Dear President Trump, Well, today marks the 1,000th consecutive day that your inbox has received a letter from me. Next Saturday will mark the 1,000th consecutive day that I kept copies of the letters, but I think today is the real anniversary. Would I have taken on this daily correspondence to you if I’d known … Continue reading What did you do? What will you do?
Dear President Trump, The other day Laura played me a song from Brittany Howard’s new album Jaime. The song is “13th Century Metal” (see Genius Lyrics). It’s Howard’s riff on what we need to do to come out of our own 21st century Dark Age. She promises to think before she speaks and to be … Continue reading Language matters ~ a lot
Dear President Trump, I figured the chances of the Sport Clips people seeing yesterday’s letter to you on my blog were nil so I wrote to them directly. I’m snail-mailing the letter to the Shoreline franchise owner and cc’ing the corporate office in Texas because they don’t have a way to contact them online if … Continue reading What if it were really true that no one would ever be left behind?
Dear President Trump, How are you doing over there? Not so great, huh? I imagine you aren’t loving having the people you fired, but couldn’t truly tame or contain, telling their tales on you? And I bet you aren’t loving having the people you installed to do your bidding singing their ‘CYA’ ditties either. Then … Continue reading If I’m worthy of love, then so is DJT…. sigh
Dear President Trump, One of our steadiest, truest little lights, one that never, ever hid under a bushel, went out last night when Elijah Cummings passed away. I wanted to yell “NO” when I saw the headline this morning, and I definitely did in my head. And if my heart could talk, it would have … Continue reading Elijah Cummings ~ one of our truest lights
Dear President Trump, You’ve made it clear from the beginning that you’re equally adept at being self-serving, inhumane, and downright cruel whether the context is intimately interpersonal or on a grand, international scale. There may be other types who can do it as well, but my sense is that only a true sociopath can pull … Continue reading Harry Dunn’s parents honored him with grace and strength
Dear President Trump, We’ve been in it for what feels like nearly an eternity at this point, but I still remember times when it was possible to focus on just one or two big current events at a time or on a small handful of political issues that were at the forefront. Do you remember … Continue reading A light-shiner, a true beacon
Dear President Trump, The WP Editorial Board took the position this evening that if the GOP doesn’t step up and DO SOMETHING to signal that they aren’t ok with this latest episode of Trumpian treachery that they too will fail to fulfill their Constitutional duties. I guffawed and then swore out loud. Have they been … Continue reading Enabling GOP slackers and a tiny travelogue
Dear President Trump, There are two small things from recent letters I want to apologize for: 1) The other day I said the gun control sign in our window says “NO! To Gun Violence”. Well, that was incorrect. Although that is the sentiment and it is consistent with my desire for there to be an … Continue reading Redistributing the onus for apologies and forgiveness
Dear President Trump, I don’t know if I’ve told you this before, but I work from home on Fridays (and actually get tons done those days J). This is relevant because there was a get together for a colleague who’s leaving the VA at a venue near the VA, which meant that I had to … Continue reading If only vacuum cleaners were still the scariest things