I met a guy…OMG – a nightmare posing as a gentleman


It was a Blind Date.

A friend said he was very wealthy, popular and opinionated.

I listened to him for an hour. He talked, ranted, raved, blathered.

He was a guy  “who insults veterans, threatens a free press, mocks the handicapped, denigrates women, immigrants and all Muslims; a man who took more than a day to remember to disavow a supporter who advocates white supremacy and the Ku Klux Klan; an infantile, bullying man who, depending on his mood, is willing to discard old and established alliances, treaties and long-standing relationships.

I struggled to fly out of the booth at the restaurant and leap into my Uber escape vehicle as quickly as possible. What a nightmare. 

*(excerpt form Ken Burns Commencement Speech at Stanford 2016)




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