Thursday, January 15, 2015

A bit warmer this morning with the promise of sun and even warmer temps over the weekend.  Everything is pretty typical for this time of year--up and down between cold and colder.  Working through my e-mail and a brief scan showed that two of my seed orders have been filled and shipped--at least in part.  One of them included a live plant so that may be delayed until it is more a appropriate time for planting in the garden.

Reading:  Being Mortal by Atul Gawande and The Martian by Andy Weir.

On the internet:

This interesting piece from Yves Smith at Naked Capitalism on the disappointment on Wall Street over the Christmas sales season.  We listened to the feverishly optimistic news reports that touted robust sales with a strong dose of skepticism.  The reports simply didn't square with our experience or what our family was saying.  I have asked often over the last fifteen years what would happen in a consumer economy when the consumer couldn't (or wouldn't) consume in the heroic fashion expected of him.  The economy stalls is wha happens.

An Alternet blog asks "Is the U.S. Crazy?"  A question I have asked myself frequently over the last couple of decades.

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