Even before President Obama spoke Tuesday night, the news had leaked that he had authorized 30,000 new troops for Afghanistan.
I didn’t think his speech would reassure me, but it did. A little. What a pleasure it is to hear a president with a sophisticated mind, an ordered thought process and the vocabulary to match them! For people like me, it’s the ultimate seduction.
I’m looking for a postcard. There’s no picture on the front; it’s one of those government-issue ones with the address on the front and the back left blank for a message. I think there was a stamp, but I’m not sure.
The message was typed on a manual typewriter. In it, the writer explained why I, an editor in educational publishing, could not delete or use a euphemism for a four-letter word from one of his short stories
Random reflections on politics, the media, political activism, women's lives and spirituality, often inspired by travel, cultural events or what I read.
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