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Wednesday, November 30, 2022

Something Columbia is missing at Holiday time


      When I watch the Christmas tree lighting from DC and New York every year I wonder how Columbia has never figured out a way to do something like this to kick off the Holiday season.  The Poinsettia Tree in the Mall just isn't the same thing.  Maybe something for the folks in the Merriweather District can pull off.


Wednesday, November 9, 2022

Maryland will never look the same

Wes Moore first black Governor of Maryland and only the third elected black governor in US history

Aruna Miller the first woman of color Maryland Lt. Governor

Anthony Brown the first black Maryland Attorney General

Brooke Leiderman the first woman Maryland Comptroller

Tuesday, November 8, 2022

Campaigning today with our next Governor, Wes Moore


   Today was extra exciting when I got to attend a rally for Wes Moore in Howard County on election day.  Wes will be a dynamic Governor for Maryland and bring national attention to our State.  Someday he may even be the first President from Maryland!


      What made the day even more special was Starbucks now having its holiday lattes.  Chesnut Praline is my favorite.

Monday, November 7, 2022

Pandemic fatigue


     As we approach the 4th year of the COVID pandemic (or whatever it is now) it is time to admit that it has moved into the background of our life.  I have stopped checking the daily numbers of people infected and the daily death count.  Since I have had ALL the recommended boosters I have stopped wearing a mask when I go into public places.  While I still hear of people with bad cases of the latest strain of COVID I no longer feel that I want to restrict my life in the ways that I did when we thought it would run its course in a limited amount of time.  COVID is now just one of the risks we live with every day like driving a car or having our identity stolen.  While we try to avoid the dangers of daily life we don't restrict our daily activities because of the dangers.

     The new reality is that humans have moved into other animal habitats that now bring the likely animal-to-human transmission of the viruses more likely.  Science will hopefully develop methods to address this reality so that it doesn't create another pandemic every few years.  I just wouldn't bet against the viruses.

Thursday, November 3, 2022

Something a little lighter for today

    The political climate these days makes me wonder what happened to civility in our Country.  Going through some of my posts yesterday I noticed that most of my posts from my first year were non-political.  That is something hard for me to continue but for today I want to link to a story that was in one of my 2012 posts, my first year blogging.

Tuesday, November 1, 2022

The apple doesn't fall fall far from the tree

   This was the tweet that Donald Trump Jr. retweeted for Halloween.  

      We have all gotten used to Don Jr's Dad being crude and obnoxious but Don Jr. is a special kind of jerk.  Not that his Dad has not used the attack in messaging his followers.  Trump has been repeating false claims that Paul Palosi may have known his attacker and that the glass was broken from the inside.
Elon Musk even tweeted a link to a post that implied the attacker was a paid male prostitute. Maybe liberals should stop buying Teslas.  The cancer in the Republican Party is terminal.
      Remember this the next time you hear a Republican candidate talk about "family values."