Sitting at my cluttered desk, staring out the window at a row of back yards littered with October leaves and wind-strewn trash of March, I begin to think — again — about what we let happen to our world. Or what we do to it, though a distinction between "doing" and "letting happen" seems neither … Continue reading FIRST IMPRESSIONS
A few days ago I posted a picture from 65 years ago. A small boy is amusing — and apparently amused by — a group of U S soldiers. This in a village which had been, ten years earlier, a victim of Allied forces in World War II. What struck me was how the soldiers … Continue reading Beginning of a return to politics…
What do us old guys worry about? The same things you do, and maybe a few you don't. Perhaps you havn't even looked at something which worries us because it doesn't seem to affect you. But consider: Here’s the truth of it: I’d like a presidential pardon. Really, I would. And I think I deserve … Continue reading An old guy’s point of view
Perhaps we have too much military. Or not the right sort. Or both. It's a subject I have definite opinions about, and some small measure of experience with, but I'll wait to post those until I've had more time to think. And write. And edit. Until I get there, take a look at one well-informed … Continue reading Why do we seem not to win wars any more?
Or who has departed. Pete Butttigieg has officially dropped out, and Amy Klobuchar has suspended her campaign until this evening, when she is expected to endorse Joe Biden. I'm surprised they both lasted this long, though it's been a more interesting few weeks with them than it would have been without. The cast shrinks and … Continue reading Look at who’s still on the campaign trail.
Ignore for the moment — if you can — Weinstein, Coronavirus. Afghanistan, and other controversial distractions. Who among the millions of Democrats not on a ballot this year would you vote for as President to run against Trump? Who among the millions of Republicans not on a ballot this year would you vote for no matter … Continue reading A few annoying questions