Labels are almost a national sport. Some of us are baby boomers, others millennials, etc. The labels then become a means to pigeon-hole groups. Almost an explanation or justification for a behavior by people. He or she did this or do that because their gen X’s or whatever. Some of these categories refer to persons … More Is Anyone Hearing The Millennials?
No time for anger was a blog posted on December 16, 2016. The attitude conveyed was that maximum engagement in the political process should be the course for people to pursue in objecting to Mr. Trump’s policies. This is a time for active participation but not anger. Working to inform people and help all to … More How Wrong Was I?
Our unbiased opinions aren’t. We try many of us but it is a difficult needle to thread. We may verbalize our beliefs and truly believe what we said on Monday. When the test of our beliefs pops up on Friday, we may not recollect what we said so clearly. Perhaps our human nature or simply … More Deafening Silence
Three people, one appointed and two elected, are running the show in Washington. First we have Steve Bannon, the puppeteer, who works the Donald like Howdy Doody. He pulls the strings and the arms and the mouth move. Some may say that’s not true President Trump makes his own decisions, creates his own executive orders … More All For Whom!?
The media and bloggers reference how scared people are. How afraid of what Mr. Trump and his lapdog Republicans plan to do next. The marches and action by many people are not motivated by fear. Many disagree with the attitude and direction which our supposed leaders seek to pursue. Afraid no, scared no but absolutely … More Running Scared
What course should we, America, be following? Mr. Trump attacks various trade agreements. He states that these have given an unfair advantage to foreign countries and competitors. Traditionally the Republican Party has supported such agreements as beneficial to business. The Democratic Party has been less inclined to support them as harmful to labor. I want … More The Leadership Vacuum
After forty years of working in and operating a small business I do have some knowledge of health insurance. First of all I believe it is an employer responsibility to provide health insurance to the employees. I did so for forty years and there were some years it was extremely difficult. Prior to the Affordable … More It’s Light Up Time
Sitting in the restaurant there was music playing ever so low in the background. It wouldn’t interfere with normal conversation nor was it in any way disruptive. This one song sounded vaguely familiar. I could hear the melody and a few words as we ate and talked. Slowly I recognized the song playing in the … More Big Iron On His Hip
Perhaps the most horrific time growing up in America and some other countries is being a teenager and particularly the junior high years. One may generalize and call it puberty. It is more than merely the recognition of one’s body and it’s functions. That alone clearly created growing pains. The academics and more difficult classes … More Once Upon A Time In America
President-Elect Trump will soon be sworn in as President. My political, economic, environmental and labor positions are the polar opposite of his. His views about democracy, peace, people and even the media raise serious concerns. My first inclination on November 8th was to be angry. This was and probably still is a feeling held by … More No Time For Anger