Time Magazine has opened its polls for readers to weigh in on who should be Time’s Person of the Year for 2017 (Trump was so named last year; never forget that Hitler received this distinction as well, lest anyone think it means that Person of the year is the Best of the year – that’s not the case). Time’s poll (which is still open) can be checked at http://time.com/5027387/time-person-year-2017-poll-results/. … Continue reading The “American Woman” Must Be Considered for Time’s Person of the Year
White supremacists (add one letter and it’s “Supremracists”, get it?) rallied in Charlottesville, Virginia last night and today, carrying Confederate, American and Nazi flags. Because this was a planned event to ostensibly “Unite the Right” (a bullshit cover name if I ever heard one), counter-protests were planned. The Confederate/Nazi/American rally resulted in three – so far – deaths and dozens of injuries. The Supremracists were … Continue reading Sorry White Supremacists, You Failed Our Assimilation Requirements
My husband and I went to see Hidden Figures yesterday. It’s a very good movie, and I highly recommend it. When it was over, the audience applauded – that doesn’t happen often. I’ve seen movies since the election. Some have been funny but a bit mindless (Office Christmas Party) and some have been deeper but somewhat dark (Manchester By the Sea). Hidden Figures was engrossing, it had … Continue reading Don’t Want to Watch the Inauguration? Same Here.
Gene Cernan died today. He was the last man to walk on the Moon, as Commander of Apollo 17, in December of 1972. Civilizations and empires, whether great or not, come and go. And the United States is still a relatively young country. That said, of all the countries and empires and civilizations in the history of humanity and the men and women who lived … Continue reading Godspeed
“How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard.” A.A. Milne, Winnie the Pooh Twilight has dimmed the sunrise in the logo that then-Senator Barack Obama first thought, in the long ago days of 2007, resembled nothing more than the Pepsi Cola logo. That sunrise is now a sunset, and tonight, ten days before he leaves the presidency to assume private citizenship, we … Continue reading How Lucky We Are