Reflections on fortune

I got my booster on December 1 (Moderna). I expected a reaction because I’d slept all day after my second stab, months ago. And, sure enough, I was a wreck yesterday, sleeping a total of fifteen hours and feeling like crap the rest of the day.

But this morning I…

The Republican congressional agenda

In my lifetime the GOP has always supported Defense spending, often pushing through bloated budgets to show their tough guy bona fides. These pork-laden monstrosities brought back the bacon to Republican states where defense contractors were wise to locate themselves.

Now they say no to defense spending.

How about extending…

I hate to think it is insurmountable

This morning, up very early, I sat in a chair in my bedroom reading. There is a simple floor lamp I bought specifically for this reading nook, a cheap LED light. Though it is a piece of junk made in China that made its way across oceans, it has five…

Because the lies are getting out of hand

In 1978 I got my real estate license, after trying to find a career that would work with my band schedule, a schedule that ruled out a traditional nine to five. But my timing was spectacularly bad.

Being in my early twenties I would be selling starter homes, which back…

Did you ever get the feeling you were missing something?

It started when I kept meeting interesting strangers who just assumed I was like them. Maybe it was the places where we ran into each other. The posh hotel bar next door. The start-up incubator I taught for. This dinner party or that.

Or maybe it was the conversations. I…


Former software marketer. Former musician. Writer, nine non-fiction books, two novels, Buddhist, train lover. Amateur cook, lover of life most of the time!

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