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
One week ago, yesterday, the Unthinkable happened. The United States of America elected Donald J. Trump to be its 45th President. At this hour, 7:28 pm, on Tuesday last, I was getting ready to join some friends for a Watch Party, where we were expecting to celebrate the election of the first woman president. But … More The Day After—One Week Later
I’ve just come home from my Second Debate Night Watch Party. After all the angst and drama of the last 48+ hours, I really had no idea what to expect. Would Donald Trump Drumpf even make it to the debate? And if he did, would he finally come unhinged and turn into the Frankenstein Monster, … More Hillary vs. Donald: Debate Night 2
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 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
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
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
So much has been going on recently—not just in my own life, but in the world at large—that I have been too overwhelmed to write about it all. I have begun and abandoned several posts in the last couple of weeks. But keeping all this swirl of thoughts, feelings, and opinions inside is not healthy. … More I Am a Stranger in a Strange Land Called America