Saturday, April 16, 2016


Good morning on a nice sunny day when we expect temps in the 70s. Gardening on the agenda--especially the work I didn't get done yesterday while I concentrated on baking.

A rather melancholy piece from the American Conservative this morning. The authors reflections were triggered by a visit to the Vietnam Memorial (a.k.a., The Wall). It is often said that those who don't learn from history are doomed to repeat it but that assumes that we can learn from a history we haven't lived. Sometimes we can which is why military leaders study the great battles of the past or historians study the great political movements, technical developments, economic shifts, etc., but what are the lessons we should learn from the past? There are many but often contradictory lessons in the past. And how do we apply those lessons to the present which doesn't repeat the past but may rhyme with it.

Bill Moyers "The End Game for Democracy" found at Ukiah. As usual he is so right.

A nice bit of sarcastic humor from the Archdruidess. Which explains why we don't watch much news any more.

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