Posts Categorized: Politics
It’s been a long gestation, longer than you’d expect for such a small book. But it’s finally here — sort of — and you, my readers, were a big part of it (you’re in the Acknowledgments). I’m excited to announce that the paperback version of my civil discourse handbook is here, will be here soon,… more »
Or should that be Faux News Redoe? It’s late; I’m trying to be cute. My apologies. Today I’m revisiting the post I did two weeks ago. Here it is again if you missed it: A Look At Fake News This list, which I included in that post, isn’t bad. It’s been replicated many, many times,… more »
It’s Halloween, the time to celebrate death. ghosts, goblins, vampires, and zombies. It’s the time you get to be someone or something else. For me, it’s the holiday when costumed strangers show up uninvited and demand some form of extortion before they go away. Whatever happened to the “tricks” part? Living as I do in… more »
Fake news is nothing new. Fifty years ago this week, the world reeled with the news that Paul McCartney – the really cute Beatle – had died and been replaced with an imposter! For those caught up in the Beatlemania of the mid’60s, this was shocking news. Here’s a fairly sane summary of those times… more »
Remember this? This was my original website header back when I began in 2013, thanks to my friend Anne McKinsey. I still love those colors, though I’ve since learned the difference between calling myself a writer and calling myself an author. For nearly seven years, my focus here has been differences, cultural differences in particular.… more »
Hello, It’s been nearly three months, which I find hard to believe. Last we talked, I explained my need for a “Spring Break.” Well, guess what — I’m now extending that into a Summer Break as well. Please be happy for me. In between the working and the playing, I’ve been writing — obsessed with… more »
Have you wondered as I have why February was chosen as the month to honor African-Americans? Actually, I wonder, when choice is involved, why anything is celebrated in winter. Celebrations, to me, are best exercised outdoors, in the sun, with balmy breezes blowing. But, I was not consulted, so February it is. Officially established in… more »
Last week, I ended What I’ve Learned From the WordPress Wars with the question, “Why can’t we talk dispassionately when we disagree?” Today, we’ll take a look at my theory, in two parts (two and a half, actually). 1. Let’s start with our brain. In a post I did in 2016… more »
Why is talking about race so hard?
Our post this week, on the 50th anniversary of the protest at the Winter Olympics, begins the conversation.