Why did I abruptly stop writing this blog in 2016?
For an old hippie peacenik who decided to move to the jungle when George W. Bush was reelected, the emergence of Donald Trump as a viable presidential candidate was too much to assimilate. I thought then that there must have been some mistake, that there couldn't possibly be enough people who would not only approve of, but encourage such reprehensible behavior. As Trump rose to prominence, my faith in humanity was challenged to a degree that I couldn't write objectively, and I didn't want to be the cause of more dissension. I've had four years to work through many, many issues concerning Donald Trump and have again found my peace. I'm grateful for all I have learned in the process.
I've left the blog online because the stories are timeless. If this is your first visit to the site, please scroll back to the first posts and start from there so you can put the stories in context. Thanks for reading!