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Day 494 – Letter to the NRA: It’s Time To End This Relationship.

Dear NRA, I am writing to request cancellation of my NRA life membership (No. 000000000). I received the life membership as a gift from my grandfather when I was 16 years old. At the time I was the captain of my high school rifle team, and I went on to serve in the...

Day 490 – Can You Get a Refund on that (HUUUGE) Trip to Singapore???

Image from NPR Mr. President, It is with regret that I read today the cancellation of the proposed summit with North Korean leaders you had scheduled for June 12 in Singapore.  After all, despite your mad tweeting you seem to be able to charm folks in the room.  I...

Day 487 – Richard Nixon is Not a Good Role Model, Mr. President.

Image from The New Republic Mr. President, So much I could write about in this letter that it is hard to choose. There is, for instance, the cover of The New Yorker (May 21, 2018) which features you trying to golf your way out of the swamp. Yes, that swamp, the one...

Day 486 – Keep Your Prayers and Your Opportunistic Sympathy, Mr. President. Their Names are Glenda Perkins, Cynthia Tisdale, Kimberly Vaughan, Shana Fisher, Angelique Ramirez, Christian Riley Garcia, Jared Black, Sabika Sheikh, Christopher Jake Stone, and Aaron Kyle McLeod.

Image from ABCNews Mr. President, I’d like to introduce you to Paige Curry, a student at Santa Fe High School and, thus, a survivor of one of our latest school shootings.  On May 18, a young man, armed with a shotgun and a .38 revolver, walked into the high school and...

Day 484 – Your Actions Fail the Mirror Test, Mr. President.

Image from Pinterest Mr. President, One of the best ways to determine whether a particular situation or solution is valid is to conduct a simple mind game called ‘the mirror test’. When you hold an object to a mirror, you observe it in reverse; the same idea applies...

Day 479 – Letter to Moms: The Kids Are All Right

Dear Moms, My life as a mid-level communications professional in Washington, DC requires that I stay connected. I read the news daily. I get alerts on my phone about everything going on in our nation’s capital and around the world. I have many, many conversations...

Day 478 – Letter to All: A Poem on Longing for America

Image by Beverly Longing for America I long for a leader who inspires and nourishes my soul: For public words richly melting in my mind as I savor each nuance of thought; For sparkling phrases confirming human dignity and rejoicing in hope.   I long to escape the...

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