Dr. Tanya at Salted Caramel has a weekly challenge called “5 Things” – this week she invites us to make predictions about our post-pandemic world. My predictions (for the United States of America): 1. Trump will lose the election in November, in spite of the development of a vaccine for Covid-19 or at least the […]Read More 5 Things: Post-Pandemic Predictions
Two career Justice Department whistleblowers testified in before the House Judiciary Committee last week about Attorney General William Barr’s attempts to corrupt the department in favor of his boss, Donald Trump. Barr has made no secret of his belief that a president should not be indicted or implicated in crimes while occupying the office of […]Read More WWTW: Whistleblowers – Barr is a Crook
Fandango’s One Word Challenge this week is the topic of risk. Risk taking is a major consideration these days. With a coronavirus pandemic still raging, while the federal government chooses to ignore its continuation and many states “opening” – opening beaches, restaurants, other places where people gather in close quarters. Of course, one can take […]Read More FOWC: Risk For a Cause
Fandango’s back with his weekly provocative question: What is the one thing in life that you are most excited about right now? Why? I could answer this is one sentence, but decided to do a little more with it. I’m assuming that the question implies something that I anticipate happening soon that makes me excited, […]Read More FPQ #72: Travel and Leadership
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!