The Different Drummer

By Carl J. Petersen

Politics, Family, Music and other Musings.

Let's Go 2021

It started out with a lot of promise, but 2021 was the year that could not stand on its own, always living in the shadow of its predecessor.

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Sibling Rivalries

There is no playing for fun. No matter how old my sister and I get, put us in front of an air hockey table and we are going to fight to win.

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Photo by 𝔸𝕧𝕒 𝕋𝕪𝕝𝕖𝕣 on Unsplash

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Lauren Boebert Is The Symptom, Not The Disease

Censuring the freshman congresswoman won’t change the fact that the bigotry she espouses has deep support within the GOP.

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Thanks!

What a difference a year makes. Last year at this time we were on the precipice of a new surge and #Thanksgiving was a casualty. Thanks to vaccines and actual leadership in the White House, Thanksgiving returns. A look back:

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Another Crack In The Glass Ceiling

Kamala Harris becomes the first woman in American history to officially take the reigns of the presidency. What took so long?

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A Partisan Rorschach Test

A local story highlights the different realities experienced by both sides of the political divide. The unhoused are trapped in the truth.

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I Was Dreaming When I Wrote This...

A recurring nightmare has haunted my dreams for years. Has it finally been conquered?

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Redefining Reality

Democrats fail to find a way to counteract Trump’s constant torrent of lies and suffer humiliating election losses.

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Is This The New Normal?

Had we rallied as a country around the threat that COVID-19 presented, we could have put it quickly behind us. We didn’t and it continues on.

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Dear "Go,"

Trump lost his attempt at reelection almost a year ago but that has not stopped his appeals for more cash from his followers.

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