Day two of my “new blog.” This really is a “log” so to speak. (Or I this case, “so to write.”). This is like a diary, or a conversation. I will be having this “running discussion,” commenting abut what I wrote in previous blog posts. I will be referencing other blog entires that I wrote, and formulating other thoughts, ideas, and theories.
The notion that I will write a “word a day” from the 1950 edition of the Merriam Webster International Dictionary seems ambitious, and laudable. But, thinking about it, this may not be feasible, or realistic. There are approximately 600,000 entries in this edition of the Merriam Webster Dictionary. There are 365 days in a year. If I posted one word each day in my blog, it would take me 1,650 years to post every word in the dictionary. In a hundred years, the dictionary that I use will be crumbled to dust, and my body would be close to a pile of dust as well. There twenty-six letters in the English language. The English language is not evenly divided equally into twenty six groups of words that start with different letters. For now, let’s assume it is divided evenly into twenty-six groups. Assuming this, each word in the English language would have 23,000 starting with each word. If the language has 23,000 words that start with he letter “A”, It would take me approximately 63 years to write a post each day just to get through the “A”s. So just call this blog “The Book of As”. I don’t think I would live long enough to get through to the word “America.” Each page of this edition contains approximately one hundred words. The word “America” is on page eighty-four. If I featured “a word a day” every day, not skipping any words, or entries, it would take me over 23 years until I got to the word “America.” There are over one hundred entries that have the “American” as the first word, including “American gromwell,” “American Federation of Labor,” and “American Civil War.” While I haven’t given up on the idea of posting a word a day, I certainly need to “re-evaluate my idea. This blog is definitely “a work in progress.”
With that “said”…. (By the way, I will just write “said” instead of written. After all, the blog I am writing is a “conversation.” So in the spirit of this “conversational tone,” I will hereafter write just like I speak. I am “speaking in my blog.” Yes, this is a conversation on “paper”… Correction, correction: This is not a “blog on paper.” This is a “blog on the screen.” The Twenty-First Century has so much more changes on the horizon. This is not even a “paper form of publishing.” This is an “electronic form of publishing.” Say “bye bye” to reading the blog over your omelet and coffee breakfast.)
Maybe tomorrow I will start with the letter “A.”
Once again I find myself considering going back to blogging. What is a “blog”? A blog is simply a “web log.” A “log” on the world-wide “web.” The “log” not just merely a “ledger” of items that are “logged” into the “book” such as an accounting ledger book. It is more than a “personal diary” of my daily life, although a this blog does have personal “information” such as thoughts, reflections, and ideas. I really don’t know how long I will be able to keep this going, possibly on a daily basis, or maybe less frequently.
I have “experimented” with a few ideas for a blog. In my “longest published blog” I had an idea that I would create a blog post that would increase in length by one word each day. This daily blog started with just one word, and then increase by one word each day. You can read this blog, which is still up to get a gist of the content of my blog post. A blog that started with one word on August 18, 2021 came to a halt on February 14, 2022. My blog was sixty-three days old, and henceforth, my last blog post was sixty-three words long.
This blog had lots of political content, which was liberal in nature, often railing against the madness of the former president Donald Trump, with all his lies, grifts, and danger to democracy. My content mirrored the political content of MSNBC, or Michael Cohen and the Midas Touch Network. So my political material was not “original” per se, but I wanted to get the word out of the danger that Trump has posed to this democracy. I was particularly alarmed and concerned by the storming of the United States Capitol on January 6, 2021, where five people died, hundreds of other people were seriously wounded, and law makers from both parties were at serious risk of being hurt by an angry mob who had the idea that they could change the outcome of the election by storming the capitol building and electing Trump who had lost the popular and electoral college a few months earlier in November, 2020. I continue to believe that this storming of the capitol was a symbol of Trump’s presidency. Trump did so much more that was dangerous and reckless for our democracy. I will continue to be watchful and vigilant to insure that democracy is safe and viable for me and generations to come.
This blog is much more than a mere “political blog.” I have many ideas that I will float in this blog to sharpen my writing skills. Some of the ideas that I have have to further my blog include a “word a day” blog. I could feature every word from A to Z from Merriam Webster’s International dictionary. This tomb contains 600,000 entries with 12,000 illustrated entries and 12,000 geographical entries. I don’t know if I’ll ever get past the letter A if I start the “A to Z approach” to my blog. I look forward to this approach or other ideas that I have in store as I write my blog, venturing into the “world of writing” once again.
This is to update “readers” on my status. I still am alive, although I have not posted a blog post since February 14, 2022.
Due to unforeseen events that have occurred in my family and personal life that I can not elaborate in detail at this time, I continue to “suspend” my activities on WordPress. I look forward to the time when I can go back to blogging on a regular basis.
I would like to say that I “appreciate all your support.” I would like to say that, but in truth, there are only a small reminent of readers that actually take the time to read my posts. I appreciate all your support snd interest in my writings, thoughts, and opinions.
