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Musings from the Bunker 2/17/21

Good morning! SUPPORT OF TRUMP I’ve written before about trying to understand how so many people could have voted for a serial liar and...

Musings from the Bunker 2/16/21

Good morning! How about some presidential tidbits today? VOICES OF PRESIDENTS FROM THE 19TH CENTURY There are great places to find a...

Musings from the Bunker 2/15/21

Good morning! Today’s musing is not so much about Mr. Trump, who should continue to fade into the background as he continues to be...

Musings from the Bunker 2/14/21

Happy Valentine’s Day! Three great love poems from three different poets from three different centuries… HOW DO I LOVE THEE? (Sonnet 43)...

Musings from the Bunker 2/13/21

MUSIC AND POETRY IN LYRICS I want to thank Mark Greenfield (the old softie…!) for the idea of highlighting romantic songs from Broadway...

Musings from the Bunker 2/12/21

Good morning! TIME TO REVISIT OUR NATIONAL HOLIDAYS? I miss Abraham Lincoln’s Birthday. Even more than I miss George Washington’s on...

Musings from the Bunker 2/11/21

Good morning! TO GIVE OR NOT GIVE TO HOMELESS ASKING FOR MONEY? I had noted with support the notion that we should give to the homeless....

Musings from the Bunker 2/10/21

Good morning! TRUST No one trusts anyone anymore. This is a sad commentary, since I believe trust is critical to any well-functioning...

Musings from the Bunker 2/9/21

Good morning! LOST THINGS I am in the midst of the book An Inventory of Losses, by Judith Schalansky. It’s a short book, consisting of 12...

Musings from the Bunker 2/8/21

Good morning, TOM BRADY Last night’s Super Bowl was the meeting of two teams who were strong on both sides of the ball all year but it...

Musings from the Bunker 2/7/21

Good morning! THE DONUT KING AND IMMIGRATION There is an explosion of writing and documentaries that touch on the immigrant experience....

Musings from the Bunker 2/5/21

Greetings and happy International Uncle Dennis Day, NAMES HAVE MEANING During all the fol-de-rol associated with the inauguration, I...

Musings from the Bunker 2/4/21

Good morning! Today’s Musing is a potpourri of comments from others (and responses)… PRINCIPLES VERSUS TRUMPISM A few weeks ago, after...

Musings from the Bunker 2/3/21

Good morning! We are living in the age of bullying. While physical intimidation, like that experienced at the Capitol and by voters at...

Musings from the Bunker 2/2/21

Happy Groundhog Day, Perhaps this day has never had such meaning as in this past year of a succession of Groundhog Days… We are living...

Musings from the Bunker 2/1/21

Good morning! Typically, I’ve devoted much of each 25th Musing to highlighting some of the more interesting finds of the prior month;...

Musings from the Bunker 1/31/21

Good morning, I hardly know what to do on Sunday mornings, now no longer having Trumpian tweets to comment on. Today I offer some...

Musings from the Bunker 1/30/21

POETRY Two different poems this week. The first is about masks, which seems an appropriate topic these days. This is about the masks...

Musings from the Bunker 1/29/21

Good morning! THE DECLINE OF CASH Lots of people have commented on my statement that cash will fade away over time. I think I conflated...