Donald Trump finally got my attention with one word: aliens. He does not use it as a legal term but as a condemnation. He spits out the word, conjuring up weird, bug-eyed creatures with Spock-like ears and antennae – ugly, lawless ETs. This is what comes of being illegal. Legal immigrants are, well, immigrants, and some of them are “really talented people.” We know that because they’ve gone to Harvard and Yale. Or are some of these people among the aliens? If so, they can come back some day, but first they’ve got to go. As if they belonged in level 7 or 8 of Dante’s Hell but might prove themselves to be a better sort if they hung out in Limbo for a while.

I wonder if my three immigrant grandparents were aliens in Trump-speak. One came from Russia as a baby with her parents. They ran a candy…

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  1. R. Bryan Elkins

    Hi Linda, my name is Robert. I was listening to C.S.N. on YouTube and I got up from across the room to find out the title to one of the songs that I have enjoyed for sooooo many years but never knew what it was called. Then I noticed that you were the one who placed the album I was listening to on the internet. Sorry if my writing is backwards regarding structure, I am a speaker not a writer. Anyway, for some strange reason I clicked on a link to know more about you and what else you may have shared with the world and, well, here I am sending you a message – very bizarre (sp). I apologize for not having a say in the matter of Mr. Trump and his ideals, my life has a holding pattern right now, it goes like this: Work, Eat, Clean, Sleep, Wake, Repeat. I know that sounds awful, and it is, but that’s what I have. I used to keep up with all of the worlds affairs (well, that is to say what was being spoon fed to me by biased news media), but I grew weary of the constant barrage of negativity and hate that appears to be consuming our species. Basically I unplugged for about a decade. You are quite literally the first person other than friends and family that I am physically near on this planet (or any other planet) that I have communicated with. I wanted to write “reached out to” but that sounded kinda heavy. Suffice it to say that I definitely enjoy your photography and your taste in music and hope to for a very long time to come. I will become a follower, but only in the sense that the internet intends it to be. laugh out loud??? Okay, I’m not a comedian, but the whole “follow me on twitter/facebook/whatever other applications are out there” thing is just kinda weird to me. I guess I’ll have to put my thinking cap on and create a new buzzword to replace the word follow huh?!
    Well, I better get going, time is very precious. A hundred things to do and then a hundred more. I hope this message reaches you – I mean honestly I don’t even know if I’m leaving this for just you or for the whole world to see, that’s how computer illiterate I am. Be good to yourself and please don’t hesitate to write back. And by all means keep taking beautiful pictures and posting wonderful music. RBE

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