Wednesday, January 07, 2015
Monday, January 05, 2015
Frightening. Only the President's veto will prevent substantial damage. How did we get here? Partly because money and weak Democratic efforts let Republicans take over so many states, providing an opportunity to influence national elections. Then, last year, too many Democrats failed to emphasize, or even support, the successes of the Obama administration.
You have to win, Hillary.
Sunday, January 04, 2015
Last month we lost my sister, Betty. Three years younger, she was my little sister. And what a great little sister she was! Typically, she often tagged along after me, whether I wanted her to or not. But she was always game, playing neighborhood games like Capture the Flag, climbing trees after me, wading in the reek,sledding or rolling down hills. (I was glad to beat up any guy who tried to bully her). She would help me with our Lionel trains and would even put on the gloves and spar with me.
In the summer in Stone Harbor at the Jersey shore, Betty would ride horses on the beach with me and join me for body surfing in the ocean. She was almost as adventurous as I was. Later, she and her husband, Bud Barber, bought a house there, about 100 yards from the beach, and welcomed visits by my family and her extended family. In good spirits, she raised a fine family of 3 boys and a girl.