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Bird’s Eye View (Aug. 23, 2017)

Bird’s Eye View (Aug. 23, 2017)

I must express utter dismay at the failure of my column to appear in last week’s print issue of the AVA. - it was visible in the on-line version at…

Bird’s Eye View (Aug. 16, 2017)

‘Trump Thing,” aka The US Presidency. “I would not be a president who took vacations,” said Trump when he began his campaign in 2015. But he began a 17-day working…

Bird’s Eye View (Aug. 9, 2017)

First “This Trump Thing,” formerly the US Presidency. So the madness goes on! I am referring to the continuing dismissals of top government officials that President* Trump has shown to…

Bird’s Eye View (Aug. 2, 2017)

Bird’s Eye View (Aug. 2, 2017)

Tensions inside the White House grew tauter as Mr. Trump’s new communications director, Anthony Scaramucci [he was fired Monday], appeared to accuse the chief of staff, Reince Priebus, of leaking…

Bird’s Eye View (July 26, 2017)

Work continues on a new restaurant going into the building in downtown Philo that until six months ago had been the home of Libby’s Restaurant for sixteen years. The kind…

Bird’s Eye View (July 19, 2017)

Violent protests marred the end of the G20 summit in Germany as 20,000 police struggled with several hundred anti-capitalist looters and rioters, and tens of thousands of more-peaceful demonstrators. The…

Bird’s Eye View (July 12, 2017)

“The Trump Thing,” or as it had been known for almost 250 years up until recently, the US Presidency. The Atlantic Monthly was not overjoyed with the ascension of Andrew…

Bird’s Eye View (July 5, 2017)

Mission implausible. (n.b. When referring to Donald Trump, an asterisk will accompany the word President* for reasons that are surely obvious at this point). Lost in the inevitable and justified…

Bird’s Eye View (June 28, 2017)

The school year came to an end a couple of weeks ago without any more “incidents,” and for many of us it was not without some relief that the recent…

Bird’s Eye View (June 21, 2017)

Please remember to keep the windows cracked if you leave pets in your vehicle. if you don't they will die a horrible death. “Signs that the Apocalypse is Approaching.” The…

Bird’s Eye View (June 14, 2017)

Disappointingly, but not surprisingly, the American media's default reaction to this last week's terror attack in London was to assume the British people were “reeling.” The word, which means “to…