Yesterday, while I was cooking dinner, I was thinking that should Bernie or Bloomberg become the Democratic nominee then we'll have someone who is Jewish at the top of a major party ticket for the first time in US history. Part of me hopes it happens, if for no other reason, to watch Trump's head … Continue reading Trump, Bernie, and Bloomberg
The results from New Hampshire clarified a lot for me. This is the toughest choice I've ever had to make in an election. Usually it's easy, I choose the candidate that best matches my values and who has a least some chance of winning. I voted for Bernie in 2016 because he has a message … Continue reading New Hampshire: Thank You!
Today we wait. Am I happy? No. Am I pleased? Yes. Paper. There is a paper trail. And it's all an open process. Every one of the people in every one of the hundreds, the thousands of rooms that conducted the caucuses saw what happened. They went home knowing what happened, who won and lost … Continue reading Iowa: The morning after…
"Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear, not absence of fear.” - Mark Twain I've heard more than on veteran of D-Day or The Battle of the Bulge say "anyone that tells you they were not afraid is lying". Never Forget
My great uncle fought in the Battle of the Bulge 75 years ago. That's all I know. As my grandfather said more than once, those that see things in war never talk about it. Related, a few years ago I was in Luxembourg. I visited the cemetery where many killed in that battle are … Continue reading The Battle of the Bulge
Exactly one year from today we'll be voting. For nearly three years I've signed my blog posts with #resist. Enough resistance. From today, for the next year? #restorediginity https://itmustend.us/ #restoredignity
Yesterday I posted this message to Facebook along with a link to a New York Times article: I believe in science. I believe that vaccines save lives. #vaccinessaavelives So why did I insert myself into this? It started with hearing an NPR report about the measles research in the article above. I then heard a … Continue reading Vaccines
Sometimes it's a no-brainer: Anyone but Trump. I'm sure there's someone worse, but I don't know who and they aren't running anyway. But who to support? Especially in local races, it's not always easy. This year, for me at least, it is. A while ago I hung a rainbow flag from my house. Shortly … Continue reading Who to Support?
Elizabeth Warren has a problem. This was pretty apparent in last week's debate. Perhaps dilemma is a better word. She was asked if she'll raise taxes to pay for the proposed "Medicare for All". She didn't answer. And here's the problem: She can't answer without creating talking points for attack ads and scathing Tweets. The … Continue reading Elizabeth Warren’s Problem
During my workout I started watching this movie: Say Her Name: The Life and Death of Sandra Bland So what do I want or my birthday? Say her name. Say Sandra Bland Say Atatiana Jefferson Say Amber Guyger Say Amadou Diallo Say Freddie Gray. Say enough is enough. … Continue reading Today is my 59th birthday