Let the Washing Begin

Surprise! We have a washing machine! It arrived through torrential rain at 7 a.m. today. And what a washer it is! Huuuuuge! Sears finally managed to replace the Kenmore in accordance with our home appliance warranty. But it took nearly five weeks. Weeks of daily badgering from me, two service calls from DLS Appliance Experts […]
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Waiting for the Movie

  I am eagerly looking forward to the Trump movie. No, I haven’t heard that one is in the works, but I’m sure a movie will get made. And it could be hilarious. I envisage some kind of Godfather spoof. Think about it. Alec Baldwin as Trump…  Joe Pesci as Anthony Scaramucci… Jim Belushi as Steve Bannon… Roseanne Barr as  […]
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Here We Go Again

I am beginning to feel like Charlie Brown in that classic Peanuts strip. You know, the one in which Lucy keeps pulling the football away when Charlie Brown tries to kick it. I’m talking about Sears and our washing machine. If you’ve been reading my blogs, you know that Sandra and I have been without […]
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Trump’s True Believers

I was wondering why any American would still believe Trump’s baloney, then Rickie, my neighbor across the street, gave me a clue. He and I get completely different information. I get my “facts” from CNN, MSNBC, Yahoo News and the local newspaper. His “facts” come from web sites like Alex Jones and Breitbart. In my world, […]
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A Time for Outrage

  Is health care a “basic human right,” as some politicians contend? Or is it a privilege, as others insist? And why does it matter? To me, the real question is not about rights. It’s about basic human decency. What kind of person would see a neighbor hurt in a car crash or stricken by […]
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When People are Pawns

  America is losing its most precious asset – its humanity.  I used to think of Americans as generous, compassionate people. And I still see signs of these admirable traits. In the success of so many crowd funding projects, for example… In the open-handed response to the needs of children’s hospitals… In random tales of individual […]
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Sears is Coming Through

Good ol’ Sears is restoring my faith in humanity after all. They phoned yesterday to tell me they would replace the washing machine Sandra and I have been doing without for the past three weeks. The only catch is that we will be responsible for “disposing” of the old machine. (If you want a dead […]
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What Mueller Will Find

  I’m sure you aren’t surprised by news that Trump is planning to fire special investigator Robert Mueller. Or that he is exploring the possibility of pardoning himself and his family. If you’ve ever Googled Trump, you know he has a shady past. He even paid a fine for money laundering. His financial history is […]
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This is Unbelievable

If you’ve been reading my blogs, you know I was expecting to have a working washing machine today. I guess I should have known better. DLS Appliance Experts finally sent a technician to install a new control board today. And he spent more than an hour tinkering with our ailing washing machine. But he couldn’t get it to […]
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A Scam? Or Incompetence?

If you give Sears the benefit of the doubt, you will probably conclude they aren’t actually running a scam with their home appliance protection plan. You will just call them grossly incompetent. After three grueling weeks of nagging, I may finally be getting our washing machine fixed after all. On my third phone inquiry yesterday, […]
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