Veteran’s Day

The essay below was written by my father for Veteran's Day 2011. Dad passed away in 2013. I am the daughter, niece, granddaughter, and great-grandaughter of veterans of the Army, Air Force, Navy, and Coast Guard (sorry Marines, we missed that branch!). ****** One among millions I am a veteran of the Cold War and …

Outsiders

If anyone asks me why I voted for Trump on 2020, I am going to point them to this ad. A couple weeks ago some guys in California put up a Trump sign on the hills above the 405 freeway, near the Getty Museum. LA County officials took it down, even though it was on …

Fear again

I wrote about fear back in May (wow, it’s been that long?) and wrote several times since about Karens and fear, masks and fear, and fear itself again. It seems like the spring, summer, and now fall has been one long battle against fear. For some of my friends, fear is winning. They are afraid …

Panic and control

Get people to panic. Then tell them you can fix what's causing the panic, if they'll simply follow your lead. Then tell them that your solutions are the only ones that will prevent the cause of the panic from returning. Rinse and repeat. Now you're in control. This is what our political class has been …

Waves

This week prompt was a visual from Leigh Kimmel. It is titled "Wave Motion" and you can see it on this week's list at More Odds Than Ends. I went back this morning to remind myself and see what I could come up with in response. What popped out surprised me. I love the beach. …

Where’s your line?

Where is your line, past which you will not go, when it comes to what's being called "woke culture?" What has to be destroyed or torn down, or worse, who has to be killed before you say, "Enough! I will no longer support this cause!" Where is that line? What has to happen for you? …

El Camino Real

My prompt for Week 27 at More Odds Than Ends came from Leigh Kimmel: The song “Sausalito Summer Nights” by Diesel is the story of a trip from Los Angeles to San Francisco. The Wikipedia article mentions that Sausilito is north of San Francisco, in a context that implies that the songwriter mislocated it as …