From the beginning of his presidency, Donald Trump has been the most difficult person in my life. On February 13, 2017 I began sending him a message with a loving-kindness blessing every day via the White House contact page. Starting with the February 20th message all of the letters are reproduced here, and I plan … Continue reading Hello and Welcome
Dear President Trump, Among the things that saddened me so much yesterday was having read the WP article about Christopher Blair, a liberal blogger who started a Facebook site called “America’s Last Line of Defense.” Apparently there are numerous disclaimers on it, including “nothing on this page is real,” and yet it has about 6 … Continue reading Some of us are patently not taking the high road
Dear President Trump, With so much vitriol and sadness slamming us on the national front as we head into the Thanksgiving holiday in a couple of days, I think I want to pull in a bit and focus today on some positives. You maybe saw this if you were up early when it was still … Continue reading Yay for handy trash cans!
Dear President Trump, This morning in church the lectionary (Mark 13:1-8) was about Jesus foretelling the fall of an idolized and idealized 1,000 year-old temple. He warned that there would be much additional disruption and chaos, but told his disciples not to worry because this is just the beginning of the birthpangs. It wasn’t Revelations … Continue reading Birthpangs
Dear President Trump, I’ve noticed the last few days that your White House contact page’s reply system is malfunctioning. Typically there’s a confirmation notice for each submission so I usually get two a day since I’m still using up the original 2500 characters allowed in the first instantiation of the page while your current one … Continue reading Far less safe because of you
Dear President Trump, Who were you so busy calling on Monday that you couldn’t make it to Arlington National Cemetery? Amazing. You sure are piling on the ignoble firsts, aren’t you? It seems especially stupid for you to disrespect veterans. I’m seeing reports that they voted for you 2:1 over Clinton, but the veterans I … Continue reading Surely they know you love them….
Dear President Trump, One of the very worst things about having fallen and being injured is how much more vulnerable I feel when I’m out by myself in the early mornings. As I told you yesterday, I’m on the mend, but I’m still moving slowly and my entire right side hurts enough that I doubt … Continue reading “The past and the future rest heavily on our shoulders.”
Dear President Trump, Not that you would ever ask or care at all, but I’m feeling some better this morning. Still sore and stiff and breathing deeply is not a possibility just yet, but overall on the mend. I went for a short, slow walk this morning and found new little Buddha statue in an … Continue reading Covering for others’ cruelty is often a survival tactic
Dear President Trump, I fell again this morning. I left late and was trying to make up time by running on stretches where I normally walk because of the poor pavement. I went down hard but missed my face this time so don’t have to have more orthodontic work done. I did, however, wrench my … Continue reading I fell again and I’m really cranky
Dear President Trump, Happy Veteran’s Day. You’ve had a rough go of it the last few days in terms of showing up to honor military people’s contributions but maybe you pulled something out of somewhere today to atone for your weekend lameness. I didn’t bother checking because I’m sick of reading about you (and honestly, … Continue reading Hear her, hear her
Dear President Trump, Are you on your way back to D.C. all snug and dry in your warm, cozy Air Force 1 recliner? You’ve made it clear that you love your creature comforts, but it’s incredible that they are more important than showing up to honor the US and Allied Forces’ war dead. Can you … Continue reading Let’s shine light in those dark crooked corners of yours