Where Are The Americans?

Understanding. That’s what we all need. Coming together would be great too, but I don’t see that happening anytime soon. We are just too divided. We can’t abide a disagreement without hating the other guy.

That’s stupid.

Joe Biden looks like he has a great shot at winning the presidency. It’s more important than I first thought.

It’s true. He likely won’t get anywhere with Congress. But, he can do a whole lot of good rebuilding our standing in the world. He can undo a lot of executive proclamations. Most importantly, he can show us just how a president should act.

For sure, Trump will fight every step of the way. After all, leaving the presidency means that he is open to all sorts of investigations and trials.

At best, he lands in prison. At worst, he’ll be drained of all of his money. The financial people that I read put his true net worth at right around a billion dollars, but some of that may already leveraged.

A few words about…

When I posted yesterday, I had just awoken for the second time. I let the dogs out and I went back to bed. I needed sleep. Man, did I need sleep.

I carry stress a little differently than many people. I internalize it. You’d never know that I was worried by looking at me. It’s there all the while. When it’s time to let it go, I really let it go.

I’m fine today.

I’m ready to do battle. I hope that I don’t have to do that. I fear that when Trump loses, a kind of civil war is going to breakout.

This wannabe soldiers who couldn’t qualify for the military have been told standby by Trump. Lord knows what they’d do. Likely, they’d shoot at the guy two doors down and hit me.

I wish they’d think twice and go away.

I want a peaceful transition. War is nasty. The only thing that ever wins are the graveyards. Covid-19 is filling them up fast enough.

And, that’s another thing. More people are getting sick. People are not wearing their masks or keeping their distance. Unfortunately, this too, has become a political issue. It’s not.

If we should be able to agree upon is that we don’t want to die prematurely. I’m tired of people who are saying live your life, masks don’t help, and it’s all a conspiracy.


So, ends an epic rant.

Where are the Americans? It seems to come to me in a fever dream. I remembered what I forgot. In about 1970 or so, Stephen Still released a song by the same name. It was more country than he was.

You remember Stephen don’t you? He really is a legend. He was a founder of Buffalo Springfield. He founded, with Graham Nash and David Crosby, Crosby, Stills and Nash. As Neil Young drifted in and out, The band was renamed Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young.

They were probably one of the earliest “super groups.” Later he founded Manassas, which to many people’s minds was one of the best bands of that era.


That’s where today’s title came from.

Since I’m a little blocked, I thought it would be good to continue on with the people who make up our country, or for that matter, the world. Y’all seemed to like it.

I tried to cull my archive into happy people. People showing joy. People celebrating.

Hopefully, you’ll like them.

Stay safe. Stay mighty. Wear your mask. Wash your hands. Keep your distance. Look after each other. Be Patient. Hold hope in your heart.



6 responses to “Where Are The Americans?”

  1. Debra Avatar

    I certainly do agree with your observations and I’ve felt very sad today. I’ve carried around four-years worth of outrage, but today I just felt very sad. What a mess. I very much enjoyed a community of smiling faces. I hope when the election phase finally closes we can begin a healing process and remember that we are all part of one family, perhaps dysfunctional, but family. I’m not too optimistic, but I will remain hopeful.

    Liked by 2 people

    1. Ray Laskowitz Avatar

      A lot of us feel sad and very tired. I think he’s done, because Republicans are speaking against him. Fox is telling him to be quite. Even Mitch the turtle is saying let the states decide.

      Liked by 1 person

      1. Debra Avatar

        I’m exhausted today! But so relieved. 🙂

        Liked by 1 person

      2. Ray Laskowitz Avatar

        I think that describes most of us.


  2. aFrankAngle Avatar

    Hang in there, Ray. Crazy times and I fear they crazier is yet to come. Love the collage of pics because they identify people as people and what humanity can be. Besides, I think the first one (great smile) you selected for our collaboration.

    I didn’t sleep well Tuesday night – so Wednesday I didn’t watch the news until 6:15 pm when I tuned into the local weather and sports – then watched an evening news broadcast. I spent much of the day listening to relaxing music! It worked!!!!

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    1. Ray Laskowitz Avatar

      Thanks, but I don’t need to hang in there. That presumes a defensive posture. Time to move forward. Rebuild what the schoolyard bully broke.

      We didn’t watch any news Tuesday night. I opened up the NYT about once every two hours.

      Music always works. We usually listen most of the day. I’ve been listening to Mary Chapin Carpenter’s new album a lot. Best thing she’s ever done.


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