Author Archives: alanpzendell

The Time Has Come …

Alan Zendell, December 3, 2020 As the nation counts down the days until Joe Biden’s inauguration as president, we have a tendency to relax. As Trump’s baseless lawsuits continue to be thrown out of court, we want to believe each … Continue reading

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Quintessential Trump – One Final Massive Scam

Alan Zendell, December 2, 2020 Imagine that you’re an intelligent, well-educated Martian who has been receiving radio and TV signals from the next planet inward toward the sun. Like those Vulcans on Star Trek, you interpret everything you see logically. … Continue reading

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Biden Reaches Out, Trump Lights Fires

Alan Zendell, November 26, Thanksgiving Day, 2020 President Elect Joe Biden approached the microphone with a somber, stately bearing. The day before Thanksgiving in this horror show of a year needed his special brand of calm, almost spiritual reassurance. Some … Continue reading

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A Personal Note to the President

Alan Zendell, November 23, 2020 Dear Donald, When you finally leave Washington, your name will be hallowed along with all the other wannabe dictators who had their moments in history end none too soon, to be relegated to the scrap … Continue reading

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The Loss of Objective Truth

Alan Zendell, November 20, 2020 If you’re old enough to have read 1984 in high school (well before 1984 actually arrived) you probably remember how chillingly reasonable it sounded. Writing in the years immediately after World War 2, George Orwell … Continue reading

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Charismatic Leaders: Saviors or Devils?

Alan Zendell, November 18, 2020 Most people associate “charismatic” with “good” or “positive,” but the dictionary definition includes no such qualification. Charisma is simply an almost spiritual quality that enables its owner to influence and persuade, even mesmerize others. Charismatic … Continue reading

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The Spectacle of a Spiteful President

Alan Zendell, November 17, 2020 As if our nation hasn’t been through enough this year, we now find ourselves counting down for another sixty-four days, crossing our fingers that the transition to a Biden presidency takes place without calamity. With … Continue reading

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The Painful Demise of a Would-Be Autocrat

Alan Zendell, November 14, 2020 He began as merely an annoying gadfly. With an ego large enough to fill a stadium, he believed the world was hanging on his opinions. He flouted social norms, bragged about his alleged prowess with … Continue reading

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The Horrifying Aftermath

Alan Zendell, November 13, 2020 Ten days after the November 3rd election our nation is in a surreal place. If Steven Spielberg wrote it up and tried to sell it to Hollywood, they’d laugh him out of town. The spectacle … Continue reading

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Winning and Losing

Alan Zendell, November 9, 2020 If you’ve ever been a parent or a child you know how important it is to learn how to win and lose. When kids play team sports, we teach them to high five every member … Continue reading

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