Donald Trump causes depression. I believe it might be a clinical depression at that.
Here I sit in Flyover Country, Collin County in Texas, a place where Trump still stands tall. I write this blog full time in my retirement years. I spend a lot of time cogitating over what to write, offering commentary on this and that public policy and those who make those policies.
The president’s latest Twitter tirade/torrent/tempest has taken aim at four members of Congress who have been critical of Trump and his policies. He has gone after them with racist rants.
It’s depressing, man. I find myself looking for positive elements.
The Amarillo Sod Poodles, the minor-league baseball team that now plays in the city where I used to live, is one option. I take joy in reading about the big crowds they’re drawing and that ballpark that graces the downtown district.
So, too, is the ongoing renovation of that city’s downtown business/entertainment district.
I like commenting on adventures with out 5-year-old pooch, Toby the Puppy.
I relish talking to you about retirement, travel and spending time with our precious granddaughter, Emma.
High Plains Blogger, though, is built largely around the discussion of public policy and the politics that drive it. I make no apologies for my bias. I know I have it, although my bias is no more pronounced than anyone else’s bias.
My commentary on the president, however, is getting me down. As in down in the dumps. I don’t like feeling this way. I don’t like the feeling of hopelessness that at times creeps into my skull when I think of this guy, which — I regret to acknowledge — is quite often … perhaps too often.
I’ll have to get over it. I’ll work through it.
If only Donald John Trump would stop providing all that grist that gets me down.