Dear President Trump, I had a little-big epiphany as I was going through my loving-kindness prayers on my walk this morning. I realized that it doesn’t make sense to send intentions for my life, my family’s lives, and strangers’ lives to unfold with ease and intentions for your life to unfold peacefully – that really, … Continue reading Peace is higher priority than ease
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, I bet you did not have a good day and in fact, I bet you did not have a good week. Basically, as soon as the Special Counsel team announced that Flynn's lawyers were no longer cooperating with your lawyers it was crystal clear that Flynn is flipping on you. We've been … Continue reading I hope your minders are on high alert
Dear President Trump, Turns out I was missing a critical element of your distraction technique; Rachel Maddow called it out in her interview with the New Yorker. You don't just distract with something silly or benign, you throw something down so offensive and outrageous that you force engagement because silence would be interpreted as complicity. … Continue reading Two violent nuts
Dear President Trump, It's been an incredibly hard, sad day and I'm not even directly affected by the worst of what you did today. I don't think I've got it in me to string together a coherent statement that is even remotely clever so I'm just going to list all the things I'm feeling sad … Continue reading A hard, sad day
Dear President Trump, I read a reference yesterday to your statement from January 2016 that you could shoot someone in the middle of 5th Avenue and not lose any votes. Sadly, I think you were right. It is absolutely heartbreaking that someone aspiring to be president of the US would think such a thing, let … Continue reading We are in so much trouble
Dear President Trump, This afternoon I got a garbled call from Laura just a few minutes after she left for the gym. She said there was a bad accident two blocks from our house and could I come down there. There were already two fire engines and four police cars when I got there and … Continue reading Have you no sense of decency?
Dear President Trump, You sure seem to be a vacationing kind of guy and given your previous ragging on President Obama for his vacations, you are probably accruing quite a bit of negative karma. Actually, you having fussed about him taking vacations and then turning around and taking something like three times as many vacation … Continue reading Coal and tobacco are peas in a pod
Dear President Trump, It's been tempting from day one of your presidency to not address you as "President Trump" and every day I write you, I consider the salutation carefully. I've stuck with "President Trump" out of respect for the office and because I don't want to skirt the reality that you are president; I … Continue reading Pure as the driven (Siberian) snow
Dear President Trump, Off and on all day I've been gingerly checking in with myself as to whether I am writing to you every day in good faith. I started out with the intention of sending you loving-kindness blessings so I could soften towards you and not become embittered and hateful. If I'm honest with … Continue reading If possums are sentient beings….