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I took yesterday off to go to Ikea because when the going gets tough, the tough start hacking those new nifty Ringblomma Roman shades. Hmmm, can I hang them with Velcro tape…?

Another Fall of Civilizations podcast dropped this morning. This one is on the Han Dynasty. For 2 hours and 24 glorious minutes, Paul M.M. Cooper, one of the hottest voices in the podcast solar system, is transporting me to terra-cotta ruins against a turquoise sky. I keep rewinding to the place where he says the Himalayas “cahst a rainshahdow on the Tibetan plain”. I can’t wait until he gets to the Fall of the American Experiment where “fruit vendors under tattered and sun faded canvas awnings array like sentinels before the steps to the deserted DC Metro. Where once was the percussion of wing tipped feet, now is the susurration of wind stirred leaves of seedling trees emerging from the broken concrete, the music of nature reclaiming its own…”. To die for.

I’m planning to make chicken rice casserole with broccolli for dinner tonight. You’re welcome to join me but I’m not into Mukbang.

In other words, it is possible and recommended to take a break from this annoying primary season. It will still be there when you get back. Some of us don’t get to vote until April, which for this swing state, seems really late. But we’ll see. “Despair is for those who know the end of the story beyond all doubt. We do not.”

One thing is for sure. I will take the fall off from canvassing this year if Bernie wins the nomination. I’m sure his jihadis can handle it without any help from me.

Then I can start thinking about painting my bedroom and making that upholstered headboard I’ve always wanted.


Bernie wouldn’t be so attractive to millennials and Liz Warren wouldn’t be struggling if Obama had actually passed an affordable healthcare act, fixed the student debt crises, and announced to the world that the FBI was investigating Trump for accepting help from the Russians.

Bad 2008 decisions have dire consequences.


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