Tag Archives: United States history

Dream: Flashback to Obama’s Second Term

The Second Coming of Barack Obama? I seem to be a little slow on the uptake. This cover from Newsweek is from seven-and-a-half years ago. I got the image in my dream last night. Was this an answer to my … Continue reading

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Do You Believe Everything You Read?

Conspiracy Theories are Everywhere It seems to me that we humans are using very little of our brain’s capacity to think. We are programmed into believing that the government and our leaders are telling the truth and that everyone else … Continue reading

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Have the Democrats Got Enough Guts to do the ‘Right’ Thing?

He’s Biden His Time, and She’s Trying Not to Harris Him The back and forth among Democrats in the lead-up to Joe Biden naming his Vice-Presidential running mate has been excruciating to watch, even from here in Canada. The implication … Continue reading

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Celebrity is so Ephemeral

We Prefer our Stars to be Dead It’s coming around to that time of the year when my inner 12-year-old boy mourns for the beautiful movie star who was murdered all those years ago in Hollywood. Last year, I set … Continue reading

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Let’s Inject Some Inverted Logic into the Speech

What’s With All This Testing? The speech happened last night in Tulsa. The crowd was smaller than Trump had hoped for and there were anti-racist protests outside. Not a great start to his 2020 presidential campaign. But then in the … Continue reading

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“What Took Them So Long?”

Barack Obama (August 4, 1961 @ 7:24 pm Honolulu, Hawaii) I was talking last night with my 11-year-old granddaughter, trying to explain race relations in the United States, and Canada. When I mentioned that Obama was the first black president, … Continue reading

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All About the Former First Lady

Becoming Michelle Obama Just to be clear, I have not read this book yet. But I did see the Netflix show about her book tour, which covered a lot of the same territory. A couple of years ago, I juxtaposed … Continue reading

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I Swear to Tell the Truth … So Help Me God

If only…

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Black Lives Have Always Mattered

More Than a Smokescreen I’m convinced that history ‘comes around again’ when the underlying causes of social unrest are not resolved, but only swept under the carpet. The USA is under siege yet again, and during an election year. Billy … Continue reading

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Flawed Hero: Triumphs and Tragedy

Charles Lindbergh (Feb 4, 1902 – Aug 26, 1974) Today in history (1927), this man became a household name: Thirty-three hours and 30 minutes after he took off from New York’s Roosevelt Field, aviator Charles Lindbergh lands 3,600 miles away … Continue reading

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