Cuba’s Odd ‘Dictatorship’

I hadn’t planned another post on Cuba after marking the revolution’s 60th anniversary on Friday. Then today I came upon a column in the New York Times that begged for comment. Jon Lee Anderson writes in “Cuba’s Next Transformation” about a nationwide referendum to be held next month in Cuba to adopt a new national Constitution. […]

The Cuban Revolution: 60 Years & Counting

The first week of 2019 is drawing to a close. I would be remiss if I didn’t mention a huge milestone this week. New Years Day marked the 60th anniversary of the Cuban Revolution. It’s still going strong despite many challenges, including the 56-year embargo. You have to know that Cuba’s tenacity just rankles the […]

Single-Payer Healthcare

President Trump wrote an op-ed column in USA Today this morning. I certainly didn’t expect this — and he even used words like “eviscerate.” I’m impressed! Regardless who really wrote the column, the piece attacked ‘Medicare for All,’ a proposal put forward by Bernie Sanders and apparently endorsed by 123 Democrats in the House (H.R.676) […]

The Facebook Hack

My sister reported trouble getting into Facebook the past few days — which I’ll be helping with — and then we got to talking about the Facebook hack this week. I’ve been so busy I’ve barely paid attention to the Kavanaugh brouhaha let alone Facebook. After we spoke I read a bit online and then […]

The Death Penalty

I have been opposed to the Death Penalty my whole life. I have various reasons, one of which is powerfully demonstrated in this clip from the Today Show aired yesterday on NBC. Valentino Dixon spent 27 years in Attica for a murder he didn’t commit. The actual killer confessed two days after Dixon was arrested, plus […]

Don’t You Just Hate It When…

Pet Peeves. We all have them. You know, those little things — sometimes big things! — that just irritate in that special way.  It’s best to just take them in stride, but… Not so easy. Here are a few of mine, in no particular order (well maybe just a little in order). It’s not an […]

Talking about Talking about Trump

I want to circle back to the event that led me to revive this blog sooner than I had otherwise planned. Trump is controversial. On this, if nothing else, I think we can all agree. I think everyone knows there’s lots of disagreement about Trump — really passionate disagreement. And this is totally OK. What’s not […]

Remembering College

Frank Bruni’s column today in the New York Times — How To Get the Most Out of College — got me to thinking. First I thought of the kids we know who are going off to college this month: neighbor kids on both sides, our friend’s son Andy, and my “great-niece-in-law.” (I forgot Stephanie initially […]

The Abominable Health Care Act

View this post on my first blog, Just Sayin’. Published Friday, March 10, 2017. Please Note: My original blog platform did not support Comments directly with the post. Please return here if you wish to post a comment. Thanks!

Friends Don’t Let Friends Vote Trump… Or Do They?

View this post on my first blog, Just Sayin’. Published Friday, January 20, 2017. Please Note: My original blog platform did not support Comments directly with the post. Please return here if you wish to post a comment. Thanks!