This a photo of the novel, Bobby’s Socks.
I rarely write about politics. Why?
Perhaps it’s my desire not to offend and the singular idea that in my country we have certain rights.
I might not agree with a view you express, but I support your right to express it.
“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.”
I will share exactly what I am thinking. And you can decide if you agree or not – I’m fine either way.
I think several state governors and city mayors will learn the hard way what the above First Amendment means inside a courtroom.
And the voters in those states and cities will decide during this crisis if they used good-judgement.
After this mess clears, we need Dr. Birx; I trust her. I think she’d use good-judgement to develop a go-forward national strategy and protocols on how to respond to a pandemic. There will be a next time…
Understanding pesky things like data to prevent certain individuals from attempting to create their own kingdoms… And to prevent the foolish from entering an obvious suicide pact.
When I was a younger man, the company I worked for taught me to underwrite using ‘good-judgement’. I’m serious. That was the overall strategy for deciding who to insure or not to insure.
Medical malpractice underwriting is tricky because you are calculating the odds that a highly trained healthcare professional will use good-judgement.
If I were in NYC, New York, I would get provisions and keep my front door locked. If I were living in Omaha, Nebraska, I’d go about my life, but I’d be careful and try to use good-judgement.
I can promise you, you DO NOT want to get the Coronavirus. If you have no underlying health condition, it will probably not kill you, but you’ll be sick for about two-weeks. It’s a highly contagious, nasty bug.
I wonder about good-judgement. I wonder about the madness of crowds.
My first novel, Bobby’s Socks was published in January 2012. The underlying themes were child sexual abuse and the epi genetic link to young adult suicide. It’s still a serious problem, and a misunderstood issue. Unfortunately I know what it feels like to be humiliated and remain silent for decades.
And, if anyone on planet earth thinks I’ll be silent about the accusations from Ms. Tara Reade against presumptive Democratic Party presidential nominee former Vice President Joe Biden – you are mistaken.
The clock has been ticking and I want a response from Mr. Biden. Now.
I suspect Associate Justice of the Supreme Court, Brett Kavanaugh, is curious.
Where is the media’s moral outrage? Where have all the #MeToo peeps gone? OH, self-quarantined… cowards.
I wonder, money, power and fame are your gods? What about consistent integrity?
It’s a simple answer for Mr. Biden, walk before a microphone and say, “I’m sorry if I hurt someone.”
After, the entire issue would evaporate. I know most assault victims wish for a simple act of contrition.
I think you should seek the truth, the facts, and not rely on family rituals established before you were born. (You have FREE WILL.)
I wish we had more Walter Cronkite’s sharing the actual news and not sharing with me what cheeseburger an actress ate with her new partner, or how a poor professional athlete is enduring the pandemic.
President Trump and his strange wasp nest hair style and spray tan are not from being a choirboy. I remember him haranguing about former President Obama’s US citizenship – endlessly.
And I think about allowing two political parties to play jousting games while the country burns.
In truth, I do not agree with many of Representative Tulis Gabbard’s policy ideas – but she’s earned the right to speak.
And she appears to me to be bright, well-mannered, and has a spine. She served two tours of duty.
The Democratic Party disrespected her. It’s wrong.
I think she’d give President Trump a serious challenge. I think she could win. And I’m far from being labeled a progressive. (I’m not sure what these labels mean other than rallying cry’s for support and most of all, money.)
But that political party will nominate a man that has ‘lost a step’? A man with a credible sexual assault allegation against his name.
I’ll keep the family corruption off the table as I think that’s a pox on both houses.
But he’s their presumptive nominee?
So, in November, we get to vote for the current president who will be 74-years-old and recommended injecting disinfectants, or a 77-year-old who has a serious sexual assault charge, dementia or worse, and has never owned or operated a business and – neither candidate served in the United States military.
I’m lucky as I’ve gotten to be 54 years old. I have my hair, my mind, and I think good health.
I wonder what nation we will have left behind for those that come after us?
I hope I’m using good-judgement, sharing my thoughts.