Cool with a chance of rain today. We'll see if we do get any moisture. Those storms that hit parts of Chicago over the weekend did absolutely nothing for us. I worked on my strawberries yesterday. Cleaned up the plants, cultivated and fertilized. The heat took its toll on some of the plantlets I was trying to root. Some ten of them failed. The stevia I cut yesterday is in the dehydrator. I will grind it and, if it remains dry, will cut lemon thyme and sage. Also the tomatoes need serious trimming back. We'll see how much I can get done today.
James Kunstler has his own interesting take on the Detroit mess. As I read his blog this morning I thought of another interesting presentation of Detroit's decay over the last three decades. Talk a look at William Kienzle's mystery series featuring Father Koestler. The Rosary Murder was published in 1978 and thereafter he published almost 1 book per year until his death in 2001. The backdrop for all of the stories was Detroit in its decaying glory and frequent but futile attempts at resurrection.