Post Election 2020 Predictions

Prognostication I am not a prognosticator. Yet, I feel the need to make some predictions that I fear will pass if President Donald J. Trump does not successfully win the 2020 election through the recounts. I base the following on personal observation and public comments. Please, let history prove me …

Fighting 2020 Election Depression

Nearing depression I sit here contending with a bout of near-depression. I am usually very much an optimist, but this election brings out the pessimist in me. I wonder what great sin in my past warrants the punishment of watching my great country on the verge of being brought low. …

Election Interference—2020

I am confident most of my readers are familiar with claims Russia interfered in the 2016 presidential election. Are you familiar with the interference happening in the 2020 election? I doubt anyone would be surprised at countries interfering in the 2020 election. America’s intelligence agencies have identified Russia, China, and …

Decision time for NANOWRIMO—2020

It was about this time in 2016 that I began preparations to take part in NANOWRIMO—2016. Yesterday, I realized the 2020 event is approaching, and a decision needed. Shelving this decision for a moment, I thought I would review my progress turning the 2016’s disaster into a novel. The 2016 …

Two Visions-Trump versus Biden

What will America look like after the election on 3 November 2020? The way forward is very different under Joe Biden and Donald Trump. The following is my understanding of the positions of the two candidates. President Donald Trump promises he will continue to push for lower taxes, low regulations, …

Labor Day for Those Paid and Unpaid

COVID Labor Day Here we are celebrating Labor Day during a coronavirus shutdown. A day to honor those who made and are making contributions to the well-being of the country. At first blush, one thinks of those paid for their labor as the recipients of the honor. It should cause …

My New Normal, Bowl…Bowl…Bowl

My world is trying to return to normal as we near September. For the last thirty years, this would be the time when the bowling leagues wrapped up their summer seasons and the meetings for the fall season held. Well, there was no summer season this year. COVID struck in …

Bigger is not always Best

Bigger is not always best. Take our experience with getting a car’s window glass replaced. Disaster Six weeks ago, we learned our car’s window was broken, not chipped, shattered. The window was broken while sitting in our driveway. I taped over the window with duck tape to seal it against …

Some Cameron and Knott Family History

Dwane’s Grandparents and Parents A long time ago, Elizabeth Midkiff and James Frederick Harris had a beautiful daughter named Mary Ruth in Owensboro, Kentucky. The date was 23 January 1927. Almost two months later, Johanna Mae Elder and Hilary Oswald Knott had a handsome son named Francis Leo. It was …

Our Summer with Covid-19

  First, my wife and I are doing well, sitting out the Covid-19 in a half-opened Maryland. Summer Time Covid-19 has affected our usual summer. What do two senior retirees do for the summer? Other years, we would have bowled until early May in leagues. After the leagues, we would …