Deep Breathing

I haven't posted anything for about six weeks, didn't know why, not even working on the final draft of Hudson School, my next novel.  Then the election came roaring down the pike, the delayed results emerged, and suddenly I can breathe again, really breathe, deeply.  I didn't know I had lost---no, misplaced---the ability to open up and take it in. ... Continue Reading

What explains Trump?

Too many people try to explain Trump's actions and motivations rationally, when he has shown us for many years to be primarily if not totally irrational.  The latest is Heather Cox Richardson writing on today's Bill Moyers On Democracy blog (billmoyers.com.) As I wade through the flood of news today, all of it trying to tilt the playing field toward... Continue Reading

Wisdom from Chief Acevedo

Wisdom trumps Wisdumb Please watch this video from Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo.  He is wise and straight-forward.  My only kick is that he isn’t tougher on Trump, although he really can’t be in his position.   But we’d be far better off with more like this guy in positions of authority. https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2020/6/2/1949766/-Police-chief-to-Trump-If-you-don-t-have-something-constructive-to-say-keep-your-mouth-shut?detail=emaildkre. Let's be wise in these tough times. ... Continue Reading

Will we learn?

The crucial question of our time: Will we learn from this coronavirus self-isolation and slow-down in our economy and whirlwind activity/cancerous growth/speed-drive? Will we ADJUST? Will humans become more humane (regarding not only animals, but the planet and each other)? But this is true: There will be tremendous pressure to go back to being the over-striving, self-important jerks we've been... Continue Reading