I have been staying away from the TV news since the election of Trump. I do selectively read the short clips on the internet news just to keep up, and read the Portland Press Herald – the major newspaper in the state.
There is nothing I can change by hearing the tirades about Trump’s appointments, and I don’t need the aggravation. It is what it is.
Last night I did not watch the farewell address by our twice elected President. I consider the two greatest Presidents of my lifetime Lindon Johnson and Barack Obama – each for different reasons.
It just seems sad and pitiful that such a significant President and great first family should be replaced by the likes of Donald Trump; and that his accomplishments should be attacked and nullified by the party of socially extreme Republican.
I keep busy during the winter: there is snow to shovel and firewood to deal with; but in my moments of reflection I feel sad.
I have years and not decades left; and I just can’t carry this anger and regret with me 24/7.