Notes On Attention Paid

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01 First Thoughts

… bird singing brought me to, such a nice way to wake up, with the birds, unless you have a summer job at the Ford Motor plant and the birds mean you have to get up and go to work on the assembly line… took a few years before i enjoyed the sound of birds at dawn again…

… trip to have lunch and get goodies at S’s restaurant was a success, especially for H, who craves getting out and seeing family…

… i made a post to Micro.blog and shared it to FB, not much attention either place, but that’s ok, i am making the record in a place that isn’t trying to collect all my data and sell me things… i am focusing my attention on Micro.blog, nice community, add free… none of my geographically local friends are on it that i know of, but i am slowly making new acquaintances from around the world…

… it is raining out… i can hear the rain splashing on the pavement outside my studio window… it is cooler too… speaking of which, my desktop fan should arrive today… hoping it will make my studio bearable to work in when the heat returns as it is supposed to this week…

… Heather Cox Richardson and The Economist Magazine both talking about the perilous time for democracy our country is passing through… the alarm bells are being sounded… HCR’s post talks about the parallels between now and the time leading up to the Civil War, and, hard to believe, it was worse then… the Economist article points to the changes in the power to certify and administer elections as the greater threat compared to legislation that restricts voting and some claim is targeted to communities that vote more Democratic than Republican… in the 1860’s, Republican Party resistance (the Republicans were the more liberal party back then) and public disgust eventually preserved democracy… it’s not predictable which way things are going to go in the next few years… for the moment, Democrats have greater control over the leavers of Federal government than the Republicans had in the 1860’s, which puts them in a stronger position to resist…