I voted for her in 2016. I did so because she was much more experienced and competent than him. And I feel 2020 has PROVEN that to be correct.
“I have to tell you, sir, you are in violation of the ‘Freedom To Walk Ordinance.’ You crossed there with your dog and today is a Tuesday. Is your dog tagged, by the way?”
Gather ’round, kids, and let me share with you a taste 20th century living. We booked our coming trip entirely using the internet: flights, accommodation, taxi. Before the internet existed, to book an airline ticket it was commonplace in those olde days to visit a business – a physical building – that was called a “travel agency.”
“Remember, Remember the 5th of November” now means – thankfully – nothing in the United States.
I find that early period in our history to be truly remarkable. I think it also makes for some pretty good romance/historical novel material, too…
That is the sort of thing that comes from my approach to each day: “So, friends, what are we going to do today?” I consider what might be “happening” with “them.” And then I may just run with whatever comes to my mind.
If history never stands still, neither does how we remember it…
Sadly, it appears that “the future” we had hoped for two decades ago, is over.
Macmillan, British Prime Minister from 1957-1963, once remarked that he felt he had to contend with two types of “anti-Britishness” among Americans, and especially among US officials…
Ironically in the 1780s and 1790s Americans here in England, or in France, or in Spain, or in the Netherlands, often mixed in such places for the first time with fellow Americans from other US states.
If you have had experiences such as my family has had (and yours may have had too), you learn that there are those times that nothing can be done by others to stop self-destruction.
“It was very, very special what you did for her,” my mom declared. “She will remember it the rest of her life.”
When I saw that retweeted into my timeline the other day, what was my reaction?
I could only think… here’s another idea: read a history book.
It is no secret that this US president evokes wildly negative feelings in many. [Full disclosure: I did not vote for him.]
We’ll be in Switzerland this weekend. I had not considered this about the trip until now, but if one believes oneself to be a “global citizen,” who needs a passport, right?