One of the things I will miss about Colorado is the winters. In the current Casa de Animal, on the high plains just east of Denver, we are routinely seeing temps in the fifties and sunny skies, even now in the first week in December. At the site of our new Casa de Animal, in Willow, Alaska, this week has temperatures in the twenties and snow throughout the week.
I can live with that. Aside from the more extreme daylight hours, the winter weather in the Allamakee County, Iowa of my youth was arguably no worse than southern Alaska, which has some benefit of warming from Pacific Ocean currents. Those daylight hours, though; today, in Willow, sunrise is at 9:55AM, sunset at 3:44PM. That’s not a lot of daylight for the inevitable choring required in a rural residence. But, boy howdy, do the long, long summer days make up for it.
On to The Links!
Well, how about that – Tokyo turns out for President Trump.
Iowa Republican leads in recount results by… six votes. This, True Believers, is why no amount of election fraud is acceptable.
This Week’s Idiots:
Paul Krugman is still a hack, and an idiot (this is getting to be a habit.)
When it comes to country music, you really only need two words: George Strait. Unlike a lot of musicians, George is the real deal. An Army veteran, George started out in music in rock & roll (!) before finding his feet as one of America’s greatest country & western performers.
George Strait is America’s Troubadour, and here, bearing that out, from his album of the same name, is his elegy Troubador. Enjoy.