The Painful Sadness of the Election Season

AI Image from DreamStudio — Prompt by Orrin Onken

I’m not a sad guy. I don’t think the world is going to hell in a handbasket or that humanity is doomed. I don’t think the world was a better place when I was eleven years old.

But the American election season always brings me down.

As I write, the elections are close enough that the candidates have turned mean. They are making the kind of personal attacks on their…



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Orrin Onken

Orrin Onken


I am a retired elder law attorney who lives near Portland, Oregon. I write legal mysteries for Salish Ponds Press and articles about being old.