I would have written this as my New Year post to start 2021, but I decided to wait a few days to officially close out 2020 with the finality of the year and the election's final certification. What a wild year. It started simple enough with a few news stories about a virus out of… Continue reading Out With 2020 – In With 2021
By Bob Woodward I have read both of the latest books by Bob Woodward, Fear, and Rage. Fear came out first, and it was pre-covid. I saw the main difference between both books; in Fear, Woodward's account of Trump's behavior and his management style was told to him by his staff and advisors. The book… Continue reading Book Review Two Books – Fear and Rage
I have made a conscious decision to remove all my social media accounts and will never engage in these platforms again. Some may find this odd or even question why so here is my reasoning. I'm not sure about the exact dates of the social media phenomenon but, I think it started around 2004 with… Continue reading Social Media, I’m Done
You know what is wrong in the world today, how we are so polarized on just about everything. You almost can't say a thing based on your opinion or belief without offending someone. It seems like in today's world, we are trying to cultivate an existence that we don't offend anybody, and as it turns… Continue reading Who Are We?
Modern technology has produced many great things and some not so great, maybe not the technology but how it is used. I'm not too fond of the term social media, and Facebook is probably still the king in the social media field. The Facebook medium has both good and bad things that can be attributed… Continue reading Old Home Town Memories
What exactly is fake news? It tends to be a common theme in the last five or so years, but what does that mean? I can only assume, based on the context, it left-leaning (as called )news outlets that do not tell the truth to sway public opinion and how people vote. I decided to… Continue reading What Is Fake News
From March 1 to May 1, The start of the virus, we had 34,726 cases during the shutdown. From May 2 to May 25, we increased to 51,746 cases. On May 1, we started opening up the state and experienced an increase of 49%. The protests began on May 25. From May 26 to June… Continue reading How Do You Use Your Time?
I Grew up in a small New England state and an even smaller New England town. I was never exposed to any black people. To me, people are just people, and when I was younger, you just did not hear of such horrible things we see today. In hindsight, I guess that was a good… Continue reading Racism
I’m usually not lost for words, but, today I’m struggling to have a logical thought or what to say. I have long believed this country would go through some type of revolution again. I always thought it would be subtle changes before anything significant and not in my lifetime. I think I may have misjudged… Continue reading We Are Getting To The Tipping Point
We are living in some challenging and complicated times. Back in the day when I was growing up, you could turn on the news and feel comfortable with the reporting. It could be Cronkite, Jennings, or Brokaw. News shows like 60 minutes were a standard to get to the point with several influential reporters like… Continue reading Trust