Pride and Dumpster-Diving

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I have grown children, and that’s the closest I’ll ever come to discussing my age. But having grown children is the reason the act of dumpster diving should be a distant memory for me, and it was. My neighbors across the road are moving. Their house sold in a day, undervalued in my mind. For … Continue reading Pride and Dumpster-Diving

Tranquility Interrupted

Claude Monet In a tranquil hamlet, a delicate kiss of warmth expressed by the solar sylph, mellowed by a temperate breeze, offers the palliative whisper of hyacinth and sweet lilies. Tiny buds of a thornless rose bush hold the promise that, with their bloom, will come an elucidation of the world’s mysteries. Claude Monet would … Continue reading Tranquility Interrupted

Attack on Capitol Building, House Investigation, Day One

The House Bipartisan Select Committee Investigation into the January 6 attack on the Capitol Building opened on Tuesday morning with testimony given by four police officers who shared their experiences of that day and asked only that the truth be told and those politicians who played a role be held accountable. Committee members are: Chairman … Continue reading Attack on Capitol Building, House Investigation, Day One

Insurrectionists Have Their Days in Court

This has been a big week in federal court, and little of it is covered by mainstream media. Scott Macfarlane NBC4 Investigative Reporter has been relentlessly reporting court proceedings for high-profile defendants involved in the January 6 insurrection. He is in court every day, offering first-hand accounts, and steadily sharing bodycam footage that has never … Continue reading Insurrectionists Have Their Days in Court

Rodeo Snorkeling in Pursuit of Toxic Sea Wasps

I’m losing my faith that justice will ever be served. Republicans, both politicians, and their voters seem to be exempt from the rule of law, particularly in the case of white-collar defendants or those who wear white pointy hats, or red baseball MAGA hats (made in China.) The long arm of the law can't seem … Continue reading Rodeo Snorkeling in Pursuit of Toxic Sea Wasps

Democracy Survived Another Day

The only thing I know for certain is that I know nothing, (just like Jon Snow.) I was born blue. Maybe the doctor should have slapped me and not my mother. [joke] The democratic party has had me in its clutches since I took my first breath because I was raised in Chicago where everyone … Continue reading Democracy Survived Another Day