David's Blog


Sunday, September 29th, 2019


Renee Zellweger owned her portrayal of Judy Garland. I could not take my eyes off her. She belted out the tunes herself. The scenes with her two fans, who comfort her in the beginning of the movie and help save her at the end, are stunning.

These days, with streaming and episode drops once a week, it is a pleasure to watch a two hour movie that grabs the heart, holds the heart, and releases the heart ~~ in the end.


Wednesday, September 25th, 2019

There is a large, shell-shocked constituency in the country (I count myself as one) that has been paralyzed by Trump’s behavior, a constituency that now will feel like Pelosi popped the cork on compressed rage & anxiety and released the stagnant, mind-numbing pressure of living in our country and watching Trump, day after day, demean and destroy our values and institutions, piece by piece.

That’s how I feel, anyway.

Fosse/Verdon ~ ~ Michelle Williams/Sam Rockwell

Thursday, August 15th, 2019

Fosse/Verdon ~~ Sam Rockwell/Michelle Williams

Michelle Williams and Sam Rockwell made my toes vibrate, my fingers play rocking chair arms piano keys. They carried me with them through the performances, my misplaced tap shoes keeping the beat in my feet.

Luke & David

Friday, August 9th, 2019

Happy wedding anniversary to my husband, Luke, and to me, married in the “Summer of Love” in San Diego, California, on 08/09/08. 11 years married, coming up on 36 years together come November 15.

Love and laughter, with a bunch of hot and sexy, that’s what it is, that’s what it has been. Oh, it gets better every day.

One of the most striking moments in a 1993 interview between Charlie Rose and Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Toni Morrison is when she says to the PBS anchor, “Imagine raising your children to despise other people.” She is soft, but stern in her delivery. In a sweeping interview about her 1992 book, Jazz, Morrison’s words feel tragically familiar 26 years later in a country still broken by racism, white supremacy, and violence.

Tuesday, August 6th, 2019

“If I take your race away, and there you are, all strung out. And all you got is your little self, and what is that? What are you without racism? Are you any good? Are you still strong? Are you still smart? Do you still like yourself? I mean, these are the questions. Part of it is, “yes, the victim. How terrible it’s been for black people.” I’m not a victim. I refuse to be one… if you can only be tall because somebody is on their knees, then you have a serious problem. And my feeling is that white people have a very, very serious problem and they should start thinking about what they can do about it. Take me out of it.”

Credit: Esquire Magazine

Write in Peace, Toni Morrison,
1931 - 2019

NYTimes comment on Trump Impeachment

Friday, July 26th, 2019

Two Points: (1) Mueller clearly stated that Russian influence into our elections has happened and is happening now, today. Mueller’s “lackluster” appearance, as described by the Times, is an embarrassment to my subscription to your paper of record. Mueller is doing his job. I am fatigued with all the word play in the Times and other outlets like NPR, who are accepting impeachable offenses as if this President and his presidency were a reality show. Oh, wait. (2) If a President ever needed to be impeached, it is Trump. For the country’s sake, fellow Americans, he must be called to account for his lies, his historic repudiation of the Constitution and our laws and our country’s solvency. I say pay no attention to the political fallout for holding this man accountable. If Trump cannot be impeached, then what President can? And when? And why?

John Graham

Friday, June 7th, 2019

RIP my long ago friend.

You turned me on to good hair our senior year of high school in Roanoke. You helped me survive my one and only year at Hampden-Sydney College, ‘73 - ‘74. I had a little crush on you, didn’t we all. The night we cut the power to our dorm at H-S before finals was both our high and higher point, especially since after our buzz wore off we turned the power back on and woke up all the guys to tell them if they didn’t hurry, they would be late for their finals.

Don’t know yet what took you out of here, just heard about your death a few hours ago from our friend Jean.

Where did all the time go.

UPDATE: Sunday

I read your obit today. Sounds like you had a good life with your family and friends. Cheers!

America. Remember it?

Tuesday, May 28th, 2019

Hey. All you folks behind anti-choice legislation - take a break, come down to the border, come to San Diego, for instance. Children in the migrant camps have heartbeats and they are crying out for help. For comfort. Dying of flu. Starving. And they are in our country. The United States of America. Remember it?

Mueller Report, Part 2

Thursday, April 25th, 2019

Mueller Report, Part 2

I was hoping to find out who wrote the article for the NY Times, a while back, the one about being the only adult in DonT’s White House, remember that? Don’t forget all the little things, people, because DonT wants you to forget. He tweets, like a bird in heat, as a bird in heat, to spread his lies, his shit, countless times per day. Obfuscate. There’s a word the ReTrubs cannot define. Or DonT want to.

Mueller Report, Part 1

Wednesday, April 24th, 2019

Mueller Report, Part 1

1. Mueller left it up to Congress to deal with the conclusions he made after his investigation, as was in keeping with his job description and the separation of powers, remember those?

2. (to be continued as I read further)