Sunday, August 20, 2023

Deciding about Washington DC and Adams Morgan


August, 2023, The Diner, Adams Morgan, Washington DC

Outside the White House, Aug 19 2023


Most people are protesting things outside the White House. 

Thursday, August 17, 2023

Saturday, April 8, 2023

Thoughts about Tennesse

Tennessee State Reps. Justin Jones and Justin Pearson were removed from the legislature because they are Black and liberal. This is racism and bigotry in all its ugliness. This is joined by the Supreme Court, which allows voting suppression to flourish again.

I can't believe the path this nation is on. I just can't. But then, when you peel back the covers a little, you find the racism and blind hatred that has always been a part of this country has never disappeared until the Republicans unleashed it.

It should be clear why participation in the political process matters. In DC, that usually isn't an issue. Our problem is we are denied representation in Congress, and our local laws exist at the pleasure of Congress. Something has to change.

Sunday, April 2, 2023

Steve Jobs was trying for the best version of himself.

Downtown DC, 2014

The Washington Post had an interesting piece today about a possible new book by Steve Jobs. It prompted me to think about him. 

Shortly after Steven Jobs died, I was walking past the Georgetown Apple store, and people were putting flowers and such in front of the store, tributes, and remembrances. 

Jobs was wealthy, but he never seemed it. He seemed like a guy who liked his job, and the money was secondary to inconsequential. That's one of the reasons why he struck a chord. 

He could have just been a talented CEO with good products, but he made people believe he was on his adventure while telling people to make their own adventures. That message mattered more than his products. 

Maybe the iPhone changed the world, but that wasn't the point for Jobs. He was on a quest to be the best version of himself, and if he happened to change the world, so much for it. That's what resonates today.