A Cool War

     I called my dad this morning.  He didn’t pick up and I left no message.  This calling dad thing is new to us.  I think he will call back when he sees that I called.  I think he values speaking with me almost as much as I do with him.       It wasn’t always …

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Demons and Dogs

At night my dogs are shadows, merely lumps on the bed. They know nothing of the lingering ghosts in my head. My warm-blooded friends remain close by. Others, colder and closer still, watch all through my own eyes. The ghosts, repugnant and vengeful, are at last at rest. They will rise and faith shall again be …

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Old Mueller

How an honest public servant nearing retirement can seem like an old and loyal dog, who is deserving of a place near the fire. I think Robert Mueller has completed his last and perhaps one of his greatest services to this country.  Watching him leave the room after testifying to the House Intelligence Committee, Mueller …

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There is Hope

Nancy Pelosi wants the water to boil before she throws our black hearted red faced mobster wannabe into the pot.  But there is a limit to how hot boiling water can get.  If she fails to move when the conditions are right then she has failed the American public in our time of need.  To …

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Begin Impeachment Hearings

I wrote this to read to my Memoirs group, then I thought maybe N. Pelosi was waiting for me to act (write) before she moved forward to impeach trump.  But it might be she is waiting for you... It’s hard to write about my younger days when so many young children at the border are …

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Taking Medications

I was about 35 years old when necessity demanded I end my resistance to taking medication for my anxiety and paranoia.  I had experimented with meds for a short while when I was twenty but at that time I had limited success controlling my symptoms and I soon quit taking them.  Science did not stop …

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Looking for Inspiration?

It’s more than a year until the 2020 general election, too soon to know who to vote for even in the primaries.   But maybe not too early to consider what arguments you will listen to that will shape what you use to make your selection.  Contrary to what I wrote just now, in my mind …

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An Unhappy Medium

I have been writing Senators Corker and Alexander about once a week for months.  There are so many vital issues in front of Congress that it is no trouble finding something to write about.  My viewpoint in these letters is determinably progressive.  This means in every email that I write there is a complaint but …

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