If I think about it for a moment I suppose it’s not too weird that I’m still pretty stressed on the first day of vacation. I can’t help but think of Wile E. Coyote.
We arrived safely at the cabin last evening. I was exhausted. I got up this morning and tried to make coffee. It was awful. Studied some Greek. Played boggle with Eileen. My BP was up this morning. It may be a few days before I am able to actually relax. In the meantime I have to get used to not having something I have to do.
I brought my keyboard but forgot headphones. I can use the keyboard to put music notes into my software, but playing it is a problem without headphones. Fortunately, my brother has promised to bring me some.
The internet connection (via my mobile phone hotspot) seems to be working fine. I saw a deer early this morning before Eileen got up. I’m listening to Shostakovich on my laptop via Spotify. Surely I will relax soon.
The Secret Power Behind Local Elections – The New York Times
Dark money (anonymous money) is the secret power.
India’s ‘Brexit’ Took More Than a Referendum – The New York Times
This puts a bit different perspective on Brexit.
Tony Blair: Brexit’s Stunning Coup – The New York Times
Blair continues to plead for the center. Not only is it not holding, however, it seems to be almost nonexistent.
The Supreme Court’s Silent Failure on Immigration – The New York Times
Greenhouse always has insights worth thinking about.
Hell Is Other Britons – The New York Times
This is one person’s lament about being stuck in his home town in England. Some of the behavior that is bugging him is recognizably British.
The Reaction to Brexit Is the Reason Brexit Happened | Rolling Stone
This seems to be a clear eyed look at how elites continue to abandon their constituency and then wonder why they vote the way they do. Though I haven’t finished reading this article I so admire Matt Taibbi’s way of looking at things that I bookmarked the next article to read that he wrote about Trump waaaaay back in Feb.
How America Made Donald Trump Unstoppable | Rolling Stone