...to yesterday. Cold, storm, etc., etc.. Today, bright blue sky, sunshine, not exactly warm but outdoor weather for the Easter weekend (or some of it). Did an interview over Skype the other day. Interesting. Much discussion here about appropriate backgrounds. Mock-up of the Starship Enterprise, or move to a garden shed?
Freezing cold end-of-March day. Radio keeps telling me there was a heatwave this time last year. I wonder if we've made the transition from arguing about where there is global warming, to talking about it as an established truth. There wouldn't be a stage between, would there? Suddenly we'll all have known all along. And I wonder how hot it will be this time next year.
Weekend of removals in prospect. Or rather, transition. There was talk - but not recently - of a day surfing; on Sunday, was the idea. Listening to the wind now - don't think so. Although
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Read My Shorts?
Here is yet another page of old blog posts and other writings. Sorry, but I need my metaphorical sock drawer for metaphorical socks. The link to the page is right at the end of the paragraph here.
Roads without end
Here is a passage from a review of the book The Road to Somewhere by David Goodhart. I haven't read the book (yet), but the collected reviews would make a worthwhile set of political arguments in their own right. More.
State of the Union
Several commentators today saying that they've lost confidence in the US. Making their point by talking up the glories of the past. After two weeks of this administration, they're not going back.
Were they wrong, and they've seen the light? Or has the US changed? I guess the latter is the intended meaning. But we should at least acknowledge the possibility... More.