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Why Are You So Horrified?

Why Are You So Horrified?

Why are we so horrified our duly elected President undoes what his predecessor did? That’s the platform on which he – or, one day SHE – ran! Now some of my friends are absolutely horrified that Mr. Biden is doing what he said he would do if he were elected President....

Don’t TELL Me What to Think!

Don’t TELL Me What to Think!

Thinking is hard enough at my age and stage, without some Americans wanting to think they can "equalize"what can’t be. The rights to think and to speak – are rights not all the world shares. When in human history did denying or policing people’s right to think or...

A Grand Visual, A Greater Gift

A Spring Visual A grand visual greeted me: the Bradford pears and other flowering trees, set against the still barren trees. Perhaps, it will be an inspiration for a painting? What a delight; less than a month ago, all were covered with heavy wet snow. A great gift...

Hokey But Oh So Helpful

Hokey But Oh So Helpful

A veteran of the late 1960’s cultural wars, at first I thought his programming was hokey. Back then I liked Sesame Street’s humor and the Electric Company’s verve better than the calm of Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood. Initially when I watched the little vignettes I thought...

The Past is Unsafe Camping Ground

So tempting it is to remember the times past, my past, when public discourse was gentle; when we all cared deeply about the well-being and rights of fellow citizens; when our leaders were humble but might servants; when we all unfailingly did the right thing . . ....

Writing Issues

Writing Issues

Writing a story which another might read couldn’t be all that hard I reasoned, graduating from high school with the ambition to write the great American novel. But who, at 18, has lived a story worth reading? Jane Austen, maybe. I was no Jane Austen. Nor did I have...

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