To Sleep; Perchance to Dream, Only to Wake Up in the Same Nightmare


This past week was filled with sleepless nights and listless days. I could not focus on anything useful or positive or productive. I could not write. I could barely stand to read the newspapers, or watch the endless cycle of media rehashes of Senate Hearings, of bizarre hackings (by Russia) of those same hearings on … More To Sleep; Perchance to Dream, Only to Wake Up in the Same Nightmare

A #NeverTrump, #NotMyPresident Rant


Since my last post [https://baltimoreblackwoman.com/2016/11/16/the-day-after-one-week-later/], nearly a month ago, I have been in despair over the man who would be president. I can’t even say his name anymore. And I’ve run out of nicknames for him—Adolph Cheetolini was one of my favorites. I’ve tried limiting my television exposure to the news—mainstream and cable. On Facebook … More A #NeverTrump, #NotMyPresident Rant

So You Think Trump Is Sure to Lose? Don’t Be Too Sure—The Trump Threat is Yuge!


On Friday, on the advice of a good friend, I listened to the NPR Friday News Roundup, also known as The Diane Rehm Show. The scheduled topics were Donald Trump’s shifting positions on immigration, Hillary Clinton’s pushback on Trump’s racism comments and the continuing email “scandal,” the Clinton Foundation boondoggle, and the EpiPen price-gouging scandal. … More So You Think Trump Is Sure to Lose? Don’t Be Too Sure—The Trump Threat is Yuge!

The Choice We Face in The Presidential Election: Part II


The Battle We Face Two very different blog posts that I came across on my Facebook newsfeed last week discuss the painful truth about the choice we face in this presidential election. It is a fundamental truth that is deeper than political party or ideology. It is that most basic human choice; indeed, the duality … More The Choice We Face in The Presidential Election: Part II

The Choice We Face in The Presidential Election: Part I


Confessions of a Lifelong Democrat I became a political junkie in 1960, at the tender age of 7, when I watched the presidential debate between a young, handsome, confident John F. Kennedy and an older, pinched, sweating Richard M. Nixon. I watched the debate from my little TV chair in my grandparents’ dining room. I … More The Choice We Face in The Presidential Election: Part I

Reflections from Baltimore on a National Day of Mourning


While our national focus today is on the city of Dallas, which has just endured the vicious, callous massacre of five of their Peace Officers who were engaged in honorable, brave, and committed fashion to uphold the rights of their citizens to engage in lawful, peaceful protest, this has also been a horrific week in … More Reflections from Baltimore on a National Day of Mourning