Reckoning the leaves of change

Today I walked around campus as it was snowing leaves of change. Yellow and orange flutters signaling a shift in season, so poignant on the eve of the most contentious election of my lifetime.Remarkable foliage at Sacramento State!Strolling under great canopies of color, I tried to concentrate on the Fall splendor and quell my anxiety about the next 28 to 70,000 hours....more

Since The Donald Went Out Of His Way To Ask Me For My Vote, Here’s My Response To His Request

 I never thought I’d write anything quoting former POTUS George H.W. Bush, but since a GOP candidate for our Presidency recently went through great lengths to specifically ask me for my vote – and in order to reach the target demo for this post – here goes. Read my lips. My answer is NO....more

My Father is Voting for Trump!

My father and I talk almost daily, with roughly 50% of our conversations focusing on weather and traffic, another 25% on updates such as my daughter lost her first tooth or my son got an A on a French test, and the last 25% of real life stuff like how many more rounds of chemo for  ...more

Election Dejection

If question 2 had failed by a 60 / 40 margin I think I could handle it. But knowing that you don't think the same as 73% of the population - there's something unsettling about that. Like I live in some sort of alternate universe or something, and an unpopular alternative universe at that....more

Musings and Ramblings on the Election Results

I’m not going to pretend to be very informed about the issues and what happened last night. I am, however, taking time today to figure out where the country stands, post-election. At first glance this morning it seemed a bit depressing. I looked at a map of the election results and I saw a whole lot of red. I’m not going to lie, that scares me....more

HOW, Exactly, Arizona Elections Are Being Stolen

Crappola. I want to be a regular old empty nest blogger and non-political writer, but I am cursed with awareness of events and the power that single voices can have. So instead of writing about Pinterest posts that serve as #ff or Follow Friends or Follow Fridays or Friend Feed or whatever the heck it stands for, I am writing about the theft of elections in Arizona and how they are being accomplished in at least one county, Pima County....more

Terrific Tuesday - The Election is Over, Life Isn't

Terrific Tuesday - it is terrific to be able to discuss the election results sensibly.Each Terrific Tuesday throughout the month of November will be dedicated to discussions of elections past and present. Last week was the first Terrific Tuesday of  November and I urged everyone, no matter who their candidate of choice, to go vote. Future Terrific Tuesdays will deal with a review the Al Gore/George Bush election and loot back at John Kerry's political rally in Philadelphia when he was running for election....more

A Big Week

It has been a fairly momentous week both internationally and domestically.  More than wine glass of wine gave it's life on Wednesday night when the results of the American election came through.  I was very happy when Barack Obama was announced at US President for another 4 years.  I know he hasn't got everything right, but he does appear to be a man of integrity and he does have the interests of all of the American populace at heart.  Which is more than I am prepared to say for the other guy....more

Watching Obama Win. In Kenya.

Here I am in the our newly re-elected President's ancestral homeland, Nyanza Kenya, literally an hour's drive from his grandmother's home. I'm not all that surprised that I'm surrounded by Kenyans who are also rejoicing in this win. He's their guy, son of a local man risen to the highest heights imaginable. I expected this jubilation. ...more

Was Romney's Defeat a GOP Referendum?

Gov. Mitt Romney's failure to unseat President Barack Obama, with Republicans and Democrats still reigning over the House and Senate, respectively, leaves Washington as we found it before last night: status quo....more
I used to consider myself an independent until the Tea Party came along and IMHO some very ...more