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As a candidate, President Trump promised that not only would Obamacare be repealed, but more Americans would have access to healthcare. We now know that "access to healthcare" means "ability to pay … more
“I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality... I believe … more
I try not to get carried away with ordering stuff online but Amazon Prime makes it awful easy and fun with no shipping charge.  I never know if the packages will show up in my mailbox or via the UPS … more
I don't go looking for cute videos of cats and/or dogs on the internet; though, if Trish is on the laptop, laughing, I have to know what it is. She does seem to laugh louder when I'm out of the … more
Sanctuary—“Refuge or safety from pursuit, persecution, or other danger” . . . “protection or a safe place, especially for someone or something being chased or hunted.” Jeff Sessions … more
  I used to have a personal blog called ‘This Side of the Road.’ Last September I started writing a book and decided to use that title.  As I sat out our cold winter watching the snow and … more
The last I read, Donald Trump polled out at an overall 37% approval rating (but 86% among Republicans). The following quote is from local writer David Thielk in recent remarks here on ptleader.com. … more
The following has, actually, little to do with the cartoon, but, maybe you're asking yourself; "What's a painter know of trancendentalism, or meditation? Or... oh, he'd probably know about … more
City Council on Monday evening (March 20) provided some of the most compelling public testimony I've had the privilege to witness. As the spouse and I are often the only 'public' at Council meetings, … more
The applause at the commissioners’ meeting was so loud, I wonder if all the commissioners really heard what Mike Glenn was saying? Noting “staffing challenges” in the clinics during the … more
The frustrated petulance of Donald Trump’s childish refrences to “fake news” and “the failing New York Times” is just one piece of his unending insult to the intelligence and morality of … more
...sometimes the abyss photobombs back. At the risk of irritating those who get it by explaining; it's Nietzsche, Friedrich Nietzsche; and a takeoff from his quote, "Whoever fights monsters must … more
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