I thought I’d write back after your last missive, because I have to ask: Are you kidding? You must have been drunk. Or have they put something in the water in Vermont?
In 2020 as Americans yet again we are extra-engaged in reflecting upon what we were and what we are, what we believe, whether we really act on what we state we believe, and how we may put such beliefs into better practice.
I have not been this depressed since the afternoon of September 11, 2001; and I know I am not alone in that.
“What do you think of Meghan?” I was recently asked by a woman barber. “She’s a harmless actor now playing the role of a lifetime,” I chuckled…
Flying within the US, that classic novel got me, uh, “in trouble” – twice.
The real reason we are here in the US: my niece and nephew wanted to go to Yellowstone Park. Months ago, we said, “Sure.”
To my fellow Americans, wherever you are in the world, Happy Independence Day. 🙂
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