Fandango has a provocative question he puts out every week, and while he doesn’t mean it to be politically controversial, this week it really is – of course, everything in the U.S. is political nowadays! Here’s the question(s). Do you think it’s premature for states to be lifting the stay-at-home, shelter-in-place, and social distancing restrictions? […]Read More FPQ #68: To Open or Not to Open? That Is the Question
Fandango has a Sunday challenge called Who Won the Week? My vote goes to Andrew Cuomo, governor of New York. He has been a tireless advocate for the people of his state suffering or dying from the coronavirus. He has asked for test kits, personal protective equipment, masks, ventilators, and medical personnel, and keeps us […]Read More Who Won the Week?
Lens-Artists’ Photo Challenge this week is to depict the topic of future. How can I take photos of something that hasn’t happened yet? Of course, that is impossible, but I can photograph potential and anticipation: the changing of seasons, children growing up, construction sites where buildings are being built on their current foundations. I read […]Read More Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Future
Speaker of the House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi gets my vote for Who Won The Week? this week. First, by following protocol and the rules for impeachment, (created by the Republicans, by the way) she led the House through the impeachment proceedings and a vote to impeach, which was approved on almost straight party lines. […]Read More WWTW: Speaker of the House
For Fandango’s challenge Who Won the Week? I picked two: one political and one personal. First, the political: House Speaker Nancy Pelosi for her remarks to a right-wing reporter, who asked her if she “hated” Trump. Pelosi said she didn’t hate anyone, that her Catholic faith had taught her not to hate, and that she prays […]Read More WWTW: Political and Personal
This is in response to Fandango’s weekly “Who Won the Week” challenge. My vote goes to Adam Schiff, who spent the whole week exercising extreme self-control while sitting next to Devin Nunes with his ridiculous invective (and Schiff probably wanting to strangle Nunes!). Finally, in his concluding remarks, after we had heard the riveting and […]Read More FWWTW: Thanks, Adam!
Fandango’s One Word Challenge today is lobby. I write poetry when I address a topic that is difficult for me to write about or when I don’t have enough to say to write a decent piece of prose. In these instances, I write unrhymed poems of questionable quality. Like this one: There’s a pro-gun lobby […]Read More FOWC: Lobby to Lobby
Melanie B. Cee hosts the weekly Share Your World challenge; this week with a nod to Halloween! Questions: Where’s the line between respectful disagreement and being downright mean (bullying) to someone? I think it is when insults and name-calling begin. This is not only mean but also indicates that the person disagreeing no longer has […]Read More SYW: On Disagreements, Politicians, Idyllic Gardens and Trick-or-Treating
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FOWC with Fandango — Escape A lot of my post this morning are quotes from “The Washington Post.” Why, you might ask, since I’m a born and bred New Yorker living in New England and Boston for more than 30 years, would I read “The Post” rather…
December 30, 3018 On our third day of our Nile cruise on board the Aida, we had a leisurely day enjoying our cruise and visiting a farm family on Besaw Island. Sayeed is an attractive 35-year-old, intelligent, and thoughtful man. He was as curious about us as we were about him. After showing us around […]Read More Journey to Egypt: Besaw Island: a Visit to a Farming Family