Dear President Trump, I may well have missed it – I don’t spend THAT much time reading the news and it does turn over quickly enough that if one isn’t constantly scanning sources it would be fairly easily for things to slip under an individual’s radar. But this thing that I might have missed seems … Continue reading Bolton ~ sleaze or target?
Dear President Trump, Recent events have me going back to Barbara Kruger’s installation at the Hirshorn Museum. I told you about it when I visited there in 2017 and since I’m sure you don’t remember, I’ll remind you that it involves the entire central open space of the museum’s bottom floor as well as the … Continue reading Professed beliefs are perhaps not real beliefs
Dear President Trump, The other day as we were leaving the grocery, Laura and I both spotted a bunch of small pots of iron vine displayed on a tiered table, each plant twisted around a metal circle suggesting that they are simply decorative little darlings that will docilely grace your yard. We looked at each … Continue reading Wire vine and other mistakes
Dear President Trump, This afternoon’s WP article about Dershowitz joining your legal team (Sonmez & DeBonis) is something else. The authors quote Dershowitz extensively and make clear that he’s no fan of yours, and that in fact, he thinks you’re a menace. In another piece, your buddy George Conway wonders very out loud what Dershowitz … Continue reading Wrapped toadies and snowed peeps
Dear President Trump, He’s been gone for 26 years now, but I can almost hear Laura’s dad saying “Lordy, Lordy, Lordy” like he’s right here sitting in the living room with us. He’d always say it when he was incredulous about something someone had done; he’d shake his head slowly back and forth as he … Continue reading “Lordy, Lordy, Lordy”
Dear President Trump, Happy New Year to you! There, how’s that for a magnanimous way to start out 2020? And it’s really true – I hope you have a good new year, one that is nice and quiet and involves you getting lots of rest and that consequently offers the country a chance to start … Continue reading Out with the old
Dear President Trump, Maybe it’s you and all the negativity you spew (you’re a handy scapegoat these days), or maybe it’s just a more reasonable take on how often it’s semi-reasonable to focus a ton of attention, money, and carbon credits on retail expenditures, but I’ve decided that it would be just fine to celebrate … Continue reading The rocky high road
Dear President Trump, What to say today? I don’t know. I don’t have anything that feels wise or clever or even comforting to you or to myself to say right now. Despite the fact that the House will impeach you later today and the fact that it’s necessary and right for them to do this, … Continue reading Impeachment Day
Dear President Trump, I accidentally just typed “Dare” for “Dear” and almost let it stand. It’s a pretty great thing to riff off of: “Dare President Trump…..” To do what? What if we dared you to be kind for a day – to everyone? What if we dared you to go and spend an entire … Continue reading It’s dire and then some
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.