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Day 273 – I Guess I Should Be Grateful, Mr. President.

Photograph by Paul Mr. President, I guess I should be grateful. Your efforts to stymie any sort of advances in environmentally friendly conveyance means that — encouraged by, I have no doubt, your close relationship with the oil industry — for the moment at least, gas...

Day 272 – R.E.S.P.E.C.T., Mr. President.

Photograph by Wayne Stadler Mr. President, Are you a music lover? Have you ever listened to Aretha Franklin’s “Respect”? The reason this song stands out in my mind is that I’m sure that you feel, like the late Henny Youngman, that you get no respect from the “failing”...

Day 271 – #MeToo, Mr. President.

Day 271 - #MeToo, Mr. President. Photograph from Unsplash Mr. President, Yesterday, a social media campaign went viral. On Twitter and on Facebook, women revealed with a simple “Me Too” that they had experienced sexual assault or sexual harassment. This campaign...

Day 269 – The Thing About Vegas and Some Helpful Q&A For Your Base.

Image from Tracking Trump Mr. President, Do not start a war with North Korea. I’ve been to the Korean peninsula. I’ve participated in exercises with South Korean forces. Believe the generals when they say there are no good options. It’s true. Instead, maintain the...

Day 267 – A Very Brief Lesson In Geography For You.

Mr. President, Here is a map of the United States and all of its territories. You know…that country you are president of? Like…all of it. Not just the part that is all contiguous (big word, sorry…it means touching or next to). Because you are president of Alaska and...

Day 265 – Why Do We Write To You, Mr. President? Glad You Asked.

Photograph by Joyce Seitzinger Mr. President, We all know our letters will be unread and ignored. You delight in yourself. There is no self-reflection, no internal compass to guide you. Our letters? You simply don’t care. Still, we write on the hope a phrase or idea...

Day 261 – Some Words From Buddha For You…And For Us.

Photograph by Mickey Mr. President, In the aftermath of PBS’ documentary, The Vietnam War, the Las Vegas shooting, the hurricanes that have devastated Puerto Rico, Florida and Texas, the Charlottesville violence, and your many inappropriate responses and rhetoric...

Day 260 – Don’t Cower At The Feet Of The NRA, Mr. President.

Image from Hiveminer Mr. President, We get it: you’re tone deaf.  You don’t really know how to be fully human in moments that call for it.  You can’t seem to maintain the gravitas, dignity, empathy, or humanity that it seems like being president might require.  For...

Day 255 – No More Will We Serve as Puppets to Your Twitter Master.

Image from Pinterest Mr. President, One of our many flaws as humans is laziness. The world and its issues are complex, confusing, and so intricately wound with sensitive and political consequences. Take healthcare for example. It’s easy for us to make a blanket...

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