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The Log for June 1: How did that happen? June already. Can we get a do-over on May?


So, today was officially “Meatless Monday.”  You should be so lucky.

Rose made a delicious Moroccan carrot soup and a spinach salad with nuts, cranberries, egg and so much more goodness in it. I forgot what meat is. But the highlight was her homemade dinner rolls. I think I had three and a half, so I need not waste time explaining how good they were.

They were. See for yourself:

The rest of the day was taken up with a continuous series of non-starts. Nothing to write home about. Or in a blog.

WANTED – PIED PIPER: Two rats playing in the patio drain this morning. This I know because the screams from downstairs told me so. Imagine doing yoga when the soothing tones of your online guru are over-ridden by an incessant “Squeak! Squeak! Squeak!”

They were big — horror movie big — and shy. They ran down into the covered drain when I tried to photograph them. The grill on the drain kept them from getting into the yard.

I think.

I hope.

I dunno.

SUPERWOMAN: The late-blooming highlight of the day was listening to several videos of anti-racism activists and educator Jane Elliott. She is fierce. She is clear. She is plain-spoken. She speaks in absolutes, no ambiguity about her.

You will love it.

Do a search for “Jane Elliott” on YouTube and listen. You will be glad that you did.

Then spread the gospel of Jane Elliott. She just might save us all.

(The first of a three-part interview is above.)

SPACE BALLS: If you want a break from how badly everything sucks at the moment, I recommend “Space Force” on Netflix with Steve Carrell and John Malkovich.

It is more than a laugh-out-loud poke at one of Trump’s stupidest and most expensive ideas ever. It is just a funny, funny, series with well-envisioned characters and relationships that grow and blossom right in front of your eyes. Smart writing. Ten episodes that get stronger, the deeper into it you dive.

KNOCK KNOCK: And because you both have been so good to read this far, I give you some San Miguel doors. One thing we have here is lots and lots of very interesting doors, many deliberately so. Some not so deliberately.

Ever wonder what is behind them?







5 thoughts on “The Log for June 1: How did that happen? June already. Can we get a do-over on May?

  1. Pingback: The Log for June 1: How did that happen? June already. Can we get a do-over on May? « Bound for Belize

  2. Kelly Warner says:

    My husband and I have been watching Space Force and we are enjoying the humor and pathos. The NYT gave it a bad review. This is just further fodder for my recent ponderings about the Time’s editorial staff. I want to believe that the op ed’s and personal opinions of the writers are offerings of educated open minds. Unhappily, I am more often disappointed than not at what I consider shallow and affected writing. Is this the best of American intellectualism. What has happened to the NYT? Is it the lack of young voices?


    • Interesting questions, Kelly. Thanks for writing!
      As a former newspaper A&E writer, news editor, and 45-year reader of the Times, to me, it is like a big sprawling family. It takes all kinds. The paper used to employ great writers and thinkers like R.W. Apple Jr., Tom Wicker, Frank Rich, Russell Baker, Leslie H. Gelb, even William Safire (who I rarely agreed with but loved what he had to say). I think, like every newspaper in the Internet universe, The Times may be trying too hard to find “personality,” fresh voices. I used to clip NYT stories just because the writing blew me away. Today, not so much. There are still strong voices on staff but they seem watered down by the sheer volume, particularly the op-ed pages. I still feel it is the most important newspaper in the country, if not the world.


  3. Joan says:

    Jane Elliot! Thanks Bob superwoman indeed!! “Nothing can stop an idea whose time has come” yay!
    And as along time vegetarian I’m very happy to read you and Rose do meatless Mondays. Hey, life is great without meat and after a while you don’t miss it one bit.
    Love your blog Bob. Thanks again🙏


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