Sunday, January 3, 2016


Vacation's over, and I'm back in the blogging saddle.

The stage has been set for what promises to be an interesting year.  Brazil is preparing to host the Summer Olympics.  Yet, concerns over water quality, air conditioning for athletes' quarters, and construction budgets threaten the games' preparations.

Meanwhile, here at home, Americans are preparing to elect a new leader.  Typically, I'd be pumped to begin writing about the latter.  Yet, I'm finding it hard to become jazzed about this year's election.

Like it, or not, election news has, so far, been dominated by tales of Donald Trump's antics.  A man who, "told Yahoo News that he would consider requiring Muslim-Americans to register with a government database, or worse, mandating that they carry special identification cards that note their faith," then proposed, "a 'total and complete shutdown' of Muslims entering the U.S.,", is gaining popularity in the poles.

America seems to be dividing into pro-Trump and anti-Trump camps, and camp members seem to be firmly entrenched.  I strongly suspect I could write about the election every day, from now until November, and not sway a single Trump supporter.

Thus, this year, unless something dramatic changes, I will use this blog to write about issues and events not directly related to the election.


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