It is supremely ironic to remember Trump’s repeated claim that “only he” could solve this country’s problems. Many Trump supporters join Trump in blaming Obama for everything that has gone wrong—after 4 years that lame excuse is growing thin… What if Trump had simply followed Obama’s quite reasonable advice? That would have eliminated some of... Continue Reading →
My wife, Carol, and I have created these posters in the last nine months. I usually came up with the concept and text, but she did all of the hard work with the graphics. Enjoy! Free to share, copy, or distribute in any way you like. Please share widely!
Almost every thoughtful citizen has realized by now that the current structure of the Electoral College is no longer really necessary or functional. Sadly, most of the proposals to correct the problem would require constitutional amendments or would be easy to defeat on constitutional grounds. They would either abolish the college or render it irrelevant—a... Continue Reading →
This is the second of two posts which discuss the future of both the Republican and Democratic Parties. The first was titled “Withered Now: The GOP at a Dead-End.” This post deals with what I believe Democrats need to do as they go forward. In my view the Democrats are on the right side of... Continue Reading →
This is first of two essays in which I discuss the way forward for both Republican and Democratic Parties. Part 1. Recently one of my readers suggested that I discuss what I think both major parties should do to address racism and other problems facing the US. I’m not sure that is quite the right... Continue Reading →
This is a series of ceramic pieces that I recently posted on Facebook. #1. Raven (Raku Candle-holder) Since I recently posted the Salmon, it seems appropriate to follow with another icon of Pacific Northwest Native Mythology—Raven. I am lucky to have my favorite meditation spot directly under the flight path of our local ravens. I... Continue Reading →
Since 2015, I have often written to warn about the dangers inherent in a Trump Presidency. I will not repeat all my previous arguments here today. We are past that. Some people have criticized Democrats like me for being against Trump so fiercely and so early. In my case, the reason for that was simple:... Continue Reading →
The Dispossessed, Bisque ceramic In the last month, Gaza has been under almost daily air attacks launched from Israel. It used to be about rockets—now it started with balloons. Hardly an existential threat. The almost meaningless Netanyahu “Peace Deal” with the UAE hardly changes things, yet Netanyahu has claimed it as an excuse to finally,... Continue Reading →