Barbara and Millie

Admiration quickly comes to mind. Barbara Bush was a singular personality and much loved by the public. Inside the walls of the White House, I suspect she was given a wide berth. Her mind was quick and razor sharp and always protective of her husband. My role in...

Bridge Closed! Peril Ahead

“People speak of “the environment.” They don’t know what they’re talking about. “The environment” refers to no place in particular. We’re alive only in some place in particular.”Wendell Berry, The New Yorker, 7/14/19 Climate change and its causes are too big — not...

Enough is Enough

Fortunately my exposure was brief. I don’t have TV at a cabin my wife and I enjoy in the Catskills. I did, however, read the news coverage of the debate times two in several electronic newspapers. I can’t help myself. Shrill voices punctuated a normally quiet early...

Game Show Politics

How would you like to be a contestant in a game show? Well, all you have to do is participate in the Presidential nomination contest to choose the Democrat, presumably to run against Donald Trump, himself boosted by a game show. As of now you are on the clock. There...

Alternative Universe

Amazingly, a real estate developer, reality TV personality and propagandist has created an alternative universe. Must have been something broken. The setting: the White House. The big house is well known to older generations, but the 21st Century script and staging...