Sunday 22 July 2018

Hopefully this dimness is just a brief eclipse

Garrison Keillor's America

Hillary Clinton concedes defeat to Donald Trump on the night of last November's US presidential election
Hillary Clinton concedes defeat to Donald Trump on the night of last November's US presidential election

Garrison Keillor

Anxious times in America. There was a news story a few weeks back, "Interrupted Sleep May Lead To Alzheimer's," and next to it, a wine review with the line "Vivacious and well balanced, with chewy tannins and flavours of fresh red fruits." You know and I know that a vivacious beverage will not compensate for losing your marbles. And now, driving to California, I find that I must enter a password in order to change the time zone on my laptop clock. Evidently, someone is out to mess up my schedule and my clock must be secured.

I go to concerts by old folk singers and see burly men in black, "SECURITY" on their shirts, protecting these oldsters from interaction with their aging fans. The only danger the fans present is that when they stand waving their iPhones and singing "We Shall Overcome," they might fall and break a hip.

As the president would say, SAD.

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