The question of the moment

IMG 0112The convention I saw on television was not the convention I attended in Philadelphia. Many pundits talked about how the Democrats teetered and careened nearly off track from the beginning of their convention after another email controversy led the party to dump the DNC chair.

Since my first convention was in 1984 and it featured Kentucky Governor Martha Layne Collins and a Democratic Party shouting at the wind against Ronald Reagan, I really couldn’t see the point.  The 2016 Democratic Convention appeared much different to me than to the television reporters and pundits – many of whom weren’t on the planet in 1984.


Sliding into Philly


phl-dncI saw my family Saturday night in Philadelphia.

The last time the family got together for a reunion, it was rather remarkable to see all the different colors, shapes and demeanor of people who are in one way or another related to me.

There are many cousins who are of different faiths than the Maronite/Roman Catholic faith in which I was raised. There were Jewish members of my family, a few Muslims and I think we even have some Methodists and Baptists – the ones who only drink outside of their own home- at our event.

We’re a family of different beliefs, different sexual orientations and different opinions.

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