Category: Ideas and Reflections

Poor, Unfulfilled Donald

Donald Trump is apparently convinced that “no politician in history…has been treated worse or more unfairly.” His followers, likewise, are convinced he is being illegitimately blocked, thwarted, stymied in his efforts to “make America great again.” The reason he can’t get things done, they insist, is that he is being restrained and resisted as no president has ever been restrained...

Reports on Mothers and Their Influence

Offering my personal Mother’s Day wishes to my own mom here on my website would make me feel a little like those men who ask someone to marry them by means of a skywriter during the seventh inning stretch at a baseball stadium — that is, one so desperate to impress himself that he forsakes personal feeling for public performance, sincere expression for...

Trump’s Disdain for American Health Care

In response to my recent post, “Trump and Krauthammer: Brothers in Progressive Fraud,” in which I mention President Trump’s recent tweet declaring that “everybody” has better health care than America, a dear friend, Dr. William Meisler, sent me the following: When I first read about Trump’s tweet concerning American health care, I immediately said to myself, “What an absolute fool...

April Showers

A lull in the artifice of political action, as we wait for Donald Trump to find a campaign pledge he hasn’t reversed yet, so he can promptly set about reversing it. A respite from the feverish emptiness of anxious rhetoric, as it has been more than twenty-four hours since North Korea promised (again) to reduce the United States to ashes. Yet another...

Happy Easter From Limbo

It may seem strange for a denizen of Limbo to be wishing everyone a Happy Easter. But who better than one denied a full bask in happiness to appreciate the desire for that state in others? It is perhaps precisely we Limbo-dwellers who best understand what Easter means to those who have made it through, or are destined to do...

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

To all my Irish readers, wherever you may be, top o’ the morning to you! Yes, I know the phrase is not common in modern Ireland, and the pedants out there will likely get huffy at my use of a popular expression which is more North American than authentically Irish. Still, from what I’ve read it appears the pedants are...

The Sun Also Sets

One of my hobbies — when I am not closely observing the sunset of our civilization, or sifting the soil of today’s bright-eyed youth in search of some rare glimmer of hope — is photography. As some of you may already have guessed, all the photographs featured on this website are my own. Therefore, as I’ve chosen to eschew the standard stock photos of...