Jan 5 2021

“It’s a Wonderful Life”: Shaping Each Other for Good, and Be Grateful

  It’s a Wonderful Life: Shaping Each Other for Good, and Be Grateful Home alone Christmas week, David and I again observed the annual ritual of watching both “It’s a Wonderful Life” with Jimmy Stewart and Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol.” So there we were, sitting in our chairs by the fire watching these two venerable…
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Dec 6 2020

Stress-Testing the System: Democracy and Our Human Lives

Stress-Testing the System:Democracy and Our Human Lives Well, it looks like the 2020 presidential election season is limping to a close. And so far, I guess we are the winners! On Nov. 25, Alexander Burns makes the following observation on page one of The New York Times: “As President Trump’s efforts to overturn the 2020…
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Nov 6 2020

Post-Election and Leaning Left: It’s Not the End of the World, Folks

Post-Election and Leaning Left:It’s Not the End of the World, Folks I used to argue with my Dad that people are basically good. I was raised in a politically conservative household, and my Dad – as he would say – pulled himself up by his bootstraps and made it financially the hard way: He worked…
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Oct 7 2020

Post-First Debate Blues: Goodbye to Our Way of Life

Post-First Debate Blues: Goodbye to Our Way of Life It’s difficult to ignore the big things going on around us. Early voting, looming election, pandemic and President with COVID-19; stores and restaurants boarded up, masks now a way of life – an essential to my wardrobe. Not much else going on really. We voted this…
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Sep 2 2020

The Boat: A Sign of Hope, A Sign of Our Future

The Boat: A Sign of Hope, A Sign of Our Future If you look at the lead photo, you will see the newest member of our family – a 38-foot speedboat (a friend of ours describes it as “zoom, zooming!”), that now sits in our driveway but soon will likely occupy a slip at a…
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