Dear President Trump, Gosh, yesterday morning when I wrote to you about the positive things from the day before, I really was sending you a sincere thank you. Now, though, I am back to feeling disgusted by you, and dismayed. Unfortunately, it’s really no surprise at all and rather, it was the sincere thanks that … Continue reading “Mother of Exiles”
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, Wouldn’t it be amazing (and at this point, strange) if we had a whole day where there was no turmoil or consternation over something you said or did? I’m not sure any of us would know what to do with such an event. You have truly been outdoing yourself lately, coming out … Continue reading It’s surreal (to pretend things are normal)
Dear President Trump, Every second of every day there are probably thousands of mistakes being made all over the world, most of which are trivial and easily corrected or ignored. Likely in any given day each of us make a good hundred or more mistakes if we count things like typos and putting a little … Continue reading Where are you?
Dear President Trump, I’m partial to the early morning hours but I also love twilight when the sun has set and the trees are dark against the still-light sky. Watching the sky slowly darken and seeing light from the first stars become visible reminds me what tiny specks we all are and how our civilization, … Continue reading “Small things with great love”
Dear President Trump, You continue to play the optics masterfully; spending the day golfing conveyed to your base you are not going to kowtow to political correctness by going through the motions of attending MLK day activities. Tossing out there to reporters that you are the least racist person they’ve ever interviewed also likely played … Continue reading Let’s go with a trickle up approach
Dear President Trump, We are careening towards the one-year mark of your presidency, and I think we are in for an especially rocky week. You’ve been even more reactive, undisciplined, and cruel than usual recently. Given how things are coming to a head-on collision over DACA, a government shutdown Friday is looking likely. I’m sure … Continue reading Putin’s got you covered, doesn’t he?
Dear President Trump, Do you know who Patty Schachtner is? I didn’t until this morning when the WP ran an article about how she just won a seat for the Democrats in the Wisconsin 10th District State Senate special election. Key here is that you won in that District (dang, I just typed “Distract”…) by … Continue reading A Positive Campaign
Dear President Trump, I’m going to pivot away from current events this morning because the landscape will likely have shifted so much by this evening that whatever I focus on now will be irrelevant. You must be driving everyone in congress completely crazy, messing with them like a cat does a mouse, pretending they should … Continue reading Angry Tears
Dear President Trump, I had a really hard time concentrating today and had to force myself to focus and resist checking the news. It helped to remind myself that me checking the WP obsessively was not going to influence whether there is a government shutdown one tiny iota. I know, though, that I’m fortunate to … Continue reading Anniversary Present