Understanding the Times
Like 9/11 January 6th Was

Like 9/11 January 6th Was

Like 9/11, January 6, 2021 was a day I never imagined seeing. To see American insurrectionists storm the United States Capitol under the pretext of  “protesting” was a bewildering as seeing jets fly into the Twin Towers. But to hear other Americans excuse or defend...

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Greased Poles

Greased Poles

This year we gave each other bird feeders, complementing the one our daughter gave Doug last year; last year: remember that? Me, either. That single feeder, located outside the dining room window brought so much diversion and pleasure we figured let’s multiply it! But...

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As 2020 Ends

As 2020 Ends

As 2020 ends, we received a gift. We have a vaccine; it’s a wonderful achievement; a hopeful weapon in suppressing the deadly virus. But this disease isn’t yet corralled, as 2020 ends. So, I won’t be laying down my paintbrushes any time soon; nor, will I be closing my...

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A Blockbuster NEW Start to the Week

A Blockbuster NEW Start to the Week

Monday looks like another blockbuster of great day . . . just looking outside. Plus, I picked up new glasses: ones to compensate for the blurriness that “ripening” cataracts are generating. Maybe it’s me, but as “new” as these specs appear, they remind me of the...

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The 2020 Presidential Election

The 2020 Presidential Election

The 2020 Presidential election --- which began in 2017 – drags on: Forty-eight hours and counting.  it’s been unsettling, waiting. But, here's what I told my self in 2016: Mr. Trump stunned many; nevertheless, the sun is still rising, and the moon showed off,...

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