Thanksgiving: A reason for thanks!

Happy Thanksgiving!  And a big thank you to everyone who is kind enough to read what I write!

St. Mary’s County Stuffed Ham: Made last year by Aleck Loker then 13 – carrying on the tradition

Today, regardless of our political preferences, we should be thankful that we live in a country where we can argue, be smart, be ignorant, be rich, be poor, worship a god (or multiple gods with many names), or worship nothing at all, own property, or own nothing, and still have an equal chance to select our leadership and decide our Continue reading

A Post Election Poem: Explaining the unexplainable!

As I have been contemplating the aftermath of the election, I have been reading a lot from both sides trying to hear what they have to say about the election and what I find remarkable is the dialogue from within the parties as to;

  • why they won, why they lost,
  • why they have a mandate, why they don’t have a mandate,
  • how the American people clearly spoke for tax increases, how they people clearly spoke against the tax increases,
  • the majority voted for Obamacare, the majority voted against Obamacare

As I have listened to the various talking heads and pundits, increasingly I have become more convinced than ever that we simply can’t discern desired fiction from pragmatic reality. As a nation, we seem to see things in polar opposite. As I listened and read, a poem from my youth came to mind that I have reconstructed at the end of the article. Continue reading