Sunday, November 28, 2021

I Haven't written much

I haven't written much over the Thanksgiving week.

My mind was on other things.

But I did hear about the report of a think tank is Stockholm, Sweden called International Institute for Democracy, that gave the US a rating of  'democratic backsliding'!

In the Pilgrim Holiness Church of my early childhood, "backsliding" meant people who were "saved" were losing that level and 'backsliding' into sinfulness.

Given the events of the last President (he who will not be named here) and what's happened to our unity since Biden was elected, this is no surprise.

The 'big lie' about the election still resonates with a sizable amount of the population.

The Anti-Vaccine movement flies in the face of science and common sense. Even though 'their president' and all at Fox News are vaccinated!!!

The Republican party is full of people in Congress who call Muslims 'terrorists' and put out videos about killing AOC.

Democracy in the US is, I repeat IS IN DANGER.

We must do whatever we can to restore sanity in our country.

Biden is trying, but people not taking the vaccine and inflation caused by world shipping issues, aren't helping him.

Pitch in!

Defend Democracy at all cost--ALL COST!!!




Saturday, November 27, 2021

It's over

My favorite holiday is over and done for a year.

Mimi and Eleanor left this afternoon for upstate New York where they've lived during Covid.

Most of the turkey is gone, but some dressing and gravy remain.

Probably to be thrown out soon.

I love kids and grandchildren being here--but the refrigerator gets so full I can't handle it and our orderly home gets disordered.

So, as much as I love it, I also love Bern and me getting back to our orderly, ordinary life.

But I have much to be thankful for.



Hope you do too....


Wednesday, November 24, 2021

Life is good

Mimi and Eleanor arrived today about 4.

Tim comes tomorrow.

Having our daughter in the house where she became an adult is amazing! 

Having her daughter her is amazing too!

Life is good.

Life is so very, very good.

We should never forget that.


Tuesday, November 23, 2021


Mimi, Tim and Eleanor come tomorrow until Saturday.

That's enough to make me Thankful.

We'll Zoom with Josh and Cathy and their big girls at some point.

Our old friend John will come to dinner.

A small group, but a great one!

I fix the dressing--it's not 'stuffing' since it isn't in the turkey, do the  before dinner cheese and snacks, set the table and pour the wine.

Bern does everything else--and beautifully.

I love Thanksgiving...more than Christmas, I think.

All of you--Have a Happy, Happy One!


Saturday, November 20, 2021

The Rittenhouse verdict

I don't agree with it. I think it was wrong. I think the judge was too much leaning toward the defendant.

But as the President said, disappointed in the verdict, we must support the justice system.

No one should walk away free after killing two people and wounding another with an illegal gun at 17!

It makes me want to take guns away from everyone!

It makes my skin crawl.

It makes me against the right to bear arms, which was, at the time the Constitution was written, meant arms to defend the country from foreign aggressors, not to shoot people on the streets of Kenosha.

Will we ever come to our senses and drastically limit guns?

Probably never.

But we should.

We really should.

This trial proves that explicitly.


Thursday, November 18, 2021

gona miss it

Tonight (or early tomorrow morning) there's going to be a total eclipse of the moon.

In CT it will be from 2 a.m. to 4 a.m. And it will be raining.

Going to miss something that doesn't happen very often.

Oh, well.

Going to sleep and (hopefully) have good dreams.

Maybe next time.

When I'll be several hundred years old.

We'll see....


Wednesday, November 17, 2021

What's going on?

 The House of Representatives censured Rep. Gosare today for his video of him killing AOC and attacking the President.

Only two republicans voted for the censure.

The two who are on the Jan. 6 committee.

What is going on that one party in our democracy can choose not punish someone who showed a video of him killing another member of the House? And attacking the President?

How F***ing divided can we be as a nation?

It is really frightening to be so divided.

Be scared, beloved!

Be very, very scared!

And, more importantly, speak out and do something....

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some ponderings by an aging white man who is an Episcopal priest in Connecticut. Now retired but still working and still wondering what it all means...all of it.