Home at last. My transportation this day has been my legs, taxi, moving sidewalk, train, airplane, and my car.
I had a nice weekend trip to La Jolla, but I’m ready to be home to my dog. She’s waiting for me.
Ready to get home to my dog.
Saturday Afternoon Stroll In La Jolla
Weekly New Music Playlist for May 18, 2018
At my little breakfast place in La Jolla.
This guy landed on my balcony as soon as I opened the door to say, “Welcome to La Jolla.”
Hello, San Diego.
Today is a travel day. I’m off to San Diego (La Jolla) for some work. I follow Craig Mod’s travel methodology. Getting to the airport insanely early is a life changer.
You feel no stress. You are the Dalai Lama. You are hacking the airport by arriving early …
Stop hoping that Trump’s supporters will abandon him. They may never. Each voter must be governed by his or her own conscience. If they have chosen to follow the forsaken down his path of destruction, so be it. Focus instead on increasing the awareness, passion and turnout of the honorable and the ethical, and on fighting apathy and burnout. The objective must be greater than politics. It must be about the restoration of normalcy, civility, truth, fair play and respect. It must be about the expulsion of corruption, complicity, hypocrisy, deceit and fraud.
From one of my favorite columnists. A reckoning is coming.
I just finished Annie Dunne (public library, Apple Books, Kindle, paperback), my third Sebastian Barry book. In his usual way, it’s an exquisitely told story of an Irish country spinster who wonders what life can possibly be for.
We will survive in the creak of a broken gate, the whistle of a bird, the perpetual folding and unfolding of the blossom of my crab-apple tree, a thousand little scraps of crinoline fiercely crushed and fiercely released.
That is but a sample of Sebastian Barry prose that left me weeping, the same as with the other two Barry books I’ve read, A Long Long Way and Days Without End.
Marie, our mother, gone five years now
Happy Mother’s Day to my sweet sister Melanie who raises boys.
The spirit of resistance to government is so valuable on certain occasions that I wish it to be always kept alive. —Jefferson wrote to Abigail Adams in 1787
If you can’t be bothered to unsubscribe from junk, it’s likely going to be hard to get the rest of that house in order. If you can, you’re already building momentum.
Trump’s power is based on performative cruelty. That is what his supporters voted for–not for any policy, and not for any other principle than to do the worst thing to people outside the fold at every opportunity. He is loathsome, but he’s also keeping his promises.
The word deplorable comes to mind.
I think that Twitter is a useful reporting tool sometimes, but an utterly toxic swamp that nonetheless I engage in more than I probably should. —Maggie Haberman, New York Times