Category Archives: Politics

My house was me and I was it…

That’s no longer true. This morning marked the closing for my SWH home. My realtor says the new owners are wonderful people, hard-working, not the typical rich folks who buy second homes on Mt. Desert Island, and apparently, they’re planning … Continue reading

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‘Better to have our crazy straight up,’ says Maureen Dowd

“I love your hair!” That’s how Maureen Dowd began the conversation. I was surprised to see her sitting at the Mostly Books autograph table at the Tucson Festival of Books on Sunday, with only a few people hanging around. I … Continue reading

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Success=3x a week

Today I bought a bottle of Prosecco to kindly usher out 2016. The year included Sheila’s Excellent Adventure to the other side of the world back in May, as well as tons of political slime. If I dredge up the … Continue reading

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Sitting in my car, listening to Barack Obama (*please read to the end.)

I had meant to go grocery shopping. As NPR came on the radio, I heard Barack Obama’s eloquent voice, and a realization struck me: This could be his last news conference as president. I started taking notes on my shopping … Continue reading

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They’ve all come to look for America…

St. Mark’s Presbyterian Church was the polling place where I was assigned to work on Election Day. Thirty people lined up in the dark before we opened at 6 a.m. I would spend the next 13 hours at the “Special … Continue reading

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A student of U.S. History tries to understand

  Try walking in another person’s shoes, I always told my students. Two days before the most outlandish presidential election in my lifetime, I’m trying to understand how any decent human being could vote for Donald Trump. I’ve been reading. The … Continue reading

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The arc of history — and misogyny — is long

I’m feeling more emotional than I expected with just two more weeks between history and the election of our first woman president. In my lifetime! What a thrill! Oddly enough, her opponent’s misogyny may be what finally makes women — … Continue reading

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