Absent Children

June 25th, 2018 → 6:38 am

“Grief fills the room up of my absent child,
Lies in his bed, walks up and down with me,
Puts on his pretty looks, repeats his words,
Remembers me of all his gracious parts,
Stuffs out his vacant garments with his form.”  – King John

My son has left for summer camp (a 2-week overnight camp), and it is just so unnatural without him.  His presence fills the house; his toys, his clothes, his smell…  his laughter, his smiles, his questions…  My son will return in two weeks, yet if his brief absence to this happy place is still so biting, I literally cannot imagine what the bereft parents at the U.S. border are going through right now.

Filed under: Blog & Other & Self/My Life

World Cup 2026

June 15th, 2018 → 6:06 am

    “Ourself will mingle with society,
    And play the humble host.” – Macbeth

Congratulations North America, for winning the bid to host the 2026 World Cup!

Filed under: Blog & Other

Kate Spade & Anthony Bourdain

June 10th, 2018 → 8:36 am

     “Too famous to live long.” – Henry VI

Heartbreaking these suicides.  May they now, at last, rest in peace.

Filed under: Blog

Trump’s Trade War

June 3rd, 2018 → 5:46 am

“Heat not a furnace for your foe so hot
That it do singe yourself.”  – Henry VIII

Europe (and Canada and Mexico and all our allies) must be asking themselves right now, with friends like the U.S., who needs enemies?  Trump is so wrong on so many things it makes my soul cry.  And I’m afraid the worst burn to the U.S. is yet to come.

Filed under: Blog & Politics/Politicians & Stupid/Evil People