Yesterday, our anniversary, we spent arguing. Received a letter from the IRS saying we owed taxes we hadn’t paid, which we have. The note also said if you have already paid your taxes disregard this notice.
Before I read the second part (above), I asked David for the receipt I had handed him for the taxes, and he said I never gave him anything. And so it goes.
This morning’s Washington Post contained an editorial about the Clinton marriage, in which the author suggested that no one can explain love within a marriage. So true. I can’t explain the love in our marriage. All I know is no matter how much we scream and yell and carry on we keep going. And we take care of each other as strange as that might seem.
David and I are both exhausted. For the first time in a long time, we stayed up late several nights in a row to watch the Democrat convention. Reflective of a “big tent” party, every group under the sun has been represented. Last night Mayor Bloomberg, an Independent spoke.
Of all the speakers I’ve heard so far, Mayor Bloomberg best reflects my thinking. I am a social Liberal and a fiscal Conservative as are many people I know here in VA a “swing state.” I have voted Democrat, Republican and Independent, beginning in 1980 when I voted for John Anderson for president.
To keep myself well-informed, I read material written by a variety of journalists. And I check out the “talking heads” on the Fox and MSNBC evening news.
On Facebook, which I resumed using, I sometimes debate with people from the extremes which sometimes sharpens my thinking. Yesterday, in a debate about TPP, a Bernie supporter told me my name was ugly. A comment like that won’t get a response, there is no point. Okay, I think both extremes, left and right, are mental.
Politics in the West have been like this since the late eighteenth century. Make no mistake, the extreme left brings The Terror or Stalin and the Gulag, the extreme right brings fascism and Hitler. That’s why I am an Independent trying to thread the needle of politics. If you missed Bloomberg’s speech, you can find it online.
Daughter Connie sent this. Great-grandma (me) sent the mobile.