Tom's blog: words from a 90-year resident
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 “Angela Merkel puts Donald Trump in timeout for throwing his toys at the table.” That was one circulated caption on this photo that “went viral” after Donald Trump’s brattish behavior … more
Ignorance, merely a lack of knowledge, is not basically a derogatory word; read on . . . ignorance sometimes is voluntary, sometimes not. It’s not to be confused with “stupidity,” which is a … more
So sue me. My wandering eye in capturing faces in the crowd fastened, other than on my classmate Laurence, pretty heavily on women during the annual alumni bash the other night. Sounds pretty much … more
I’ll begin with a general assessment of the feckless spoiled child who is the current leader of our country before moving into specifics and concluding with a reasonable question about it all. And … more
“Thank God men cannot fly, and lay waste the sky as well as the earth.”—Henry David Thoreau, 1817-1862. If he’d only have known. Animals, birds, fish all migrate—some seasonally, some … more
Yes, we do live in a “paradise” around here, but it is a continuously amended one. As the world population crowds and elbows, “paradise” by comparison to non-paradise becomes different in … more
When I was younger, I looked forward to the Rhody Festival with excitement and anticipation.  The rides were cheaper but then EVERYTHING was cheaper back then.  The Kid’s Parade had kids walking … more
"Congress shall make no law...abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press…”—First Amendment, U. S. Constitution, ratified 1791. Bellowing Donald keeps enough major-headline topics in … more
“Full many a flow’r is born to blush unseen, and waste its sweetness on the desert air.”—Thomas Gray, Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard I looked out near the front door the other day … more
"I want it to be so beautiful because maybe someday they'll call it the Trump Wall.”—Donald Trump, Aug. 2016 Obviously, the fence shown above is not the deterrent Donald Trump has in mind for … more
Human race: “all the people in world considered as a group” (Cambridge Dictionary); “all of the living human inhabitants of the earth” (The Free Dictionary). In the phrase “human race,” … more
“Research shows that diversionary wars — wars started to distract  the public from domestic unrest — are hard to start in democracies and rarely have the intended effect. Military operations … more
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