Two Separate Things

I have to keep the issue of a Trump presidency (from which I recoil but for which I hope the very best) separate from the issue of the tens of millions of Americans who support him (with whom I disagree but with whom I live).


Price of Admission

One short trip to the ballot box and I get to gripe for four years! What a deal!

Made in the USA?

Trump’s protectionist economics would cut off both of my legs.

And when the ice caps melted…

Future generations may ask, “What did they do when the ice caps melted?”

Well, the poor swam for their lives, and the wealthy took a cruise.


The Presidential candidates seem to have forgotten that they have applied for the job of leading us. I sure wish they would each quit telling me what they think of the other, don’t you?

Debate #1: Choose Your Fear

Trump and Clinton both present visions of America that fill me with fear: a fear that drives me to isolation, or the fear of engagement. If a life of fear is inevitable, then I must choose my fear.

2.1.1 Nadir or Normal?

Here is a simple, common, powerful way a message-bearer can bias the recipient without even deviating from objectivity.