Category Archives: Elections

NEWS WE CAN USE

As the United States prepares for a new president whose word, according to one advisor, “should not be taken literally,” I have been thinking about the news and how events are reported. If the president’s word is not to be … Continue reading

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THANKSGIVING 2016

Thanksgiving 2016 may well be a different version of a favorite national holiday. As a little kid, I used to enjoy bringing up politics at that meal, causing a great uproar among the tipsy Republicans, Democrats and know-nothings in my … Continue reading

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TRUMP, TRAVEL AND TRAVAIL

After three weeks of travel in Burma, Thailand, Laos and Cambodia, I returned to learn that while we were flying home, Donald Trump became president-elect of the United States.* I make a point of not writing about politics in this … Continue reading

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WHY WOMEN DON’T TELL

There has been a lot of hoo-ha in the news this week about why women don’t tell others about inappropriate sexual advances. Most women understand this because it has happened to almost all of us.   Unwanted physical advances are so … Continue reading

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THE POPE AND POMP

Watching Pope Francis tootle down Fifth Avenue in his little Fiat gave me a warm feeling. Sure, the unpretentious little car is only a symbol, but symbols are important. The pope’s Fiat is a symbol of humility, a virtue you … Continue reading

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