Monday, July 22, 2019

A Monday Morning Update To Mention All Those Entries That I Didn't Post

Two elephants chasing two hippos -- yes, two hippos -- away from some muddy watering hole in Africa …

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Apologies for lack of updates since last week.

It's not that I didn't want to write big, beautiful entries covering all manner of beautiful topics such as …

Another one of the NWS CWA maps showing excessive heat warnings and flash flood watches occurring in the same places at the same time in our globally warming world. Just sayin' …

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… the heatwave we've gone through (highs in the 96F to 99F range and dew points on either side of 75F) the past four days along with some thunderstorm activity, although not as much as two weeks ago …

… the commemorations of the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon landing on July 20, 1969 including a thrice-nightly inspirational outdoor show down on the National Mall over the course of four or five days to include projections of Apollo 11 mission actual footage and image effects on the Washington Monument itself that featured, among other things, lift-off of the life-sized Saturn V rocket …

… [my mom was 5 months pregnant with me, so I guess I existed at that point] …


… the virulent, fully out-in-the-open racism of our half-tragical, half-farcical, and fully malevolent "President" and how he's doing his anti-personality disordered best to poison and tear apart the American body politic while his MAGA cap-clad supporters bark and howl at the Moon.

Meanwhile, the cult that is today's GOP -- itself led cart-before-the-horse-style by its for-profit media/entertainment propaganda complex -- helps chicken-and-egg-style facilitate this dystopian state of affairs …

… sundry op-eds and other pieces I had wanted to excerpt or repost outright to include this July 9th New York Times one by Ross Douthat following the first Democratic presidential debates last month:

The Meaning of Marianne Williamson.

Please read it (and the Alex Pareene linked one).

… and anything else I can't recall right now …

Alas, I posted none of that.

A hippo chasing a male lion away from a watering hole during one of those endless droughts in Africa …

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It's Monday morning, and I'm in my air conditioner-chilled, fan-whirled, dimly-lit apartment trying to get up after about 12 hours of dream-filled and occasionally-interrupted sleep (I went to bed early last night) and start my day.

I have to finish a significant task by tomorrow, so I'm probably not going to post an entry tonight after the gym.

My weekend was fine, such as it was, despite the overheated and overly humid outdoor quality to it.

Yesterday, I had a nice day with Mike G in Georgetown -- and, no, nothing bad happened (yeah, big surprise, right??) that included stops at The Tombs, Mr. Smith's, and lastly to Sovereign.

Mike G. seems to have such a more meaningful and important life than I do, what with his family and world travels and what not.

OK, that's all for now. Again, I probably won't have a new posting up until late Tuesday.

--Regulus

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