The Three Fusketeers

And now it is revealed that, in a classic dangle, Donald Trump, Jr., his brother in-law, Jared Kushner, and former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort accepted a meeting with Russian operatives last year for the expressed purpose of receiving stolen information damaging to Hillary Clinton’s presidential aspirations. This has been defended as opposition research–which would […]

Impeachment and Cream

If we take the last year–from last July to the end of June this year, say, as in a fiscal year–I’d have to acknowledge that the ledger is lavishly splashed with red. The blood-red of injury, of loss, and the blood, sweat and tears of emergency. “How do I love thee? [This past year] Let […]

TRMC Tells All

HCCA/Tulare Regional Medical Center does not agree with the survey report that has garnered the majority of the real estate in today’s Visalia Times-Delta/Tulare Advance-Register.  However, the hospital did offer a plan of correction to that report because it is always seeking to improve its procedures and practices and that plan has been fully accepted […]

MacDonald: “I would not hesitate for myself or my family to have surgery at Tulare’s hospital”

This letter is to notify Visalia Times-Delta/Tulare Advance-Register that I deny the statement in the ‘teaser’ video (posted online on June 15, 2017) regarding a CDPH report, because it was taken out of context and inaccurately portrayed. Specifically, the inaccurately displayed and pulled out of context statement reads, “The Operating Room Director had stated for […]

Wish You Were Here

Three months after Al’s loss the prevailing mood remains bleak. While we “celebrated” the Kid’s graduation, things like birthdays and holidays are as dog meat–served cold, and with the fur still attached. Nobody in this squad is much in the mood for festivities of any description. And then–with Teddy visiting for the graduation–the black topic […]

The Resistance Begins At Home

We came home from the wars–that is to say Cabo San Lucas–in 1999, after a sojourn there of five years. But in Lemon Cove, where we landed, my battles with Nature continued. You might even say the front expanded–to 96 acres. We moved in to an ancient, tatterdemalion farm house in a citrus grove owned […]