Air Force brat. My dad was shepherd to a bunch of B-52's; the GI's called that place "20 Minutes From Armageddon;" because a missile launched in East Germany would pop over our heads twenty minutes later. That put me in some of the best schools anywhere.
I wrote in the Press Office of a powerful, charismatic Midwestern Governor.
I dabble in graphic arts. My 50+ entertainment sites get a few million visits, and I have stopped counting the fans, likes, and shares, per year.
I've rambled the world, hitched around the continent (counter-clockwise). Climbed a couple of teeners, been to a couple of thousand rock, blues, and jazz concerts. I was at a free concert on Telegraph Avenue, Berkeley, CA with about 350,000 freaks and hippies; and other festivals.
I won a writing contest when I was six. It was a Poe-like horror story taken from an account of a mining disaster. I had already been reading Edgar Allan Poe (which may explain a lot). I could read before I could talk.
I implemented some of the first client/server, TCP-IP networks (the Internet) at many of the world's largest corporations. I know a half-dozen programming languages, and have implemented and administered many network operating systems.
Right now I build ebikes, and lithium batteries from scratch.
I was taught that race and ethnicity don't set us apart.
I think that the best thing that could happen in this country would be if a woman were to be elected President of the United States. I admire President Obama more than any man in history, save one.
The world has changed, or rather it has been changed. The New York Times has not. They and all the newspapers of the land were once considered to be a major institution. That was when they were the primary providers of news and information. And of opinion.
This country, north and south, was founded on slavery and removal. It is ingrained in the behaviors of Southerners. And it is tolerated and excused by nearly everyone. It's still in our blood. It is a disease, worse than any virus.
The national spike in late-June to ?, shows that the spread is NOT JUST geographic, but the epidemic is also penetrating more deeply into populations previously affected. So, it's probably going to be the long, hard road.
Trump's solution is so like what happened during the Black Plague: Trump hasn't a solution, nor a clue; no more than his 14th. Century counterparts did, so he has a 'genius' solution: let all the infected die! Everyone left will be winners. "YOU WANT TO BE A WINNER, DON'T YOU?
We deserve better than so much sorrow. We deserve better than to have a President who cannot conceive of morality or professional ethics. We deserve better than to go hungry, to be unable to pay our rent, to even contemplate being at the mercy of our "Dear Landlord."
If we reach the heat levels predicted for late this summer, we will release into the oceans and the atmosphere, and into the food supply, pathogens to which we may have no natural immunity. The authors say that explicitly.
Why would anyone want to place the blame in China, on the other side of the world? Who would benefit from chaos? Who always scapegoats? Let's see? Who should we ask? Who is irresponsible enough to kill a hundred thousand for a diversion that would allow him to eventually declare martial law, and finally suspend the Constitution? That's a tough one!
This paranoid rabble-rouser and dimwit have already done more to divide Americans than any hate-filled, filthy, denier on FOX's hotbed of virulent racism and mindless denial of decency and civility. Now he advocates more hate, with more bizarre and unreal fantasies to support it.