We need a plan

Dear President Biden, Rousing, righteous speeches can be terrific catalysts, and lines like “I’m not saying this to alarm you. I’m saying this because you should be alarmed.” are clever and catchy. Such lines might just give some people the poke they need to move out of the “I’m not sure how bad these GOP …

The Greatest (not)

Dear President Biden, Although not everything you all are doing feels righteous and ethical, it was mostly good to read this morning about your “back door” efforts to shore up various US supply and manufacturing lines. However, the part about making sure we’re able to produce high capacity storage lithium batteries from start to finish …

Are we in hell?

Dear President Biden, It’s still way, way too hot in way, way too many places but yesterday Seattle was overcast and the high was somewhere in the mid-70’s (it was comfortable enough and I was busy enough with work that I didn’t check my NWS app at all). I actually cooked dinner last night and …

A squirrel missive

Dear President Biden, Congratulations on the (still theoretical) bipartisan agreement on the hard infrastructure package. Hopefully Mitch McConnell won’t find a way to torpedo it and hopefully all of the Democrats will hold together to support it. I know there’s a lot more sausage making that’s going to happen on this agreement as well as …

That sort of day

Dear President Biden, Happy (Observed) Juneteenth, a worthy federal holiday, for sure. I am, however, holding out for voting day being designated as a federal holiday as well as passage of a robust version of HR1 and the John Lewis Voting Act, so please don’t let me (and democracy) down on these things. And really, …

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 …