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At A Fork

It is Tuesday morning September 28, 2021 as I tap the keys of a computer’s keyboard to write this op-ed (yes, I still call them that). I see America at a crossroads with simultaneously much promise and much peril. There is no way I can cover all that in a few paragraphs – it would easily take volumes – but I’ll give it a go. Please come along for the brief ride.

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As Trump Nears The Exit

While his sideshows may not show it and his sycophants remain loyal (at least in public view) Donald Trump is preparing for his inevitable exit from the White House. Today I’d like to cover a few things happening that are mainly off the “front page”.  They center on his scorched earth tactics and including one aimed at an American institution you wouldn’t think that I care about.  Let’s explore. Continue reading As Trump Nears The Exit

Just Some Other Things To Mention

It’s Monday morning of Thanksgiving week as I begin to write this. Congress is on break this week. When do they actually work and considering what they do are we perhaps better off when they don’t? In any event I don’t expect as much to happen this week as in recent weeks. I’m waiting for a court decision and whatever else happens in the Trump scandals. With all that considered it is a good opportunity for another attempt at a catch up article. Let’s explore. Continue reading Just Some Other Things To Mention

Alternate Endings

My current plans are to commence writing a novel in February. Don’t worry, I’m not going on book leave or publishing fewer days until at least the November election. The “constraints” of writing non-fiction based on the truth provide guardrails that actually make the job easier. The idea of making stuff up and developing characters somewhat terrifies me.

Trump’s reign will someday come to an end. One of the parlor games we play is how that will come about. The reality is that nobody, including Trump, actually knows. My guess has long been that it will be via resignation ala Nixon. Even if you take that as a given (which it certainly is not) there are various paths to that end. Today I’d like to explore some of them with you.   Continue reading Alternate Endings

One Thing Clearer On A Rainy Morning

It’s a rainy overcast morning in the Raleigh area as I commence writing part two of a wrap-up of the week just past. The Sunday morning newspapers I read just a bit ago made one thing much clearer. That is far from all I will attempt to briefly cover today. With that in mind, let’s explore. Continue reading One Thing Clearer On A Rainy Morning