Our Past and Our Future

I wonder how many people voted for Donald Trump and how many were voting for change.

Those who voted for Trump might already be disappointed because he seems to have reversed central campaign positions on the reality of climate change, for example, or prosecuting Hillary Clinton. These people must wonder what, if he feels so little loyalty to campaign positions so soon after the election, else he will do.  Continue reading “Our Past and Our Future”


An older man in a blue sweatshirt jacket swung across the sidewalk in front of me, blowing his nose as he walked. I waited until I was behind him. “Excuse me,” I said.

I could hear him summoning something from somewhere deep. Turning his head, he noticed me and then swerved. I strode past.

Several steps later, I heard him speak. “Just say excuse me,” he said.

I stopped and turned in the middle of the sidewalk. “I did,” I said after several seconds, “you didn’t hear me?”

He waved his hands in front of his face and chest, and I walked away.