Much of my concern over the chaos in Washington, and many of these posts, have been focused on the words and actions of Donald Trump. Vice President Mike Pence has largely escaped the wrath of these writings. This is not particularly surprising given that, in general, the President sucks up so much oxygen that everything … Continue reading A Heartbeat Away
I was taking a break from putting away Christmas decorations when I picked up David Leonhardt’s OpEd in the New York Times, "The People vs. Donald J. Trump." The columnist comprehensively lays out the case for beginning impeachment proceedings of the President now. The article is not a partisan rant or hysterical doomsday fantasy. Rather, … Continue reading Impeachment–Where Do You Stand?
It was wishful thinking, I guess, that the New Year would bring new energy to moving the wheels of government forward in positive directions. 2019 begins with a partial government shutdown, paralyzed by a battle that is purely political. As a Democratic House begins operation this week, it is not unreasonable to expect that the … Continue reading New Year, Old Patterns
The end of December is a time to take stock. Many of you have invested time and thoughtful energy by responding to my weekly posts in the comments section of my web site. Unfortunately, these comments—often quite profound—go unread. To say thank you to those who have taken the time to comment, then, I thought … Continue reading YOUR Thoughts in a Tumultuous Year
During Christmas week, I wrote a post about Gifts that included a story I had heard while in Islamabad the week before Thanksgiving. In response, I received a full account of the story by Zaheerudin Dar, a member of the Advisory Board of the Center for Social Education and Development (CSED)--the organization that hosted me--and … Continue reading “Kitchen Gardening” Update from Pakistan