White Walkers Are Coming

I am fascinated in a very lazy way by Game of Thrones. Despite loving to read, I have not read, nor am I willing to read, any of the George Martin books. I do listen to the audiobooks. And I binge watch the seasons on HBO On Demand. I am a fan. So, for Kat Myrman’s Twittering Tales, here is a repost of instructions for participants, her post, and my submission. Go to her website to read the posts for last week. Lots of blogs to discover. And give it a try so people can follow your cool thoughts.

Senior Woes

Whether you agreed with it or not, in the US a mandatory program called Obama care or the Affordable Health Care Act landed on the US population and gave us another example of chaos in planning. Then the Destroyer in Chief ascended with a mission to erase any program initiated and signed with the initial “O.” The end result is … no end. We are left with a percolating puddle of porridge that nourishes no one. In the rush to the benefit table, slower ones lose out; the very young, the very old, those with pre-existing conditions. My submission for this week’s Twittering Tale concerns one of those groups.

Twenty-four bloggers/writers contributed to last week’s tale. Kat collected them in her round-up post. Go to her site to read some interesting posts provoked by the picture of a (possible) well. From the round up you can also follow links to interesting blogs. As with last week, I reposted Kat’s instructions, her picture prompt, and her submission. I followed all of that with my post.

Join in, have fun, discover interesting blogs.

To the Tunnels

Go to this address to read several stories from the previous week’s twittering tales. Discover new blogs and fun reading…

Don’t Feel Sheepish

It’s the weekend and time for a bit of creativity that could not be expressed in classes last week.  Wait…

VOTE … Nothing More To Say

Kat Myrman is a creative artist with words. Many times her work is an appeal for social justice and a…

Restrained Independence

I knew Kat Myrman would come up with something highly appropriate for the 4th of July. I am posting this late but the ideas are, unfortunately, of continuing relevance.

Looking first at Kat’s commentary following the poem, I have a slightly different feeling of pride in the USA. The more I read from many commentators makes me fear that I might be proud of a country I once knew. I have lived outside the US for the past twenty-five years. But then I take heart.

Russian meddling in elections or not, the US voting electorate made a mistake. Non-voters made a mistake by not voting (I am in this group). I have faith in a belief that states we can make mistakes but can also survive and correct. We (the US) are a nation that elected Nixon despite warnings from Eisenhower. I served in the US Army in Europe during the Carter years. That was a time of derisive comments about US policy ineffectiveness and peanuts. Not a good time.

A Sunday Appreciation

Once again Kat Myrman has expressed my thoughts in a way I wish I could express them. She seems to…

Death Without Trial

This is my response to TwitteringTales #82 sponsored by Kat Myrman. What comes to mind when you have to choose…

Purple Tide

This is another interesting and multi-part post from the always inspiring Kat Myrman. I read Purple Tide first and then…

From Indonesia on a Saturday morning, I like to use Saturday mornings to go back to my email account and…