If It’s Broke, Don’t Fix It – Part Two

Don’t get me wrong - I like democracy.  I like the opportunity to throw out whatever rascals are in power every four years – voting is much easier on the nerves than armed insurrection and revolutions.  But that doesn’t mean democracy doesn’t have its drawbacks.  The first drawback is the idea that, if one group …

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If It’s Broke, Don’t Fix It – Pt 1

If you think there’s a word missing, you haven’t considered the current state of politics.  If you need examples of how broke it is, you need not look further than the elections that are about to culminate in both Blunder Country and down south in ‘Murica.  Blunder Country has one blessing missing from the ‘Murican …

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Isabel Allende’s ‘A Long Petal of the Sea’

Isabel Allende – ‘A Long Petal of the Sea’, Ballantine Books, 2020 The first Allende book I read was ‘Daughter of Fortune’ and it left me with great admiration of the South American born author.  After reading the ‘Daughter’ I followed up with its sequel ‘Portrait in Sepia’ and then went on to read ‘Island …

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The GHIT, The Great SHOUT and Back in Blunder Country

First in ‘Murica - Tuesday brought forth one of the essential rituals of an election in ‘Murica – the Silly Hollering Of Useless Threats or SHOUT. For those unaware of this curious historically based event, the SHOUT is when the two leading contenders for the position of Prez face off against one another for the …

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