Category Archives: Politics

INTERNATIONAL RATIONAL DAY


For all of you celebrating Labor Day, welcome to this Monday’s Poem of the Week. As you are celebrating your day of leisure, I thank my friend Dave for contributing his thought provoking piece. If only we could be so … Continue reading

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I vote


With Election Day tomorrow, I’m grateful to my friend Dave who wrote the following poem, so appropriate for the occasion. Please do your part – vote with conscience. I Vote I vote to increase my personal wealthFrom out of the … Continue reading

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What is “Good Enough” to be a Doctor or a Nurse?


What is “Good Enough” to be a Doctor or a Nurse? Most parts of our country are experiencing major shortages in the number of doctors and nurses required to serve the medical needs of the community. This problem has been … Continue reading

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How The Government Works


After tilting at bureaucratic windmills for the last several days, I came across this old post which was too true to ignore and too accurate to be really funny. See how it fits with your experience of how things are … Continue reading

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THOUGHTS FOR THOSE WHO TAKE LIFE TOO SERIOUSLY


One thing that seems common to both sides of our current divisions is a significant lack of humor. This piece from the Archives is dedicated to you.   Save the whales. Collect the whole set. A day without sunshine is … Continue reading

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SHAME ON US


SHAME ON US! I am angry, and I’m deeply ashamed. I just turned off the news (which I watch with decreasing frequency, as it seems designed to make me fearful, angry or both) showing scenes of the fall of Kabul, … Continue reading

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How History Works


Welcome back to the start of another week. Here is a little food for thought from the archives for Monday’s Poem of the Week. Be well, stay safe. how history works they raged against it, that steel abomination, that industrial … Continue reading

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Grading On A Curve


Whoever came up with the idea of grading on a curve deserves to have their medical care provided to them by the one at the lowest end of that curve, along with having their home built by the architect and … Continue reading

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Progress


It’s Monday morning. The recent storms have left the Southern California mountains vested with a magnificent mantle of white without burdening the inhabitants of the lower elevations with snow shoveling duties. Grateful for our geography, here is another offering for … Continue reading

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A is for Anxiety, B is for Boredom…


A is for Anxiety, B is for Boredom… Are there any of us in 2020 who are not dealing with these emotions?  One of my benefits of the lock-down is the increased time I’ve had to read. Despite having over … Continue reading

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