We are on our way. The day is blustery. A beautiful layered effect ensues…
If there’s a boat in the background you can safely bet we are waiting for the ferry to/from Block Island. We are on our way out for a 2 1/2 week stay!
Photo challenge, day 13, glowing… captured this glowing glassware early in the morning a few days ago!
… every morning I sit in the same spot, in the same coffee shop, and am harassed by the same fly… it’s like we have an appointment…
Photo challenge, day 12, panic, as in, can I call this fire station a “house of panic?” Metaphorically speaking.
I have no idea why, but if technology hell is going to visit me or my wife, 9 times out of 10 it’s my wife, which means all 10 instances of tech hell visit me. She’s not computer illiterate. She’s had Macs since the first one was made. Long before I arrived. Things happen to her that never do to me.
I am not the only customer having this sort of experience. There have been big problems with Central Hudson’s billing practices. There is a Facebook page dedicated to it. There is a class action lawsuit in progress. The phrase, “I’ve been Central Hudson-ed,” has become a thing.
This week, a new struggle with a corporation arrived. Central Hudson, provider of our gas and electric service, lobbed a $1400 bill over our virtual transom. No, we didn’t consume $1400 of gas and electric in one month. We have solar panels that provide about 90% of our electrical power during the summer. And we only use gas for our stovetop to cook, our oven is electric. So no, there is no way we could have used that much gas and electric in one month. Or even several months.
Khanoumha?!" shouted one of the youngest men, who had only just registered that he and his companions were being attacked by a group of women. Mina used that brief moment of confusion to pull a knife from her boot and fling it at the man’s chest. In less than a second, he was on the ground, gushing blood. His mount, the first of the enemy horses to defect, came running out of the circle toward where Louise and Khosrow II were waiting. With trembling hands, Louise coaxed the wild- eyed animal to stand next to her horse, whose calm presence worked to still the new member of the herd.
Photo challenge, day 11, retrospect… in retrospect, I should have paid more attention to The Velvet Underground when I was young…
Everything old is new again…
Don’t madden my mind
Don’t harsh my mellow
–contemporary slang found on a sticker
Today on Trinity Broadcasting Network, which senior NBC News reporter Ben Collins says bills itself as the largest Christian television network in the world, former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee opened his most recent episode by saying that if former president Trump loses the 2024 election because of the many indictments grand juries have handed down concerning his behavior, “it is going to be the last American election that will be decided by ballots rather than bullets.”
Such is the anxiety of the patriarchy…
I don’t think Robert Reich is being liberal alarmist here. Among the suggestions he makes about things we can do is moving to a battle ground state. Hmmm… we could rent our house out and spend a fun year in, say, Ohio?
The question we must all ask ourselves, I believe, is what can we do between now and the election to help save American democracy?