The Dog in the Washer

Do you remember the time you and your little brother put Bob the Dog in the washing machine? Mom showed up just in time to save him. You two faced the Maternal Inquisition. The first thing you did was proclaim the other was guilty. “He started it./Did not./Did too./Not./Too.” “STOP IT!” she hollered. ” I don’t CARE who started it. You are … Read More

A Lesson from JFK

This weekend marks the 100th anniversary of John Kennedy’s birth. My mom would have been 101 this same weekend. I remember them together, oddly enough. It seems just yesterday he was front and center of the nation’s life. As we honor the fallen, we need to see violence in a civil society more clearly. The closer you look, the uglier … Read More

Dereliction of Duty. Unfit to Serve.

Friday morning, May 12, the WannaCry ransomware attacked the NHS in England. Our President was likely asleep because of the time difference. By Friday afternoon in London, the NHS was crippled. FedEx got hit, as did the Spanish phone system. In any other presidency, the national security team would be huddling with the president in the Oval. Trump was busy. … Read More

Of Flying Pigs and Pixie Dust

When I was five, I believed I could fly. I watched “Peter Pan” and I believed. Truly. After all,  I’d saved TinkerBell any number of times with my heroic clapping. “Tink”was real … to me, anyway. I gathered pixie dust out of my pockets (AKA “pocket lint”) and sprinkled it on to my fair-haired head. I climbed atop my dad’s … Read More

Is Anyone is Charge?

Everyone agrees a President should have his own administration. But Trump’s bumbled firing of the 46 US Attorneys makes us look bad. World leaders already are rattled by Trump. More missteps are intolerable. POTUS looks like incompetent administrator … at best. (At worst, he’s unethical or criminal. if Justice was investigating something potentially tied to the President, the firing is … Read More