Build That Wall!

By Penny Smith It’s difficult to capture Big Bend National Park in words. It’s vast and varied, but it’s in Texas and everything there is supposed to be big.  It’s isolated — over 560 miles from Houston, where I once lived and from which I started my visits, so...

What I’m Reading, 4-22-18

By Penny Smith Steven Levitsky and Daniel Ziblatt, How Democracies Die. New York: Crown Books, 2018. This is a long review, but it’s an important book.  I started this book several weeks ago, when it first came out, and put it aside, because it was a tad too...

Local Environmental Issues Explored at Issues Roundtable

By Dan Perlmutter Thanks to all of you for attending last night’s [April 9, 2018] meeting. MY TWO CENTS WORTH – Here are some observations about what may be useful for the Jackson County Democratic Party going into the 2018 election cycle. Money for greening up...

This Week in the Blog 4-17-18

Reading Penny’s blog posts every week not only entertains me, it also educates me, gives me new ways to look at current events and reminds me to focus on what’s really important.  The entertainment often has to do with unexpected parallels, for example,...