We are snug watching a nasty wind driven snow outside. All the little birds are trying to huddle on the lee-ward side of the feeder and fighting each other for the snuggest place. We saw one little guy on the cement by the gate post having dug himself a little snow cave while pecking for seed. I might move the feeder to a more protected place though I don't have many options on that. We plan to stay in until this cold passes which won't be for several days. The last morning weather report I saw said the temperature was about +1F but the slide is on and we will be in negative numbers if not there already.
Tom Englehardt always provides a good read and has done so again today. I would comment but he has already expressed everything that needs to be said far more eloquently. I really do wish our political leaders could begin to think outside the Cold War/Cowboy box we spent most of the 20th century in but, given who is in Washington, I don't expect any such development.
Ah, yes, there are some things that should not be privatized. This is the second system of private schools that has collapsed that I have heard of.