Musings & Thoughts for Tuesday, July 27, 2021, or: Coming Soon to My TBR Stack – Two Books About ‘The Donald’

Hi, there, Dear Reader. It’s nearly noon on Tuesday, July 27, 2021, here in New Hometown, Florida. It is a hot summer day. Currently, the temperature is 87˚F (30˚C) under cloudy skies. With humidity at 67% and the wind blowing from the southwest at 7 MPH (11 KM/H), the heat index is 96˚F (36˚C). It’sContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Tuesday, July 27, 2021, or: Coming Soon to My TBR Stack – Two Books About ‘The Donald’”

After the Assault on the Capitol: The Saga of Trump-Supporting Texas Real Estate Agent Jenna Ryan Shows Why Donald Trump Should Be Impeached

Hey, Constant Reader. It’s early afternoon here in New Hometown, Florida on Sunday, January 24, 2021. It looks like it’s a nice day; the current temperature is 79˚F (26˚C) – the forecast high – under partly sunny skies. With humidity at 54% and the wind blowing from the east-northeast at 3 MPH (5 KM/H), theContinue reading “After the Assault on the Capitol: The Saga of Trump-Supporting Texas Real Estate Agent Jenna Ryan Shows Why Donald Trump Should Be Impeached”

After the Assault on the Capitol: Trump Faces Second Impeachment Even As Supporters Engage in ‘Whataboutism’

Hello, Dear Reader. It’s early afternoon here in New Hometown, Florida, where the temperature is 72˚F (22˚C) under sunny skies. With humidity at 53% and the wind blowing from the south-southeast at 11 MPH (18 KM/H), the feels-like factor is 72˚F (22˚C). Today’s forecast: Partly sunny skies and a high of 74˚F (23˚C). Tonight, weContinue reading “After the Assault on the Capitol: Trump Faces Second Impeachment Even As Supporters Engage in ‘Whataboutism’”

After the Assault on the Capitol: Aftermath

Hi there, Dear Reader. It’s late afternoon here in New Hometown, Florida on Saturday, January 9, 2021. As I write this, the temperature is 55˚F (13˚C) under sunny skies. With humidity at 54% and the wind blowing from the west-northwest at 10 MPH (15 KM/H), the feels-like factor is 55˚F (13˚C). The rest of theContinue reading “After the Assault on the Capitol: Aftermath”

After the Assault on the Capitol: Trump ‘Concedes,’ But He Still Has Blood on His Hands

Hi, there, Dear Reader. It’s late morning here in New Hometown, Florida on Friday, January 8, 2021. Right now the temperature is 63˚F (17˚C) under cloudy skies. With humidity at 77% and the wind blowing from the west at 8 MPH (13 KM/H), the feels-like temperature is 63˚F (17˚C). Today’s forecast: partly sunny skies andContinue reading “After the Assault on the Capitol: Trump ‘Concedes,’ But He Still Has Blood on His Hands”

After the Assault on the Capitol: An Open Letter to My Trump-Supporting Friends

To my Trump-supporting friends: If, after what happened in Washington yesterday, you still support Donald Trump, you should be ashamed of yourselves. I, along with many other Americans who oppose Trump, including respectable conservatives like George F. Will and Jennifer Rubin, tried telling you that there were better, smarter Republicans than Donald Trump out there.Continue reading “After the Assault on the Capitol: An Open Letter to My Trump-Supporting Friends”

Life in The Time of COVID-19: Seven Months In, and No End in Sight*

* Author’s note: The “seven months” figure is based on when Florida began its “lockdown” or “quarantine” period. For us, it began sometime in mid-March of 2020. The first outbreaks of COVID-19 started in February. If you go by that, then it’s eight months rather than seven, depending on your interpretation of the event. Well,Continue reading “Life in The Time of COVID-19: Seven Months In, and No End in Sight*”

Life in the Times of COVID-19: Law of Averages Catches Up to Its Biggest Fugitive as Trump, Melania Test Positive for Coronavirus

Hello there, Dear Reader. It’s almost noon on Friday, October 2, 2020 as I begin this post, and in my small corner of Florida it is almost noon on a somewhat mild autumn day. Currently, the temperature is 77˚F (25˚C)  under partly sunny skies. With the wind blowing from the north-northeast at 6 MPH/10 KPHContinue reading “Life in the Times of COVID-19: Law of Averages Catches Up to Its Biggest Fugitive as Trump, Melania Test Positive for Coronavirus”

Life in the Time of COVID-19: Rugged Individualism or Self-Centeredness? or: Why America Can’t Flatten the Curve

So what’s next? Ban wearing the color of blue? Or black or red? No more stripes? Plaid only Tuesdays? Why do we have politicians that do not understand what the constitution is. Some sheep are all for this. Give me a ticket and I am suing for violations of my constitutional rights. – Jennifer W., conservativeContinue reading “Life in the Time of COVID-19: Rugged Individualism or Self-Centeredness? or: Why America Can’t Flatten the Curve”