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 […]Read more "Bye, Bye 2019, Hello 2020"
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 […]Read more "Donald who?"
The word for Donald Trump’s actions over the past week, especially on Wednesday, January 6, 2021, is “sedition”, defined as “incitement to rebel against the authority the state”. What else could it be, when Trump told his cheering crowd to march to the U.S. Capitol Building, and prevent the U.S. Congress from giving the final […]Read more "Donald Trump Impeachment Number Two?"
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 […]Read more "Greeting a New Year, happily!"
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 […]Read more "A year end book report"
A couple of days ago, the Supreme Court issued a ruling nullifying New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s order forbidding large gatherings at religious sites in highest COVID-19 risk areas. I’m not surprised at the ruling, given its new makeup, especially with Justice Barrett’s confirmation. I don’t agree with it, in overriding the order whose purpose […]Read more "The New Supreme Court and Religious Liberty"
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 […]Read more "Thanksgiving"
From the things I’ve written in the past, it should come as no surprise that I’m extremely happy that Joe Biden and Kamala Harris have defeated Donald Trump and Mike Pence. I think President Elect Biden is exactly the experienced leader, who knows what it means to govern, that our nation needs in it’s most […]Read more "The 2020 Election results: I’m pretty happy, all things considered."
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. […]Read more "Cautiously Optimistic"
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 […]Read more "Donald Trump and Adolf Hitler"
If the world is divided into optimists and pessimists, I’d place myself among the former. My life story hasn’t been without its difficulties, having lost my father and then my first stepfather by the time I was 8 years old, but my wonderful mother, who wanted to make her life and those of me and […]Read more "Trying to stay optimistic in difficult times"