Dear President Trump, Tonight we took the dogs to Magnuson Park on Lake Washington. There's no particular reason you should know anything about Magnuson but it's quite an amazing place and I hope you can visit it sometime. It is on the site of the old Sand Point Naval Base. A lot of the buildings … Continue reading Leave wild places wild
Dear President Trump, I think most of us are feeling pretty cozy and righteous these days living in our own little echo chambers. Sounds like you all took this to new heights today with your round robin of who can out-kudo the rest of the pack in lavishing praise and props on you after you … Continue reading What if the Emperor’s naked ass had been called out today?
Dear President Trump, I've been trying to remember whether I had to swear to tell the truth when we went through mediation with the crazy, brazen woman who sued us for $80,000 when our dog grazed her middle finger after we told her not to reach out to the dog suddenly (which she did). There … Continue reading Slithery lies under oath
Dear President Trump, I hope you were able to take some time to enjoy your birthday today. I'm guessing it was probably challenging and you may not have felt much like celebrating given all the awful things that happened. When the Waco siege and the Oklahoma bombing happened on my birthday just two years apart … Continue reading Nascent soul searching
Dear President Trump, I got back yesterday from DC where I was helping review grants for NIAAA. One of the highlights of these trips is spending time with older scientists who are done trying to make a name for themselves and are doing this to give back and contribute their hard won wisdom to the … Continue reading “How dreary to be somebody!”
Dear President Trump, For the first time in six months you were not my most difficult person this morning when I said my LKM prayer. That doesn't mean you aren't actually still my most difficult person, but this morning two people beat you out. Last night we were sitting on the couch when we heard … Continue reading Two temporary most difficult people
Dear President Trump, I am kind of late to it but last night I finished reading Ta-Nehisi Coates's book "Between Me and The World." You may know the book is a letter to his then 15 year-old son recounting his experience of living in race-obsessed America as a Black man. We picked the book up … Continue reading We need to remember “the son” is really his son
Dear President Trump, This morning walking the dogs I saw two parent crows with 11 baby crows scattered across the lawn of the reservoir across the street. I think the crow couple must have been babysitting for their friends because crows only lay 3 to 6 eggs at a time so all those babies couldn't … Continue reading How convenient for the status quo
Dear President Trump, The UCC church I attend is in downtown Seattle and we use an underground parking garage on Sunday mornings. To get to the main part of the church from the garage there is a long passageway that steadily slopes up to the stairwell and elevator. Along the left hand wall is a … Continue reading How do we navigate the tensions between history, present, and future?
Dear President Trump, Yesterday morning the fact that it was Juneteenth slipped past me until I was cutting and pasting my letter to you into my running "Letters to Trump" document. I'd read an article late last week about foods associated with Juneteenth but the day almost got by me. Did it get by you? … Continue reading Juneteenth