I made it through the State of the Union address last night. The speech itself was a typical Trump speech, which means it wasn’t a speech at all. It was the same as always, a Trump celebration full of alternative facts. Sorry, this is too good to let go!
Going back in time, I recall our short vacations in Italy. Remember, I was born and raised >>>here<<<. Right after lunch, before the shops closed during the hot afternoons, one of us kids was sent to a magazine stand to pick up a German or Austrian newspaper, which by then was three days old. We lived! Nothing was so dramatic back then. Continue reading
It doesn’t take rocket science to understand how the political game is played in general. The following rules seem to apply:
- What’s ok when I do it, is not ok for you.
- When you can’t argue the case, argue the people. When you can’t argue the people, argue the proceedings.
We live in an older community governed by a homeowners association. In order to build an add-on structure such as a pergola, I have to get a detailed building plan that is compliant with the city codes. I can’t just say that I need a pergola and get the project approved. Continue reading
For me, the Holiday and Christmas Season begins when I change the music on my website. In the drawer with jazz and soul, out with the Christmas music I like. A different song for each page, for my own amusement more than anything. Continue reading
One hundred years of films about the immigrant experience reveal the split personality of modern living
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
I made an unbelievable discovery this week, and ever since I am in peace. I felt a dramatic shift in me and in the blink of an eye, the balance in me was restored.
Like so many of us, I watched the funeral of former President Georg H. W. Bush. Not in full lengths -one has to work to make a living- but I listened to it during my work and looked up at the TV screen when I wanted to. Continue reading