My new camera has a very cool zoom feature...
I think I need a zoom lens for my eyes, to see what's going on in this country, politically. ;-)Transparent politicians are First.
No news is no news. In fact, I think in this case, no news is bad news.
I'm a perpetual optimist and still hoping. In fact, I think if the news were unalterably and inescapably bad you would have heard.
There's little new under the sun. When the Whig Party disintegrated, one group of its partisans became the Know Nothings [or American Party, as memory serves me], a horribly xenophobic, ethnocentric and religiously prejudiced party. Their principal religious victims were Catholics. Their Senators also refused to hold confirmation hearings for a Supreme Court justice, in hopes that by delaying the confirmation they would get a nomination more to their liking after the election--which did not work out well. Sound familiar? I must admit that I still shake my head about how badly the Democratic Party elites misjudged the appeal of their chosen nominee. , but in the earlier days of the Republic parties were known to make similarly poor choices. As for HRC skipping her "campaigning" in California, it was only to visit the ATM's in Hollywood and Silicon Valley, not to make any contact with the hoi polloi, who can evidently be taken for granted. So no loss--the big donors can simply send it by wire transfer.Well, I am of a mind to watch a documentary--"Awake, My Soul: The Story of Sacred Harp."--Alan
Holding Jillian in the Light.Ahem, lovely panoramas,Listener.
Last night I read a lovely book published in 1927 by Jean Straton-Porter, The Magic Garden. More or less what we would now call a YA novel I suppose, it would never be published today, far too romanticized and unrealistic. It is, fundamentally, a story of how love changes lives and makes people better than they otherwise might be. Though I found it utterly delightful, I suppose it might not be to everyone's taste. But if you're looking for something completely different from the current world around us, You might enjoy it.
Bill, I was gobsmacked to receive your Facebook friend request. Welcome to the brave new world of FB!BTW the other day I came across your tale, The Whip of Abador on my hard drive. Did you ever finish that?
No, I'm afraid finishing that novel must await my retirement.
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