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This Blog is a collection and ongoing work of Political opinions that I have decided to write about and share with you.

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Thoughts on Veteran's Day 2018

Thoughts on Veteran's Day 2018 It’s Veterans Day, 2018 when we remember the real people, men and women, who had to put their lives on hold to defend our nation, our values, and our way of life. There was pride in this and love of America that gave our soldiers and our citizens a sense of community and common purpose. While wars were killing [more]

Year One by Nora Roberts - Book

Year One by Nora Roberts - Book  Nora Roberts, author of Year One usually writes romance novels. I do enjoy a good romance novel. It doesn’t necessarily give your brain a workout but it sends you on an emotional journey that often ends in a happy sigh and a temporary uplift in your spirts. Lately I forgo the brief jolt of endorphins [more]

The Heist by Daniel Silva - Book

The Heist by Daniel Silva - Book Daniel Silva’s 14th book featuring his reader’s favorite Israeli spy is The Heist. Gabriel Allon kills the people who do evil in the world (Europe and the Middle East for the most part). Gabriel is an unlikely hero, slight of build, not very tall, with a full head of dark hair graying at the temples. He has [more]

November 2018 Book List

November 2018 Book List November 2018 Book List What I noticed about the books published in October (which are on this November book list) is that there are many enticing biographies, memoirs, and autobiographies just in time for finding a lamp, a chair, and a blanket this winter and getting lost in someone else’s life. Here’s a [more]

Why Do We Think Republicans are Good for the Economy

Why Do We Think Republicans are Good for the Economy Why do we think Republicans are good for the economy? Republican talking points were hammered into our heads for just about the entire eight years of the Obama administration. One such talking point said that we need to shrink government (code for we need to do away with social programs: Medicaid, Social [more]

The English Girl by Daniel Silva - Book

The English Girl by Daniel Silva - Book The English Girl by Daniel Silva stands out as a Gabriel Allon book that sort of breaks the mold. It has all the characters we expect to find, but they don’t show up for quite a while. Instead Gabriel teams up with a character who has enticed our interest from time to time, Christopher Keller. Christopher [more]

An American Dirge

An American Dirge An American Dirge   Trayvon Martin, Tamir Rice Philando Castile, Michael Brown And on and on and on and on Hero cops, and racist cops Museums that recall genocide Museums so we don’t forget lynchings Two towers leveled, thousands lose their lives Guantanamo We mourn, tears flow, [more]

If Democrats Lose - A Trumpian Fantasy

If Democrats Lose - A Trumpian Fantasy If Democrats lose the fight to take back the majority in at least one house of Congress then what, a Trumpian fantasy? Trump would like us to stop resisting, to praise every little thing about him, to smile while he does what he does. He wants the media to reflect his glory, and it might also be mandatory for [more]