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Summer of Love: San Francisco

San Francisco is a wonderful city with great food and museums. We decided to go to the “Summer of Love” exhibit all about the “hippy” days and movement that started in San Francisco’s Haight Ashbury district. The Museum describes the … Continue reading

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Escape to Napa

Once again it was necessary to escape the politics of DC and the hot and humid weather so we flew to California and Napa Valley – three nights in the Valley and one in San Francisco. What a wonderful break!  … Continue reading

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Marie’s 90th

August has been an interesting month to say the least, but instead of discussing politics this week, I’m celebrating the 90th birthday of my mother, Marie. She was definitely ahead of her time – she was a journalist, teacher, and … Continue reading

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Escape to Nemacolin

A few weeks ago, while Trump was allowing the G20 to become the G19 with the US no longer playing a lead role in the world (now it looks like Russia, China, and Angela Merkel will dominate global policy and … Continue reading

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What happened to civility?

I’ve heard many people wonder this week about how this country can tone down the extremes in politics. It doesn’t start with politics. It starts with each adult practicing tolerance and teaching it to the next generation. Whether you like … Continue reading

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Putin toying with the U.S.

For Christmas, a friend gave me a Trump catnip toy for my cat. She loves it. She plays with it constantly. I have decided that my cat should be renamed Putin since Putin is playing with Trump just as my … Continue reading

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Trump Gate

As those of you who have followed this blog for several years know, I have criticized Petraeus and Clinton for risking intelligence. For a President to give the Unites States’ major opponent in the world real intelligence that was shared … Continue reading

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