Friday, August 5, 2016


Canning day--have tomato sauce, beans and pickles to do up. I need to water all the gardens after yesterday's heat. That should moderate over the next few days. A couple of days should be in the 70s and that would be a good time to get some areas cleaned up out there. And to finish cleaning up in the outside shed.

The Archdruidess has this cute anecdote the punchline of which I did not see coming at all. Thank you for the first good laugh of the day.

Andrew Bacevich has an excellent political dissection of both Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. Pay special attention to the reference to Daniel Boorstein's The Image: A Guide to Pseudo-Events in America. I have read parts of The Image over the last 40 or so years and someday intend to read it all. It is a most discomforting and unnerving to think of how far the process Boorstein identified in 1962 has gone.

For an interesting take on perceptions and media look at this article on Hillary Clinton. How much of our perceptions are manufactured? How much have we absorbed from a media driven to find conflict and drama where ever it can and to create when it isn't there to find? In the world of Pokemon Go what is real?

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