Perfection will have to wait while we tinker with this
experiment in self-governance.
Amazing isn’t it that the Office of Legal Counsel located at
our Department of Justice has so foolishly slipped the reigns of self restraint
from the jaws of our chief executive. Any quick back of the envelope
calculation by a student of human nature would have figured that might be too
risky a temptation, that eventually that elected executive would test this ill
Then, get this. Over in the Senate we can’t seem to find
twenty-one Republican Senators in spite of being sworn with hand on Bible to
protect and preserve the constitution. Am I being too petty?
Half my life ago I was being prepped for surgery by a nurse
who would while shaving my body hair off of the very private so called surgical
field try to calm me down. “Now, you can just relax, because young man in case
you didn’t know, in my line of work,” she slowed way down, her enunciation was
impeccable, she said, “I have seen everything, and by everything, I mean
If the constitution is going to prevail, if we are a nation of laws and not just at the whim of men we’re going to need every Democrat, both Independents and twenty-one Republican Senator’s to vote to halt this madness before all is lost.
One of my missions is to give voice to what being in California feels like. What is this experience doing to its citizens? What’s happening? What’s this happening happen to feel like? One thing for sure you better plan on driving off hours when everyone else has gotten to work and be sure to be done driving before everyone starts driving home from work. The freedom to move about in California is neither absolute or during much of the day practical. Driving from LA to Phoenix off hours is infinitely easier than tangling with rush hours.
I am back up in San Francisco this weekend. I’ll spend Sunday with two of the great men of Boston’s street theater scene. Steve Aveson and Al Krulick were The Shakespeare Brothers. I was a cousin working not in but along side. Al is out here on the west coast and we’ll debrief the raging sage of Binghamton, New York. I’ll also get a chance to sound off about the World Emergency Full Catastrophe Climate Change Comedy Show. This talented duo will be a fountain of misguided comic gold to return to the invention laboratory where I will continue my explorations.
And here another piece in the preparation of sailing offshore in California this summer. One fully loaded Ford Navigator can be suspended by this line.. Dyneema is rope’s real world version of the comic book fantasy world’s Kryptonite. Technology marches on and in the world of sailing the proliferation of new materials is mindboggling.
Whether entertaining, sailing or writing a novel you had better come prepared to weather the challenge. Now away… more soon… come back as you can.