no trip to flint today


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Eileen just got up and she seems to be feeling much better. I’m still deciding whether to try to pull off a Flint trip today plus prep for tomorrow. My energy pie feels small this morning. Moving the loom involved a lot of physical work for this old guy even with lots of help. We also walked over a half mile to a hardware store to get sturdy straps to hold the loom in place during the trip. That’s where Eileen fell.

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This morning I heard a snippet of Tom Waits’s “Way down in the hole” at the end of “On the Media.” This made me realize how helpful his music is in the Trump era. I made a play list to play while I worked on Greek this morning.

So Eileen and I just decided that discretion is the better part of valor or rather more accurately that my energy pie is spoken for without going to Flint today. I hate having to reduce my activities due to shrinking capacity but it’s insane not to do this. So no trip to Flint today.

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 Grammar in the news.

An Irishman’s Diary on a comma mistake

Bryan Garner disagrees with this dude about apostrophes (so do I) but it’s interesting to read about other grammar incidents in history of the law.

Md. man accused of sending seizure-inducing tweet to Newsweek writer who has epilepsy – The Washington Post

Wild. “Living in the future is a little like having bees live in your head.” Firesign Theater (come to think of it they are another needed prescription for Trump time)

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Derek Walcott, Poet and Nobel Laureate of the Caribbean, Dies at 87 – The New York Times

July of last year I stumbled across this poet. It was via a poem “The Day I Saw Barack Obama reading Derek Walcotts  Collected Poems” by Jusef Komunyakaa. This poem led me to rediscover I had an early collection by Walcott in my poetry section. Since them I have been reading in his Collected Poems almost daily.

 This is kind of a gushy account of a concert last Wednesday night. However, there are songs and musics here I don’t recognize and want to run down.

Another Strange French Disaster by Bernard-Henri Lévy – Project Syndicate

I put this up on Facelessbookless earlier this morning.  This philosopher has an interesting and elegant understanding of what is happening in France. Definitely, it’s related to Trump time in Amerika.

British Police Net a Butterfly Killer, and Now He May Face Jail – The New York Times





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