Category: Chronicles

Bearing Witness to Trump For the Last Time We Hope

Finally, the last week of Bearing Witness to Trump, I hope, at least while he is in office. I am completely exhausted after 48 months and 208 weeks of chronicling how the dysfunctions of this one man infected all those around him and the… Continue Reading “Bearing Witness to Trump For the Last Time We Hope”

Bearing Witness to Trump Month 48 January 10-16, 2021

A week ago President Trump, the leader of the executive branch, provoked an attack by his rabid supporters on the legislative branch and the US Capitol Building. This led to a riotous mob desecrating the Capitol and halting proceedings of Congress to certify the… Continue Reading “Bearing Witness to Trump Month 48 January 10-16, 2021”

Bearing Witness to Trump January 20 2021

Today on the hopeful and joyful inauguration of President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris, along with the departure of now former president and twice-impeached Donald Trump, I recall and honor this quote attributed to Mahatma Gandhi: “When I despair, I remember that… Continue Reading “Bearing Witness to Trump January 20 2021”

Bearing Witness to Trump Month 48 January 3-9, 2021

We only had five days in the new year to hope 2021 might be far better than last year, but we should know otherwise with Trump still in the White House. Where does one begin after a week like last? One which will go… Continue Reading “Bearing Witness to Trump Month 48 January 3-9, 2021”

Bearing Witness to Trump Month 48 Dec. 27 – Jan. 2

The countdown in a return to reality and sanity continues with only two weeks left. But we live in constant fear for what might happen next. In a desperate act that is unbelievable, even when we thought he could not do anything worse than… Continue Reading “Bearing Witness to Trump Month 48 Dec. 27 – Jan. 2”

Bearing Witness to the Pandemic December 2020

Week of December 1-6, 2020 The 10th month of the pandemic in the US sees another million confirmed cases, this time in only 5 days. The total infections are now over 14.6 million. We are adding nearly 200,000 new cases every day with a… Continue Reading “Bearing Witness to the Pandemic December 2020”

Bearing Witness to Climate Change December 2020

In a meeting of world leaders on the fifth anniversary of the Paris Climate accord, and one month after the US officially left it, President-elect Joe Biden restated his pledge for the US to rejoin. Heads of state and government officials from over 70… Continue Reading “Bearing Witness to Climate Change December 2020”

Bearing Witness to Trump Month 48 December 20-26

The countdown in a return to reality and sanity continues; now only three weeks left having to chronicle the Trump lunacy week after week after week. We no longer expect Trump to graciously, or even ungraciously, concede his election loss. We don’t expect him… Continue Reading “Bearing Witness to Trump Month 48 December 20-26”

Bearing Witness to Trump Month 47 December 13-19

Countdown to reality and sanity: now only four weeks left in the Trump presidency…and my having to chronicle chaos of the Trump presidency every week. And what a week it was between street violence by Trump supporters, the electoral college, the first COVID vaccines… Continue Reading “Bearing Witness to Trump Month 47 December 13-19”

Bearing Witness to Trump Month 47 December 6-12

Countdown to reality and sanity: now only five weeks left in the Trump presidency! (Sorry the following reads like a broken record, but blame Trump not this blogger of history.) And six weeks after the election, did President Trump finally concede his loss? No,… Continue Reading “Bearing Witness to Trump Month 47 December 6-12”