70… : REFLECTIONS ON BEING

So how did it come to this? I’m 70. It’s inconceivable. But it’s real, it’s true. I’ve been planning my 70th birthday year. Now it’s here. As they say on TV, ‘How do you feel?’

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O White American Women, What Have You Done?

 

As the US election map turned predominantly Republican red on TV yesterday, with a thin film of Democrat blue around the international edges, the hopes and dreams of rational thinkers slumped.  Previously America had voted in the clown, George W Bush.  Now it has voted in a marketing phenomenon, Donald Trump.  While it is understandable that white American men in the mid-West might be taken in by the mythology of ‘Make America Great Again’ – a look back at the past – how could white American women, educated to think and act independently, vote for Trump?Read More »