, and that the Democrats will win control of the U.S. Senate and retain the House of Representatives. After 2016, that optimism has to be cautious. […]

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Donald Trump and Adolf Hitler

Despite my total distaste for Donald Trump ever since he first ran for President, I’d previously thought that the above comparison was an exaggeration–I’m not so sure any longer. An Op-Ed by Dana Milbank in Today’s Washington Post, comparing the burning of the Reichstag in the days of Hitler’s rise to power to what’s going […]

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