What a news day! Unbelievable. Can't keep up, won't even try. Top hit: Merkel's facial expressions!!!
I'm reading the wonderful Jeff Sharlet's masterpiece, The Family. What we are experiencing is the disintegration of a power structure that has tampered with democracy ever since its inception in this country. It's the ideology of a charismatic Jesus-based cult of secrecy, power, class, race, masculinity and prosperity. This does not mean it's all over for America. Far from it! The battle is on now, big time. I'll review the book sometime next week.
I'm 50% Irish but never have been much of an enthusiast for the country or culture. I do look Irish and have the gift of the gab for sure, but the Auld Sod does not warm my soul. I've never been to Ireland and will not make it over there in this lifetime.
I was delighted that MSNBC's Joy Reid helped to celebrate St. Patrick's Day at the famous Riverside Church, where I was fortunate enough to attend a service some years ago. She is just one of the many fabulous Americans that make this country so fascinating and thriving.
We are continuing to revise and adapt to the new realities of my illness. My appetite has returned, although it's much finickier than it used to be. Digitalis makes me feel weird but also stronger. With strict adherence to my drug regimen and getting as much rest and sleep as I can, and with Terry's care, I can manage and am fairly comfortable.
Here is the prep for a stir fry: Locally grown veg. from the farmers' market + tofu. Served with rice. The avocado from our backyard tree is for tacos tomorrow. All American, as I say!