January 20th, 2017

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My Presidentiana: 1991- Today


WASHINGTON – Donald John Trump was inaugurated as the 45th president of the United States on Friday, ushering in a new and more unpredictable era in which he vowed to shatter the established order and restore American greatness.

New York Times, January 20, 2017

America got the 45th president.

It’s the 5th president on My Presidiana.

It’s time to update my graphic timeline of living in the United States.

Five presidents. Five personalities. Five very different leading styles and agendas.

Five very different time spans in the history of the country I moved to in 1991.

I love this country and I am proud to be an American.

It’s not a phrase copied and pasted from some textbook.

I mean it!

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Photo From Joe Dube


Joe Dube sent me this photo as a present a few years ago.

The photo shows Team USA walking at the opening ceremony of the 1968 Summer Olympics in Mexico City. A few days later, Joe Dube  won the bronze medal in the super heavyweight class in the Olympic weightlifting competition. A year later he won the world title in Warsaw, Poland.

I had a luxury to interview Joe Dube about the Olympics and many other events in his weightlifting life.

We talked about Bob Hoffman and his York Barbell, Tommy Kono and Norb Schemansky, Ken Patera and Bob Bednarski from the hey day of American weightlifting. They were all very different personalities and all were proud Americans in their way.

Then Joe emailled me this photo.

It’s a good day to share it with you.

Go U.S.A.!