My rating: 4 of 5 stars(Disclaimer: I like the Clintons. I think they have been subject to unrelenting scrutiny and dislike that I never understood. I am trying to be honest in this review despite that.)"Living History" is Hilary Clinton's autobiography covering her life from childhood through her husband's two terms as President of the … Continue reading Friday Review: Living History by Hilary Rodham Clinton
My rating: 4 of 5 starsBecoming is Michelle Obama's memoir/autobiography, covering her life from childhood through Barak's terms as President of the United States. It is a simple and powerful book about a woman who has had a somewhat blessed life but remains true to herself and her ideals and convictions.Michelle Obama comes from a … Continue reading Friday Review: Becoming by Michelle Obama
I started writing a post about the election and its coming aftermath, but, you know what? I got discouraged and upset and borderline angry as I was doing so, and I realized something. That's been the problem for a long time in this country. We are a divided people. We sit around glaring at each … Continue reading How Do We Go Forward From Here?
We are a divided people. We are broken apart by race, religion, politics, class, wealth, privilege. In recent times, those differences are beginning to look like chasms that seem uncrossable.
What Happened by Hillary Rodham Clinton My rating: 4 of 5 stars Narrated by Hillary Rodham Clinton Contrary to what some people apparently expected, this is not an unbiased look at the 2016 presidential election. It is, in fact, a look at the campaign from the perspective of the candidate. And Mrs. Clinton states just … Continue reading Friday Review: What Happened by Hillary Rodham Clinton
It took me a long time to decide what to say about yesterday. It was such a jumble of emotions and thoughts that I needed time to process and untangle. I'm not sure I have completely done that, but I'm going to try to put out some thoughts. I am afraid, deeply afraid. That's the … Continue reading Post Election Day. Not Post-Mortem.
Yes, this is a late post. Partly because I had things to catch up on earlier today, and partly because I was originally thinking that I should say something about the upcoming election. And then I thought, Why? I presume almost all of you have already decided who you are voting for, and nothing I … Continue reading Monday Musings: Election Eve Thoughts