Rainstorms and turkeys

Dear President Biden, Laura’s brother visited us this past weekend to celebrate her birthday. He lives in Atlanta now and at one point yesterday afternoon he remarked that the rainstorm we were having sure didn’t seem like Seattle rain, that it was much more like Atlanta rain since it was pretty much a deluge. And …

Karma bits

Dear President Biden, In honor of the beginning of Pride month, I thought I’d share a relevant, personal karma-tale and then highlight an additional relevant, out-in-the-wider-world karma-tale I read about in the WP this morning. So here goes…. I don’t know if you’ve been following the weather across the country, but if you have been …

Re-membering

Dear President Biden, A friend of mine texted yesterday morning to let me know that he’d been thinking of Joe Manchin in response to my “Joe McConnell” flub rather than about you. While I do think it’s reasonable to harbor concerns about why you, too, keeping pressing for the completely unrealistic unicorn of bipartisanship, it …

Joe Manchin ~ ‘he’s got the whole world in his (grubby, power-hungry, little) hands’

Dear President Biden, At the end of his article about where things stand on the For the People Act (HR1/S1), Mike DeBonis quotes Senator Richard Durbin (Il) as saying: “I say a prayer every morning and evening for Joe Manchin.” Indeed. Joe M. may just become the most difficult person in my loving-kindness meditation not …

Better yet, have fun

Dear President Biden, This is a short little tale about a chance encounter with a boy with green hair, the difference between “good luck” and “have fun” and how much I still have to learn before I can reliably be a true advocate for the beloved community. Saturday morning Laura and I were circling back …