All posts by Nan Mykel


Published January 19, 2021 by Nan Mykel

Of all the jobs in the world

the worst is at Heaven’s gate.

When the day arrives and he stands

there before you with a choir

of evangelicals singing,

while thousands behind him

still weep

And the Virgin Mary protests;

Children, still searching for

mommies and daddys,

for parents they lost forever…

Your job is to count all the ways

he failed himself and others:

Worshipping the god of money

and power

Lying for personal gain

Turning with vengeance on


Ki;ling thousands by inaction


Booby trapping his country’s future…

How much good is enough

to cancel out

the too damn bad?

Gatekeeper, what’s your decision?


As many lifetimes as are



Published January 17, 2021 by Nan Mykel

For most of my life I was an enabler. Still have to fight it. We have enabled Donald Trump (the “real” Trump?) Ho. We have enabled his pretend presidency. He has raised gullible children.

I haven’t been alone. Cared for his feelings while he defecates on the American Dream. Impeach him one day and enable his leaving on a red carpet and a military gun salute “not to make him mad?” Present him with a list of those who voted for impeachment? Come on! I trust he will not be allowed a flyover on inauguration day, as I earlier protested.

Good parenting is called “natural consequences.” How dare him play nasty on the American Dre



Published January 16, 2021 by Nan Mykel

Trump announced he is going to leave the the white house by plane the morning of the inauguration. He has requested a fancy ceremony including a flyover Washington. NO NO NO! A bomb might deliver him back in control, coup achieved. As we’ve seen, there are a few dissidents in our armed services.


Published January 15, 2021 by Nan Mykel

(I tried to post this on the LIFE Issues Page–no luck)

DRAGON PARENTS — Author Emily Rapp came up with this term after her baby was diagnosed with Tay-Sachs disease. She knew then and there that Ronan would never walk or talk and he would likely die before the age of 4.

“My firstborn son was born with a condition that prevents the intestine from absorbing nutrients or water for the body. It affects only 1 in 5 million babies, and it’s so rare that one doctor felt confident telling us that we would be screwed if that’s what our baby had. He was also the one who had to break the news to us later.

“Dragon parents have a lot to say about parenting, even if they know their children will die young or even if we have no idea whether our babies will live.

“Rapp wrote:

“We will not launch our children into a bright and promising future, but see them into early graves … This requires a new ferocity, a new way of thinking, a new animal. We are dragon parents, fierce and loyal and loving as hell. Our experiences have taught us how to parent for the here and now, for the sake of parenting, for the humanity implicit in the act itself … Parenting, I’ve come to understand, is about loving my child today. Now. In fact, for any parent anywhere, that’s all there is.

“I had thought that my expertise in child development would help prepare me for becoming a parent. Instead, becoming a parent helped me see the science in a whole new light.

… Appreciate how powerful your moments with them can be because of what they mean for you and your child right now — not because of what they mean for your child long-term, which you cannot know.



Published January 15, 2021 by Nan Mykel

I’m going to quit writing awhile, if I can. Too much going on and I’m too revved up for sensible conversation. You know that story I was pretending to write about the 2020 election? I don’t need to write any more in order to discover what kind of story it turned out to be. It is/was a horror story.

Somehow Bob Woodward’s book FEAR came into my hands without seeking, and I feel nauseated to find how stagecrafted Trump’s election was, how encouraged and how others modeled him like clay into being elected. He switched from being pro choice to pro life among other positions just for the pleasure of what would become his base. From the beginning his behavior was guideded and shaped by skillful goal oriented individuals who exercised their skills at manipulation in a behind the scenes dishonest game. He doesn’t seem to believe in anything except winning at the role adopted for him by behind the scenes despicables. All were surprised their games worked (backfired? farted?) and they succeeded in presenting the United States with a pretend president who had to be watched cafrefully. Letters were surreptitiously removed from his desk before signing in order to protect our country from him, etc., after he became the first president with unpredictable temper tantrums and irrational proposed actions.

So, I’m aggravated with news media for calling the “leaks” unpatriotic for trying to keep him from irreparable international harm, when they’re not only risking their jobs but trying to offset Trump’s rampant impulsive tantrums and elevator basement morality. By the way, anyone heard from the evangelicals recently?

And I do turn the tv off when the young “miracle worker” sells his gadget that will mechanically tell you that the best is yet to come for you, you are blessed with unanticipated good things in your future–sight unseen, of course. That one’s a money maker, all right, maybe run for president in 2024. Anyone heard from other evangelicals recently?

Sorry, hate to leave you with discouraging thoughts. I’ve set my card table up in my bedroom to facilitate drawing, collage making and poetry writing. I’m going to try and let my blog writing cool off a bit. Peace.


Published January 14, 2021 by Nan Mykel

When I woke this morning I was trying to write a poem. I kept negating my attempts because I didn’t want to discourage anyone with my unhappiness. I thought about the blogging enterprise and how I’ve pretty much been shielding readers from my pain part. I’ve been less than real to protect others from me!??? (Not great unhappiness, just griping.)

So, I thought about starting a brand new blog, maybe called TALKING TO MYSELF. I thought maybe I could alter one of my pages, instead. I set about looking to see what would be the best page. I had forgotten I have one called DIARY, and read it and liked it. I wouldn’t have to change anything, just start using it. The thing is, with pages new entries are at the bottom, and one has to go past earlier stuff to get there, unless one takes the time to change that each time. I think I’d be willing to do that to avoid the non-understood charges associated with a blog.

