Dear President Trump, We’re in Santa Barbara getting our daughter settled in at college this weekend. It’s been a long emotional couple of days. Fortunately, she got to move in this afternoon and is mostly unpacked, but she’s going to stay with us tonight and so we’re bracing ourselves for when we drop her off … Continue reading Tick tock
Dear President Trump, You just can’t help yourself, can you? The last several days must have been miserable as you held yourself back from blasting Dr. Ford. I bet your blood pressure went up at least 15 points. Apparently today you had to let off steam so you let her and the rest of the … Continue reading Veneers
Dear President Trump, The universe sure behaves in some uncanny, weird ways sometimes. After telling you yesterday about the positives of having gotten to see both a hawk and a female jay on the way home from work, this morning on my run I encountered yet another dead bird a couple of blocks away. This … Continue reading Vain and greedy
Dear President Trump, I read a pretty great WP opinion column the other day but now I can’t find it. Whoever wrote it said something along the lines that you seem to be running out of new tricks to pull out of your sleeves and that your rally audiences are starting to look bored and … Continue reading They just aren’t that into you anymore
Dear President Trump, As we head into fall, people are increasingly asking “How was your summer?” Now that I get we are in this mini-season (and out of the “Have anything fun planned this summer?” mini-season), I’m getting better at anticipating it and not responding like a deer in the headlights, wondering whether I should … Continue reading How is your day going so far?
Dear President Trump, When I saw the news midday that Paul Manafort pleaded guilty and will cooperate with the Mueller investigation in exchange for less prison time the taunt “liar, liar pant’s on fire” popped into my head. I was thinking about you, of course, and how you must be feeling the heat now that … Continue reading Liar, liar…..
Dear President Trump, I once knew someone who had the habit of suddenly falling asleep whenever she was asked a challenging question. It was pretty amazing to watch this primitive avoidance behavior happen. It was like clockwork; challenge => eyes closed and snoring. When I saw that you flippantly told reporters you fell asleep watching … Continue reading We have to show up
Dear President Trump, I’m reading a YA novel by Angie Thomas called “The Hate U Give.” The meaning behind the title hasn’t been revealed yet, but it sure looks like a karma sort of thing along the lines of ‘the hate you give will come back on you at some point.’ You are certainly getting … Continue reading The phantom NYT OpEd writer needs to step up
Dear President Trump, Lately, I’ve been noticing that in addition to feeling as though overt racism is acceptable again, many of us seem to have decided to go back to the good ol’ days when no one gave a second thought to throwing trash out of car windows. It’s as though we need our physical … Continue reading Political trash and literal trash
Dear President Trump, I just checked your schedule for today and it looks like you took this Labor Day off. Don’t presidents usually do some pro-labor sort of thing on Labor Day? I just Googled “President Obama Labor Day” and found a slew of recordings of Labor Day addresses he gave over the years. Hmm. … Continue reading The finite nature of nature’s capacity