Let's have a brief look back at each of the first five U.S. presidents...
There is no reasonable doubt whatsoever that U.S. voters want Joe Biden to become president, and from today he shall be for four years...
We as Americans among ourselves may at times forget - or we are MANIPULATED into forgetting by demagogues such as the soon to be ex-president - that we have more in common than we may realize.
I thought I'd write back after your last missive, because I have to ask: Are you kidding? You must have been drunk. Or have they put something in the water in Vermont?
In 2020 as Americans yet again we are extra-engaged in reflecting upon what we were and what we are, what we believe, whether we really act on what we state we believe, and how we may put such beliefs into better practice.
I have not been this depressed since the afternoon of September 11, 2001; and I know I am not alone in that.
"What do you think of Meghan?" I was recently asked by a woman barber. "She's a harmless actor now playing the role of a lifetime," I chuckled...
Flying within the US, that classic novel got me, uh, "in trouble" - twice.
The real reason we are here in the US: my niece and nephew wanted to go to Yellowstone Park. Months ago, we said, “Sure.”
To my fellow Americans, wherever you are in the world, Happy Independence Day. 🙂
Hello from rural Pennsylvania! On Saturday we flew over to the US as you saw yesterday if you follow me on Instagram. In explaining, I had a bit of "1700s" fun in describing the journey in the English of that era: We're here mostly to see my father and to spend time in the Catskills. [...]
I've written before that this is not a politics site and that I will not push my personal political opinions at you. You don't care about what I think and I don't blame you. My views aren't important. However, sometimes politics must come up when addressing certain issues. And it may be unavoidable to touch [...]
Recently elected President George Washington - the first president under the then just ratified Constitution (under which the U.S. government still operates) - delivered his inaugural address in New York City on April 30, 1789. The text is eight - that's right, only eight - pages long and is in his handwriting. Held at the [...]
Ah, Monday morning: And less than two weeks before the inauguration of a new U.S. president who has not exactly charmed half the people in the country, we need this? Yesterday, History on Instagram shared some "history" with us. Good grief. First, nothing in that History Insta-caption above is outright false. However, it is an [...]
Well, my absentee ballot has arrived here in Britain. The election is almost upon us. I vote in New York state, in the 19th congressional district, which is located upstate partly in the Catskills where our house is: Let me offer a quick explanation of that ballot because this fact might baffle some people. The [...]