Opinion: A Crazy Trump Betraying America Is Less Heartbreaking Than The Likely Truth

During this past week, there was yet another debate over Trump’s sanity, which to be honest, is beside the point. Crazy or not, Trump is a danger to Americans, to our troops and to the democratic political system.  But a crazy Trump is preferable to the very real possibility that the president and commander-in-chief betrayed …

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As the pace of modern life gets quicker all the time, poetry provides a much needed pause…

“My favourite poem is the one that starts ‘Thirty days hath September’ because it actually tells you something.” (Groucho Marx 1895 -1977) I know I’m treading on precarious territory here with that one word – poetry. There. Many of you will have zoned out already but I hope you’ll stay with me for a little longer as I try to untangle my thoughts on a subject that seems to divide so many folks, in so many different ways. But before …

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A love letter to libraries…

As lockdown measures ease we are heading into new territories and hoping for a safe future. Aspects of our lives which we may have previously taken for granted are opening up again. Most notable to me is the reopening of our libraries. And hairdressers, obviously. I’m not a complete eejit. One of the upsides of lockdown has been the plethora of homes being shown on tv. I enjoy scanning past the interviewee and looking at whatever part of the house …

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