The Uphill Slide

There is always something.

02/04/2018
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From the Beginning

My grandson was screaming 1•2•3 cannonball. His voice coming through my headphones rousted me from my bedroom. As I walked down the long hallway, he stood with his back to the mantle shouting as he ran and jumped into a … Continue reading

01/17/2018
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It Gets To Me Some Days

My son put his hand on my shoulder yesterday while I talked. A small gesture with big impact. The President dismissed John Dickerson. You call that an interview? The President’s on wiretapping and Obama, yet again. Obama is personal, not … Continue reading

12/03/2017
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Ordinary People

My life rebooted this year. It happened slowly and abruptly. I say that I had no chance to prepare though I know I should have always been prepared. Only some people ever get the chance I did. How stupid we … Continue reading

11/25/2017
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Listen….

https://www.apmreports.org/in-the-dark A fascinating podcast about a child’s kidnapping, assault, and murder which eventually brought us to Megan’s Law. But the story extends far beyond that one crime into a look at other murders, assaults, rapes, and crimes in this same rural … Continue reading

10/31/2017
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Below the Surface

I’ve seen things you people wouldn’t believe. Attack ships on fire off the shoulder of Orion. I watched C-beams glitter in the dark near the Tannhäuser Gate. All those moments will be lost in time, like tears in rain. Time … Continue reading

10/23/2017
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Excuse Explanation

I listened to a rebroadcast of John Kelly’s speech about President Trump’s condolence to a military family. His speech was dissonant. Trump disavowed the reported statement and here was Kelly explaining the statement. Like OJ writing a book about ‘if … Continue reading

10/16/2017
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Good Law? Bad Law?

Korematsu v. United States http://www.wnyc.org/story/american-pendulum-fred From 33:50 to 39:10 in this podcast is a portion of the interview with Richard Posner, a now retired judge for the United States Court of Appeals on the Seventh Circuit. “…And by the way, do … Continue reading

10/13/2017
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Stop Watching the Game Show

The great distracter. Those were not Bob Schieffer’s words on Charlie Rose from an interview broadcast on October 11, 2017. Just my interpretation of what Schieffer said about the race of Trump against other candidates who fell for his distractions. Trump made … Continue reading

10/10/2017
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Birding

A local said, “It’s a treasure. We do something everyday with it.” He was talking about Lake Chautauqua. It was a warm summer-like day this past Saturday but during the night it rained. I awoke to overcast coolness.  But enough … Continue reading