A walk in the woods

Dear President Biden, I was hoping to keep this letter on the positive side of the scale and maybe in the end it’ll have tilted that way, but reading yesterday about the woman who was raped on a train in Philadelphia while onlookers snapped pics and recorded video but did nothing to help her, has …

Hard, hard choices

Dear President Biden, This is a hard letter to start. Most of me wants to deflect and focus on something current and removed that deserves hefty measures of righteous anger. Mitch and the GOP mobsters are generating an endless supply of such things so it wouldn’t be hard to pivot to a rant about the …

The Dems need to swear off the fantasy of bipartisan tea parties and get real ~ fast

Dear President Biden, A couple of days ago I cut and pasted the following sentence from Perry Bacon Jrs’ WP editorial: “Moving forward, the Democratic Party should commit to actually fighting back aggressively against the Republicans.” This morning’s headline about how the Democratic party, emboldened by Newsom surviving the recall vote, is beginning to adopt …

Here we are

Dear President Biden, I’m not sure I can muster even a decent haiku under the current circumstances, but here goes: Inside my cocoonI feel safe. And powerless.But out is scary. Indeed. The sky is blue, the wind is calm, the traffic is quiet this morning but we are a world of mounting, creeping, lurching, hurtling …

Circus-like excrement

Dear President Biden, I’m reading Alyssa Rosenberg’s WP editorial about how many of us are apt to engage in highly problematic hero worship when it comes to elected officials. So far she’s already taken apart the ‘Cuomosexual’ phenomenon, which I’m grateful to say I somehow completely missed, as well as the Ruth Bader Ginsberg ‘Notorious …

Park beauty

Dear President Biden, You could probably shoehorn it into your schedule since you’re right there, but unfortunately I’m not going to get to visit the National Museum of Women’s Art there in DC before it closes for renovations for two years starting August 9th. The WP had a nice piece about the museum the other …

Goldfish lessons

Dear President Biden, Early this morning I had a semi-major “whoa – wait a minute!” kind of realization thinking about how little tiny aquarium goldfish an inch long can grow into football-size behemoths when they’re free to roam around in lakes. It wasn’t as though I didn’t know about the gorgeous orange and red spotted …

Power and freedom

Dear President Biden, I’m not sure what happened, but it seems like the Twitter-verse went into a time warp because a piece in the Atlantic by Ibram X. Kendi from two years ago appeared in Laura’s stream this morning. She didn’t realize it was old and pulled it up for me to read, which was …