Pete For President

I’ve blogged before about Pete Buttigieg just after first discovering his interest in running for the Democratic Party’s candidate for US President. This past Sunday he officially declared his candidacy. Every time this young man opens his mouth, I am impressed. He’s not just articulate, exceptionally full of thought, deeply inquisitive, casting a view to the long term consequences of… Continue reading

Is Anybody Listening?

I saw a quotation yesterday, and the ideas expressed took me back to my days at uni, when I studied educational policy, and got me thinking. The quotation was: “Talent is universal. Opportunity is not.” I do believe that talent (skill, intelligence, memory capacity, imagination, etc.) in varied forms is universally distributed among humanity. But I believe it is distributed… Continue reading

And Now for Something Different, Something Positive…

One of the positive things I’ve noticed, even appreciated, about Trump being in the White House is that he has sparked a re-awakening about who we are and what we value as American people, as a nation. He has started us all talking again about our national identity. His corruption and unprecedented greed has ignited a passionate counter-response from the… Continue reading

Women’s March

How did we miss it? How did we not know it was going on? We were returning from a nice long walk along Ocean Beach which was packed because the Golden Gate National Recreation Area at Land’s End was closed because Comrade Trump is pitching one of his little border wall tantrums. The traffic ground to a complete stop when… Continue reading

Am I the Only One?

Am I the only person that remembers that when gay conversion “therapy” (read: torture) began to fall apart and many of those US “ministries” began to go out of business for lack of funds, they1 hopped on the planes and jetted right over to Russia2 ? Hmmm… Russia, of all places. Why Russia, I wonder? The next thing we hear… Continue reading

Let’s Just Get It Over With Already: MAGA!

The Republicans are not going to achieve the goals of their “constituents,” MAGA, until: anyone earning over $250,000 a year doesn’t have to pay any taxes at all: federal, state, or local the corporations these people work for or own don’t have to pay any taxes at all: federal, state, or local none of the tax revenue everyone else pays… Continue reading

Trump. Treason. Traitor.

Impeach and Imprison. The news is utterly shocking. Even Fox News can not stomach Trumps servile puppetry to Putin. Impeach and Imprison! Trump, and all of the Russian agents and supporters he has employed in his administration need to be fired immediately. Impeach and Imprison!! I saw this bumper sticker on a truck at the restaurant last week. Impeach and… Continue reading

Do You Really Want This?

I sincerely ask this question because this is the road we are rapidly traveling down. And the destination will be an America none of us will recognize at all. So, if we don’t want to live like this in the very near future, we have to do something about it now. Specifically, let’s talk about just 2 things for now:… Continue reading

The New Patriotism

My post is not intended to anger anybody. I’m the one who is angry. I literally grow angrier every week. In this post I share my perspective: some of what makes me angry. You see, I sense the careful crafting of a new idea I’m calling The New Patriotism. The New Patriotism is being born as our democracy, our representative… Continue reading