Then I visited the page where I gave away my best book on a PDF, to see if anyone had read or copied it. Since I’d put in no counter, I only saw that Sound Eagle had “liked” it. Sound Eagle was the only “Like” for the Diary page, too. And I (ahem) likew it and had forgotten the good stuff. My best page is the fun page [relaxation? Pleasure?] I forget what it’s called. I haven’t got the hang of how to post on a page and let folks know. Anyone else solved this problem? I think I need a wet nurse technician. I seem to have been halted in posting images by WP. Wish I could return to wiping out G Guggenheim (that’s not the right name) forever and not let it get into the act at all! Often I don’t see the words “Classic editor.”

Something’s in my WP “cart” and I’m afraid to find out what. I don’t understand what costts and what doesn’t. I thought once I had a computer and name for my blog I was pretty much paid up. It seems some of the offerings on my computer come with price tags. I’ll bite the bullet and find out what’s unpaid in my cart…maybe tonight…Maybe that’s why I can’t post images any more….Have an interesting day watching tv! Goodness. I watched it yesterday on my computer/PBS live. Goodness…

A ‘STOP THE STEAL’ ORGANIZER, NOW BANNED BY TWITTER, SAID THREE GOP LAWMAKERS HELPED PLAN HIS D.C. RALLY ~ The Washington Post … ‘this seems to go deeper than it might seem’ ~ rŌbert — The Rōbert [Cholo] Report (pron: Rō’bear Re’por)

Published January 13, 2021 by Nan Mykel

. Ali Alexander speaks at a “Stop the Steal” rally at the Arizona Capitol in Phoenix on Dec. 19. (NTD News/Youtube) By Teo ArmusJan. 13, 2021 Weeks before a mob of President Trump’s supporters stormed the U.S. Capitol, right-wing activist Ali Alexander told his followers he was planning something big for Jan. 6. Alexander, who organized the […]

A ‘STOP THE STEAL’ ORGANIZER, NOW BANNED BY TWITTER, SAID THREE GOP LAWMAKERS HELPED PLAN HIS D.C. RALLY ~ The Washington Post … ‘this seems to go deeper than it might seem’ ~ rŌbert — The Rōbert [Cholo] .(pron: Rō’bear Re’por)

[The three are named]

Gentlewoman or Young Lady?

Published January 13, 2021 by Nan Mykel

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi today introduced female congresswomen as “Gentlewoman.” There was a nice-appearing man who seemed to prefer introducing them as “Young Ladies,” regardless of aparent age. I didn’t hear him introduce any male congressmen as “young gentleman,” however, regardless of apparent age.

I wonder why?


Published January 13, 2021 by Nan Mykel

It’s difficult to be thirsty when there’s only gasoline to drink

I recommend those trying to button down go to and go to WHERE THEY ARE NOW.

When did the flying saucers land and disembark?

There’s no room left in the ICU inn for those who catch the virus from the attempted takeover!

Ah Pence, you disappointed me.

We have no allies left to protect us!

Calm down, Nan. Have some gasoline.


Published January 11, 2021 by Nan Mykel

When people do not push back on a tyrant

When people do not push back on a tyrant, they should not be surprised when he does tyrannical things. Five people died Wednesday, but that was the culmination of four years of corrupt and deceitful behavior….and a very fragile ego. The most ardent of fans of the tyrant were endangered by the tyrant’s instigation of violence. The legislators who supported the tyrant’s efforts were found quivering in the Capitol Building worried about their lives. If they stood up and said, “but, I am on your side,” they could have been killed or hurt. It is easy for Republican legislators and leaders to be courageous now, but when it was needed is when honorable diplomats, public servants and inspectors general raised concerns at great risk, knowing they would be fired for so doing. Yet, they did it anyway. I watched honorable duty bound people like Dr. Fiona Hill and Ambassador William Taylor testify under oath, only to be grilled by the tyrant’s toadies, who should also have taken an oath to tell the truth. Inspectors General like Michael Atkinson, Mitch Behm and Glenn Fine lost their positions, as did cybersecurity director Chris Krebs. Their crimes – telling inconvenient truths. Former Intelligence director John Bolton condemns Trump now, but he left diplomats hanging with their testimony as he remained silent about the Ukraine extortion issue. Bolden was quoted as being very critical of the Ukraine extortion attempt and shadow diplomacy, but screwed these diplomats with his silence. Other former cabinet members are emboldened to criticize the tyrant now, but did they do enough to protect America from his whims and deceitful behavior at the time when needed? And, for those who still support this tyrant, they need to answer a lot of questions. The tyrant’s actions led to five deaths, but he endangered the lives of his fans and the legislators who supported him as he has done before to support personal gain. There is a term for that – it is called sociopathic behavior. Will the tyrant be removed from office before his term ends? I do not know. But, no one deserves to be removed more than this ego-maniacal, corrupt and deceitful acting person. With too many Republican leaders not speaking up, especially during his staged voter fraud claims, more than his ardent base believe his BS. Note to followers, he lost the election because he got fewer votes. And, in spite of the claims of conspiracy and fraud, the tyrant and team have lost 59 out of 60 court cases and every recount. He cannot lose more than he has already. Sadly, more Americans will get hurt with the emboldened extremists who have emerged from the shadows. If you doubt this, some of the more extreme groups that support the tyrant are already speaking online of worse things to come. Make no mistake, the tyrant and his toadies have blood on their hands, I just pray it is not more. Our country deserves better. Keith

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