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, Today it’s been exactly a month since our brother-in-law (BIL) passed away. I’m guessing countless people have previously observed this in the aftermath of a close one’s death, but it seems simultaneously like we just left his hospice room a few minutes ago and like it’s been more than a year since … Continue reading Staying open to positives
Dear President Trump, This evening we had a little dinner party so that our daughter’s birth mother and grandmother could say goodbye to her before she leaves for college on Friday. Our best friend came over too (she was our emergency contact for years and years so it was only fitting that she got to … Continue reading Go team!
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’m sitting at Regan National with a 3+ hour wait before my flight since it didn’t seem worth slogging around town with my suitcase. I am bummed, though, that it didn’t feel safe to wait to leave tomorrow as I really wanted to go to the National Portrait Gallery to see the … Continue reading A vote of confidence
Dear President Trump, It feels somewhat insane to be here in DC today just two days from when Hurricane Florence is set to hit the East Coast. Our VA Center of Excellence has a reverse site visit at Central Office to evaluate whether we are doing what the VA wants and whether our funding will … Continue reading Scratching the surface of Logan Circle
Dear President Trump, The universe seems to want me to keep this string of Wonder Woman and Super Girl letters going since they keep appearing before me (too bad I can’t draw). Today’s Super Girl is named Kaylee Foster and she’s a white girl from Ocean Springs, Mississippi. Foster is a high school senior and … Continue reading Super Girl and Wonder Woman
Dear President Trump, Today I saw both Wonder Woman and Super Girl. Really. I’ll tell you about both sightings in a sec, but first want to call out how cool it is that this happened the day after Serena Williams and Naomi Osaka took their own mantels of Wonder Woman and Super Girl, respectively. There … Continue reading Wonder Woman and Super Girl
Dear President Trump, It’s been one of those on the edge of tears days and I just decided to go with it. I played melancholy music while I cooked dinner from the recipe book our brother-in-law (BIL) gave us years ago. I don’t know whether you find this to be the case with your parents … Continue reading Naomi and Serena
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