G’day

The pool is blue water! It’s still a bit murky – there are more chemicals to come.  This morning, for the first time, I watched raindrops scattered across the water. It was quite beautiful.

A random thought about protesters – yesterday and today:

YESTERDAY: The marchers and screamers and sign makers of the Vietnam era were mostly young. It began as a student protest. For them it was about creating a future.

TODAY: The Tea Party is composed of  people middle aged and older. For them, it’s about returning to a mythical past, some even to a 1950’s sitcom that never was. (caveat: the demographic appears to be changing as the movement grows although youth is still a very small segment.)

In both, the fringes make the most noise. Yesterday’s marchers changed the country. Will today’s do the same?

Also, today is the 219th day of the ninth year of the War in Afghanistan. Every day, it feels more like Vietnam.

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