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 …

Radical resets needed

Dear President Biden, So I think this past week was the longest no-letter-to-a-president interval since I started writing to DJT in February of 2017. I have been thinking about you and about what’s going on (and what’s not going on) but haven’t been able to settle on any one or two things enough to write …

A magical leaf

Dear President Biden, Last night when I took Buddy for his evening constitutional I had the great good fortune to see a gorgeous medium-small oval-shaped reddish-orange-ish leaf dangling about five feet from the tree limb from which it likely fell and hovering about a foot above the scrappy lambs ears underneath said tree. Such sightings …

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 …

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 …