Category Archives: Democracy

Seen and Not Heard

Having repatriated to Suburbia about three and a half years ago, I find myself swimming in slightly different waters. Not so much with sharks, I have freshwater roots, after all—Large Mouth Bass might be more appropriate. Which is to say, … Continue reading

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Heartlander of the Week: Who’s Coming to Dinner?

This week’s Heartlander is he who is conspicuous by his absence at the Table—Lindsay Graham. According to Quinnipiac, The Donald leads the Republican field. Mr. Graham is not on the list . . . . Northern though I be, I … Continue reading

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Heartlander of the Week: Never Forget

This week’s Heartlanders are the investigators who are still searching for answers in the Malaysian Airlines MH370. With all seriousness, events like this make a big splash in the news, the Masses follow the updates for a few weeks, and … Continue reading

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Heartlander of the Week: It’s a Marathon

The Heartlander is back, and this week’s Heartlander is Caitlyn Jenner. We first got to know Caitlyn when she was Bruce, gold medal Decathlete. I’m vaguely old enough to remember 1976 and 1975 and what a craptastic self-image the United States had … Continue reading

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Heartlander of the Week: It’s a Grand Old Flag

This week’s Heartlander is the United States Congress for allowing “key” parts of the Patriot Act to expire. Score one for the Fourth Amendment; or make that two. Annddd . . . Lone Wolves are breathing safer and sleeping sounder.  … Continue reading

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Heartlander of the Week: Eat a Good Breakfast

To the Breakfast Club ensemble, on their thirtieth anniversary. Because, why not? 🙂

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Heartlander of the Week: Bead It out

This week’s Heartlanders are those working for the betterment of our waterways by removing microbeads and microplastics. Microplastics are persistent in the environment and can be digested by animals and plants and wind up imbedded in tissues. If they decompose, … Continue reading

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