Category Archives: a citizen

Taking an active part in public life, working for the common good ‘in a spirit of truth, justice, solidarity, and freedom.’

Fog, Frost, Feelings: and Another Washington SNAFU

(Looking across the street last Saturday. (January 2, 2021)) This week’s weather has included, for the most part, dense or patchy freezing fog. I figure the weather, and Washington news, have been affecting my mood. Or should that be “has … Continue reading

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November 3: The End of Civilization as We Know It (Again)

This isn’t the first time I’ve voted during a pandemic, but it’s the first time I’ve had reason for extra caution. That’s why I voted by mail this year. The election results will please or disappoint me. Or, more likely, … Continue reading

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Election-Year Weirdness: An American Tradition

A presidential election is looming in my country. We have one every four years. Maybe I’d get more attention by demonizing or deifying a candidate. Or saying that nobody should vote, because “they” put subliminal messages in ballots. Oddly enough, … Continue reading

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Back from the Hospital: The Masked Minnesotan Rides Again

I didn’t feel all that sick Friday evening. That was August 21, 2020: 45 days ago. Online self-assessment guides from the Minnesota Department of Health and Mayo Clinic put me on the threshold of needing to call a doctor. My … Continue reading

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