Dear President Trump, Happy New Year to you! There, how’s that for a magnanimous way to start out 2020? And it’s really true – I hope you have a good new year, one that is nice and quiet and involves you getting lots of rest and that consequently offers the country a chance to start … Continue reading Out with the old
Dear President Trump, On home-based days I like to make hot lunches, which usually involves heating up leftovers or maybe grilled cheese if there’s any decent gluten free bread in the freezer. Yesterday lunch consisted of a fried egg on top of leftover toasted cornbread covered with Hatch red chile (that it comes from Hatch … Continue reading Eggs ~ then and now
Dear President Trump, I think you know by now that my usual practice is to start, if not fully draft, my letters to you early in the morning and then clean them up and send them to you in the evening. This works well from a time management standpoint, but on days like yesterday it … Continue reading Things are even scarier just below the surface
Dear President Trump, On the way home from the frame shop this afternoon I got behind a car with an Indiana license plate. It had an American flag inspired background and at the bottom the words “In God We Trust.” When I got home I looked it up to see if it was a specialty … Continue reading What if the goal is for all hell to break loose in the Middle East?
Dear President Trump, My mom emailed this morning after reading yesterday’s letter and had these important points to add: “What if the US/Iran conflict is intended to be the ultimate distraction from the impeachment proceedings? After all, war has consistently been shown to enhance economic growth and public perception of POTUS as the great defender … Continue reading Two mini-stories
Dear President Trump, Rumor grapevines almost always need to be taken with more than a few grains of salt and the one that’s been bugging me lately is no exception. Knowing this, I’ve tried not to get into too much of a twist over it, but honestly I’ve not been very successful – it’s definitely … Continue reading The political is personal
Dear President Trump, Laura laughed last night when I told her I’d finally gotten to chapter 7 in the Abramson’s Proof of Conspiracy (the Kindle says I’m about 52% of the way through it). I’ve already been reading it for months now and it will probably take another few months to steadily plod through the … Continue reading Testing, testing…..
Dear President Trump, Look how easily we’ve slid into full-on war-mode and how easily we’ve let impeachment slip down the priority list. I know you don’t drink, but have you all been doing a lot of self-congratulatory glass-clinking lately? Have you been getting hearty slaps on the back from old pals who can get away … Continue reading Thank goodness for heroes
Dear President Trump, Much has already been said about your strange, even-for-you, speech about Iran yesterday. I’d seen some of the assessments noting how stilted and incoherent you were and heard about how widely dilated your pupils were. I even looked up which drugs of abuse tend to dilate mammalian pupils (cocaine, amphetamine, meth, and … Continue reading Eyes wide with fear
Dear President Trump, Last night at about 8 Laura went to the grocery. There weren’t all that many items on the shopping list, but chief among them was Kozy Shack Tapioca or some other Kozy Shack pudding product – it had been a long, fairly rough day and some caloric comfort was a priority. Well, … Continue reading May we vote as if our lives depend on it