The Uphill Slide

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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

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

10/13/2017
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Stop Watching the Game Show

The great distracter. Those were notĀ Bob Schieffer’s words on Charlie RoseĀ 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

08/18/2017
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Off With Their Heads

My son said he felt like doing a Ned Stark. I asked, “Have your head chopped off?” “Truth.” References to television characters. The box morphed into the flat screen has invaded our lives and conversations. Shows and characters have replaced … Continue reading

07/04/2017
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Call Me Stupid

I was scanning one of those silly Internet pop-ups for celebrity IQ’s. Undoubtedly the guesses of some fake theorist. Trump had a score of 158. Genius and far superior to mine. So what? IQ is not the measure of anyone. … Continue reading

06/21/2017
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Can You Believe Anything?

I was in my teens sitting in the kitchen watching the coverage of the war in Vietnam (also known as the Second Indochina War or the Resistance War Against America or the American War [Depends whose news you’re reading what … Continue reading