Rose Garden Dread

Mark Kasowitz, Trump's LawyerOn a stunningly perfect Friday afternoon, as the day was drawing to an early close, he sat sat down at the desk to finish up loose ends. In the background the news was on, providing both the distraction noise to remain focused, and the link to the world , just in case something happened.

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Speaking Truth to Power

Speaking Truth to Power

We watch TV, movies, where scripts clearly and definitely lay out evidence, behaviors, stagings to ensure we get the message loud and clear. The goal of those are to provide the audience with a clear, clear message, from start to finish, without too much distraction and confusion.

Life isn’t like that. Life isn’t scripted.

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Positivity and the Comey Hearing

We are about 24 hours away from what is being billed as a pre-summer blockbuster, which undoubtedly will disappoint both sides. I choose to be positive, and allow my inner nerd revel in the nuance of language that will be used, as adults from both sides of the panel offer in posturing, showing their loyalties in their questions. Are they loyal to country? Constituents? Party? Self?

Of course we want him to say

“ya know what, as I sit here there are 72 people being arrested, and one being removed for further neurological testing in a secure, penal facility.”

Of course he can’t live up to that.

But … I let my imagination take me to my happy place (don’t you DARE mock my coping skills!) and project how part will go. Continue reading

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The Best Video Ever

Because we all aspire to be this confident!

This is an oldie, but a goodie, and it still amazes me that this is my own kid.


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1994: The Year of the Real Bankruptcy

1994 The Real Bankruptcy

1994 was the year Donald Trump broke, when the real personal bankruptcy took place, changing the course for the future; his and ours.

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A Woke Introvert

A Woke Introvert

“I can’t go back to yesterday – because I was a different person then.”    ~ Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland

As I sit i the coffee shop waiting to meet with a woman from a network group I belong to I comb through my Twitter feed to see if anything interesting is going on. It is, of course, everywhere, in big ways and small, but nothing really grabbed my interest.

My morning habits have changed since the election. Instead of heading directly to Facebook to be shown my “memories” in the morning, and catch up on friends’ updates as I’d done in the past, I’ve switched over to news sites as my first stop sometime during the election.

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Big Brother Isn’t Watching You

Big Brother Isn't Watching You

Big Brother Probably Isn’t Watching You

You’re Just Not That Interesting


OMG, did you hear? The CIA spies on people.
OMG, that’s out-RA-geous.

It’s been a busy news week, but of course, most have been over the last 2 years, as we’re hit left, right, and center with an onslaught of information, news, events, leaks, interpretations, lies, and conspiracy theories. Which one gets the attention is YOUR choice.

One that certainly got attention is the one that scares the bejeebus out of most people, because, frankly, we’re insanely self-centered. That’s the one about Big Brother watching, through your television, your phone, and “wire tapping”, brought to you by the data dump leak of spy tactics and tools through internet connected devices.

We want our privacy. We demand our privacy. How DARE [insert your preferred scapegoats name] step on my rights as a private individual without my permission!

Um, I’ve got news for you, they didn’t.

Yeah, they had your permission. You probably willingly, happily, and out of convenience, handed over permission.

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Who’s Getting to Know You?

Getting to Know You

Who’s Getting to Know You?

Big Brother? Crazy Cousin? Or Someone else?

Getting to know you,
Getting to know all about you.
Getting to like you,
Getting to hope you like me.

We are social beings by nature. We interact with others. In each relationship we build we start by getting to know each other. We start by asking questions, spending time together, and learning more about each other. Gradually we learn what makes each other tick, what we like, how we’ll react to things, and what we need.

Getting to know you,
Putting it my way,
But nicely,
You are precisely,
My cup of tea.

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