My youngest grandson, the calendar and the Republican Party. The preceding sentence was not a question; it was the answer to the question: How do I know I’m getting old?
It’s been about a month since I did one of my catch up articles. Needless to say, I will do an incomplete job but here we go.
The water shortage problem in America is to a great degree regional and centered in the west. It is also principally an agricultural/rural issue. I have lived almost my entire life in the suburbs or to a less degree exurbs of the Buffalo, Tampa and Raleigh. The fact that I am not directly impacted by it doesn’t mean I am not concerned about it. It took a turn for the worse this week and that item was overwhelmed by the Afghanistan news.
Today I want to tell you a story about a snake. Well, to be more accurate at least two snakes. To be more honest the snakes just made me think about the main point of the article. In any event, it’s not the snake story you may well have expected.
Days of the week seem to mean nothing to my writing lately. The theme of Sunday’s article is usually the biggest American political story of the week just ended. This week it was the biggest outrage and in fact became a two-parter continuing into Monday. That Monday happened to be a national holiday and the appropriate theme ended up being discarded. Today is Tuesday and I’m finally getting around to the biggest American political story of the preceding week. To further complicate things you can make a case that none of it was actually political and much of it didn’t even happen in North America let alone the United States. My set up may be confusing but I assure you the article is worth reading; please do.