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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Kamala Harris

After waiting a long time for Joe Biden to make his choice for a running mate, I really do think that Kamala Harris is an excellent one, and probably the best among the names I knew of. I think she’s smart, with good experience as a Senator for the past 3-plus years, and relatively young–all […]

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Hail to the Redtails?

A piece of welcome news (when there isn’t much good news) at the beginning of July 4th Weekend is that Daniel Snyder, the owner of the Washington Redskins football team, is finally seriously considering changing the team’s name from the current one, that’s clearly a racially derogatory one, and that many people, including me, have […]

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