A Nice, Boring, Government Transition

Michael Lewis’ book, The Fifth Risk, gave me a peek behind the scenes in terms of the running of our government and what happens when a new administration takes over. About 4000 people need to be hired, 1200 of which need to be confirmed. Then of course there are the many background checks and security…

Will We Get Up?

In 1987 Oral Roberts, a televangelist from Oklahoma told his followers that if he didn’t receive 8 million dollars in donations within 3 months, God was going to “call him home.” Ultimately, 9 million was raised and Roberts lived another twenty-two years. I remember hoping back then Roberts would only receive $7, 999, 999 then…

Time to Marie Kondo Our Country

I was sent a great article yesterday entitled, “Prepare for the Ultimate Gaslighting: You are not crazy, my friends,” written by Julio Vincent Gambuto. He talks about the upcoming marketing extravaganza we survivors will be barraged with post COVID-19. How companies will try to convince us that we’ll need a Coke or a Big Mac,…

Mea Culpa Time

I planned on blogging again to talk about the cool stuff I’m doing for my MS. Then President Fucking-Feasance took over my brain. So today I’m going to get it all out of my system and move on. Fucking-Feasance? Although I’m not a lawyer, Trump has clearly carried out all three types of failures like…

Just Call Me Vinnie Barbarino

I mentioned recently that it’s hard for me to write about whatever I’m not directly experiencing or feeling.  I would love to write about the therapies I’m currently benefitting from but I can’t stop thinking about this administration’s response to the coronavirus. Like how in God’s name can someone spread incorrect public health information while…

Has He Finally Hit Rock Bottom?

Are we there yet? I personally thought our Asshole in Chief hit bottom the day he announced his candidacy back in 2015. Perhaps his bottom is coming since he’s officially 2 degrees of separation from the Coronavirus.  I sure hope the dude that placed the American flag on the stage isn’t the infected person that…

Truth Cravings

As Anthony Bourdain’s passing took over the internet, I wondered why this particular celebrity death affected everyone so much?  I enjoyed Bourdain’s story telling, either in print form or on TV. He inspire me to eat differently and have a more fluid culinary point of view.  His suicide caught me by surprise and saddened me…

Tolerating Trump Voters

If you’ve ever wondered whether or not you’re a sinner, the Amazing Bible website has an inventory of 667 biblical sins you can peruse. Spoiler alert: You’re a sinner. But I wouldn’t worry too much about it since Sin #664: Being worried, is one of the sins listed that you’re supposed to avoid. Since EVERYTHING we…