Tag Archives: Donald Trump
Sometimes what you find surprises you. Look what turned up in my basement! Decluttering my basement has been a multi-year task, but necessary, as at some point we will downsize. I hate the thought, but realize the inevitability – at some point my arthritic knees may reject the stairs. Which means, on a regular basis, […]
Another Year Ends…
I feel as if I should be marking the end of 2022 here somehow, but I am not sure exactly how. For many people it has been a year best forgotten quickly. The COVID -19 pandemic seems to drag on, though at least the panic part seems to have died down as we have come […]
Thoughts on America
Is it a failed state, as many seem to think these days? Or does it remain the best example of democracy and a hope for the world? It seems appropriate on July 4, as Americans celebrate Independence Day, to give some thought to the state of the United States in 2022. Are things as bad […]
Are These Thoughts Dated?
In June 2016, right after the UK voted to leave the EU, I shared some thoughts about what the Brexit vote would mean for US politics and the upcoming presidential election. Seemed obvious to me, but apparently it wasn’t to the Democrats. Re-reading, I see some Canadian parallels as well. One paragraph in particular struck […]
Pictures of Leadership
There’s a lot I could say about Russia’s cowardly attack on Ukraine. I’ll save that for another day. I saw this graphic last night and was struck by what it says about leadership. There might be fewer wars if those in charge had to go into battle themelves.
The Day Before
Canadians go to the polls on Monday to choose a national government. Or at least those who haven’t already voted by mail or in the advance polls, where about six million votes have already been cast. If the polls are right, it is going to be a close one with the probable outcome a Liberal […]
Reflections on 9/11
Twenty years. A defining moment. You probably remember exactly where you were when you heard the news. So many lives lost. Not just that day but in the wars that followed in Afghanistan and Iraq. Thousands on September 11 in the US, more than a million, according to some estimates, in the violence that followed. […]
After more than a hundred days of the Biden presidency, Donald Trump seems like a faded memory. Or perhaps a nightmare we have all woken up from. It is amazing how quiet he has been since his banning back in January by the social media platforms he was using. Maybe traditional media is finding things […]
Every time I look at the news, it is all COVID-19. Everyone seems fixated on it. There is no other topic of conversation. I must admit, I think I’m getting a little bored with it all. But when society is locked down, there doesn’t seem to be much else to talk about except the virus. […]
Does It Matter?
The second impeachment trial of Donald Trump is underway in the US Senate, and all the experts are saying he will be acquitted. Not because he isn’t guilty, but because most Senators will vote according to political loyalties rather than the evidence presented. Because of that I haven’t been following the proceedings beyond reading the […]