I believe (and hope) that Hillary Clinton will be the 45th President of the United States of America. I decided to send her a letter. Unfortunately, her campaign web site allows only 1000 characters per message. (I guess she’s being extra careful with her e-mail address these days. It’s not posted on the site.) I… Continue reading An Open Letter to Hillary
The picture above is the last one I took of my dear little friend, Spider. She was in the Intensive Care Unit at the Henry and Lois Foster Hospital for Small Animals of the Cummings Veterinary Medical Center at Tufts University. Spider moved on to her “Journey to the Heaviside Layer” a bit before 9 PM… Continue reading Requiem
This morning, we woke to the news of the worst mass killing in United States history. The President declared it an act of both hate and terror. Who cares how it’s labeled? 50* people are dead. 53 more are wounded. What part of “Thou shalt not kill” don’t we understand? How can we keep doing… Continue reading Thou Shalt Not Kill
While it seems likely that Hillary will be the Democratic candidate for President, Bernie is “hanging in there”. Donald has locked down the Republican nomination. Regardless of who wins in November, our generation will take the White House back from the generation that’s currently in charge. I say our generation because all three candidates are my contemporaries. Bernie… Continue reading Three and Counting
Recently, I watched a National Geographic Channel documentary entitled “The Human Family Tree“. It uses the DNA of a couple hundred people at the 30th Avenue Street Fair in Queens, New York to trace the journey that took our species from its beginnings in Africa to all parts of the Earth. Although our appearance is one of… Continue reading The Human Family Tree
Three more candidates have dropped out since my last Presidential election post. We’re left with 3 Republicans and 2 Democrats … 6 possible pairs of nominees. The Republicans may go to their Convention without a clear winner. That could be interesting … at least as a TV event. The Democratic Convention will probably be little… Continue reading … And then there were Five.
Are most Politicians and Television Reporters annoying us on purpose? Do the suffer from Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)? Do they suffer from Functional Fixedness? Are they just plain stupid? How many times have you heard a reporter ask a politician a question only to have the politician answer a different question or respond with a non… Continue reading Politicians and Reporters