December 30, 2016
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Hooray for 2017! We will survive, thrive, & stay alive. We will meet, eat, & wash our feet.
We will make plans & improve ourselves.
We will resist.
We will get out of the house once in a while.
December 29, 2016
December 28, 2016
December 27, 2016
Maybe if I wasn't ever hungry, I wouldn't be hungry all the time
Maybe if I fixed my office chair, I could sit here all day
Maybe Patty Loveless
December 26, 2016
Also, this is the one sunny day in a week.
December 25, 2016
The dojo: closed.
Downtown Bakery: closed.
Whole Foods: closed.
I go for a walk. I end up on 14th Street & the Sabbath security guard is out front of the synagogue. ? I ask. It's a Yiddish event, he tells me, & he didn't go home so he was happy to (more…)
December 23, 2016
How're we doing?
Good..... How're we doing?
Whew. And onwards into our 26th year married (33rd together, 37 since we met).
December 22, 2016
My friend ("I'm a Republican but I voted straight Democratic") thinks it will be good to have businesspeople in the White House. He's a business guy, so maybe he's right. I can't see how, but I am trying to be willing to see where I"m wrong & change my mind if warranted, since I don't credit those t.Rump people with being willing or able to change their minds. And I don't want to be like them.
December 21, 2016
Tyranny. Ambition. The parallels to today are clear.
How did England survive all these centuries with rulers like that? Do monarchies survive when republics don't, thanks to a loyalty people feel to a king or queen that they don't to an institution or even a way of life? Would there be an England without the queen? I guess royalty is an institution but it's wrapped in a feeling.
December 20, 2016
Her central issue is (more…)
December 19, 2016
December 18, 2016
England? I repeat, thinking, it's not that hard to get to England.
England. My people are from there in fact, she tells me, although it turns out that was in the 1600s.
As a convert to Catholicism, she continues, I resent how Henry VIII treated the Church, so I've never gone.
You could go and spit on Cromwell's grave, like all the Irish do, I wish I'd said.
December 15, 2016
Today something changed.
I'd been softened up by the Russia influence on the election, no doubt, but it's the blatant coup in North Carolina that has made me realize that things really have changed. You can have a conspiracy without hiding it. They can do whatever they want.
What am I going to do? How can this be stopped?
p.s. No blog yesterday because I was at death's door. I knocked & knocked, but I wasn't allowed in. Throw up like I did Tuesday night & you'd be begging to die. You'd be thinking it was imminent.
December 13, 2016
December 11, 2016
No wait, not that kind of a flake.
My dad's immortal poem, delivered frequently & solemnly:
Snow snow snow
Ho ho ho
WillisWeather® aka my personal weathercaster aka Steve tells me it's on the way......
December 9, 2016
It was so windy today I was riding my bike backwards down the street, practically.
December 8, 2016
He said, I'm glad (more…)
December 7, 2016
December 6, 2016
I've thought a lot lately about his experiences as a Jew in Nazi Germany. He was sure nothing like Hitler could happen here—we're too heterogeneous, too big, & we have the example of Germany. I wonder....
December 5, 2016
That the election was hacked/rigged/fraudulent/?
December 2, 2016
December 1, 2016
OK, I am thinking about fragile democracies & having just finished (hooray!) a big job, about conflict of interest & dinner with my posse, threats to freedom & Steve's late roses. "[C]aught in the maelstrom of historic upheavals, we (more…)