Sunday, January 21, 2018

The Worst of The Worst

Mr. Trump’s first year has been an unremitting parade of disgraces that have demeaned him as well as the dignity of his office, and he has shown that this is exactly how he believes he should govern.
Most important, he is the first president to fail to defend the nation from an attack on our democracy by a hostile foreign power — and to resist the investigation of that attack. He is the first to enrich his private interests, and those of his family, directly and openly.
He is the first president to denounce the press not simply as unfair but as “the enemy of the American people.” He is the first to threaten his defeated political opponent with imprisonment. He is the first to have denigrated friendly countries and allies as well as a whole continent with racist vulgarities.
George Washington warned that the actions of a president “may have great and durable consequences from their having been established at the commencement of a new general government.” If history is any guide — especially in light of the examples closest to his, of Buchanan and Andrew Johnson — Mr. Trump’s first year portends a very unhappy ending.
Sean Wilentz, New York Times

Saturday, January 20, 2018

One Year Later

Politically, it has been an exhausting and disturbing year.
But there's always a silver lining.
The misogynist in the White House has fueled a resistance whose power is just gaining momentum
#Metoo and Times Up would not exist without him.
In the bleak, somber light of this administration the oppressed awakened and shed their silence.
They gave voice to their stories of shame.
Those listening were awakened too and stop whispering the truth.
They shouted it from the front pages of every major newspaper and journal. 
The red carpet, typically a couture runway,  became a platform for equality
when women refrained from talking about their sartorial choices and took back the night.
The real course correction is still to be determined.
Rapists have been publicly shamed and fired, but they have not been imprisoned.
In Hollywood the pay gap is becoming more and more transparent,
but salaries remain the same.
We remain diligent.
Eyes open, voices loud.
We march.  We resist.

Thursday, January 18, 2018


Last year, the night before flying to DC to resist,
I met this one for a drink.
Twelve months later he's marching by my side.

Sunday, January 7, 2018

Oprah Inspires a Divided World

"What I know for sure is that speaking your truth is the most powerful
tool we all have.  And I'm especially proud and inspired by all the women who have felt strong enough and empowered enough to speak up and share their
personal stories.  Each of us in this room are celebrated because of the stories
that we tell, and this year we became the story.

For too long, women have not been heard or believed if they dare speak the truth to the power of those men.  But their time is up.

Saturday, January 6, 2018

Tram to Alpine Hiking

Friday, January 5, 2018

Salvation Mountain

The Salton Sea