You would think the whole Government is closed during a Government shutdown but sadly, that’s not the case. Of course, politicians still receive their pay, while some of the real public servants go home without a paycheck-at least for the moment. I will never understand the logic behind it, I doubt anybody does. Continue reading
There should be nothing here I don’t remember . . .
The Gulf Motel with mermaid lampposts
and ship’s wheel in the lobby should still be
rising out of the sand like a cake decoration.
My brother and I should still be pretending
we don’t know our parents, embarrassing us
as they roll the luggage cart past the front desk
loaded with our scruffy suitcases, two-dozen
loaves of Cuban bread, brown bags bulging
with enough mangos to last the entire week, Continue reading
Last night I sat in the dark; tears were rolling down my cheeks. I don’t cry often. If I do, then it’s because of a book or a movie. When a story touches my heart, that’s when I cry. I can’t help it, it’s a defense mechanism I suppose. Continue reading
There is not much I could add, other than the wish it will not just be read but heard -and understand- as well. One can dream!
09 April 2018
Dear Member of Congress,
I am told that you have concerns about your upcoming performance review on November 6th, as well you should. Your employers, I and many others, are very displeased with your job performance and frankly, I am already seeking your replacement in the event you do not turn things around very quickly. It appears the problem lies with the fact that you have forgotten to whom you owe your allegiance. It was I and my fellow citizens who hired you, and it is to us whom you have a responsibility … all of us, not just some.
First, allow me to make one thing perfectly clear: Donald J. Trump is not your employer! He may have given you to believe that he is, but he is not. He is merely another employee of the organization that is run by We The People…
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In an editorial, SPIEGEL ONLINE’s Washington correspondent Roland Nelles describes how a European views the United States in the age of Trump. Is there still hope, after all? Continue reading
The author’s new poem addresses the hatred currently plaguing the United States.
Why do we measure people’s capacity
To love by how well they love their progeny?
That kind of love is easy. Encoded.
Any lion can be devoted
To its cubs. Any insect, be it prey
Or predator, worships its own DNA.
I have seen a lot, I have read a lot. I wished for it a million times. I don’t pray, and if I would, it wouldn’t be for peace, but I would ask for humanity and civility for all. These words have a meaning to me, they are the core of my being. Continue reading
And there are more!
“It’s hypocrisy to call yourself a Christian and chase away a refugee or someone seeking help, someone who is hungry or thirsty, toss out someone who is in need of my help,” he said. “If I say I am Christian, but do these things, I’m a hypocrite.” Pope Francis, 2016
I watched “Easy Rider” with all the other girls from boarding school. I sat in the old movie theater in the South of Germany, and my mind was made up. Continue reading