Dear President Trump, As I hunkered in for another day of this freakish (new normal?) Seattle weather I couldn’t figure out which of the following articles to read: the one about the woman who reported harassment only to have the company turn on her; the one about massive die-offs among insect populations; the one about … Continue reading ‘When we get past the ego and the pride, we’re good’
Dear President Trump, It’s snowing again and there’s a film of ice over about a quarter of the reservoir across the street. We’re supposed to get another 3-ish inches of snow tonight and then around 6-8” more tomorrow and a totally unclear amount on Tuesday. I think a lot of us are going to be … Continue reading Good ideas
Dear President Trump, I know you’ve got your hands full (of remotes) keeping tabs on the world, but if you can tear yourself away from F & F you should look at some pictures of Seattle – we got 10.6” of snow overnight and it’s really beautiful here. We’re supposed to get down to 16 … Continue reading Changing conditions
Dear President Trump, It’s a small story that’s buried several screen scrolls down in the WP, but I thought you might not want to hear about it so it seemed perfect to write about today. It’s about a 10-year old Boy Scout named Liam Holmes who took a knee during his troops’ Pledge of Allegiance … Continue reading “Well, those people just don’t listen.”
Dear President Trump, I just made myself read the WP article about Elizabeth Warren and her claims of Cherokee ancestry. Before that I read the HP piece about Amy Klobuchar having trouble staffing her campaign because many of her former staffers say she was awful to work for. A couple of weeks ago Bernie Sanders … Continue reading Where do we draw the line?
Dear President Trump, I think Stacey Abrams did a really good job in her response to your SOTU. Yes she tried to cover a boatload of topics in a very short amount of time and the transitions were sometimes choppy, but she stayed true to her central message – we can come through this dark … Continue reading Abrams’ vision of power to, for, and by the people
Dear President Trump, So I realize your demise wouldn’t solve all that much; you’ve got an entire machine churning behind you. Even though the machine operators probably couldn’t find anyone else quite so perfect as you, they are directing the hard to repair, truly damaging business of taking down democracy, not you. As I’ve said … Continue reading Democracy demolition front man
Dear President Trump, The Seattle area is having its own mini-version of the polar vortex. The temperature didn’t get above 30 today. We got about 6” of snow so schools were closed and those of us who could work from home, did. The streets are still a scary mess. We’ve only had one day of … Continue reading Why are you allowed to do this?
Dear President Trump, Who do you think it was that leaked your schedule? And did s/he really need to leak it? There’s a handy website (Factbase) with your daily schedule and you’ve got lots of “Executive Time” blocked out (in addition to golf time). So, I don’t see why someone would bother with this particular … Continue reading Space to thrive should be a given
Dear President Trump, Happy Groundhog Day. I’m (sort of) curious – did you ever see the movie? The one where Bill Murray has to keep redoing the same day over and over until he figures out how to be a decent human being? I think it’s ripe for a remake. It probably wouldn’t be all … Continue reading “Groundhog Day” ~ the remake