Politics, Government, Sexual Harassment

Newspaper Screenshot by J. Dean

We won’t have Andrew Cuomo to kick around in few days. The allegations of 11 women, most of them state employees, did him in. He not-so-graciously resigned, still not admitting his guilt, and cast his resignation as some sort of public sacrifice. …


Pandemic, News, Public Health

Photo by John Cameron on Unsplash

Last February, I spent three weeks seeking a COVID-19 vaccine. Once I got my vaccine, I cautiously ventured out again, always behind a mask and only for “essential” trips. This weekend I got my booster. I visited a CVS website, found an appointment a minute later, and had my vaccine…


“Pole 30552” © 2021 J. Dean

Photography, Six Word Photo Story

Telephone pole 30552; or is it?

There is something about old telephone poles that interests me. I imagine they have a story to tell. If they could see and hear, they would witness a lot. If they could communicate their stories, I would be in the audience.

This particular telephone pole is on the Strand in…


Politics, Elections

Photo by Matthias Mullie on Unsplash modified by author

If President Biden’s fortunes do not change soon, 2022 could prove a banner Republican year. …


“Preparing for Halloween” © 2021 J. Dean


“Ready to Work for the Common Good” © 2021 J. Dean

A good Republican sighted in Washington.

Washington, D.C. is not a happy place these days. Memories of January 6 remain fresh. Congress is unable to move important legislation. The mood gets gloomier by the day.

Some blame the problem on Republicans. Led by Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and a group of Trump devotees in the…


I just “invested” a couple of hours watching William Shatner, a.k.a Captain Kirk, travel into space on Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin rocket. The flight itself took about 15 minutes. Shatner was in space and experiencing weightlessness for about five minutes.

Photo by Blue Origin

I’m happy for Shatner, who apparently got his ride for…


Photo by J. Dean

It’s a widely accepted fact that the best breed of dog is a golden doodle. These lovable, loving dogs are smart and friendly. Our doodle, Lucca, is generally fault-free. She frolics with children, never sheds, and makes people smile.

Do doodles have a downside? Unfortunately, yes. Despite their obvious intelligence…

John Dean

Writer, blogger, lover of nature, music, photography, and Goldendoodles. Top writer in Government. Editor of Dean’s List.

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