Tag Archives: America

DEAR REST OF THE WORLD

Dear Rest of the World, You have undoubtedly noticed that America now has, ensconced in the White House (when he’s not on the golf course) a less-than-sane individual. To make matters worse, he is shadowed by a rumpled man who

THE WEIGHT OF THE SOUL

Shortly before my cat, who was my companion for 19 years, died the other day, I picked her up and held her. She was already leaving this world. Her breath was shallow, her body limp. I swear she weighed less

THE DIVIDED ROAD AHEAD

The ambassador of darkness is now the president-elect. Despite how stunned many of us are, despite our grief and fear of the future, that is an undeniable fact. A man who has the enthusiastic support of the KKK and other

BULLETS AND TEARS

I’ve never before seen a man shot at close range as he lies on the ground; I’ve never seen a man shot through a car window and watched him bleed to death as his fiancé somehow keeps calm enough to

THE BIGGEST LOSER

The biggest loser in this next presidential election, regardless of who wins and moves into the White House will be America. We as a nation have lost dignity, respectability, and class in this reality show/wrestling match/crybaby tantrum fest known as

AMERICA’S ONLINE DATING PROFILE

Beleaguered country looking for a strong partner who is able to understand, comfort her wounds, listen to her fears, and lead her calmly from chaos to peace. She is a fairly young country, comparatively speaking, and  her history has not

THE TRUMPING OF AMERICA

Donald Trump doesn’t need to get the Republican nomination or be elected president (yes, it could happen) in order to change this country. He’s already doing it. Things we once relied on — facts, truth, respect for our fellow human

NO SAFE PLACE LEFT

When I was a kid I used to watch Westerns on TV. Not only did the good guys always win, but if a bad guy was shooting at someone and the person ran into a church, even the worst bad

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