Getting the Facts

‘Getting the Facts’ is a short educational film from 1953.

‘Getting the Facts’ is typical of the educational films once shown in America’s public elementary schools.

From the film:

“The way we make decisions in our democratic system has a profound effect on our welfare and happiness. Whether we’re dealing with a personal problem or a business matter, whether we are deciding on our schools, our taxes or any other community problem, the first thing we have to do is get the facts, the next step is to consider other opinions based on the facts and the final step is to weigh opinions with understanding and objectivity.

These standards apply to everyone.”

We cannot make good decisions when we refuse to base our decisions on facts.

If you haven’t read the Mueller Report you can’t know what Mueller’s investigation found.

Do yourself and your country a favor and read the Mueller Report.

The Mueller Report

‘Getting the Facts’ is in the public domain and available on the internet Archives

Rob Goldstein 2019

Twittering Tales: Sleep Eating

Sleep Eating

He opened the refrigerator at 2 am and grabbed a large banana cream pie. He didn’t notice the taste of bitter almond as he scooped the pie up with his hands. Roger was sleep eating again; Trina knew he would go for the pie. She was counting on it.

(c) Rob Goldstein 2019

210 Characters

Header Photo by NRD at Unsplash

This is an entry for Kat Myrman’s Twittering Tales #136 – 14 May 2019

Twittering Tales Kat Myrman

Twittering Tales: A Midnight Storm

A Midnight Storm

These dark reflections.

Storm clouds gather on a
midnight tear through
San Francisco.

He wants the storm to last
forever; he wants to be
hidden and faceless: dead
without dying.

(c) Rob Goldstein 2019

162 Characters

This is an entry for Kat Myrman’s Twittering Tales #135 – 7 May 2019

Twittering Tales Kat Myrman
Weather Phenomenon, Photo by jplenio at

For Willow.

#WordlessWednesday: The Merry Month of May

It seems there are as many ways of doing “Wordless Wednesday” as there are bloggers.

I define ‘wordless’ as non-verbal, which is why I include music in my #WordlessWednesday post.

I prefer symphonies, and flash mobs because they are wordless examples of
our collaborative genius of as a species.

This Mozart piano concerto, played and conducted by Mitsuko Uchida
makes me proud to belong to the human race.

Her passion is contagious.


Header Image the Merry Month of May (c) Rob Goldstein 2019