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A Republican Speaks

Steve Schmidt Republican Steve Schmidt, who ran John McCain’s 2008 campaign for president, was interviewed recently on MSNBC. In response to a very general question regarding the Trump Presidency, Mr. Schmidt succinctly summed up his assessment of Donald Trump’s presidency. He said: “Donald Trump has been the worst president this country has ever had. And, I don’t say that hyperbolically.… Continue reading

A Member of the White Evangelical Community Speaks

Evangelical minister Rob Schenck I am quoting a June 16, 2020, PBS video from Amanpour & Company in its entirety in which the interviewer, Michel Martin, asked questions of Reverend Robert Schenck, a white evangelical Christian. Rather than offering commentary, I’m letting him speak for himself. The article is very lightly edited for clarity and readability. CHRISTIANE AMANPOUR: A key… Continue reading

Extreme Social Distancing

We’ve been taking social distancing very seriously these days. I’m frankly disgusted by the small percentage of people who are not. Irresponsible assholes, if you ask me. Anyway, in the nieghborhood we are taking it seriously as well – so seriously that the neighbors on both sides of us have left the state! They have gone to places with less… Continue reading

Straight Out of Central Casting

This is my first post in a newly created category made especially for these very unusual times: QuaranTim. Steve and I are now living in self-quarantine. With one exception, we are only going out for essentials. That exception: we take walks in the neighborhood to avoid cabin fever. Our neighborhood has always been a walking neighborhood. Many people walk their… Continue reading

The House after Running It through the Blander

As I’ve mentioned before, we sanitized the house for sale. By that I mean we removed almost everything of color. (Even books that had color in their bindings!) We removed all clutter. We removed everything that could possible distract the eye from seeing what we are selling: the house itself. (We’re throwing the yard in as a bonus parting gift… Continue reading

The Missing Clock

We are all such creatures of habit. Some habits are really good habits that help us be more efficient by doing routine things quickly without much thought. Some habits are self-defeating. An example of a bad habit I’m trying to break: touching my face. The coronavirus scare has made me aware of how much I touch my face, rub my… Continue reading

Vegan Dishes

Several months ago I began eating a lot more vegan dishes, and I have to declare, I was pleasantly surprised at how delish these dishes can be. My worry was that they would be bland and leave me hungry. Nothing could have been further from the truth! I’ve become a huge fan of cauliflower. Well, I’ve always liked it, but… Continue reading