Dear President Trump, I was confused when I saw Michael Gerson’s byline attached to the WP editorial entitled “By Any Measure, Buttigieg is Trump’s Proven Superior” since I was pretty sure that Gerson is one of the WP’s little posse of conservative editorialists. Well, he is in that camp – his party affiliation is still … Continue reading Part of the way there, but leagues (and leagues) to go
Dear President Trump, Can you whistle? Probably not, but surely you can hum. I bet people within earshot of you are hearing an off-key hummed version of “Oh Happy Day” or something like that now that you’ve locked down the impeachment trial and avoided the disaster of involving witnesses and document discovery. You are getting … Continue reading Time to whistle in the dark
Dear President Trump, We haven’t done this in a while and since we seem to be stuck replaying the same old scenes, saying (or yelling) the same old lines at each other, I think it’s time for another thought experiment. Are you ready? No, of course not, but since this whole daily letter writing to … Continue reading Truth telling POTUS ~ A thought experiment
Dear President Trump, Because I’m 99% sure you missed it, I’ll remind you that yesterday was Martin Luther King Jr.’s actual birthday (he would have been 91). In honor of him and the day, there was an MLK celebration at the VA yesterday and since some meetings were cancelled I was able to attend. The … Continue reading “I’m not here to occupy space; I’m here to make it” ~ Representative Ayanna Pressley
Dear President Trump, Our church celebrated its 150th anniversary with a doozy of a service this morning. We opened with a short poem by Hafiz: Everyone Is God speaking. Why not be polite and Listen to God? Pretty dang provocative, right? And radical. And incredibly hard for me to wrap my head and heart around … Continue reading Guided by poems
Dear President Trump, It’s been quite an odd day today and now at the very end of it I’m pretty worn out. I may or may not tell you about it tomorrow or the next day – we’ll see – but part of it involved gathering up the 50 or so fortunes from fortune cookies … Continue reading Fortunes
Dear President Trump, My mom emailed this morning after reading yesterday’s letter and had these important points to add: “What if the US/Iran conflict is intended to be the ultimate distraction from the impeachment proceedings? After all, war has consistently been shown to enhance economic growth and public perception of POTUS as the great defender … Continue reading Two mini-stories
Dear President Trump, Lately there’s been an especially large number of geese parading around the reservoir across the street; typically a hundred and fifty or so at a time, sometimes fairly evenly divided into two clumps and sometimes traveling in one huge scrum. Today, though, a whole bunch of them were in the water at … Continue reading If geese can do it….
Dear President Trump, You’re no doubt aware that there’s a lot of talk about the GOP Senators who’ve already gone on record saying that they plan to acquit you. Actually, you’ve probably been sorting them into “naughty” and “nice” piles ahead of Christmas as the early adopters (co-opters) put their tent stakes through the heart … Continue reading It’s not ok. It’s just not.
Dear President Trump, Typing out today’s date I see that we’ve landed on a “Friday the 13th” for the Judiciary Committee Impeachment vote. I kind of doubt Nadler decided ahead of midnight last night that it would be better to have the vote on such a Friday, but maybe he had an eye on the … Continue reading The McConnell Menace