Both Parties and Me in the Middle

Relinquishing Taboos — The Interfaith Observer

“How many Trump voters does it take to change a light bulb? None! Trump will declare there is light and they will stand in the dark and cheer!

At first I smiled when I read the joke, but my smile quickly turned into sadness. How can such a harmless joke bear so much truth?

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What’s sauce for the goose is sauce for the gander

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I can’t help but smile when I think about all the Holiday geese who found their way into our kitchen. Roasted goose with potato dumplings and homemade red cabbage. A feast of the past, today a treat I rarely prepare anymore. It’s not worth the effort I have decided, but the smile on my face tells me otherwise. Continue reading

The Cleaning Fairy and the Drill Sergeant – Part III

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Cleaning fairy #3 was a Russian lady, who came from a country which belonged to Russia in the past and now they don’t speak Russian anymore -turned out she didn’t speak much English either. Needless to say, we had some communication problems. She knocked on my door and introduced herself as HOUSECLEANING, what made me feel like a guest in a luxury hotel. “You show me chemicals,” she demanded, and the way she talked to me scared me a bit. Continue reading

Does Trump represent America?

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“She is white, he is black,” that’s how an older woman described our new neighbors to me and her face showed disapproval. We are a mostly white neighborhood and a mixed racial couple disturbs a lot of the older people here. They are nice to them, don’t cause any harm; the hurt is done behind their back in the way people talk about them – especially her.   Continue reading