One day I will go back to blogging on a regular basis. Until then let me bid you “adou” and I will one day resume my “blogging/writing” for all to enjoy. I’ll reassure you that there is no “secret vault” of “unpublished manuscripts ” that are ready to be “handed to the publisher” for the public’s perusal. If that was the case, I would be in a different place, and different position, more comfortable and prosperous than I am now.
This is the first blog entry that I have written in a fortnight. And with a heavy heart, I am announcing that I, for reasons not related to the content, themes, subjects, ideas, ideology, politics, or anything that I have written in my blog, for personal reasons, am indefinitely suspending my blog for now.
While I do not want to go into depth or detail of the reasons why I am suspending my blog, I want to assure you that I will be back, blogging into the future on a wide array of subjects. I enjoy writing and blogging. I appreciate everyone who has read my blog entries. I will also continue to read other writers’ blog posts, which I think is essential to anyone writing blog posts on their own.
Thank you so much for reading my posts. My writing career has just begun. I’m having a blast writing these posts. Cheers❗
I have never been to law school. Therefore I am not a laywer. Do I “prentend” to be one? Well, not exactly. But allow me to be a “law professor” of a certain kind, at least in this little blog of mine.
The vacancy of Supreme Court justice Stephen Gerald Breyer has inpired me to opine about the American law, and the role of the courts. So in the month of March I will, if other news events do not preempt it, a little primer on American law.
While I am markedly not a lawer, I was, am in many was still am an “American History Major.” The month of February is marked as “Black History Month.” So during the month of March I will profile various African Americans who made a mark in the culture, history of the United States of America such as Sojourner Truth, Thurgood Marshall, and Mohammed Ali.
The United States Supreme Court is has been called “the Highest Court in the United States.” This is because the court can make decisions that are called “Landmark Decisions,” that can influence policies, set guidelines, or set laws in place for years to come. Yet the Supreme Court is not a “law making body.” Laws are made by legislatures, such as the United States Congress or state legislatures.
Legislatures write laws, but courts can interpret what laws judges may deem “unconstitutional,” or may present a “undue burden” to certain constituencies in the community.
The example of the landmark case “Roe vs Wade” is one of the most cited cases in US History on both sides of the argument about the question of when life begins, or who has the right to decide whether to terminate a pregnancy, or whether this not a right at all. This question may never be settled.
Associate United States Supreme Court Stephen Gerald Breyer, who has been a US Supreme Court justice for twenty two years is retiring from the United States Supreme Court, the nation’s highest court. Justice Breyer who is part Supreme Court’s “liberal wing,” has written decisions regarding a number of issues on such topics as providing access to abortion, striking down questions concerning citizenship the United States Census surveys, and United States Copyright law, and supporting the Affordable Care Act. Justice Breyer also dissented on a number of decisions that was decided by a court that became markedly more conservative as Justice Breyer was aging during his tenure on the court.
Justice Breyer was on track to have a career in government law or jurisprudence as he attended Stanford University and Harvard Law School, and served as an assistant prosecutor in the Watergate investigation and a fact checker for the Warren Commission.
Donald Trump is furious that his 40 year old daughter Ivanka, and his two adult sons are being asked to testify in the Southern District of New York’s investigation of the Trump Organization’s undervalution of properties in New York State to avoid paying property taxes. Trump said that the NY attorney general is “vicious,” bringing his adult children into the investigation, and asking his kids to testify or provide answers to questions the grand jury may have regarding the Trump Organization’s accounting schemes.
But Donald Jr., Eric. and Ivanka are not innocent at the Trump Organization. All three of Trump’s adult children are partners, associates, and board members of the Trump Organization. All three worked in the Trump Tower conducting business in the Trump Organization. All had key roles and were decision makers in the Trump Organization when the property values were submitted to the state of New York.
I sincerely hope for former United States president Donald J. Trump, his family, his supporters, and the United States citizens the saga of Donald J. Trump will come to an end. I really hope that this saga ends not only for the aforementioned constituents, but also for myself, and the few dear readers that I have.
While I never wanted this blog to be a specifically “anti Trump blog,” it has turned out to be one. My main hope is that I can expand the types of things that I write about on this blog. I will find other things to write about as the Trump presidency becomes further and futher in the distance in the “rear view mirror” of American History.
But Trump has no intention of fading into the distance like the sun setting on a February afternoon. So the “saga” will continue to be reported.
One of the key differences between former United States president Donald Trump and any other former president is that Trump continues to this day not to concede the election to the apparent winner of the election Joe Biden. This is after over one year since the 2020 United States presidential election occurred, and after one year since the current US president Joe Biden was sworn into office.
Even though he is loath to admit it, Trump was angered by the fact that he lost the election. He refused to attend Mr. Biden’s presidential inauguration on January 20, 2021. This breaks a long standing tradition that the loser of the presidential election from a major party attend the inauguration of the winner, and accept the fact that the loser lost, the winner won, and the country can move on. There are more differences that I will address later.